When it comes to travel, we don’t need a whole lot of excuses to pack our bags and set off on an adventure. However, with the impending Valentine’s Day weekend just around the corner, escaping to a nearby oasis, indulging in a plush hotel room and a romantic couple of days, is just about the best excuse to get booking pronto!
Singapore is surrounded by an endless array of quick and affordable getaway options with some flights taking only an hour! With choices abundant, ZUJI, the region’s leading online travel agent has helped narrow in on the top five luxurious and love-filled getaways guaranteed to get you feeling rested and romanced.
1. Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Spa by L’Occitane, Bali
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Imagine…you are secluded on Bali’s lush Ubud mountain, surrounded by dense greenery in a luxury Balinese villa overlooking the picture-perfect rice fields and rivers below. Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Spa by L’Occitane is a true escape from the day-to-day grind, which offers a complete respite in the most relaxing setting.
Aside from its five star accommodation with rooms starting from $179 per room, per night over the Valentine’s Day weekend, the resort provides a well-appointed spa where every treatment is performed by hand using exclusive ointments by leading natural beauty brand, L’Occitane.
To add to the indulgence and romance, enjoy a twilight dinner on one of the resort’s unique floating dining settings under a canopy of stars. The private area is decorated with flickering candles and perfumed blossoms, while a five-course gourmet menu makes it a Valentine’s Day to remember.
2. Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa, Phuket
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Nothing says romantic sanctuary like the ultra luxe Avisa Hideaway Resort and Spa. At only an hour and 40 minutes flight time from Singapore, the Phuket-based resort is set within the mountain overlooking the glistening Tri Trang and Patong beaches below.
The five-star venue offers a new level of luxury through both service and contemporary Thai accommodation, which is priced from $253 per room, per night over the Valentine’s weekend. The intimate style resort means less squealing children and more couple canoodling, which is elevated with the resort’s own on-call butler service to cater to any Valentine’s needs.
3. Da Nang Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Spa, Da Nang
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Da Nang, Vietnam is fast becoming a hotspot on the Singapore getaway radar with stunning beaches and bustling towns easily reachable, making it an exciting retreat option this Valentine’s Day weekend. When looking for accommodation, make a beeline for Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Spa which is just steps away from My Khe Beach - voted as one of the six most exquisite beaches by Forbes Magazine.
With accommodation starting at just $128 from 14 February and daily direct flights from Singapore this modern four star resort is an ideal option for couples that seek a little luxury and a lot of choice. The hotel boasts on-site facilities including four restaurants and bars, two outdoor swimming pools, beach club, spa and wellness center, gym and kids club, so you can enjoy the sun-soaking relaxation in peace with your significant other.
4. Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok
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When you think of romantic getaway, you usually think sun-kissed beachy hideaways or lush tropical forests. Breaking the mould is Bangkok’s Lebua at State Tower, which offers uncompromised luxury high above the bustling city below, making for stunning views to complement the most romantic of evenings.
The hotel takes the Thai’s legendary hospitality to a whole new level, combining it with mouth-watering restaurants and bars and luxuriant suites, starting from $233 per room, per night over the Valentine’s Day weekend. Not to mention, those keen to explore Bangkok’s vibrant sights and sounds - including Jim Thompson’s House, Wat Pho, temples and national museums - can reach them in just minutes.
For the ultimate special evening to remember, book a table at the hotel’s iconic Sirocco restaurant located on the 63rd floor. Amidst the background soft jazz music, guests are treated to a romantic eight-course dinner-for-two, complete with a rose and incomparable views.
5. Mira Moon, Hong Kong
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Cutting edge and incredibly sleek is the Mira Moon, Hong Kong – one of the city’s newest hotels – which exudes style for the trendiest of travellers wanting to display their love in the most fashionable way this Valentine’s Day.
Mira Moon’s forward-thinking style is effortlessly melded with contemporary reinterpretations of ancient Chinese Moon Festival mythology, so couples can expect a very unique experience when booking one of the 91 boldly decorated room choices starting at $253.
When it comes to dining options for a romantic evening, pre or post-dinner drinks are a must at the elegant Crystal Lounge where a where a beautifully dressed cheongsam team serves innovative cocktails and the finest of champagne.
For those keen to turn up the dial in the romance department with some gift-giving, following the Valentine’s Day indulgences on the 14th, couples can wake up the next day and easily access some of Hong Kong’s best shopping, which surrounds the hotel’s metropolitan Causeway Bay location.
If a weekend away is too much to muster this romantic season, check out the ZUJI Facebook page to find out how you and your significant other can stand to win an indulgent Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Visit https://www.facebook.com/zuji.com.sg for more info.