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Prelude to I do: 21 of the best places to propose in Bermuda

In Bermuda, the blend of old-world elegance and untouched, natural beauty provide a perfect place to propose to the love of your life.

Here is a list of the best places to pop the life-changing question.

1. Astwood Cove

You'll have to hike a bit to get to this secluded spot, but it's worth it. The very definition of a "hidden gem," Astwood Cove in Warwick Parish is one of Bermuda's most visually impressive and least crowded cliff-side parks.

2. Clocktower Cove

Time to say "Yes!" Bermuda's iconic shopping attraction, the Clocktower Mall, is located in the historic Royal Naval Dockyard at the West End of the island. With local institution, Crisson Jewellers, on-site, you can choose the ring and propose on the same day.

3. St David's Lighthouse

Overlooking the Eastern landmass of Bermuda, the red and white 19th Century, Bermuda stone lighthouse provides unforgettable views for an unforgettable moment.

4. Horseshoe Bay

Soak in the sights from the most premier beach in Bermuda. According to Trip Advisor, it is one of the best beaches in the world… and the most photographed. It’s easy to navigate to the top of the high cliffs to get a birds-eye view of the horseshoe-shaped beach.

5. Lovers Lane in Paget

For a peaceful couples' escape, explore Lover's Lane and the windy wooden boardwalk located in the lush Paget Marsh Nature Reserve. With a name like Lover's Lane, it's one of the island's most romantic and memorable places to propose.

6. Bermuda Railway Trail

The 18-mile Bermuda Railway Trail is named for the transit route that once wrapped around the island's shores – it provides privacy and sweeping views, perfect for the big moment.

7. Botanical Gardens

For a heavenly scent of Bermuda, follow your nose to the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. This impressive 36-acre paradise is picture-perfect in every way. Step inside the sensory garden for sweet-smelling blooms, herbs and a little privacy for the moment you propose.

8. Horse and Buggy Ride

Go old school and step aboard a classic horse-and-buggy for a relaxing ride through the Town of St. George, where there's history – and maybe wedded bliss? – around every corner.

9. Gibbs Lighthouse

The view of a lifetime for the question of a lifetime! Gibbs Hill's panoramic views of the Great Sound and the South Shore from more than 100 feet up are sure to inspire.

10. Flatts Village

Head to the dock at Flatts Village (about 10 minutes from the City of Hamilton), a neighbourhood oasis where the views of the Harrington Sound will put you and your love in the mood for romance.

11. Fort Scaur

After a walk through the grassy Railway Trail, and up the hill to Fort Scaur, a two-seater bench, overlooking Ely’s Harbour sits waiting for you to pop the question.

12. Spittal Pond Nature Reserve

For many locals, Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is one of Bermuda's most beautiful spots – and that's really saying something. Head to the wild and windswept Portuguese Rock (where the very first human visitors to Bermuda landed) for that special moment.

13. Cooper's Islands at Sunrise

Wander 12 pristine acres at Cooper's Island, catching sight of seabirds and ancient Bermuda cedar trees, and climb to the top of the wildlife observation tower for the big question.

14. Fort St Catherine

Was your relationship built to last? If so, make it official amidst the sturdy stone walls of Fort St. Catherine, the oldest fort in Bermuda.

15. Under a Moongate

| Credit: Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

All over Bermuda, you may notice horseshoe-shaped limestone passageways called moongates. A longstanding island legend alleges that couples that kiss under Bermudian moongates are guaranteed a long and happy life together. One of the most beautiful is also the oldest, an original limestone arc at the top of the stairs of Queen Elizabeth Park.

16. Unfinished Church

No ceiling? No floors? No problem. The otherworldly merging of nature with architecture is what makes The Unfinished Church in St. George's so magical – and one of Bermuda's most romantic spots.

17. Jobson's Cove

Surrounded by dramatic rock formations, the small slice of pink sand, blue sky and crystal-clear water at Jobson's Cove makes you feel like you're a world away from everyone and everything.

18. Breezes Restaurant at Sunset

Located on one of Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa's private beaches, Breezes provides an intimate setting for you and your special someone. Ask for a table right on the sand for an uninterrupted view of the horizon.

19. Crystal Caves

The Crystal Caves are thought to be at least 30 million years old

There's an amazing world waiting underground in Bermuda's 30-million-year-old Crystal Caves – and amidst the glittering formations, slip something glittering onto their finger.

20. Coconuts Restaurant

Waterside deck at The Reefs Resort & Club

Book a table at Coconuts, a romantic cliff-side restaurant overlooking the South Shore of Bermuda. Soak in the views and ask your loved one to spend the rest of their life with you.

21. Tom Moore's Jungle

Nature's swimming holes invite you to take a dip

Yes, Bermuda has a jungle – and it's a place you and your sweetheart won't mind getting lost in as you make your way through lush greenery to the famed swimming lagoon, Blue Hole Pond. Perfect for a swim, and that big question.

Bermuda Tourism Authority/Go To Bermuda

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