Why a Destination Engagement Might Be Your Best Decision Yet
Whether it’s the shape of the ring or the words to say, endless amounts of planning go into an engagement. Out of all the elements that are essential to an engagement, choosing the right destination always makes the list.
As you prepare for the undeniable excitement that comes with proposing, here are some destination engagement ideas to get you started.
The Sandals difference
Planning a destination engagement in the tropics is one thing. But planning a destination engagement at Sandals Luxury Included® Resorts is next level.
Located across six dreamy Caribbean islands, Sandals Resorts presents a variety of backdrops for a proposal in paradise. From the lush rainforests of Saint Lucia to the white sand beaches of the Exumas, couples can say “yes” while immersed in the natural wonders of the Caribbean.
Let’s take a closer look at the captivating beauty and signature Sandals Resorts of each island.
With 365 beaches dotting its coasts, Antigua is a true aquatic spectacle. Colorful coral reefs and sandy hideaways that face either the Atlantic or Caribbean make for unique experiences. It is also a hotspot for boat lovers as the island hosts an internationally esteemed regatta every annual Sailing Week! As a whole, the island has a laid-back essence, which is perfect for couples looking to escape reality for a bit.
Sandals Destination Engagement Tip: Set sail around the island and take in the sights before popping the question at sunset.
Resorts: Sandals Grande Antigua
A true jewel of the Caribbean, The Bahamas is made up of 700 unique islands. Each island is surrounded by turquoise waters that draw in ocean lovers, outdoor adventurers, and vacationers alike. From the off-the-grid nature of the Exumas to the vibrant culture of Nassau’s mainland, no two islands are the same. Plus, there’s the appeal of its close proximity to Florida! For a one-of-a-kind engagement destination, there’s no place quite like The Bahamas.
Sandals Destination Engagement Tip: Plan a swimming with pigs or snorkel excursion, which will make for great photos and better memories.
Resorts: Sandals Royal Bahamian (Nassau), Sandals Emerald Bay (The Exumas)
In Barbados, those who love being active can find endless activities by land and by sea. Sway to the rhythm of the island, surf pristine waves all year round, or shop for unique finds in bustling storefronts. And if dancing into the early hours is your thing, you’ve come to the right place. The famed St. Lawrence Gap features some of the best nightlife and clubs on the island. Barbados is also known as the birthplace of rum, so be sure to sample a few tropical cocktails!
Sandals Destination Engagement Tip: Plan for a daytime proposal and then hit the town to celebrate at night.
Resorts: Sandals Barbados, Sandals Royal Barbados
We like to think of this southeastern Caribbean island as an explorers haven. Marked by the towering Pitons, an ancient (inactive!) volcano, and a lush rainforest bursting with wildlife, those with a passion for adventure won’t be disappointed. If relaxation is more your style, there’s plenty of space to do that too. Saint Lucia features an abundance of beaches and quiet coves that make for the perfect spot to kick back and relax together!
Sandals Destination Engagement Tip: Hike or drive to the top of the Pitons for 360-degree views of the Caribbean and an unforgettable proposal location.
Resorts: Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Halcyon Beach
The signature features of Grenada are undeniably captivating. Commonly referred to as the Spice Isle, Grenada and its eight satellite islands were formed by volcanic activity. Here, sun worshippers can spend their days lounging on black-sand or white-sand beaches. And those with a passion for the outdoors can explore some of the world’s best dive sites, including 15 shipwrecks and the first-ever underwater Sculpture Park!
Sandals Destination Engagement Tip: Dive certified? Add a unique twist with a destination proposal 30 feet below the surface!
Resorts: Sandals Grenada
From Negril’s famous Seven-Mile Beach to Whitehouse’s signature sunrises, Jamaica is rich in natural beauty. Beyond its coastlines, visitors can also explore winding rivers, cascading waters, and the enchanting Blue Mountains. For a cultural experience unlike any other, Jamaica is also known for its exquisite cuisine, vibrant history, and charming locals.
Sandals Destination Engagement Tip: Hop from one town to the next for a day full of surprise — including popping the big question!
Resorts: Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Negril, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Ocho Rios, Sandals Royal Plantation
Superior service: Sandals destination engagement concierge
Once you’ve chosen the perfect resort for your destination engagement, your Sandals Engagement Concierge will handle the rest! As their number one priority, they will be ready to answer any questions you have regarding travel, accommodations, and add-ons. Plus, as Sandals insiders, they’re your key resource for creative proposal ideas and locations.
Live in the moment, while our team captures it
Let the Sandals photography team capture every angle of your big moment with a Sandals photography package. Looking for candids? No problem! Envisioning a backdrop that captures the tropical scenery or a resort-focused shoot that plays up luxury? Our team can bring those ideas to life too! Equipped with the proper gear and expertise, each Sandals photographer is ready to retell your love story through the lens.
To add a blissful element of surprise to your proposal, consider a destination engagement at Sandals Resorts! With breathtaking scenery and romance at every turn, there’s no better place to pop the question. Start planning your destination engagement at Sandals Resorts today!