There's a reason why so many couples get engaged while on vacation. Imagine being relaxed and spending quality time alone with your sweetheart in a beautiful location – what could be more romantic or memorable? All you have to do is decide on a beautiful place to get down on one knee, so you have a gorgeous backdrop for the big question, as well as any post-proposal photos!
Check out the following stunning locales around the world that make for unforgettable proposal spots. Not only are these places utterly romantic and picturesque, but they're also easily accessible during your vacation, meaning your partner-to-be won't suspect a thing when you suggest paying these places a visit. Head to the most famous house in literature during a trip to Italy, or a rainforest hot spring while taking in the wildlife of Costa Rica. Or, pop the question while on a once-in-a-lifetime sail around the Galapagos Islands! If you've got the travel bug, you'll love these adventurous, breathtaking spots to ask the biggest question of your life.
What could be a better backdrop for your proposal than the site of the most iconic romance of all time? Home to Romeo and Juliet, Verona, Italy offers visitors the chance to see Casa di Giulietta, the centuries-old home of the family who inspired the famous Capulets. Leave a love lock on the gate and pose for a photo on Juliet's balcony. After wandering through Verona's cobblestone streets and admiring the rest of this beautiful city, head to one of its charming boutique hotels for relaxation in a historic setting. The Palazzo Victoria will even draw couples a "bubble" bath of Champagne! Pictured: Palazzo Victoria
Big Sky, Montana
For couples who enjoy the solitude and serenity of the mountains, Big Sky, Montana offers an infinite number of picturesque places to pop the question. Hike along the Gallatin River and admire the forests, lakes, and geothermal wonders of nearby Yellowstone National Park. For the best views, head to Lone Peak, the highest point at Big Sky Resort and accessible via a glass tram. Of course, to get the full Montana experience, you'll want to stay at one of Big Sky's ranch-style properties, like 320 Guest Ranch or Lone Mountain Ranch, which offer cozy cabins and s'mores by the campfire. Pictured: 320 Guest Ranch
Queen Emma Bridge, Curaçao
Quaint, colorful Dutch architecture combines with sea breezes in Curaçao, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela. The utterly charming Queen Emma Bridge swings across the bay in the seaside village of Willemstad. Cove-like beaches, European style, and a colorful history (the island is home to the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas) distinguishes Curaçao from the rest of the Caribbean. Pictured: Queen Emma Bridge
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Find relaxing, healing hot springs among Arenal Volcano's lush rainforests, ideal for grooms-to-be desiring a peaceful proposal surrounded by nature. Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort offers access to the natural springs, as well as bungalows that can be used for candelit dinners overlooking the water and greenery. Pictured: Tabacón hot springs
Morgan Lewis Windmill, Barbados
The iconic, fairy tale-like Morgan Lewis Windmill sits on Barbados' only restored sugar mill, within view of the island's coastline. After taking in this awe-inspiring sight, couples can journey to the other side of the island and stay at The House, an adults-only resort that features amenities including massages, private plunge pools, and dinners on the beach. Pictured: Morgan Lewis Windmill; Photo courtesy of Glory Tours
Kicker Rock, The Galapagos Islands
A visit to the Galapagos Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which makes it the perfect place for a once-in-a-lifetime moment like popping the question! One iconic spot to consider is Kicker Rock, a volcanic rock formation rising out of the ocean. Take a cruise around the islands through a company like Ecoventura, which sails past Kicker Rock just after a brilliant sunrise. Pictured: Kicker Rock; Photo by Eduardo Gonzalez