Are you thinking of getting down on one knee and popping the big question this summer? Then you’ll want the perfect romantic destination as the setting. Have you thought about going abroad? Here are our picks of the top 10 holiday destinations to propose this summer:
1. Paris, France
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Paris is a proposal classic and is seen by many as one of the most romantic places in the world. So if your other half likes classic romance, get down on one knee under the Eiffel Tower, for a dream come true.
2. New York, US
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For modern romance in a big city catch a plane over to New York City. Whether you visit the Empire State Building, Central Park or Grand Central Station, the sites here are sure to awe and excite.
3. Maui, Hawaii
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Much of Hawaii looks as pretty as a postcard. This collection of islands off the west coast of America has diverse scenery that ranges from beautiful white sand beaches, to tropical forests and active volcanoes; making this the perfect location for an active couple who love exploring. This could be the location for your biggest adventure yet.
4. Piton Ridge, St Lucia
(image: © St Lucia News Online)One of the lesser known Caribbean islands, St Lucia has all the attractions without that overly British or American feel. Its magical geography makes it look like a tropical island paradise, a treasure chest of relaxing days in the summer sun.
5. Venice, Italy
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If you are planning on proposing in Venice make sure your other half doesn’t mind boats, as gondolas are the taxis of the water ways here. This romantic floating city is perfect for an affordable short trip, such as a weekend away. And Doge’s Palace here makes the perfect location for a sunset proposal.
6. Vomo Island, Fiji
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Like the previously mentioned Hawaii, Fiji is a collection of tropical islands. And if you are looking for a truly private escape for just the two of you, there is nowhere better than Vomo Island. This luxury, private island has only 2 private homes and 28 holiday villas meaning you can escape to pure tranquillity.
7. Rome, Italy
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Another romantic classic, is a public display of affection in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. This is the most famous fountain in the world, and many believe throwing a coin into its waters will bring good luck. Just don’t throw the ring in by accident!
8. Amalfi Coast, Italy
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The third and final time Italy appears on this list is for the Amalfi Coast. Dubbed as one of the most beautiful places in the country, this scenic area is filled with flower lined, white washed villas and panoramic views out over the sea.
9. Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Croatia is quickly becoming a holiday destination of choice for 2014, and Dubrovnik is one of its most popular cities. In Dubrovnik, architectural gems of baroque buildings are in every direction, and you are never far away from a beach either.So if you are looking for a beach destination with plenty of culture nearby, this will make the perfect holiday and proposal destination.
10. Bali, Indonesia
(image: Maria Michelle)Bali, in Indonesia, is one of the more exotic locations on this list. It is perfect for diving as it is part of the Coral Triangle, with a huge biodiversity of marine species. And the many temples here are well worth exploring. Do any of these destinations sound like the perfect location for the biggest day of your life so far? Let us know where you pick! And if you haven’t already picked the ring, check out our platinum engagement ring section.