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The best places In Barbados to get engaged

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 09 February 2023
  • Revised 06 March 2023
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If you’re looking to pop the question to your significant other in pure paradise, there is no better place than Barbados. It's a luxury haven of soft white sands, endless turquoise waves, and lush green tropical gardens. Your every whim is catered to on this romantic Caribbean island.

Whether your partner wants to be romanced by the ocean, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience like freediving, or prefers the comforts of their own suite, a proposal in Barbados will be a memory of a lifetime for you both. 

Allow us to narrow down the best Barbados proposal places for you to pop that all-important question. 

And don’t forget to check out the ultimate luxury Barbados getaway for your magical day. 

In a garden of paradise at The Flower Forest Botanical Gardens

This majestic garden boasts 53 acres of flowers and fauna to explore sure to whisk your partner off to a sensory paradise. Whilst you’re exploring the vibrant scenery, you can get down on one knee to pop the question in one of the many peaceful pathways. Or you can stroll down to the majestic coastline, wherever you choose; it’s one of the most magical and fragrant spots in Barbados to do it. 

The Flower Forest Botanical Gardens

The Flower Forest Botanical Gardens

On the beach at sunset

One of the most scenic ways to propose is on the soft white sands of the Barbados beaches. And your hotel is surrounded by the most breathtaking beaches imaginable, so finding a spot should be easy.

The hotel staff will be more than accommodating to make your dream proposal come true, whether it’s a picnic on the sands, a romantic dinner by candlelight, or a water sports adventure. 

Your resort beach is five-star luxury, so no matter which Winged Boots hotel you pick, you’re sure of a stunning backdrop for your big question. 

If in doubt, you could always travel further afield to the most stunning beaches that Barbados has to offer. The two stand-out beaches are:

Carlisle Bay
This majestic beach is surrounded by stunning palm trees, which is perfect for finding a beautiful secluded area. Before you get down on one knee, spend the day exploring the six shipwrecks during a snorkelling session, where you’ll also see the mesmerising marine life, rock lobsters, fish and turtles. For something unique and romantic, you could even book a horseback riding session on the beach. 

Miami Beach
If you want a more adventurous experience beforehand, Miami Beach is full of exciting activities. For example, the south side has big waves for surfing and water sports, perfect for couples that love to get their adrenaline pumping. However, if you’re looking for a calmer side of this idyllic bay, the cove on the north side is perfect for peaceful swimming and finding a little piece of paradise for asking the big question.

On the beach at sunset

On the beach at sunset
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The restaurant at your hotel

It’s a classic for a reason. Nothing is more romantic than decadent dining incorporated into a proposal.

The best part is that you can enlist the help of the restaurant staff to make the dream proposal happen. So whether you want to serve the ring with the dessert, drop it in their champagne bubbles or perhaps just the classic pull from the jacket, you’ll have plenty of cheers from neighbouring diners. 

For something a little more intimate, you can work with restaurant staff to create a private dining experience either in your room or by candlelight on the beach. 

The restaurant at your hotel

The restaurant at your hotel

In front of a waterfall at Harrison’s Cave

For the most magical proposal, Harrison’s Cave is a treasure trove of streams, waterfalls, and incredible stalactite and stalagmite formations. A tram tour takes you through these magical caves, but you can ask staff for a more secluded spot to bend the knee. Or perhaps take your love to the nearby nature walks and propose amongst the tropical flora and fauna. 

Harrison’s Cave

Harrison’s Cave

Ask in your stunning hotel room

Barbados is home of luxury, so why not go big for your big proposal? The accommodation at Sandy Lane is perfect for the most romantic of stays.

One of the most luxurious Barbados engagement options is to book The Villa at Sandy Lane. This high-end luxury villa comprises five bedrooms with your own personal staff, including a butler and chef.

The Dolphin Suite will also score you some serious brownie points, as it comes with views over the Caribbean Sea, where you and your love can look for dolphins from your balcony. 

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane

During a sunset catamaran cruise

Create a moment they’ll remember forever and take to the Caribbean Sea on a luxury catamaran cruise, where you can admire views of the ocean, the marine life, and each other.

Snorkel to see the tropical fish and turtles before enjoying delicious Bajan cuisine on-board. Then at the right moment, as the sun sets, ask them the question...

Discover more exquisite luxury things to do in Barbados that are perfect for your special proposal. 

Catamaran cruise

Catamaran cruise

Amongst the flowers at Andromeda Botanic Gardens

There are many botanical gardens to explore in Barbados, but the historic Andromeda Botanic Gardens are some of the best. f you’re a nature lover, it’s the perfect symbolism for the love you and your partner share. 

Andromeda Botanic Gardens

Andromeda Botanic Gardens

Propose under the sea with Atlantis Submarine

For a more unique proposal, do it from the ocean's depths. This submarine experience goes deep under the Caribbean Sea so you can explore the tropical marine life up close and personal. Whilst you are swept up in the magic of the coral reefs, it may be the best time to ask them. 

Atlantis Submarine

Atlantis Submarine

Go big at the Harbour Lights Extravaganza and Dinner Show

If you want to make a big song and dance for your love, there is no better way to propose than at the Harbour Lights Extravaganza and Dinner Show. With fire walkers, people on stilts, and limbo getting the crowd pumped up, your big gesture is sure to go down a treat with your partner and the crowd alike.

Celebrate the big yes, with delicious Bajan cuisine and dance the night away to the tropical beats. 

Harbour Lights Extravaganza and Dinner Show

Harbour Lights Extravaganza and Dinner Show

Picture perfect at Animal Flower Cave

For the most picture-perfect proposal, Animal Flower Cave is the island's only accessible sea cave. The floor is made of a 4000,000-year-old coral reef surrounded by majestic rock formations and anemones. It’s the perfect backdrop for your dream proposal. 

Animal Flower Cave

Animal Flower Cave

FAQ’s

Can I buy an engagement ring in Barbados?
If you want to make your proposal even more special, you could look at Barbados engagement rings whilst you’re there. There are plenty of jewellery stores across the island. 

What hotel is best to stay in for a Barbados proposal?
Sandy Lane is one of the most romantic resorts on the island, thanks to its stunning rooms, sumptuous spa and impeccable dining options. Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restuarant provides an exceptional stay for classic and elegant luxury living. For villa accommodation and marina views, Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences are ideal for popping the question. 

What are the most romantic hotels in Barbados?
For pure romance and luxury hotels like Sandy Bay, Crystal Cove by Elegance Hotels, and Cobblers Cove provide outstanding accommodation, top-tier service and out-of-this-world ocean views.

Planning a proposal in Barbados is easy when you have the right people to make your every dream a reality. Whether it’s the calming waters of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by rose petals in your villa, or the intimate dining set up on the beach - your proposal is going to be every bit as magical as this island. You could even take a knee on a luxury Barbados tour which has everything covered for you. Whatever you decide to do, it will be a memory that lasts a lifetime. 

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