If you’re not up for all the playful dramatics of a modern proposal, splurge on an utterly romantic and immersive experience at one of these amazing hotels. Everything is set out for you already. The amenities, the service, the setting… The only part that comes down to you, is which magical setting to pick as the perfect place to pop the question!
Might be pretty tough to top at the honeymoon, but hey, this is probably the best time to go big and bring out all the stops. Here’s our pick of amazing romantic hotels for couples.
ROMANTIC HOTELS PERFECT FOR A PROPOSAL
The vibe: Stunning Caribbean beauty
Views to say yes to: Sweeping panoramic views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea and sky, accented by the lush greenery of the nearby Piti and Gros Piton mountains. The resort incorporates lots of beige and neutral tones, adding a sense of understated luxurious calm against the verdant natural backdrop.
Hotel highlights: Book an appointment at Kai en Ciel – the boutique spa and fitness studio – and indulge in the organic cuisine from produce grown on plantations on the estate. You’ll also enjoy your private infinity pool, impeccably designed with jewel-toned kaleidoscope tiles that provide the best complement to the surrounding scenery.
Best time to go: At some point, you might start wishing that you could just go ahead and get married at the resort. Stay at least five nights between August 1–September 30, 2015 and you can make that wish come true with the resort’s free wedding offer.
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The setting: Snow-capped ski wonderland
Views to say yes to: Soft, fluffy white snow during daytime and pristine beauty under the ink-blue night sky – this place is simply breathtaking. The resort is billed as the ideal family ski destination, but don’t let that deter you from making it your very own passionate getaway for two – the scenery alone will make your proposal even more romantic.
Hotel highlights: Located at the foot of the Hohe Tauern National Park at an altitude of 1000 metres, the resort also includes its own thermal-water fountain. The combination of the fresh clean air, thermal water and high altitude provides incredible health benefits, so you’ll feel good from the inside out.
For maximum results, make the most of the thermal natural spa and request a private massage in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Also make a visit to the Gasteiner Healing Gallery Caves nearby and slot in some time to take in the stunning views from the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain located nearby.
Best time to go: Visit over the Christmas-New Year period when you’ll experience the winter wonderland at its celebratory finest. It’s also the best time for a trip to the festival city of Salzburg, the Advent market and the Old Town. You can also take your pick of the winter activities available, such as igloo building and night trekking – surely memorable with your partner.
The setting: Romance of the Napa Valley vineyards.
Views to say yes to: The crisp climate provides the perfect conditions for the world-renowned wineries that dot the region. Expect perfectly cultivated row upon row of neat, pretty vines under clear blue skies.
Highlights: Book a room at The Vineyard, one of four ‘neighbourhoods’ on the property. A stay here offers rustic views of the Whitehall Lane vineyards, and features private jacuzzis as well as brick fireplaces for cosy romance. Wine at your fingertips, your own private sanctuary and utter luxury – what more could you ask for?
Must-do: As a pre-requisite to exploring the wineries in the Napa Valley region, enjoy the property’s complimentary Fireside Fridays and Saturdays. Every evening on these two days, you’ll savour artisanal cheeses accompanied by fresh fruit and nuts, paired with delicious wines. Consider this the perfect introduction to exploring the impeccable wineries of the Napa Valley which will put you in the right mood for a relaxed, elegant proposal.
The setting: Safari thrills and utter relaxation
Views to say yes to: Enjoy the safari experience in the utter luxury of Africa’s largest five-star resort and spa which covers over 3500 hectares. Spend time on safari to catch sight of some of Africa’s native animals (white rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, antelope, hippo and giraffe) for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Highlights: When not on safari, take a break at the spa where you can enjoy an unlimited number of treatments (all spa treatments are included in the hotel’s charge per night during your stay). You can also sample delicious raw cuisine, just one of the many dietary options available. The resort also caters to gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, halal and kosher diets.
Best time to go: During March to May, when the weather cools off slightly. There are just 16 villas – rest assured you won’t have to worry about jostling with the other peak-season tourists.
The setting: Secluded romance on the island of Santorini
Views to say yes to: Pristine, whitewashed paradise perched atop the cliffs of Firostefani, looking out into cerulean blue waters. You’ll be spoiled with caldera and volcanic views which alone are worth the trip!
Highlights: Galini means ‘calmness’ in Greek – you can expect no less here, where you will be hard-pressed to experience anything other than complete relaxation and bliss. The hotel is the perfect embodiment of Greek architecture and style, outfitted with modern luxuries and comforts. It’s also ideally located for you to enjoy stunning scenery in seclusion or venture out to the cosmopolitan town of Fira just 10 minutes away to sample the local cuisine and of course, Santorini’s famous wines.
Best time to go: April and May, when the weather is easing into summer. It’s not too cold to venture out or hot enough to get too crowded with tourists; just the perfect climate for a private getaway.
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Booking Period: Before 15 Feb 2015 | Travel Period: Before 31 March 2015