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Once Again, 'The Bachelorette' Gets Engaged at a Tropical Resort

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  Site Where: 8 Frederikstraat, Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
July 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM | by | ()

It's hard for us to stomach any news about two of the most annoying reality TV dating shows that just will not die aka "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." We have so many issues we could list but we'll keep it to one big one--it's totally fake.

About the only thing that is legit on these shows are the exotic hotels and resorts where the proposals usually happen. If you recall, last year's "Bachelorette" Ashley headed all the way to Fiji to accept a ring from her chump man. The year before, Ali headed to Tahiti with her hostages suitors.

This year, viewers got an extended glimpse inside the Sandton Kura Hulanda Hotel & Spa in downtown Curacao where Emily Maynard accepted a proposal from Jef Holm.

The proposal actually happened in the resort's village square which is comprised of restored buildings from the 17th and 18th century that show off the intricate Dutch architecture of that colonial era. It's even been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

As for the hotel itself, there are just 80 rooms and suites, all individually designed with hand-carved furnishings, hand-painted walls and original antiques and art. But the place doesn't skimp on modern luxury either, offering luxe linens, flat screen TVs and free internet. Rounding out the amenities and offerings are three restaurants, three pools, a fitness center, a spa, museum and a sculpture garden.

Rates start around $150 a night for a regular room, excluding breakfast. However, there are a ton of packages available so be sure to peruse those.

Or you could make it easy on yourself and book Travelzoo's "Romantic Bachelorette Package" for two at the Sandton's sister property, the Lodge Kura Hulanda for $1,650 that includes five nights in an oceanfront studio, welcome roses, two dinners--one in the Zen Garden and one on the resort's private beach, a rose petal-lined path to the beach with moonlit dessert and champagne and a two-person snorkel trip to Blue Cave.

Shuttle buses are available to ferry guests to the Sandton in case they want to replicate Emily Maynard's proposal. While the offer is good through December 23, you have to book by August 31.

[Photo: The Bachelorette]

Archived Comments:

Yeah! Another Tropical GetAway

Yeah I know... I'm not a fan of the show because I think everything's "played up" and scripted. But, yeah if I had some cash I'd love to propose to my Filipina girlfriend if all goes well! I'll take her to one of those high end resorts we visited when I signed up for <a href="http://pacificadventuretour.com">http://pacificadventuretour.com</a>. I hope all goes well and we end up to that point!