As Valentine’s Day draws near, many of us will frantically try to piece a list of romantic activities for our significant others to show our appreciation and love.
Everyone has different definitions to a perfect Valentine’s Day, but isn’t a box of chocolates and an overpriced bouquet of flowers a little too cliché already?
For those of you who want to take your relationship up a notch, or just have a fun getaway together, here is a list of romantic beach getaways you should check out.
Less than 3 hours from Singapore
Bambu Indah Udang House, Bali, Indonesia
Also known as Shrimp House, this eco-luxury boutique hotel in Ubud is one of the most unique accommodation choices in the world. It allows guests to immerse in an intimate relationship with nature.
The flooring of each room is made up of glass panels to create an underwater panoramic view of the fresh shrimp pond underneath. If that’s not enough, you can feel the welcoming warmth of the sunrays beating down on your back from the glass-roofed bathroom, or a relaxing bath under the Bali moon.
Duration: Approximately 2h40m flight from Singapore
The Mulia, Bali, Indonesia
The Mulia is perched on the beachfront, offering unparalleled view of the Indian Ocean. Providing 3 infinity pools, you can watch the dramatic sunset blur the horizon as you feel the calm waters against your skin.
If you are seeking for a more private and romantic twist, you can reside in the spacious patio in your suite and relax to the rhythms and beats of the Jacuzzi with your loved one.
Duration: Approximately 2h40m flight from Singapore
The Racha, Phuket, Thailand
Hailed as Thailand’s premier deluxe island hideaway, The Racha is an enclave tucked on a white-sand, turquoise waters Racha Island. Not only is The Racha known for its natural beauty and flourishing marine life, the 85 luxurious-villas resort is recognised as a responsible actor of the environmentally sustainable tourism.
Apart from the breath-taking view each villa has to offer, guests can experience the beauty first hand. The clear waters make it an ideal location for diver to explore some of the best-preserved corals.
Not forgetting the spa treatments you can treat yourself to after a long day of activities.
Duration: Approximately 1h50m flight from Singapore
Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak, Malaysia
Expect epitomised serenity as you lay your first step on this privately owned island, located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia.
You will lose yourself to the peaceful swaying of the palm trees as the enjoy the crystal-clear waters against the luscious green backdrop right in front of you. Pangkor Laut Resort offers the best experience with nature, even to the smallest details of your room.
The ultimate pampering will be completed with the dining experience that plays on the region’s culinary arts.
Duration: Approximately 1h30m flight to Ipoh from Singapore and 1h15m taxi land transfer
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang, Vietnam
This is a hidden gem on the Vietnam’s coast. All the villas – Hilltop, Beachfront, Rock, and Water – come with their own private, plunge pool where you can spend your afternoon dipping in.
Strategically located along Vietnam Sea, you are not only treated to majestic visuals but an array of land and sea activities. From cliff jumping, to visiting the local markets and cultural sites inland, to movie nights by the beach side; with some of the freshest seafood to go with.
Duration: Approximately 3h flight to Nha Trang from Singapore
Around 4 to 6 hours from Singapore
Misool Eco, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
This exclusive dive resort is a dream come true to all dive or water enthusiasts. Located deep in the archipelago, this area is the epicentre of a rich marine biodiversity. Like a true tropical hideaway, the resort is built on stilts over the clear waters where each room provides a ladder down to the open sea.
Guests can end their day on their private porch, watching the sun stain the skies with hues of red and orange.
Duration: Approximately 2h flight to Makasaar from Singapore and 2h flight to Sorong.
4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Tatai, Cambodia
If you were a fan of camping but are always too cooped up to prepare one, here’s glamping (glamorous camping) on the river of tranquillity for you. You can detach your stressful mind entire as you immerse in the natural surrounding this environmentally friendly resort has to offer.
From boating, bird-watching to trekking at waterfalls, there is no lack of activities that you can engage in.
Duration: Approximately 2h flight to Phnom Penh City and 2h land transfer
Song Saa Private Resort, Koh Rong, Cambodia
Tucked away from the bustling civilisations in the undisturbed Koh Rong archipelago, this is the place where you can forget about all your woes and pamper yourself to the limitless beauty of nature. Like the Khmer translation, ‘The Sweetheart’, Song Saa will capture your heart, and make you fall in love boundlessly and senselessly.
The eco-conscious beach offers 11 jungle villas, 5 beach villas, and 9 over water villas, so take your pick!
Duration: Approximately 2h to Sihanoukville from Singapore and 2h boat transfer
Eskaya Beach Resort, Bohol, the Philippines
For the ultimate getaway
The Leela Kempinski, Goa, India
The previously bustling port city is now the perfect beach holiday. Endowed with natural beauty and the remnants of Portuguese heritage of South Goa, you can experience a slice of paradise at your door step.
Each room are characterised and the balcony door opens to the endless Arabian Sea. Alternatively, you can take a dip in the 3 outdoor pools while enjoying the pristine beach.