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Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine’s

If you’re looking for somewhere different this Valentine’s Day, then how about a getaway in SE Asia.  This incredible and fascinating part of the world rarely disappoints, and here we’ve unearthed 10 gems that we think you’ll love and, more importantly, that your Valentine will love too… The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Long hailed as one of the finest hotels in the world, The Peninsula, Hong Kong has been celebrating the city’s dramatic progress since 1928, and creating countless unforgettable moments for its guests ever since. Romance your partner with their ‘Value the Experience’ room package in a Grand Deluxe Harbour View Room (HK $7,180) which includes a traditional Peninsula breakfast for two in The Lobby. And if you’re really out to impress, cap it all over with a Fly & Dine Helicopter Tour to experience Hong Kong from a truly monumental perspective. Kempinski Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand For a far-flung romantic getaway this Valentine’s, Siam Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok has it all. Conveniently located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district and within easy reach of the BTS Skytrain at the Siam Interchange Station, there’s no excuse not to throw yourself in to all Bangkok’s bustling capital has to offer. For those who prefer a more relaxing holiday, Siam Kempinski houses a decadent spa, with 8 treatment rooms and a relaxation room; a magical getaway from the bustling city outside. The Legian, Bali, Indonesia Few beaches are more idyllic than Bali’s, and few beach resorts more romantic than the Legian, a GHM hotel on the island’s southern coast. This contemporary oasis offers 68 stylish suites, all located on Seminyak’s iconic seafront. With its exotic gardens and palm-thatched bars, the hotel is your textbook tropical paradise. But it doesn’t stint on luxury, either. The art in the lobby is museum quality, while the spacious suites come equipped with the finest bedding, deep-soak baths and state-of-the-art technology. Here’s a destination where you can choose your own pace: take a stroll down to lively Kuta, with its nightlife and chic boutiques. Or simply kick back and enjoy the world-class sunsets at the pool bar. And when it comes to eating, you can be as relaxed or refined as you like. The gourmet restaurant serves wagyu steak and duck confit, accompanied by award-winning wines. Or you can enjoy grilled calamari and a frozen margarita barefoot at the oceanfront bar. The spa, situated on the hotel’s private beach, is a must-visit and has three treatment rooms designed especially for couples. These offer up a range of carefully chosen massages and nurturing rituals. And what Valentine’s trip would be complete without the Legian Love Bath Ceremony? This one-of-a-kind treat comes served with Champagne, canapés and a specially devised love potion. The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand As part of The Sarojin‘s incredible ‘Shipwrecked in Style’ experience, guests can enjoy a private island dining excursion where all they have for company is their own private butler and chef, the sand between their toes and the mesmerising views of the aquamarine ocean. Couples are whisked away on the Lady Sarojin private yacht to an exclusive island nestled between the fishing village of Baan Nam Khem and the island of Ko Koh Khao, where they spend a magical evening dining beneath the stars as their personal waiter spoils them with fresh seafood dishes, freshly plucked from the ocean. It’s a truly VIP Valentine’s Day experience and one unlikely to be forgotten. Aside from this experience, The Sarojin offers a truly romantic setting for couples with 56 deluxe guest residences nestled within 10 acres of tropical grounds leading directly onto the beachfront. Each guest room features its own private garden private garden and ‘sala’ sundeck, couples’ baths with waterfall showers, and plunge and relaxation pools that blend into the natural habitat. Constance Moofushi, Maldives Indulge in a romantic getaway to Constance Moofushi, in the Maldives, and experience the ultimate in barefoot chic and laid-back luxury. This beautiful resort is the perfect place to enjoy some castaway moments with your loved one. Constance Moofushi oozes intimacy from the location of pure lagoons, sandbanks and tropical surroundings to the villas nestling discreetly on the white sand beach or floating above the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Romance comes easy here. Enjoy the Crusoe spirit and retreat to your own table for two on a private sandbank overlooking the ocean, escape together to a deserted island, take a sunset cruise in a traditional Dhoni and search for dolphins. Diving here is some of the best in the world. And don’t miss the spa, where you can pamper yourself or indulge in a romantic couple’s treatment. The Cristal all inclusive package means you can relax and enjoy everything on offer from sparkling wine to mouthwateringly exquisite cuisine. