Popping the question in style -- a new travel trend

A major travel agency group says it has identified a new travel trend: engagementcations – which the company defines as ‘trips dedicated to marriage proposals’. Evidently, the most requested amenity for romance travel at American Express isn't champagne, or rose petals to sprinkle in the bath or on the bed, but rather location recommendations for marriage proposals.

For agents looking for an ideal engagementcation location, the Lizard Island Valentine’s package could be a winner.  With an average daily temperature of 31 degrees Celsius throughout February (and 27 degrees Celsius throughout the year), clients have the opporunity of a romantic ‘pop the question’ vacation on one of Australia’s most luxurious tropical resorts on the Great Barrier Reef -- and, best of all, enjoy five nights for the price of four until March 31, 2011.

A constant favourite in the world’s ‘best’ lists, multi award-winning Lizard Island is located right on the Great Barrier Reef.  An idyllic retreat fringed with pristine coral reefs, crystal clear waters and 24 powdery white beaches, it offers the perfect setting for popping the question. 

With just 40 beautifully appointed villas and suites, couples can choose from the shoreline Anchor Bay Suites, Sunset Suites set high on a ridge with stunning views out over the beach and sea or for complete privacy The Pavilion with its spectacular 270-degree panorama, expansive deck and private plunge pool to take a cooling dip

Well-known for its exceptional fresh Australian gourmet cuisine, superb wine list and free-flowing champagne, loved up couples can enjoy a candlelit dinner on the veranda of Ospreys Restaurant overlooking the beach or a more intimate private dining experience - sand under foot, stars up above – with a 7-course degustation menu on the beach.

Until  March 3, 2011,  guests can enjoy 5 nights for the price of 4 (conditions apply)at the all-inclusive Lizard Island Resort, saving AUD 1,700 per couple.  Rates include all meals, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, use of non-motorised watersports & dinghy hire.