Forget expensive bouquets of flowers and whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears — the most important thing about Valentine’s Day is spending quality time with your significant other. It is one of the most important elements of a happy relationship, anyway.
And what better way to do that, than going on a romantic getaway, where you can fully focus on bonding with your partner? While a staycation might work just as well, there’s that aspect of not being able to properly detach yourself from your work woes — especially when you’re consistently being bombarded with emails flagged as urgent. Going overseas, on the other hand, gives you the excuse of not having a stable wi-fi connection. Which frees up your time for some much-needed recreation and sightseeing with your loved one.
Keeping in mind that Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, we’ve rounded up 5 regional locales that aren’t too far away from Singapore, so you don’t have to use too many of your precious annual leave days. Save the long-haul trips for longer holidays such as Christmas. Besides, Asia boasts some of the world’s most picturesque beaches, lush mangrove forests and pristine waters — resulting in the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
Whether you’re looking for quality time together or planning to book a last-minute surprise trip, check out these hotels near Singapore offering Valentine’s Day packages. From room deals to restaurants offering special menus, there is something for every couple.
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Nestled amidst the manicured gardens and tropical foliage of Siem Reap, just seven minutes away from the Angkor temples, the Heritage Suites Hotel is a quiet haven away from the bustle of the city.
This Valentine’s Day, the hotel presents A Suite Escape, a package for two priced at S$1,393. Enjoy the luxurious and newly-refurbished Bungalow Suite, or go onboard a romantic private boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake while sipping on champagne and eating canapés. Additionally, pamper yourself with a 120-minute Couple Spa Experience comprising a Bodia Classic Massage and a Jasmine Rice Scrub for two in the Heritage Spa.
Heritage Suites Hotel, Wat Polangka – Phum Slok Kram, Siem Reap [Angkor], Cambodia 93101, Cambodia
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The Island of Gods makes the perfect setting for a Valentine’s Day retreat. Set on a cliff with all-encompassing views of the Indian Ocean, AYANA Resort & Spa Bali is famed as one of the most romantic resorts in the world.
Treat yourselves to a Valentine’s Break package, which includes accommodation in a private villa for two, a bottle of wine and handmade chocolates on arrival, dinner at DAVA Steak & Seafood, plus two-way airport transfers — all from only S$1,073 per night.
AYANA Resort & Spa Bali, Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
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If kicking back and relaxing in a hammock with glorious views of the Andaman Sea (and your spouse) right at your doorstep appeal to you, check out The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa.
The resort has introduced a Romantic Getaway package, which includes 60 minutes of Heavenly Spa treatment package, a daily buffet breakfast, and a daily themed buffet dinner for two.
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Kedah Langkawi, 07000 Malaysia
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This beautiful Victorian-style hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, is located within the elegant Yangon Embassy Quarter and is close to the Shwedagon Pagoda, providing you with a culturally-rich Valentine’s Day getaway.
This season of love, Belmond Governor’s Residence is offering a five-course tasting menu, which comes with a bottle of Schubert Rose and a special welcome cocktail. The offer is limited to the first 15 couples, so be sure to make a booking soon.
Belmond Governor’s Residence, 35 Taw Win Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
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Take in sweeping views of green landscapes and crystal clear waters at Amari Phuket. Hop on a speedboat to Racha and Coral Islands, or glide in a canoe to explore limestone caves around Phang Nga Bay. Dance until sunrise at one of Phuket’s numerous nightspots, or end the day with a luxurious massage that will have you both revitalised for another day of adventure.
With the resort’s Just the Two of Us package, you get to enjoy a candlelit dinner at its Rim Talay Restaurant, along with a complimentary massage and bath.
Amari Phuket, 2 Meun Ngern Road Patong Beach, Phuket, 83150, Thailand
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