If you're thinking of proposing to your partner, but finding yourself overwhelmed with nerves or stumped for unique ideas, you may just like this post!
Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas have come up with a range of unexpected proposal scenarios that are luxuriously surprising, cleverly clandestine and truly one of a kind ... and set in some of the most romantic locations on earth, in typical Anantara style.
Our two top picks for ultra romantic, surprise proposals are both based in Thailand (not least because it's one of our favourite destinations!). Jump overboard and swim through the spectacular Emerald Cave to a hidden tropical beach enclosed by vertical cliff face in the Andaman Sea - like a scene from the movie 'The Beach' - with your guide from Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa in southern Thailand (this writer has done the cave swim herself and can attest to it being a truly amazing experience!). Over a champagne picnic you can reveal the engagement ring that has been concealed in any number of hiding places of your choice.
Or, if the jungle seems more to your liking, the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa has it all planned out, with a trip along the Mekong River on a longtail boat taking you to meet your elephant led passage through the jungle and countryside along the Thai, Myanmar and Laos border regions. A romantic sunset Dine by Design lets you choose your perfect setting, from a secluded terrace to a moonlit hilltop or picturesque rice paddy with baby elephant companions. One of those babies is called Phil, and he is going to be your ring bearer ... or least, he will do his best to offer up an elegant bouquet of flowers in his trunk or a bow-tied gift box around his neck, engagement ring hidden inside. Too cute! What an unforgettable way to pop the question. How could anyone say no to that?!
You could sweat it out trying to come up with the perfect scene for the perfect proposal. Or you could let Anantara do it all for you. And at the end of the day, you will have your luxury room, suite or villa to return to ... and it's all a part of the memories you will both cherish forever.