RomanceSix unforgettable places to propose around the world

Here are some of the most idyllic spots to put a ring on it

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Surrounded by Mallorca’s majestic mountains

Providing a striking backdrop to any proposal, the rugged peaks of Mallorca’s majestic Tramuntana mountain range are dotted with ancient watchtowers, while the heady aroma of pine perfumes the air. Spanning the island’s dramatic north coast and offering eye-catching views of the sparkling Mediterranean, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a great place to soak up the serenity. Having popped the question, you can celebrate in style at the cliff-top sanctuary that is Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa.

 

Stay: Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

 

Immersed in Dubai’s flower-filled gardens

Featuring more than 250 million plants, Dubai Miracle Garden is a petal-filled playground. From the Floral Castle to Lost Paradise, every inch inspires romance. The ideal spot to propose is undoubtedly Hearts Passage — a heart-shaped tunnel of thousands of flowers that’s perfect for an Instagram-worthy engagement. Toast your proposal at the palatial Jumeirah Al Qasr hotel, where the décor is inspired by the exotic luxury of the literary classic, Arabian Nights.

 

Stay: Jumeirah Al Qasr

 

Among Bali’s emerald-green rice paddies

From serene temples to beachside sundowner spots, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picturesque places to propose in Bali. For somewhere extraordinarily beautiful, Tegallalang Rice Terrace is truly arresting. Tiers of emerald-green rice paddies curve around valley slopes while nodding palms sway in the breeze. Getting down on one knee amid the lush greenery is sure to be a proposal to remember. Located in the exclusive Jimbaran district, Jumeirah Bali is inspired by an ancient water palace and surrounded by tropical gardens that lead to the Indian Ocean.  

 

Stay: Jumeirah Bali

Emerald green rice paddies in Bali

 

At a beachside dinner in the Maldives

Marooned on your own tropical island, with cerulean waters lapping on a powdery shoreline, the Maldives is a popular wedding destination and a dreamy place for a romantic proposal. Pop the question at Jumeirah Vittaveli with an exquisite candle-lit meal à deux on your own private stretch of beach. Sip champagne under the stars, before heading back to your villa for a relaxing bath or a dip in your sunset pool. 

 

Stay: Jumeirah Vittaveli

Cocktails on the terrace in Mallorca

Soaring above London in a helicopter

From the top of the Shard to the London Eye, the city is home to plenty of places where you could propose. But to elevate the occasion into something truly unforgettable, charter your own helicopter for an exhilarating ride. As you gaze down at the River Thames winding its way past the iconic landmarks of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, you can seize the moment to pop the question. Make our Belgravia hotel your base — just a short stroll from Knightsbridge, where you’ll be close to some of London’s most exclusive jewellers.

 

Stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

Helicopter trip over London

 

While dolphin spotting off the coast of Abu Dhabi

Paddle off in a kayak or on a surfboard surrounded by the warm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, and you might just find you are accompanied by a pod of wild dolphins playing in the waves. Surrounded by nature, it’s an awe-inspiring place to propose. As the sun sets you don’t need to stray too far from the beach — enjoy an evening walk along the boardwalk followed by a romantic Italian feast at Mare Mare. 

 

Stay: Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort