Whether you’ve planned it well in advance, or you’ve spontaneously decided that now is the time to pop the question, then what better way to surprise your other half than with a romantic proposal on a tropical island! Koh Tao, in the Gulf of Thailand, is the perfect place to provide you with that once-in-a-lifetime and jaw-droppingly beautiful backdrop to your proposal.
Here we’ve put together a list of ideas for proposing on Koh Tao, or on any tiny island – wherever that may be!
Feeling adventurous and don’t mind a bit of a hike? Koh Tao enjoys some of the most stunning views in the world, so why not take advantage of them and make your proposal and the obligatory proposal selfies as breathtaking as the vista.
Hire a traditional Thai ‘longtail’ for a private boat ride around the island, and then pick your spot, either on the boat itself or on one of the beautiful beaches that your driver will take you too. Whichever you choose, the setting will be especially romantic: with your toes in the sand or surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Koh Tao.
Koh Tao is very lucky to have a fantastic range of beautiful suites and villas that are just perfect for those who’d prefer an intimate and private proposal. With in-villa private dining or spa treatments to add that extra luxury, your future spouse will love that you’re in such a pampered environment, and you’ll love the fact that it’s just the two of you.
Casas Del Sol, Koh Tao
Villa Sabai Jai, Koh Tao
What could be more romantic that a beachside proposal? With plenty of venues to choose from, we can create a truly magical environment for you to get down on bended knee to ask your beloved that all-important question, either right on the water’s front or in a secluded area of a restaurant if you want a little more privacy. Another great idea is a picnic as they are small, beautiful and very romantic, and because of the casual atmosphere, it’ll be that much more of a surprise when you pop the question! Plus, you’ve then got the rest of the day to celebrate!
With plenty of options to keep even the most active of couples busy, why not add an unforgettable element to your day of adventure! Abseil down one of Koh Tao’s enormous granite boulders and then pop the question, have a flying trapeze lesson and get down on one knee, or do an introductory scuba dive and using hand signals alone, ask your beloved for their hand in marriage!
Photo credit: Goodtime Adventures, Koh Tao
Regardless of what option you choose, they’re all a fabulous way of telling your loved one you want to spend the rest of your life with them!
Watch out for our up-and-coming interview with one such couple, Matt and Linka, who got engaged on Koh Tao last month; it was such a privilege to be part of their special moment!