Yahoo! New Zealand
29 February 2012 - Yahoo! New Zealand
Planning on taking the big leap this leap year? The World Travel Awards has nominated the 10 Most Romantic Places to Propose...
10. Snowshill, Cotswolds, England
This quaint village that sits on top of a hill in the Cotswolds may not be the obvious choice for the big moment, but at least no one could accuse you of being cliche! And there's no denying it's a romantic spot.
9. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
If your partner is a fan of diving, take them to what's arguably the world's most incredible coral reef.
8. The Pitons, St Lucia
The Pitons are two landmark volcanic peaks in the Caribbean island of St Lucia - while the view of them would be a gorgeous backdrop for any proposal, the view from them, after you've made the two-hour hike up the larger Gros Piton would be unbeatable.
7. Sahara Desert, Morocco
Sure, you might have a bit of a sweat on if you pick the Sahara Desert for your proposal, but you were going to be sweating anyway!
6. Roseberry Topping, Yorkshire, England
This distinctive hill in North Yorkshire has become a landmark for the area, and with its jagged cliff, gets compared to Switzerland's Matterhorn.
5. Iguazu Falls, Argentina
There's no denying the setting is stunning, but legend has it that a jilted god created the waterfalls to condemn his former love and her new beau to an eternal fall. So maybe pick a different spot if you're superstitious!
4. Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy
Venice's landmark Rialto Bridge is perfect for that romantic sunset proposal - or alternatively, take a gondola ride and propose with the bridge in sight.
Penguins are known for sticking with one soul mate for life, so what better species to have as an audience for your big moment?
2. Lewa Downs, Kenya
If the Lewa Downs in northern Kenya was a good enough spot for Prince William to propose to the beautiful Kate Middleton, it's good enough for you too!
1. The Taj Mahal, India
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this epic mausoleum in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal
Source: Yahoo! New Zealand