Your Wedding Day may seem but a faraway fantasy for those who are yet to pop or be posed the ultimate question. Alleviating the pressure of creating, concealing and then delivering an extraordinary marriage proposal, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas presents unexpected scenarios that are luxuriously surprising, cleverly clandestine and truly one of a kind, in the most romantic destinations on earth.
Mastermind a legendary proposition at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa in northern Thailand, commencing with a unique arrival experiences by boat and concluding with a baby elephant ring presentation. From the nearby historic town of Chiang Saen, a traditional welcome aboard a longtail boat takes the couple along the Mekong River towards a landmark golden Buddha and onto the convergence of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, where passage continues with a gentle elephant trek through 160 acres of vivid jungle and countryside. As sunset descends, enjoy a romantic Dine by Design in any number of intimate settings; from a secluded terrace to a moonlit hilltop with three country views, or a picturesque rice paddy with baby elephant companions. Share a beautiful dinner that has been devised by the personal and await the arrival of fun loving Phil, the baby elephant who will be assisting in the romantic events of the evening. With the mother nearby and her mahout carer’s help, baby Phil will do his best to offer an elegant bouquet of flowers in his trunk or a bow-tied gift box around his neck with the engagement ring hidden inside. All that remains is to pop the question!
At Anantara Kihavah Villas, unforgettable Maldivian impressions invite a proposal that seems exceptional even in the world’s greatest paradise. Sea. Fire. Salt. Sky. signature dining experience is a unique under and over water gastronomic concept featuring four remarkable venues, each offering a different cuisine that is as unique as the perspective. Descend to Sea’s secretive depths, where a sole table awaits in the underwater restaurant, and only a circular glass wall separates guests from the mesmerising marine life of the Indian Ocean. Savour a connoisseur journey that transforms freshly caught local seafood, exotic island produce and rare imported delicacies into an intensely mouthwatering menu to be paired with selections from an enviable international wine collection. Then with graceful sea creatures as an audience, present the engagement ring in a coconut shell filled with Maldivian sand and a beautiful coral from the beach.
Alternatively in Thailand, swim into a hidden world reminiscent of the film “The Beach” and emerge into an epic engagement scene; not courtesy of an underwater proposal, but with an offer of marriage pronounced on hidden sands that can only be reached through a mysterious swim-through cave. At Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa, just an hour south of Krabi in Thailand, the Andaman’s innocent beauty reveals authentic gem islands. Set off bright and early across the Andaman Sea, heading for the resort’s private Koh Kradan island beach club. Stop off at the Emerald Cave en route. Let the crew drop anchor by the beautiful sheer cliff-side, then jump overboard into warm, clear turquoise waters. Follow the guide as he shows the way into the cave, and as it becomes a dark channel, torches are turned on to illuminate the mysterious journey. Glimpse the first sunrays breakthrough in the near distance and swim towards the daylight where a tropical beach is enclosed by a vertical cliff face. Here an exclusive champagne picnic is laid out on the golden sand, while an abundance of natural hiding places provides endless ideas for where the engagement ring can be concealed.
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