Luxury Valentine’s Venues Across Asia

Luxury Valentine's Venues Across Asia - TRAVELINDEX.comCherish Cupid’s Kiss on Koh Samui – A tranquil lovers’ paradise overlooking a sapphire sea, Banyan Tree Samui has long been a favorite of couples traveling to Thailand for its intimate villas, each with a private infinity pool, award-winning spa, and sumptuous dining. This year, a veritable feast will be laid on at two of the resort’s three dining venues. At Sands, on the beachfront, a “Be My Valentine” dinner menu will be presented. Those who would like to mark the occasion – or perhaps have a proposal in mind – can opt for a private al-fresco Destination Dining experience, set up on the beach in a candlelit gazebo. The option comes with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco. Alternatively, a “Valentine Romance in the Siam Way” menu has been kindly concocted by the chef at Saffron Restaurant, perched high above the resort, and recently listed in the Michelin Guide for Thailand.

Experience Love in Da Nang

An oceanfront resort is tapping its idyllic location, unique wellness services, and creative cuisine for a romantic stay package that will leave couples feeling just as rejuvenated as they feel in love. The limited offer at TIA Wellness Resort includes breakfast on the sandy shores in front of the resort, one-night stay in a villa with a private plunge pool, a five course Valentine’s menu (with a plant-based option), romantic turn-down service with a milk bath, the “Stamp of Love” couples creative workshop where guests will express their connection through symbolism, and two wellness treatments of their choice with a romantic setup. The special menu for Valentine’s Day includes dishes like grilled abalone and caviar, along with baby lobster and saffron risotto. The meal will be served poolside with live music adding to the atmosphere. An organic wine pairing is also available. The package can be booked from now until February 13th for a stay on February 14th. Prices start at VND 12,000,000 NET per couple.

Beachfront Bliss in Beautiful Krabi

On the evening of February 14th, couples are invited to gather on the beachfront lawn at Banyan Tree Krabi, a luxury resort on secluded Tubkaek Beach, where a romantic candlelit dinner awaits inside a private bamboo gazebo. Amorous delicacies such as Crispy Beer Battered Oyster in Rose Jam, Smoked Salmon Gravlax, and Black Caviar, are to be followed by a choice of Roasted Wagyu Beef Tenderloin or Pan-Roasted Black Kingfish with Grilled Krabi Lobster, rounded off with some sumptuous chocolate-inspired desserts. The set menu costs THB 9,900 per couple, including a glass of sparkling wine, and the evening will be accompanied by live music. Note that booking should be made early as availability is limited to just eight lucky couples.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day from Saigon to Hue

Up and down Vietnam, wellness-inspired hotel brand Fusion is the place to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. Fusion Suites Saigon is offering a special menu for couples in addition to a romantic in-room package with red wine, balloons and a floral bouquet. At Ixora Ho Tram by Fusion, couples can enjoy meals with fresh seafood, decadent desserts and rose wine. Up the coast at Maia Resort Quy Nhon, the “Valentine’s Chef’s Table” is the spot to toast your relationship on Feb. 14. Fusion Resort Cam Ranh’s “4-Course Romance Menu” features fresh scallop tortellini, grilled Angus beef and more, with an optional candlelit setting on Bai Dai Beach. Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion is offering special floral room decor with a turndown set including chocolate cake and a choice of herbal tea or wine for two. And Fusion Suites Vung Tau is serving an exclusive “Sky High Love” menu accompanied by a live violin performance.

