Most romantic places to pop the question on St Maarten
By Kerry Biddle on 10th February, 2017
Planning to pop the question in St Maarten? Or are you dreaming of a wedding in paradise? Here’s a guide to some of the island’s most romantic and memorable spots.
Whether you are planning an old-fashioned proposal, intimate wedding celebration or lavish wedding ceremony, there are numerous venues to choose from in St Maarten. While many people think of the Caribbean as an ideal place for a wedding or honeymoon (which it most certainly is), it is also the perfect place to propose. If you’re looking for a helping hand, the team at St Maarten Marry Me are resident experts in planning dream proposals, spectacular weddings and even special events for wedding guests to enjoy on the island.
Tranquil blue waters and sandy white beaches are the perfect setting for a breathtaking wedding, but don’t discount the beach as a venue for your proposal. Almost all of the beaches on the island offer spectacular views. You can’t go wrong with a romantic sunset stroll and a spectacular backdrop to make your proposal all the more special.
When the time comes to plan a wedding, the beach is a picture perfect venue. From secluded coves to majestic seaside cliffs, St Maarten has a beach to suit every wedding style.
The small islet of Pinel is just a short ferry ride from St Maarten so you can really get away for the day. Choose from one of the restaurants on the island, indulge in a meal of freshly caught lobster and keep that ring ready for the perfect moment to propose. Or spend an afternoon enjoying a meal at a chic café in Marigot and pop some bubbly to celebrate.
We can’t think of a better way to spend a day in paradise than sailing the blue Caribbean waters aboard a yacht. Charter a boat, like Random Wind, and clue the crew in on your plan. Sail past some of the island’s more popular beaches and enjoy the waves, while you wait for that perfect moment to propose. Don’t forget to toast the occasion with a rum punch (or two)!
Getting married on St Maarten and want to incorporate a day on the water? Taking to the high seas is also a special way to celebrate with your wedding guests before or after the big day.
Back to Nature
Fort Amsterdam, located close to Philipsburg, features stunning panoramic views of the ocean and the island. Enjoy a hike to the fort and take in the historical ruins and the scenic vistas. Don’t miss the large colony of brown pelicans and their nests. The breathtaking landscape offers a stunning backdrop for engagement and wedding photos.
Known as the gourmet capital of the Caribbean, St Maarten offers no shortage of choices when it comes to restaurants. Whether you decide on a gourmet French meal at one of the restaurants in Grand Case, a bustling and lively lunch in Philipsburg or a meal of fresh seafood at a beachside café, your beloved is sure to be impressed when you pop the question.
You can also indulge in the island’s haute cuisine at your wedding; tie the knot in a private villa surrounded by friends and loved ones, while enjoying a professionally catered feast. And what better place than one of the island’s restaurants for a wedding reception, complete with fine wine, fabulous food and memories to last a lifetime.