These Four Hotels Will Help You Create a Super Creative Proposal for Valentine’s Day
If you do it right, you’ll only propose once in a lifetime. So, make that proposal count. Journalist Alesandra Dubin shares four resorts that will help you nail it.
Origins Lodge (Northern Costa Rica):
Wild, mystical, and luxurious, this boutique lodge tucked into the high valley jungle of Costa Rica’s northern rainforest is the perfect backdrop for a proposal. HIke or trek on horseback to a waterfall at the end of the property to pop the question. Or do it over a private dinner a la Guillaume Bioleve, the property’s new Michelin-starred chef. Here, no more than 18 guests enjoy 111 acres of stunning seclusion. Indulge your love with a handcrafted canopy bed, private hot plunge pool, open-air tropical in-suite bathrooms, and wow-worthy views everywhere.
Rosewood Mayakoba (Riviera Maya, Mexico):
Toss out your notions of bustling Mexican resort life and imagine proposing at the otherworldly Rosewood Mayakoba. The magic here comes from the labyrinth of meandering canals and cenotes set amid mangrove jungles. Arrive to your suite by boat amid gliding turtles and singing birds. The on-site team is well equipped to assist with proposals, whether your dream is understated or over the top — from a quiet moment on a sunset boat cruise to fireworks, a guitar trio, copious champagne, a rose petal bath, and a covert photographer. Your dedicated butler serves your every whim so you can focus on your sweetie.
Casa Cody (Palm Springs, CA, USA):
Palm Springs is filled with romantic and picturesque places to propose. Casa Cody stands out among them with a secret garden feel amid lush lawns and winding pathways dotted with bougainvillea, native plants, and fruit trees. Visualize the perfect proposal here below the San Jacinto Mountains at sunset: a table under bistro lights, a custom-designed “Will you marry me?” sign lit up in the golden hour, florals and treats all arranged by the staff. You’ll have privacy with your soon-to-be spouse amid just 30 rooms and suites, including four freestanding homes done in the Spanish Colonial Revival style.
Inn of the Five Graces (Santa Fe, NM, USA):
This boutique hotel perched over Pristine Cove in Negril has long been a favorite among in-the-know travelers — it’s a far cry from the cruise shippers and yardlong cocktails in Montego Bay. Propose among eight acres of lush tropical gardens, or drop to one knee on a bridge connecting cliffs above the sea. (Don’t forget to station a photographer out of sight.) Here there are only 40 rooms, each built from timber, stone, and thatch and designed as extensions of the volcanic rock and jungle natural environment.