With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now’s the time to put in the extra effort and plan ahead for a perfect date to impress the object of your affection. Whatever you have in mind — delicious dinners, romantic getaways or private yachts — we’ve put together the ultimate list of options that will satisfy all your wishes. From fine dining to Champagne cruising, here are the most romantic date ideas that will guarantee you a very happy Valentine’s Day.
Lavish international buffet
Expand your Valentine’s dinner horizons at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, where you can indulge in various dishes and watch chefs in action in the spacious open kitchen. The international buffet (THB 2,500 per person) offers a lush array of modern Asian dishes and platters of splendid seafood, all made from top-notch ingredients. Aside from the delectable buffet spreads, the restaurant also provides the à la carte menu which includes fresh sushi and sashimi, followed by your choice of Australian prime rib or roasted lamb rack with aromatic herbs for mains. Valentine’s Day–themed desserts include a heart-shaped pistachio and a flavourful chocolate praline.
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, 494 Rajdamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, +662 254 1234
Sweet Japanese dinner
Couples who love traditional Japanese food should head to Yamazato at The Okura Prestige. The restaurant serves up a teppanyaki course menu (THB 9,000 per couple) including an impressive selection of specialty creations. Seafood lovers will be happy to know that it involves three kinds of delicious sashimi, perfectly grilled lobsters, red snapper and succulent Hokkaido scallops. For a main dish, the top-notch satsuma beef tenderloin is served with fresh vegetables. Indulge in Japanese cuisine and celebrate the year’s sweetest day with your loved one at Yamazato.
Exclusive poolside romance
Perched on the 15th floor, The St. Regis Bangkok provides a breezy, romantic dining experience where you can take in panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline. Here, you’ll be seated by the serene rooftop pool and treated to a special six-course menu (THB 15,000 per couple). The celebratory course starts with robust Champagne mushroom soup, freshly shucked oysters and smoked salmon trout dressed with mellow caviar sauce. As for mains, you can choose between the premium Australian wagyu beef and succulent butter-poached Boston lobster. Your lavish meal ends with the soft Valrhona hot chocolate soufflé and local artisan cheeses. Make sure to book this exclusive dinner in advance as it’s available for five couples only.
The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri Rd., Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, +662 207 7777
Luxe & Amour Champagne cruise
Searching for something more special than usual? Look no further than The Peninsula Bangkok’s Luxe & Amour Champagne Valentine’s Day Cruise (THB 25,888 per couple). The 76-foot luxury yacht will take you on an 80-minute ride on the Chao Phraya River, letting you enjoy the scenic view and river breeze. The chilled Champagne, fresh oysters and bespoke chocolates are all served on board. After the romantic cruise journey, you will also be treated to an elegant afternoon tea filled with sweet pastries such as red velvet cakes, lychee marshmallows and strawberry rose tarts. For savoury bites, think cucumber and mint finger sandwiches, English mustard and smoked salmon on pumpernickel.
The Peninsula Bangkok, 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, +662 020 2888
Romantic getaway in Ayutthaya
Nestled in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Sala Ayutthaya is the best option if you’d like to escape from the bustling city and indulge in a romantic getaway. Check this luxurious boutique hotel out for its comprehensive Valentine’s Day meal package with an overnight stay (THB 8,189). For dinner, you’ll enjoy sunset hues in an al fresco dining area, all while savouring contemporary Thai fusion dishes. Expect Thai tapas with aromatic spices for starters; and a selection of scrumptious duck confit or a pan-fried sea bass for mains. Peaceful and secluded, all the rooms here also overlook calming waters and nearby historic pagodas.
Sala Ayutthaya, 9/2 Moo 4 Uthong Road, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, +663 524 2588