DISCOVER EXTRAORDINARY PLACES TO “POP THE QUESTION” IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Barbara Kingstone July 18, 2014 News DISCOVER EXTRAORDINARY PLACES TO “POP THE QUESTION” IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO The dual-island nation attracts starry-eyed lovers as the demand for unique proposals grows PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – July 16, 2014 – Recent trends show that the tradition of simply proposing on one knee has expanded to far grander gestures such as choreographed flash dances, meticulously planned surprises and exotic destination proposals. With that in mind, the twin-island nation of Trinidad & Tobago provides couples with all the necessary elements including picturesque beaches, exquisite culinary delights and year-round comfortable temperatures to create an unforgettable, “that is our story,” life-changing event. Under the Sea Planning a proposal for the aquatic adventure lover is an easy feat in Tobago. With R & Sea Divers, a PADI-certified company, diving enthusiasts can pop the question next to the largest brain coral in the world. Couples are congratulated when they return to the boat with a chilled bottle of champagne and a romantic lunch while sailing around the island’s picturesque coast. For more information on an underwater proposal, call 1-868-639-8120 or email email@example.com. Through the Discover Scuba Diving program at Blue Waters Inn, even non-qualified divers can write the question on white a board to be taken underwater and have the ring hidden in a shell while surrounded by exotic creatures and colorful coral walls. The happy couple can then take a private sunset cruise while sipping on bubbly and sharing a delectable dinner. Email Wayne Palmer at the Dive Center for more information at WPalmer@bluewatersinn.com or call 1-868-660-5445. Something Blue Lovers can take a private sunset cruise on the Island Girl Catamaran to the beautifully blue, 30-square-mile Nylon Pool. As local folklore has it, when a couple kisses beneath this “magical” pool of water, a lifetime of happiness together is “guaranteed.” For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-868-620-7245. For a nature encounter out on the water, couples can arrange a private charter with Tobago Waterholics to pop the question while hopefully spotting dolphins in the secluded Emerald Cove or Cotton Bay. A boat tour to the remote beach “No Man’s Land” can be arranged with a romantic lunch already set up and ready for the surprise proposal to take place. Adrenaline seeking couples can rent Jet Skis to explore the coastline privately. To book, email@example.com or call 1-868-688-7669. Love “Birds” Sitting high on the Maracas Valley mountain in Trinidad is the hummingbird sanctuary, Yerette, where lovers can enjoy breathtaking views of the finest silk cotton trees, lush green landscape and El Tucheche, the second highest mountain in Trinidad while sipping tea or taking a private tour. Butterflies and 13 of the world’s most iridescent, beautiful, tiniest and rarest of hummingbirds in the world flitter by creating a magical moment fit for a fairytale. This private estate is little known to many locals and tourists alike. For more information contact Gloria and Theo at (868) 663-2623 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I Love Nature Set in the Northern Range of Trinidad, covering nearly 1,500 acres of protected land is the Asa Wright Nature Center. While the main facilities are located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, the estate is surrounded by tropical rainforest, encompassing over 700 acres of rolling hillsides, waterfalls and streams. Lovers can stay in one of the lodges, cottages or main house, giving the couple time to explore and find their favorite spots. Then as they take a light hike down the trails, he can have the ring hidden or even have the special area decorated with floral decorations from the fields for the proposal. Experienced planners are available to work closely with ideas to create a memorable moment. For more information on a proposal at Asa Wright Nature Center, call 868-667-4655 or email email@example.com. About Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad & Tobago is located in the southeastern region of the Caribbean. With its careful approach to tourism, the dual-island nation offers a distinct blend of culture, eclectic cuisine and an assortment of eco-adventure activities. Trinidad, the ‘cultural capital of the Caribbean,’ is home to the world famous Carnival and the birthplace of the steel pan drum, the only new acoustic instrument to be invented in the 20th century. Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, is the quintessential Caribbean island with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco-attractions that include the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere and the six-time award winner for World’s Leading Ecotourism Destination by the World Travel Awards. For more information on Trinidad & Tobago visit www.goTrinidadandTobago.com or www.visittobago.gov.tt.