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Best places for marriage proposals – Our top picks

So you’ve been on the quest to find an engagement ring, searching high and low for something that suits your partner and you know they’ll love, and now it’s time to consider where you’re going to get down on one knee to ask that all important question. The local park is nice but have you considered an exotic destination? If not, then here are a few to bear in mind to make that moment truly special:

Pop a bottle – and the question – in a secret wine cave

Santorini, in Greece, is home to Mystique, a hotel that boasts a luxurious secret – a hidden wine cave where you can sample the area’s most prestigious, vintage wines. Book a table and enjoy a private dinner of delicious seafood, while you gather the courage to finally ask that all important question. Plan your meal and engagement for the start of the holiday so you can enjoy the rest of your time in Greece feeling loved up and relaxed.

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Enjoy paradise in the wilderness

Nkwichi Lodge, based on the shores of Lake Malawi in Mozambique, is truly exotic and a haven of paradise where couples can go to unwind and revel in the untouched landscape and crystal clear waters situated near the lodge. Get down on one knee at night, under a sky of stars – that are incredibly clear due to no light pollution in the area – and embrace the moment. Asking your partner to marry you in such a romantic and wild location will surely encourage them to say yes.

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Ask for their hand in a glass igloo under the stars

Kakslauttanen, an arctic resort based in Finland, is where you’ll find romance and adventure, as you head out on a trek to search for the Northern lights (the area enjoys eight months of them), whizzing through the snowy landscape on a husky safari and then popping the question in a glass igloo with a stunning view of the night sky above. Alternatively, the resort’s log cabins are the epitome of comfort and romance, with roaring fires, blankets to snuggle under and a sauna.

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Get on one knee in the shallow crystal clear waters

Boracay, an island in the Philippines, is picture perfect when it comes to its beaches with soft white sand, stunningly clear waters and palm trees as far as the eye can see. It’s the perfect place to test out before your honeymoon, which will inevitably happen of course as you and your partner head out for a paddle in the sea and you stop in the shallows to present a ring! Choose a hotel situated on the beach for the ultimate luxurious getaway and head back to your balcony room after you’ve proposed for champagne while watching the waves.

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Wherever you decide to propose try to make it somewhere private and special for the both of you and perhaps consider a surprise return to the location or even heading back for your honeymoon to really revel in that moment.

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