Looking to pop the question? Here’s our guide on where to propose in Hong Kong…
The pressure to stage the perfect proposal is a lot to handle; from choosing the right location, ring and even the words to say, there’s a lot that goes into creating the dream setting. Luckily, Hong Kong has you covered with a myriad of seriously special spots in which you can get down on one knee. Not sure where to start? Read on for our top ideas on where to propose in Hong Kong…
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Classic Hong Kong
Kneel Amidst Nature
Over Food And Wine
A Room With A View
Classic Hong Kong
- Sail across Victoria Harbour on the Aqua Luna and take in sweeping views of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline. Choose from one of its regular evening cruises which promise bright city lights and a glass of complimentary bubbles (45 minutes), or combine your on-board proposal with a special 10-course celebratory dinner at Hutong afterwards!
- Take an early morning or evening stroll around Victoria Peak for a 360-degree view of the city below, or head further up to Victoria Peak Gardens and pop the question over champagne and strawberries. Need a hand? Check out Invisible Kitchen – they’ll deliver a picnic basket full of goodies straight to your location!
- Say “yes” aboard a ding-ding and ride up and down the Island on the open-air deck of a distinctive Hong Kong tram! Private rentals can be booked by the hour and are perfect for a private proposal. We recommend bringing a group of close friends aboard to join you for the celebrations after!
- Located right on the harbourfront, the Observation Wheel boasts uninterrupted views of Hong Kong’s skyline. At just $20 for a standard ticket or $160 for a private pod, it takes 15 minutes to complete a full circle. Make sure to pop the question when you’re at the highest point of the wheel!
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- Reveal the ring harbourside! What’s more classically Hong Kong than dropping to one knee in front of its incredible skyline? Regardless of which side of the water you choose, you’re bound to snap some seriously enviable “I said yes” pics to send on to friends and family.
- Brave the 268 steps or cosy up in a glass-bottom cable car all the way to the top of Lantau’s Big Buddha. Get there early to beat the crowds, or walk a little further from the foot of Big Buddha onto Wisdom Path where a series of 38 wooden monuments containing verses from the centuries-old Heart Sutra awaits – perfect for a poetic proposal!
- Admittedly Instagram Pier in Sai Wan is usually packed full of people taking photos in front of bamboo scaffolding or sitting on colourful oil drums, but if you go during the week there tends to be fewer crowds. Catch the sunrise, or time it just right in the evening so you can pop the question as the sun sets in the distance. Alternatively, Sai Wan Swimming Shed is another dream sunset location – but also one of Hong Kong’s worst-kept secrets.
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Kneel Amidst Nature
- Whether you both regularly hit the trails on the weekend or once in a while love exploring those “lesser-known” gems, views from the top of any Hong Kong hike will leave anyone at a loss for words. Check out these waterfall hikes for a little extra magic.
- Spend the day exploring an Outlying Island! Hike across Lamma Island and finish up with bottles of beer on the beach, or a seaside seafood meal in Sok Kwu Wan. Rent bikes on Cheung Chau or make your way to Mui Wo for sundowners – the options are endless and equally perfect for an intimate proposal.
- Go camping… or glamping! Snuggle up next to the fire and sip on a glass of red under the stars – could there be a more romantic setting for a proposal? There are endless camping spots to choose from in Hong Kong, from the white sandy beaches of Tai Long Wan to the secluded hills of Grass Island (Tap Mun) – you’re sure to find the perfect spot to pitch a tent for the night. Otherwise, if glamping is more your style, book a bell tent fitted with fairy lights, speakers bedding and wifi!
- A day on a beach in Hong Kong can have you feeling worlds away from the city. Opt for a more remote location away from the usual crowds and spend the day amongst lapping waves and warm winds; pack a picnic and pluck up the courage as the sun begins to set.
- Love the ocean? Search for a hidden sea cave, a secluded bit of beach or head into the open waters – there are endless options for kayak rentals for an adventurous proposal at sea!
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Out-Of-The-(Ring) Box Ideas
- If your partner is a Disney fanatic, popping the question in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle could be a dream come true. The team are on hand to help you plan the perfect proposal, guaranteeing your partner will feel like the princess or prince that you know them to be – after all, “all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
- How about hiring a helicopter to soar over Hong Kong’s skyscrapers? SPOILT offer a 20-minute helicopter experience that’s guaranteed to impress.
- Afraid of heights? How about venturing out into the open ocean? There are plenty of private yacht and boat rentals that can accommodate special requests and put together a personal experience that will be hard to forget. If you’re looking to involve loved ones, a good ol’ junk excursion never disappoints.
- Inspiration Lake might be one of the best-kept secrets in Disneyland! Just a stroll away from the main park, you’ll find a man-made lake with hard-to-beat mountain views; rent a two-seater pedal boat ($70 for 30 minutes) and head out on the lake, or hop on a bike ($100 for 60 minutes). Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park on Tai Tam Road also rents out pedal boats to the public ($80 on weekdays/$100 on weekend).
- Both got a scuba-diving licence? An underwater proposal amongst colourful fish and corals is sure to make a splash. There are dive companies like Splash Hong Kong and Diving Adventure which tend to organise weekly excursions most weekends – just make sure to have plenty of oxygen in the tank to account for all the excitement!
- Can’t decide on one place? Organise a treasure hunt around Hong Kong, hitting all of your favourite haunts that mean something to you both. Write clues to keep your partner guessing as to where the next location might be, and end in the place you first met!
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Over Drinks And Fine Food
- It’ll be hard to go wrong on top of a rooftop bar, soaking up million-dollar views over cocktails. There are plenty of options across the city, but a sure-fire pick would be The Kerry Hotel’s Red Sugar which has 270-degree vistas and intimate, secluded areas (that can also be booked for private events!).
- How about asking for their hand in marriage in the highest bar in the world? Reveal the rock at a staggering 484 metres above the world below and enjoy a bottle of champagne on the outdoor deck of Ozone. Don’t worry, it’s all enclosed so there’s no risk of dropping that diamond!
- Hong Kong is bursting with restaurants that would all be perfect candidates for a memorable proposal, but have you thought about hiring a private kitchen? Keep the occasion just between you, or extend the invite to family and friends in an intimate dining affair. You’ll have complete control of the setup, working closely with its team to tailor the night to your needs.
A Room With A View
- We’re no strangers to a staycation in Hong Kong, so what better excuse is there to book a weekend away in a snazzy hotel? Hotels will always be on hand to help you put together a special celebration (think unique room setups and special extra touches). More and more hotels are also offering staycation packages that involve the pooch, so if you’d like to get your pup on board for the proposal, Rosewood Hong kong and The Ritz-Carlton are good places to start.
- If a hotel isn’t quite right for you, rent an Airbnb! With plenty of hideaways on Lamma, Cheung Chau and out in Sai Kung – step out of your small apartment and book a break on an outlying island. Opt for a home with a quirky outdoor space and host an intimate BBQ, or check out some of the houseboats floating around Aberdeen harbour for a truly unique experience.
Featured image courtesy of Elvis Ma via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Unknown Wong via Unsplash, image 2 courtesy of Sergio Capuzzimati via Unsplash, image 3 courtesy of Joseph Chan via Unsplash, image 4 courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland, image 5 courtesy of The Kerry Hotel via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of The Ritz Carlton.