I am planning on proposing to my wondefull ladyfriend of two years this summer (end of July/ begining of August) and although i'm perhaps getting a little ahead of myself, I am already attempting to formulate a few cunning plans to make it as memorable as possible.
Broadly speaking I want a location that's beautiful, whilst being relatively quiet/remote. Currently Nha Trang and Halong Bay seem like the most obvious locations, however both have a couple of negative points.
From everything i've read Halong Bay is going to win out on the natural beauty stakes, however as we will be on a Junk cruise, i'm pretty sure getting further than a few meters from a complete stranger is going to be tricky at the best of times.
I've heard some mixed things about Nha Trang, it doesn't look like its going to be quite so pretty, and maybe a bit of a gap-year tourist trap (nothing personal guys, you just don't scream romance). However, we have booked Mia Resort, which has some rave-reviews and as it's out of the main town, seems to have a nice looking beach, pretty much to itself. Also, I think at this time of year, Nha Trang is possibly a better gamble weather wise.
At this stage, I'm leaning towards spending the day spa-ing/mudbathing it up with her, followed by a beach sunset stroll/proposal, followed by a private dinner on the beach that is put on by the hotel.
If I was doing this at home, or somewhere I felt confident communicating with (don't think i've quite got time to be learning Vietnamese between now and then), i'd try and go a little grander - maybe have a boat pick us up from the beach/organise a few fireworks/arrange some candles. But i really don't know how I can do this all from dreary England via emails in broken English. The chances of me being able to sneak off and sort any of this when i'm over there are decidedly slim.
Anyway, I would greatly welcome, any suggestions/advice that anyone has to offer.