Whether you get engaged at your home, on your favorite beach or the place you first met, make sure you find a romantic spot that means something to your and your fiance. For example, getting back to nature is one way to add to the romance of your engagement. Fortunately, there are plenty of options when it comes time to make plans for this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Hilton Bora Bora Nui
Yes, it’s a Hilton, but it’s a Hilton unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Located in gorgeous, secluded Bora Bora in the South Pacific Ocean in French Polynesia, this destination features incredible over-water villas that come complete with glass floor panels so you can enjoy watching exotic sea life swim by right under your feet. Bora Bora boasts a warm tropical ocean climate year-round. While you relax in luxury within your villa, the exquisite beauty of your surroundings and the secluded nature of your location makes this a wonderful option for a romantic engagement. Suites start at around $640 a night.
Mountain Top Inn and Resort
Located in Warm Springs, Georgia, the Mountain Top Inn and Resort is an amazingly affordable destination where you can get away from it all and be up close and personal with nature. Rates vary, depending on the type and size of the lodging you choose, but can be as inexpensive as $150 a night. You don’t have to worry about roughing it either — the cabins have electricity, bathrooms and equipped kitchens. Its location in the middle of Roosevelt State Park ensures you’ll have plenty of access to hiking trails and natural swimming areas, making it the perfect place to propose.
Rocky Mountain National Park
One of the most beautiful natural locations in the U.S. can be found in north central Colorado in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you’re keen to camp, you have plenty of options. But for an experience that is way more secluded, opt for backcountry camping. This isn’t for the casual camper, but the park has options that make even a beginner successful. The weather in this part of the country is gorgeous, but if you’re not accustomed to high elevation and dry air, you will want to acclimate yourself before tearing off into the wilderness. As night falls and the stars come out, it’s a beautiful place to pop the question. It costs only $26 for a backcountry camping permit and $20 to $30 for a vehicle pass into the park itself.
Ultima Thule Lodge
Located in Alaska, the Ultima Thule Lodge offers five private cabins that provide ultimate seclusion while offering abundant opportunities to explore and get to know the natural Alaskan terrain. There is no phone, making it a true getaway. They offer a four-day, four-night, all-inclusive getaway for $7,800 per person. You cannot drive there — the paved roads end 100 miles away from its location — so you must be flown in. If you’re looking for romance plus adventure, this is the place.
The Perfect Ring
After finding an incredible, secluded and ultimate romantic getaway, consider presenting your loved one with an ethically-sourced diamond that will be the perfect way to complete your engagement experience of bonding with nature. You two will feel even more “one with nature” as you slip the ring on her finger.