Why a Destination Proposal 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.

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Photo by: Jenelle Kappe Photography

At Sandals, one-on-one moments make for life-long memories. No other all-inclusive resorts embody romance quite like Sandals.

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 eight 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

The Bahamas

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

Sandals Resorts knows how to fuse paradise and romance. And Sandals Royal Barbados is the perfect example of luxury nestled alongside nature.


Curaçao stands as a vibrant tableau of Dutch architecture and Caribbean flair, a gem where culture enthusiasts and beachgoers alike find their paradise. With its captivating underwater world, divers are treated to a spectacle of colorful marine life amid the famous Mushroom Forest and sunken ships. Meanwhile, the streets of Willemstad offer a kaleidoscope of historic buildings painted in a myriad of bright colors, reflecting its rich heritage and lively spirit. Curaçao is the epitome of a diverse escape, ideal for those seeking both adventure and tranquility under the warm Caribbean sun.

Sandals Destination Engagement Tip: Wander through the enchanting streets of Willemstad, finding the perfect colorful backdrop for your proposal, then celebrate with a toast of Blue Curaçao to seal the moment.

Resorts: Sandals Royal Curaçao

Saint Lucia

We like to think of this southeastern Caribbean island as an explorer's 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

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines is a secluded haven where the rhythm of the waves and the whisper of the wind in the palms dictate the pace. This constellation of 32 islands and cays offers an unspoiled retreat for sailors, beachcombers, and anyone yearning to disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature. From the lush, volcanic landscapes of Saint Vincent to the pristine beaches of the Grenadines, each corner of this paradise serves as a reminder of the sheer beauty of simplicity and the luxury of time spent together in nature.

Sandals Destination Engagement Tip: Charter a private yacht to sail the turquoise waters of the Grenadines, dropping anchor in a secluded cove for the ultimate sunset proposal experience.

Resorts: Sandals Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


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: Are you both certified divers? 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 Ochi, Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals Dunn's River

Bringing couples closer together and closer to nature has always been a priority at Sandals Resorts. With an entire water-inspired collection, some Sandals Resorts give couples unmarred access to the Caribbean.

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 destination proposal photographer. 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 destination engagement photographer is ready to retell your love story through the lens.

Swaying palms, bright blue waters, and silk sand beaches make for the perfect destination engagement setting.

To add a blissful element of surprise to your proposal, consider a destination proposal 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!

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Gianna Nolte

About Gianna Nolte

Gianna is a University of Miami alumna and professional copywriter with a passion for words, photography, travel and the ocean, all of which shape her as an individual, storyteller and creative.