Southeast Asia has a variety of sights for people from all corners of the world–but when Valentine’s day rolls around, there are plenty of unique places that are perfect for a romantic holiday. Here are some unique Valentine’s Day getaways in Southeast Asia!
With Valentine’s Day weekend just around the corner, love is in the air – even in Asia! It’s no secret that this exotic corner of the world is one of the best places for travelling couples to cozy up for their romantic getaways. But Southeast Asia’s romantic destinations are not one-size-fits-all. Even the most eclectic travellers would be likely to find a destination that’s perfect for them.
So, in celebration of the upcoming romantic holiday, we’re rounding up our all-time favourite places to go for every type of romantic getaway in Southeast Asia!
For getting off of the tourist track…
Chau Doc, Vietnam
The Mekong Delta has long been heralded as one of the most fascinating regions to explore in Vietnam. A whole host of floating villages, endless rice paddy fields and friendly locals make the Delta region a far cry from the ordinary and just far enough off of the tourist trail. And with a new generation of luxury hotels and resorts sweeping into the Delta region, the Mekong is beginning to take its place among Vietnam’s most romantic places to travel.
The very best place to kick back and take in the scenery is Victoria Nui Sam, a beautiful resort perched atop its own hill and overlooking the Mekong’s best scenery. Plus, between bouts of relaxation on the open-air hotel decks or dips in the infinity pool, adventurous duos can head out to nearby Tra Su Forest, one of the country’s best bird sanctuaries and a perfect place to take in the scenery and the local cultures at a leisurely glide. The best part about Chau Doc, though, is its peaceful aura that has travellers feeling as if they’ve discovered their own little slice of romantic paradise.
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For a tropical paradise…
Set out to find a place that has more tropical beauty than Langkawi and you’ll likely come up empty handed. This coastal Malaysian destination has long been a romantic getaway favourite, and it’s pretty easy to see why. Views of the Andaman sea, endless mangrove forests and some of the best diving in the region makes Langkawi just one of those places that’s perfect for nearly everyone – and nearly every couple, too!
Plus, Langkawi’s geographic diversity makes it a pretty easy place to explore for days on end – with a coastal stroll one day and a sunset dinner cruise the next. And with some of Malaysia’s best collections of marine life, even more adventurous pairs will find plenty to explore – with some of the world’s best resorts to come back to every night.
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For the history buffs…
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap is home to the astounding Angkor Religious Complex, the largest religious complex in the world. This alone means that the city nabs the top spots among traveller lists in the Southeast Asian region, but few realize just how fantastic the city is for romantic getaways as well. Thanks to a peaceful city centre with plenty of trendy restaurants, boutique hotels and cultural landmarks, exploring Siem Reap beyond only Angkor is a great way to enjoy a romantic getaway.
As one of Southeast Asia’s most historic destinations, though, travel couples who head to Siem Reap are in for an educational experience as much as a romantic one. Plan on heading into the main temples like Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm before heading out to lesser-known temples on the outskirts to really get a grasp of the incredible depth of history here. To add a romantic spark, do it all while staying at a luxurious resort like Victoria Angkor – ranked one of the top luxury hotels in the entire country!
For some peace and quiet…
Luang Prabang, Laos
As one of Southeast Asia’s (and the world’s) least populated countries, Laos can’t help but be a perfect place to find some peace and quiet. For travelling couples in search of romance, though, they’ll surely find a perfect balance of experience and solitude in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to the country’s most beautiful Buddhist architecture. With over two dozen temples within walking distance of each other, couples here can combine quiet coffees in quaint cafes and strolls alongside saffron-robed monks.
Plus, with plenty of boutique hotels that hark back to the city’s French colonial past, a getaway here is a bit like a journey back in time. If getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life is what you’re after on your romantic trip, Luang Prabang is the place to do it.
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For a little bit of everything…
Hoi An, Vietnam
Picturesque, ancient and charmingly quaint, the small riverside town of Hoi An is something right off of a postcard. You’d be hard pressed to find scenery more idyllic than this historic township’s lemon-hued houses lining a quiet river, or a better place to take a romantic stroll than through the ancient architecture in downtown Hoi An.
But what really makes Hoi An a perfect romantic getaway is its breezy beach just a stone’s throw from its historic centre. Nothing is quite as romantic as watching the sun set during a stroll on the sand (what is it people say about long walks on the beach?) and sipping cocktails at a beachside resort. Couple that with Hoi An’s historic centre, and you’ve got the best of both worlds for your romantic getaway.
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