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6 of the most romantic places to propose around the world

There’s no greater feeling than being in love. That oh so happy, feeling like you’re going to burst, heart soaring, all consuming love, and for many people, there’s no greater way to showcase that love then promising to spend your life with the person who means more to you than anyone else in the world. Proposing to someone is perhaps the most exciting yet simultaneously nerve wracking experience a person can have, and in that moment when you get down on one knee, every detail counts; but perhaps none so much as the location. If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to create the perfect proposal for your partner, here’s a list of some of the world’s most romantic and scenic locations that are guaranteed to give your proposal the fairy tale finish it deserves. Hraunfossar Waterfall, Iceland When it comes to romance, there’s nothing quite so enchanting as the idea of proposing beneath a brilliant sky full of stars, and that’s one of the things that draws countless people each year to the breathtaking shores of Iceland. Whilst planning a proposal in Iceland, many may first envision popping the question under the lights of the shimmering aurora, however due to its unpredictability, it can be incredibly hard to plan a destination proposal around this glorious naturally occurring event. Instead you may wish to declare your love amongst the many beautiful scenic locations of Iceland. From glaciers, to hot springs, to lakes, there’s no end of stunning vistas to choose from, and you’re guaranteed to get a picture perfect engagement shot no matter where you choose. However if you’re looking for somewhere just that extra bit special, Hraunfossar Waterfall may well be the perfect place for you. Set against a beautiful backdrop of hills, these waterfalls cascade down into crystal clear waters that are hauntingly beautiful. Particularly stunning within the autumnal months, Hraunfossar is something straight out of a fairy tale, and the ultimate destination proposal setting. Central Park, New York When it comes to romance, New York may well be one of the most most romantic cities in the world. From the ever stunning urban skyline, to the beautiful waters of the surrounding Atlantic, to the ever iconic sites of buildings such as the Empire State, it truly is the city of dreams. If you’re looking to sweep your significant other off their feet, than look no further than Central Park as the ultimate destination proposal with a cosmopolitan twist. Nestled in the very heart of the city, the park is a tranquil and beautiful spot that emanates an Eden perfection. From the more private seclusion of the Conservatory Garden, to the picturesque bustling bridges, to the wonderful lake boat rides, there’s something to suit ever proposal in one of the world’s most famous parks. A beautiful location, this is the perfect proposal spot for anyone with a soft spot for the city that never sleeps. Cossies Beach, Australia Nothing quite says romance like a long walk on a beach, and that’s what makes Australia’s array of glorious beaches some of the most timeless proposal locations of all time. Though there are a number of stunning beaches to choose from including the ever popular Bondi Beach, Byron’s Bay Main Beach and Whitehaven Beach, you may be looking for something a little more secluded and private for popping the all important question. To really go the extra mile, why not set your proposal against the beautiful white sands of Cossies Beach. Nestled within the Keeling Islands, this beach is a tropical haven of serenity and is hailed as one of Australia’s best kept secrets. A glorious destination proposal location, Cossies Beach is the perfect choice for those looking to capture that truly unforgettable moment. Verona, Italy Italy. The country of food, culture and passionate love, it’s undoubtedly one of the most romantic countries in the world, and as such is the perfect place for a destination proposal. From the beautiful waters of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, to the intimate gondola rides in Venice, to the stunning vineyards of Barolo, there are a seemingly infinite amount of romantic proposal locations to choose from, but perhaps none are quite so heartstopping as Verona. The very setting for Romeo and Juliet, dropping one one knee in front of literature’s most famous and romantic balcony may well be the most devastatingly beautiful proposals of all time. Perfect for Shakespeare fans or simply those looking for something storybook perfect, it’s the ultimate in proposal destinations. Place du Trocadéro, Paris Renowned for being the ‘City of Love’, Paris truly is one of the most romantic locations in the world; after all nothing says romance like Parisienne cobbled streets or the stunning vistas of the Eiffel Tower. However if you’re looking to plan a destination proposal that’s slightly more unique, the Place du Trocadéro may well just be the perfect choice for you to pop the big question. With breathtaking views of the city and the Eiffel Tower, this beautiful area lies across from the city’s landmark and provides a picture perfect setting to mark the start of your fairy tale happily ever after. Havasu Falls, Arizona, USA For those seeking adventure, there’s nowhere more gloriously thrilling than the state of Arizona. The home of the Grand Canyon, it’s stunning landscape makes for the perfect destination proposal setting. Whilst admittedly anywhere in the Grand Canyon would make for a dream proposal, if you’re looking for somewhere truly spectacular, the luscious Havasu Falls may be your dream come true. With its cascading clear waters, Havasu is an oasis within the rocky terrain of the Grand Canyon, providing the perfect backdrop for popping the big question. The perfect location for starting the next adventure of your life, Havasu is the first and last word in romance. Andrew Bezhenar is the Founding Partner and Director of Berkeley Travel. Berkeley Travel are specialists and connoisseurs in creating bespoke getaways to compliment your lifestyle and tastes; curating tailor-made luxury holidays for clients around the world. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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  1. There are some great suggestions here. I’d love to hear from other people reading this about where they proposed, or about where they plan to propose when the right moment comes.

  2. This post makes me smile so much I just love hearing about love. So many stunning locations that you would certainly remember forever. The most important thing is sharing the moment with the right person. Wethers that’s on your doorstep or across the sea but I would be more inclined to say yes if it was at a breathtaking waterfall in Iceland.

  3. Sometimes it needs a little more planning than you might think – and a back-up plan too! My son decided to propose on an idyllic, isolated balcony over-looking Lake Garda. He even had a friend on hand to take a picture of the engaged couple. However, there was another higher balcony with a school group on it. When he got up from bended knee and put the ring on his girlfriend’s finger there was a round of applause and cheers from the school group. So just check out the venue first thoroughly.

  4. It’s a nice idea proposing in one of the world’s great romantic locations. I don’t know if I could keep my intentions a secret for that length of time whilst I booked it and then we travelled. Still it would be a moment that neither of us would ever forget.

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