It's true, beach weddings & a honeymoon in Hawaii are something of a common occurrence nowadays, but that's because the romantic setting of a tropical getaway is picture perfect to most. If you've been looking for the opportunity to pop the big question to your significant other, a vacation to an island paradise is a sure way to make one of the most important memories of your life even more special. There are countless possibilities to make your proposal a grand gesture of love worthy for the ages.
Let your location inspire you
Utilize the setting & your surroundings no matter what you do. You're at a location the likes of which are not commonly seen in the world and will always be a big part of the story that you'll be telling for the rest of your life. Whether you're staying in Jamaica or the Bahamas, your destination should be able to provide you with everything you need for your plan.
Above all else, make sure your idea caters to the interests of your partner. Depending on what you do, you may have to coordinate very heavily with the resort staff or local guides.
Someone with more of an active personality might consider a hike up a gentle mountainside that leads to a breathtaking view overlooking the sea or countryside, like a scene taken straight from a movie.
Incorporating more of the beautiful water could include proposing on a rented boat, sailing through the reefs. Anyone with more of a high-speed passion could take a moment out of jet skiing in open water, with no one else around, to ask. Some destinations are surrounded by a number of deserted islands that may warrant a detour. Proposing on an uninhabited island in the mists of raw nature could establish a bond worthy enough to make that small piece of land your own personal kingdom for the rest of your lives.
Activities to help
For the more traditional, there are numerous fine dining locations with ocean views & warm winds to choose from. Some resorts offer horseback riding that includes galloping through the waves, making it easy to organize a special, secluded route for the powerful moment to come.
Offbeat activities you can use to assist you may be setting off on a treasure hunt together, gathering clues that will lead your special someone to the ring. A proposal washing up to shore in a glass bottle may contain just the right amount of mystique & mystery, too.
Alternatively, you can never go wrong bending the knee on a gorgeous beach at sunset.