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Romantic spots for the ultimate proposal

With beautiful beach settings, colourful sunsets and lush vistas, it’s no wonder that tropical destinations are popular for popping the big question. Whether you propose to your love while harnessed together on an exhilarating zip line adventure or get down on one knee on a magical riverboat cruise, there’s a perfect proposal for every couple in the tropics. Need some ideas about where to propose before taking the plunge? We’ve got you covered with this list.

Couple relaxing in an infinity pool overlooking the Arches of Los Cabos
For the Instagram-loving couple

Nothing says romance like a tropical sunset – pair that with a luxurious infinity pool at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and the beautiful landscapes of Los Cabos and you have the perfect location for a proposal and the ultimate Instagram shot! You can pop the question as the sun goes down, with the infinity pool perfectly framing the colourful horizon. Celebrate your engagement with drinks at the bar overlooking the beautiful beach and the Arches of Los Cabos, the perfect ending to an unforgettable day.

Ancient French ruins surrounded by beautiful gardens
For the uber-romantic couple

Get down on one knee in the Bahamas among the serene gardens and romantic fountains of the Cloisters on Paradise Island. These 14th century French monastery ruins were re-constructed in the Bahamas in the early 20th century and their lush gardens and picturesque views of the harbour provide the perfect backdrop for a proposal. You and your betrothed can stay at the newly-renovated Riu Palace Paradise Island, a luxurious adults only resort just a short walk from the ruins.

Person ziplining at night across the top of the cruise ship at night
For the adventurous couple

Sail the high seas with your love on the MSC Seaside, MSC Cruises' newest ultra-modern ship that sails from Miami to different destinations around the Caribbean. There are plenty of beautiful spots around the ship to propose, with one of our favourites being the oceanview zipline – the longest ziplline on a cruise ship. After an exhilarating ride with beautiful panoramic views of the sea, you can be waiting on the landing platform ready to pop the question! Following your engagement, toast to your new life together at the ship’s elegant Champagne Bar.

Lagoon lit-up at night
For the unique couple

The Luminous Lagoon in Jamaica is the largest of only four phosphorescent lagoons in the world, with the water emitting a magical glow and creating a romantic atmosphere for your proposal. Departing from the Glistening Waters Marina, you’ll take a boat tour around the lagoon, ending with a swim in its limpid waters that glisten in the moonlight. Afterwards, you can celebrate your engagement at one of Royalton Negril’s six gourmet restaurants – no reservations required!

River boats cruising down a hut-lined waterway at night
For the outdoorsy couple

Cruise down the picturesque underground rivers of Xcaret Eco Park in Riviera Maya on this romantic boat ride. You’ll pass through the underground river’s majestic caverns, glimmering waterfalls and lush foliage, all of which provide an enchanting backdrop for your proposal. You and your loved one can stay at the luxurious Hotel Xcaret Mexico, where you can indulge in 24-hour room service in your lavish suite following your engagement.

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