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5 Romantic Destinations To Visit over Valentine’s Day

Flee into the arms of a passionate getaway with no more than you and your beau on this special occasion. 

For Wine Lovers
1) Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam

While glasses of wine make for a sensual pairing to the entwining of hearts, Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam takes the tipple a little further with its decadent full-body wine treatments, known as oenotherapy, for you and your partner to luxuriate in. Spanning from Thela Cuvée Spéciale massage, to Le Grand Cru revitalising body exfoliation and anti-ageing body wrap, the wellness treatments are part of the hotel’s special Valentine’s package, which includes a selection of canapés, a glass of champagne and a live performance by singing harpist, Jharda Walker. Lovebirds may also opt for a night’s stay at the I ♥ Amsterdam Suite, a beautiful triplex located on Conservatorium’s top floor.

For Culture Lovers
2) Shinta Mani Club, Siem Reap

Cultural buffs, you’ll definitely appreciate a stay at the Shinta Mani Club during this season of love. Aside from its enviable location situated in between the city’s charming downtown and its nearby riverfront, the 39-room boutique hotel offers two packages to let you and your partner soak up Cambodia’s rich history and culture. For couples looking for an engaging experience, opt for the Open Doors, Open Hearts package, which will take you on a journey through a floating village in an ox cart ride, before ending your evening with the artistic performances of Phare, The Cambodian Circus. You can also participate in a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks at the Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chorm Temple, followed by Shinta Mani Club’s couple spa treatment that includes an aromatic milk bath and therapeutic facials.

For Boating Lovers
3) Regent Hotels & Resorts, Berlin

Embark on a Venetian cruise through the capital of Germany this Valentine’s day. Aside from its two-night stay at its Superior room and a four-course gourmet menu, Regent Berlin’s exclusive Romance Package takes couples on a boating journey via the luxurious Bellini water limousine. To sweeten the deal, the charming two-hour voyage includes an intimate dining experience for two with a picnic basket filled with goodies and a bottle of champagne for a unique experience.

For Island Lovers
4) Karma Kandara, Bali

Perched on a cliff amid the lush greenery and opulent waters of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Karma Kandara boasts stunning ocean views that will certainly set hearts ablaze. With tropical beaches a stone’s throw away from its villas, Karma Kandara invites couples to indulge in a four-course menu of Indian flavours at a beachside dining set-up. Cheekily called Karma Sutra on the Beach, the dining arrangement will be adorned with romantic decorations such as candles, flower petals and lit lanterns, in which couples will feast open-air against the backdrop of Bali’s captivating beauty.

For The Exotic Lovers
5) Banyan Tree Lijiang, China

A sanctuary of rejuvenation awaits at the Banyan Tree Lijiang, 2,400m above sea level. With its oriental architecture that frames the living history of Lijiang, the resort makes for an exotic Valentine’s Day destination with its Sense of Romance package. Aside from its gourmet offerings of local and international cuisines at Mingyue and Baiyun restaurants, the package includes not only spa lessons and workshops to learn about the ingredients and preparations of body scrubs and wraps, but also an award-winning signature spa treatment to renew your body, mind and soul.