Here are 5 insanely romantic trips you’ll never forget
If you need an excuse to plan a weekend escape for two with your bae, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Position yourself squarely in the sights of Cupid’s arrow by jetting off to one of these effortlessly romantic destinations recommended by the travel experts at KAYAK.sg. Concoct a potent love potion by travelling somewhere with a heady mix of beauty, culture and adventure – all the ingredients needed for a lovey-dovey memory-making weekend.
A centuries-old silk trading post and one of the most charming destinations in Southeast Asia, Hoi An is romantic without being too sappy. The Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa is located between the city and Cua Dai Beach so you can easily potter through the Old Town’s well-preserved lanes or sun yourself on a quiet strip of sand. The hotel also has a lovely pool and room service if you decide to stay in. Up the romance factor by booking a sunset dinner cruise on the Hoi An River, which is lit by colourful lanterns, and bustles with activity as fishermen bring in their daily catch.
How to get there: Flights from Singapore to Da Nang from S$635 per person.
Where to stay: Nightly prices for a double room at Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa start at S$70.
Hidden away on a stretch of pristine beach far from the hustle and bustle of Ao Nang, Beyond Resort Krabi provides a quiet sanctuary where love-birds can reconnect, surrounded by the beautiful limestone cliffs of the Andaman coast. Take a day trip, and explore some of the 200 islands off the coast or take a speedboat to Phi Phi for world-renowned Scuba diving. An hour’s drive inland you can find the Krabi Hot Springs (Klong Thom), natural hot tubs formed by thermal springs from volcanic chambers near the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. Soaking in an outdoor hot tub in the middle of the jungle? Tres romantique.
How to get there: Flights from Singapore to Krabi from S$265 per person.
Where to stay: Nightly prices for a double room at Beyond Resort Krabi start at S$270.
Watching the sun rise over the mist-laden stupas at Borobudur, a majestic ninth-century monument and the world’s largest Buddhist temple, is an unforgettable experience. Clambering up onto the temple with a headlamp before 5:00am gets your weekend started with just the right amount of adventure, and Yogyakarta has plenty of cafes to rest after the early rise. Stay at the The Phoenix Hotel and finish your early morning wake up call with a visit to the hotel spa then grab a nightcap at the wine bar or in the terrace lounge.
How to get there: Flights from Singapore to Yogyakarta from S$192 per person.
Where to stay: Nightly prices for a double room at The Phoenix Hotel start at S$66.
4. Berjaya Langkawi Resort – Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi’s beach resorts are a favourite among honeymooners and for good reason – this jewel in the Andaman sea is a stunning backdrop for a love-in. Berjaya Langkawi Resort’s over-water chalets backed by tropical rainforest are the perfect hide-out for a couple seeking some uninterrupted downtime. Swim up to the sunken pool bar or relax in the beachfront Boat House Bar if you need refreshment. Soak in the Langkawi Archipelago’s abundant natural beauty with a tour of some of the geopark’s impressive rock formations, caves, mangroves and waterfalls.
How to get there: Flights from Singapore to Langkawi from S$150 per person.
Where to stay: Nightly prices for a double room at Berjaya Langkawi Resort start at S$234.
5. Sato Castle – Taipei, Taiwan
Admittedly, you need a sense of humour to check into a notorious “love hotel” for a Valentine’s Day getaway, but many of Taipei’s have a boutique charm, with themed rooms presented without an ounce of irony. At Sato Castle each guest room is more fabulous than the next – if your mister is a fan of the Mission Impossible series or Manchester United, you’re in luck. If not, there are 49 more wild and wonderful rooms to choose from to have a unique stay experience. When the décor in the bedroom becomes overwhelming, retreat to the in-room Jacuzzi tub. And don’t forget to explore Taipei, a wonderfully buzzy city that excites foodies and culture-lovers alike.
How to get there: Flights from Singapore to Taipei from S$585 per person.
Where to stay: Nightly prices for a double room at Sato Castle start at S$265.
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