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, Thailand Be whisked away to a 3-night stay in private tropical villas. Set against a sun-soaked backdrop of warm tropical air and lush, landscaped gardens, the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Baech Phuket‘s private villas provide the ideal abode for an unforgettable romantic holiday. Kindle the flames of desire over a romantic candlelit dinner for two and a luxuriating Romantic Harmony Spa treatment, both part of our Romantic Villa Getaway Package offer. Couples are greeted with splendid tropical garden views at the Deluxe Garden Villa, while those staying in the Penthouse Plunge Pool Villa can watch the sun dip beneath golden palms in the secluded comfort of a private rooftop pool. Villa guests also enjoy private sundecks, outdoor showers and spacious bathrooms, with exclusive access to the enchanting Coconut Grove pool. Starting from 1,500 USD for 3 night stay. The rate includes a 3-night stay at Deluxe Garden Villa, Plunge Pool Villa, or Penthouse Plunge Pool Villa, a romantic dinner for two, complimentary American Breakfast for two, round trip transfer from airport to resort and a two-and-a-half hour Romantic Harmony Spa Package for two. Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Why not spend Valentine’s in the thriving city state of Singapore? If you request it, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will meet you with flowers at the airport and transfer you in style to the hotel. Go for the Ritz-Carlton Suite on the top floor – it has fabulous views of Singapore Harbour and the ultimate bathroom experience with a soaking tub with a prime view. George Bush and Cindy Crawford have reputedly both stayed in this suite – though admittedly not at the same time. Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, China Just steps from the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds lies Aman at Summer Palace – the ideal location for a romantic break in Beijing. Housed in a series of pavilions, some of which date back over a century and were originally used by guests of the Palace awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi, the resort is only 15km from the Forbidden City. A serene retreat, with peaceful internal courtyards embracing traditional Chinese architecture, the property provides easy access to such cultural landmarks as the Great Wall, The Temple of Heaven and the hutongs, as well as Beijing’s restaurants, art galleries and other contemporary delights. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India The Oberoi Rajvilas is one of the most beautiful hotels in India, if not the world, and a lavish location in which to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a four-poster king-sized bed, soak in an exotic bath, or simply watch the sunset from a quaint outdoor deck. If time allows, try an authentic Ayurvedic massage and return home feeling fully re-charged. Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, Singapore Located in the heart of Sentosa, Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa is the ideal Valentine’s Day destination for a romantic tropical retreat with a touch of Swiss hospitality. Built in 1940s, this conservation-protected building welcomes discerning guests with finer details such as the conservation door and the intricately carved window frames have been carefully restored and interwoven into the new design to preserve the rustic beauty. Romance your loved one with a view of Singapore’s famous icon, the 37-metre-high Merlion in your room. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at our all-day dining restaurant Tablescape or choose from an enticing array from the a la carte menu including the signature Mövenpick Beef Tartar and many more. Unwind in our swanky whiskey lounge, WOW – World of Whiskeys which is directly affiliated to Waldhaus am See St. Moritz, the Guinness World Record-holder for having the world’s largest whisky collection. Rejuvenate with a dip in their 22-metre outdoor infinity pool and experience the nature and heritage intermingles in the finishing touches of verdant greenery and exquisitely sculpted gardens found throughout the hotel.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Great list of places for valentines day, I think private island dining excursion is a great idea. We haven’t experience it both so that’s will be great to give it a try.

  2. Of course for us it is the The Peninsula! After visiting several times the Peninsula Bangkok we are real fans! Peninsula, what else!

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