If you’re thinking of how to propose, you might as well go all out. Maybe you have a taste for flash mobs, sky-writing and a massive diamond. But that’s a little tricky isn’t it? Something a little less complicated but utterly romantic, is to splurge on a holiday. Picture it — staying with your lovebird, alone together, at one of these amazing romantic hotels. Your only dilemma will be deciding which one of the many magical moments to pick as the perfect time to pop the question!

Might be pretty tough to top at the honeymoon, but hey, this is probably the best time to go big or go home!

Proposal Ideas + Romantic Getaway in Exotic Locations

When hunting for the best proposal ideas, remember that the setting is very important. You want your partner in a good mood, either completely relaxed or really happy to be where she (or he!) is. So a couples getaway is a great way to set the stage. With the hotel/destination doing most of the work, no need to kalang kabut! Then it’s action time to break out that engagement ring!

Here are our picks of 5 romantic hotels in some amazing spots around the world, where we’d love a Prince Charming to propose to us. So go on, you stud. You got this!

Romantic Hotel #1: Jade Mountain, St. Lucia, Caribbean

The Vibe: Stunning Caribbean beauty

Views to say yes to:

Sweeping panoramic views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea and sky, accented by the lush greenery of the nearby Piti and Gros Piton mountains. The resort incorporates lots of beige and neutral tones, adding a sense of understated luxurious calm against the verdant natural backdrop. 

Hotel highlights:

Book an appointment at Kai en Ciel – the boutique spa and fitness studio – and indulge in the organic cuisine from produce grown on plantations on the estate. You’ll also enjoy your private infinity pool, impeccably designed with jewel-toned kaleidoscope tiles that provide the best complement to the surrounding scenery.

Best time to go:

At some point, you might start wishing that you could just go ahead and get married at the resort. Stay at least five nights between August 1–September 30, 2015 and you can make that wish come true with the resort’s free wedding offer.


Visit the Jade Mountain website for more details on facilities for couples.

Room Rates at Jade Mountain


Romantic Hotel #2: Hoteldorf Grüner Baun, Austria

The Setting: Snow-capped ski wonderland

Views to say yes to:

Soft, fluffy white snow during daytime and pristine beauty under the ink-blue night sky – this place is simply breathtaking. The resort is billed as the ideal family ski destination, but don’t let that deter you from making it your very own passionate getaway for two – the scenery alone will make your proposal even more romantic. 

Hotel highlights:

Located at the foot of the Hohe Tauern National Park at an altitude of 1000 metres, the resort also includes its own thermal-water fountain. The combination of the fresh clean air, thermal water and high altitude provides incredible health benefits, so you’ll feel good from the inside out.

For maximum results, make the most of the thermal natural spa and request a private massage in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Also make a visit to the Gasteiner Healing Gallery Caves nearby and slot in some time to take in the stunning views from the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain located nearby.

Best time to go:

Visit over the Christmas-New Year period when you’ll experience the winter wonderland at its celebratory finest. It’s also the best time for a trip to the festival city of Salzburg, the Advent market and the Old Town. You can also take your pick of the winter activities available, such as igloo building and night trekking – surely memorable with your partner.

Check out Room Rates at Hoteldorf Grüner Baun 


Romantic Hotel #3: Harvest Inn, California, USA

The setting: Romance of the Napa Valley vineyards.

Views to say yes to:

The crisp climate provides the perfect conditions for the world-renowned wineries that dot the region. Expect perfectly cultivated row upon row of neat, pretty vines under clear blue skies.


Book a room at The Vineyard, one of four ‘neighbourhoods’ on the property. A stay here offers rustic views of the Whitehall Lane vineyards, and features private jacuzzis as well as brick fireplaces for cosy romance. Wine at your fingertips, your own private sanctuary and utter luxury – what more could you ask for?



As a pre-requisite to exploring the wineries in the Napa Valley region, enjoy the property’s complimentary Fireside Fridays and Saturdays. Every evening on these two days, you’ll savour artisanal cheeses accompanied by fresh fruit and nuts, paired with delicious wines. Consider this the perfect introduction to exploring the impeccable wineries of the Napa Valley which will put you in the right mood for a relaxed, elegant proposal.

Check out Room Rates at Harvest Inn 


Romantic Hotel #4: Karkloof Safari Spa, South Africa

The setting: Safari thrills and utter relaxation

Views to say yes to:

Enjoy the safari experience in the utter luxury of Africa’s largest five-star resort and spa which covers over 3500 hectares. Spend time on safari to catch sight of some of Africa’s native animals (white rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, antelope, hippo and giraffe) for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.


When not on safari, take a break at the spa where you can enjoy an unlimited number of treatments (all spa treatments are included in the hotel’s charge per night during your stay). You can also sample delicious raw cuisine, just one of the many dietary options available. The resort also caters to gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, halal and kosher diets.

Best time to go: During March to May, when the weather cools off slightly. There are just 16 villas – rest assured you won’t have to worry about jostling with the other peak-season tourists.

Check out Room Rates at Karkloof Safari hotel


Romantic Hotel #5: Galini Hotel, Santorini, Greece


The setting: Secluded romance on the island of Santorini

Views to say yes to: Pristine, whitewashed paradise perched atop the cliffs of Firostefani, looking out into cerulean blue waters. You’ll be spoiled with caldera and volcanic views which alone are worth the trip! 

Highlights: Galini means ‘calmness’ in Greek – you can expect no less here, where you will be hard-pressed to experience anything other than complete relaxation and bliss. The hotel is the perfect embodiment of Greek architecture and style, outfitted with modern luxuries and comforts. It’s also ideally located for you to enjoy stunning scenery in seclusion or venture out to the cosmopolitan town of Fira just 10 minutes away to sample the local cuisine and of course, Santorini’s famous wines.

Best time to go: April and May, when the weather is easing into summer. It’s not too cold to venture out or hot enough to get too crowded with tourists; just the perfect climate for a private getaway.


Check out Room Rates at Galini Hotel 


Romantic Hotels in Malaysia

If you can’t go on holiday far away, find romantic hotels in Malaysia online with Expedia.com.my and start planning your proposal ideas around that.

Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur is one of the most popular hotels for couples seeking a romantic getaway without leaving the city. The 4.5 Luxury Resort in Kuala Lumpur will make you feel like you’re somewhere far far away, detached from your busy everyday life. Except, you’re conveniently still in the heart of the city.

Check out the latest room rates for Villa Samadhi here. 



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Book a romantic hotel for two in Malaysia or Singapore, or take off on a loveydovey trip somewhere further – Thailand, Hong Kong, Maldives or even Europe. Book before 22 February and travel before 31 March 2015.