Romantic highs in Hong Kong

With an international reputation for luxury and with more than a hint of the exotic, Hong Kong is the ideal place to indulge your romantic side. Furthermore, Cupid’s bow will strike twice in Hong Kong this year as the Chinese (Spring Lantern Festival) and Western Valentine’s Day fall together. For couples who want to go beyond chocolate covered strawberries or singletons looking to find love, Hong Kong may be the ideal romantic getaway.

Hong Kong

Spring Lantern Festival

The Spring Lantern Festival or ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day’ falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, the last day of Chinese New Year celebrations. On this day couples spend time together on what’s informally known as ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day’, a title also awarded to the Seven Sisters Festival. In the past, singles would play matchmaking games on this auspicious day. Whether you’re single or coupled up, Hong Kong is especially beautiful during this event, with colourful lanterns adorning the parks, flower markets and restaurants.

Romantic heights

Should you tire of looking into your lover’s eyes, The Peak offers unrivalled views of the iconic Hong Kong skyline to gaze upon. Make your way up to this Hong Kong romantic spot via the historic Peak Tram to add a touch of old school, colonial glamour to your date. If you want to take it up a notch and get pulses going, arrange a breathtaking helicopter ride to take in the cityscape.

Sailing into the sunset

Sail into someone’s heart by renting out one of the city’s quintessential junk boats. Board the last authentic Chinese sailing junk in Hong Kong and set sail into the city’s beautiful harbour for a 360-degree view of its jaw-dropping skyline, or hire-out a private yacht and sail off to one of Hong Kong’s many outlying islands to enjoy a secluded picnic on your own private beach. The Harbour Night Cruise takes in the best sunset views of Victoria Harbour district while the iconic Star Ferry allows you to sail back in time to 1920s Hong Kong on-board the beautiful double-decker recreation of the ferries that graced Victoria Harbour back in the Roaring Twenties.

With food and love

They say the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, if the old adage is to be believed then you couldn’t find yourself in a better city than Hong Kong to win over the object of your desires. For dinner with a view, finished with sundowner cocktails try one of the world famous rooftop bars or restaurants such as Nanhai No. 1, where you can watch the world famous Symphony of Lights or try the Hooray Bar for a glistening view of the city from a beautiful outdoor terrace. If you fancy something a bit more intimate, why not hire out one of the city’s internationally renowned private kitchens such as Yin Yang or Ta Pantry?

Comments (5)

  1. Harine says:

    We had been to Hongkong for our Anniversary & I must say yes, it is such a romantic place. A great country..

  2. Francois says:

    A must-see in Hong-Kong : the Peak, from where you can admire the whole HK skyline. Of course it’s better to go there in the evening or at night.

  3. Birdie says:

    Great article. I’d love to experience the Spring Lantern Festival, perhaps next year. Would be nice to get an idea of prices in Hong Kong.

  4. Ian says:

    If you like your bars and cocktails make sure you check out Quinary this is one of the top 50 bars in the world and must be experienced to be appreciated oh and also recently opened is The Envoy which is on my next visit list.

  5. Ariette says:

    I am sure to go to those romantic places once I found the right man for me. Haha. I would love to try sailing into the sunset. For now, I just enjoy going in and out of night clubs in HK.

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