Want to spring a surprise on your partner? Here are some fab romantic resorts and hotels around Southeast Asia that are ideal for a last-minute holiday bookings for couples!
Romantic Holidays in Vietnam
Poolside Dining and a Private Cinema Screening
Valentine’s Day offerings at beachfront resort Alma on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula include a six-course romantic dinner by the resort’s Italian chef, served at a private cabana beside one of the resort’s 12 swimming pools. Romantic movies are also available on request for private cinema screenings for two at 70-seat Alma Cinema, accompanied by sparkling wine and snacks. Other optional romantic touches for your holiday include heart-shaped cakes at Alma Food Court’s French Bakery.
Soak in Some Romance in Saigon
Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” may be the perfect tune to play on repeat while enjoying Fusion’s signature hammock tub at Fusion Suites Saigon. Two nights in the Corner Suite Room, with 180-degree floor-to-ceiling windows and an Insta-worthy bath, is the core element of the hotel’s “Ma Cherie” romance package. The limited-time stay includes flower decorations, a bouquet of roses, a bottle of wine and a daily spa treatment per guest. From US$342 for two nights, with breakfast, available until the end of February.
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A Gastronomic Experience
Fusion Hotel Group’s gastronomy-focused property Maia Resort Quy Nhon has unveiled Maiamour, a three-night package designed for couples, blending wellness and cuisine. The array of personalised offerings includes Once Upon a Table, a four-course chef’s-table style experience, or Destination Dining, which can be enjoyed on the powdery sands of Phuong Mai Bay. Daily pre-dinner sunset cocktails are also included as well as an artisanal afternoon tea set. And Maia’s seaside spa Vēla will provide a signature 90-minute wellness journey.
Dine Beside a Waterfall
Avana Retreat, a boutique property in Mai Chau, Vietnam, has a stunning waterfall at its heart, tucked into a verdant mountainous landscape. Couples who wish to dine at the base of the falls can book the ‘Sense of Romance’ dining experience for Valentine’s Day. The multi-course meal includes decadent dishes like tuna belly with caviar, lobster cognac flambé and smoked duck breast, served beneath a canopy of trees and lit by the glow of dozens of lanterns.
More information: avanaretreat.com
Romantic Holidays in Indonesia
The Art of Romance in Bali
‘The Art of Romance’ is a two-night stay with all the romantic trimmings at Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana. The package at the secluded resort in the uplands of Bali includes a floral aromatherapy bath drawn in guests’ room on arrival, and a welcome cake. There’s also an afternoon tea served picnic-style overlooking scenic rice paddies, a photo session in the glorious grounds (think temples, ponds and swans!), a three-course candlelit meal in Tempayan restaurant, and a two-hour couples spa ritual with private steam shower and sparkling wine. Available for bookings until 30 June 2023 (from US$1,190).
More information: tanahgajahubud.com/en/offers-promotion/the-art-of-romance
Romantic Holidays in Thailand
Sipping Strawberry Champagne in Samui
Banyan Tree Samui has created a spectacular romantic setting for a dinner for two. On February 14 only, the “Be My Valentine” romantic dinner at the resort’s beachfront restaurant Sands (6,969 Baht per couple) is a 7-course feast to behold. Ingredients include Caspian Sea pearls, scallops, foie gras, lobster, Australian Black Angus beef and more. Oh, and a hot chocolate lava cake to finish! There’s also a strawberry-themed Valentine’s Special “I Love You” High Tea being served at the resort’s Lobby Lounge, perched high above the palm-tree fringed beach (1,699 Baht per couple).
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Romantic Eats in Chiang Mai
Cupid has aimed his bow at Meliá Chiang Mai, enticing couples for a romantic holiday with a special afternoon tea for two and romantic set dinner. The afternoon tea at Ruen Kaew Lounge (1-28 February; THB 999) includes the likes of mini strawberry sandwiches, classic Basque-style burnt cheesecake, and Lychee ice popsicles, with fine tea and fresh coffee. On Valentine’s Day, 21st floor Mai Restaurant & Bar will serve the ‘Valen-Thai’ dinner (6-10pm, THB 3500 per couple), including a live violinist and four courses. (We love the sound of the Angus braised beef-cheek curry!)
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Romantic Holidays in Cambodia
Cinema Under the Stars
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, the iconic 90-year-old luxury hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special screening of Ghost, the 1990 romantic fantasy movie starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. The film will be played poolside, under the stars, at the hotel’s Cinema Paradiso, with a variety of food and drinks including sparkling wine served ($30 per person). For something more traditional, enjoy the “Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf” at the hotel’s Le Phnom 1929, with a signature seafood tower and a resident band performing love songs.
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