You don’t just get down one on knee or hide the ring in a piece of cake with a nomad. If you’re going to promise her the world, then show her the world. Take that leap in style at the 10 most romantic spots on the planet we know, with these suggestions for a seriously epic proposal (and we don’t mean flash mobs). Then, put a ring on it at the most luxurious wedding villas.
Read also: 10 Reasons to Date a Nomad
#1 Kiribati, Pacific Islands
Plan for a NYE proposal on this romantic tropical island in the Pacific Ocean. It borders the international dateline, so when she says “Yes!” and kisses you, you’ll be the first couple in the world to ring in the New Year with a kiss! Now, how’s that for starting on the right foot?
#2 Taj Mahal, Agra, India
What better way to ask your love to spend the rest of her life with you than at this symbol of undying love? This UNESCO Heritage Site was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, as a testament of his true love for his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
There’s a bench at the vantage point that was carved out of sandstone rock by convicts in 1810 Governor Macquarie’s wife Elizabeth. Even one of our very own Nomads couldn’t resist the charming views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge when her then-boyfriend (now husband) popped the question here.
#4 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Make the decision where two souls become one at the point where two oceans meet. Call us corny, but we think the symbolism is romantic.
Italian superstition has it that when lovers kiss in a gondola under the bridge at sunset, they’re guaranteed eternal love. We’re not going to argue with that!
#6 Bora-Bora, Tahiti
Leave the over-water villas proposal to the newbies : do it like a pro by popping the question on a sunset sail around the motus of Bora-Bora.
How can we not include this classic spot on our list? The Eiffel Tower is beautiful by day, but by night it’s simply breathtaking. After you have made it “official” by changing your Facebook statuses from “In a Relationship” to “Engaged”, head over to Le Fumoir for an intimate dinner toasted with some champagne.
Views of the Arno river at sunset from the Ponte Vecchio (meaning “old bridge” in Italian) is sure to put anyone in the mood for amore. Make it more memorable & spontaneous by buying THE ring from one of the many jewelers lining the bridge, famed for their fine craftsmanship. She can’t help but say “Si, mio caro!”.
#9 Bruges, Belgium
From the Gothic churches and17th-century mansions to the sparkling canals and flower markets, Bruges has all the alluring elements that evoke romance. Ask her to marry you at the sculpture of The Lovers (near the Crowne Plaza), a work of art symbolising the couples who have been married in the City Hall.
#10 The Pitons of St Lucia
The Pitons, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, are beautiful volcanic peaks which soar three thousand feet from the ocean. Splurge on a scenic helicopter ride for the proposal and we trust her eyes will sparkle brighter than the diamond on that ring.