Where to propose to your man this Leap Year

2012 is a leap year, and Feb 29th is a "traditional" day when women propose to their man. So, ladies, if you're thinking of proposing this year, here are some great places in which to do so.

Best for... The Wild Man
Why not take your man on safari and propose on a game drive in real ‘man country’, surrounded by lion, leopard, elephant and all the big beasts of Africa? He’ll not be able to escape so there’s a chance he might even say yes! Africa Odyssey  offers a wealth of safaris to African hot spots in Kenya, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Why not stay at the boutique and romantic Selous Safari Camp in southern Tanzania. It boasts 13 luxury tents, each with beautiful views across a private lake.  

Best for...The Bad Boy
Or city slickers could choose an exciting and clandestine proposal scene right out of a 1920’s black and white movie set – at one of New York’s ‘speakeasy’ bars? A throwback to the prohibition era when alcohol became illegal, these secret, backstreet haunts offer a unique and perfectly-lit backdrop for a sultry proposal – and your man will love the naughtiness of it all! Stay at cheap and chic The Hotel @ Times Square or nyma, the New York Manhattan hotel and you’ll have more cash leftover for cocktails!

Best For...The Sportsman
Win some serious brownie points and whisk your championship man over to Dubai for a long weekend. Synonymous with world-class events, February is the month to score a hole in one by treating your man to tickets to the PGA Dubai Desert Classic (6 – 12 February) or Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (27 February – 3 March) – seal the deal with a stay in the ultra-luxe One and Only Royal Mirage with Tropical Sky  - game, set and match!

Best For...The Action Man
If your man is a bit of a thrill seeker, you could take him to Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort which offers a host of adrenaline-fuelled watersports such as scuba diving and windsurfing, as well as one of the only registered kitesurfing schools in the Maldives. Offering a picture-perfect paradise in which to set the scene, Olhuveli is the ultimate romantic escape. You could propose underwater on a scuba dive, or even emerge out of the surf wearing a white bikini like Ursula Andress - then how could he refuse?

Best For...The Man Who Likes The High Life
If you want to take your man to dizzy heights in a helicopter, there’s nowhere better to do it than in Mallorca in February. The undulating landscape is a mass of pink and white almond blossom and the early spring weather can be bright and sunny. Accommodation specialist Mallorca Farmhouses offers a choice of romantic cottages and stylish villas, while island helicopter sightseeing tours, vineyard tours, heli-picnics - and even heli-karting for adrenaline-junkies, can be arranged with Slone Mallorca

Best For...Driving Your Man Wild (Or Insane)
Why not take the wheel this February on a world-famous road trip, such as Route 66 in the US, the Great Ocean Road in Australia or the Garden Route in South Africa? Rhino Car Hire offers a choice of vehicles to suit your other half, from compact cars to cabriolets in a wealth of countries across the world. You just need to find the perfect lay-by to propose in!

Best For...The Cultured Chap
Those culture-vulture, Indiana Jones (in professor-mode) types would love nothing better than perusing the pyramids and ancient sites of Egypt and Jordan. Encounters Travel offers a special Ancient Encounters tour for wannabe archaeologists and history buffs – there’s even time at the end of the tour to take a swim in the unique waters of the dead sea – where better to catch him unawares with a proposal?!

And if you're successful, then take a look here to find a wedding location!


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