Originally published Jan. 2015, updated May. 2017
Getting engaged is one of life’s happiest, most memorable experiences. That one magic moment will change your life forever and give you a story to tell for generations to come. Your engagement is what officially sets your ‘happily ever after’ in motion. Of course, with such a momentous occasion, you want everything about it to be perfect, including the setting. So what better place to get engaged than the enchanting island of St. Lucia, which has won awards for being a top romance destination?
Here are our five favorite romantic, proposal-worthy St. Lucia locations.
The most photographed landmark on the island, the majestic Pitons. This twin volcanic peaks that soar 3,000 feet from the ocean are a breathtaking UNESCO world heritage site. The two mountains, named Gros Piton and Petit Piton, are located near the town of Soufriere on the southwestern coast of St. Lucia. Gros Piton is the larger of the two mountains, rising to 2,619 feet above sea level.
Even though it is the taller of the two volcanic peaks, Gros Piton is the easier to climb, so keep that in mind if you’re considering proposing at the top of the mountains. The peaks of the Pitons make for an amazing backdrop for your proposal to remember, offering unbeatable views of the island and Piton Bay.
Serenity at Coconut Bay
Serenity at Coconut Bay, our new, all-inclusive, adults-only luxury resort offers an exclusive hideaway for discerning romantics. Each of our 36 Serenity suites has a private plunge pool, ideal if you want to pop the question poolside. But don’t worry, thanks to Serenity’s intuitive butler service you don’t have to do it alone. Your personal butler will be happy to assist with setting the mood or location for the perfect proposal.
You can then toast to your engagement with cocktails from your personalized bar with a premium liquor and wine selection. Curl up in a hammock for two or rest and relax in your walk-in rain shower, king-size mahogany four-poster bed, and oversized soaking tub.
Cape Moule a Chique
Another spot for breathtaking vistas is Cape Moule a Chique on the southern tip of the island, and only minutes away from Coconut Bay. For an especially unforgettable proposal scene, we recommend visiting Moule a Chique at sunset. You’ll be able to watch the sun sink into the water’s horizon from 730 feet in the air — the second-highest lighthouse in the world. To the west, you can see all the way to the Pitons, and, to the east, you can see Maria Island. To the south, you and your beloved will be able to see where the aqua-colored Caribbean transitions into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic.
Sunset Sail Catamaran Ride
What better place to ask for your soulmate’s hand than aboard a catamaran sailing on the gentle waves of the Atlantic? Take your sweetie on a romantic cruise from Laborie along the west coast of St. Lucia to the dazzling Pitons in Soufriere. The smoldering setting sun, soothing music, delicious cocktails, and the never-ending ocean at your toes. The scene will be all set for you to finally ask the question that’s been on your heart. Coconut Bay’s Adventure desk can make all the arrangements.
Rated among the best gardens and designed by one of the top Caribbean landscape designers, the Mamiku Gardens offer beauty, nature, and antiquity. A blend of secret gardens with tropical flowers, colorful wildlife, and ancient ruins that add a touch of mystery make these enchanted gardens beyond fairytale-worthy.
You and your beloved will be enveloped in the exotic sights, aromatic scents, and enchanting sounds of St. Lucia’s most beautiful flora and fauna. As you walk hand in hand through the gardens for the perfect opportunity, you can admire several different species of endangered tropical trees and plants. When the time is right, your proposal will be set to the soundtrack of indigenous birdsongs like the Golden Oriole and the White-breasted Thrasher. Pure enchantment!
Whether you are a couple of thrill-seeking adventurers or prefer a relaxing atmosphere with the sound of waves crashing around you, the perfect place to pop the question awaits on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. Contact Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa for more romantic ideas and book your fairytale beginning today.
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