Red Carpets for Cupid in Cambodia

Two of Cambodia’s most celebrated hotels are rolling out the red carpet for Valentine’s Day. At Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap, couples can choose from a distinctive 5-course menu at 1932 restaurant crafted by Executive Sous Chef Dorn Doeurt and complemented by hand-picked wine pairings (priced at $140++ per couple including wine) or a premium seafood platter at Cafe d’Angkor featuring fresh oysters, lobsters, scallops, tiger prawns and much more ($80++ inclusive of two glasses of Champagne). Raffles Hotel Le Royal in the capital, Phnom Penh, has two exceptional dining options planned. The first, at Restaurant Le Royal, features a grand 4-course set dinner including a welcome cocktail (priced at $68++ per person), with additional wine pairing options. The second at Le Phnom 1929 includes a romantic dinner buffet with fresh seafood and Parisian brasserie classics, and complimentary rose and chocolate for all ladies, accompanied by live music (priced at $48++ for the buffet).

Sky-high Valentine’s Day Dinners in Bangkok

Cupid is aiming his bow at INNSiDE By Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit, spoiling loved-up couples with seafood platters accompanied by sparkling wine and a Spanish set dinner with optional wine pairing on February 14 from 6-10pm. With soaring windows giving way to Bangkok’s skyline, 31st floor The Kites Eatery offers a choice of a hot or cold seafood platter, priced at THB 2599 net per couple inclusive of a bottle of sparkling wine. The platters feature prawns, blue crab, New Zealand mussels, blue mussels, rock lobster, squid, oysters, and scallops served with Thai spicy seafood sauce, red wine vinegar, lemon, and other condiments. Perched on the hotel’s uppermost floors, the 33rd and 34th floors, LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar, which affords panoramic views of the city, will craft a five-course Spanish dinner priced at THB 4900++ per couple with additional wine pairing at THB 1600++ per person. Octopus and Iberico jowl with potato and caramelized onion, and beef ribeye with couscous mint and dates are among the dinner’s highlights.

Love is in the Air in Chiang Mai

Meliá Chiang Mai’s fine dining restaurant, MAI Restaurant and Bar, will serve an exquisite four-course set dinner from 6-10pm on February 14. Affording stunning views of Chiang Mai and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop, the 21st floor restaurant’s set dinner is THB3500 net per couple with a glass of sparkling rosé wine. ‘Love’s Samplers’, tasting-sized portions of three different delicacies, are followed by consommé seasoned with dried squid, pork ravioli, and plums. The main course is a choice of a secret recipe of Angus beef steak on braised beef cheek curry with butterfly pea flower rice, or baked banana leaf-wrapped king salmon with spicy tomato relish, fish sauce-brined mushrooms and a sticky spring roll. Red velvet tres leches cake completes the menu. The 22nd floor MAI The Sky Bar, Chiang Mai’s highest bar, will host live music by band The Est and resident DJ FuFu will spin the decks. Open from 6pm-midnight, tickets are THB 500 net per person or THB 888 net per couple and include a special cocktail or glass of house wine.

Delectable Valentine’s Day Menus in Cam Ranh and Mui Ne

The Anam Cam Ranh and The Anam Mui Ne, both of which have romantic designs inspired by Vietnam’s bygone Indochine era, will serve indulgent Valentine’s Day set menus on February 14 with live entertainment. With tables set up on its immaculate lawn adjacent to its Beach Club overlooking Long Beach, The Anam Cam Ranh’s four-course set dinner features ‘Beetroot inspiration’, a starter of beetroot in tartar, gelform, powder, and sponge with a goat cheese mousse, and main course Australian grain fed beef tenderloin, grilled local lobster, duchess potato, capsicum puree and truffle infused sauce. The Anam Mui Ne’s four-course dinner, to be staged at the resort’s compelling lawn area includes a French mushroom soup with truffle shavings and truffle oil, and a choice of either sous vide 24-hour Black Angus beef ribs with garlic confit, saffron mashed potatoes, asparagus and gravy sauce, or grilled half lobster with garlic butter, chef salad and balsamic dressing for the main course. Inclusive of two welcome drinks, The Anam Cam Ranh’s dinner is priced at VND 2.6 million ++ per couple and The Anam Mui Ne’s dinner is 2.4 million ++ per couple.

A Handcrafted Eiffel Tower Made of Dark Chocolate and More for Couples in Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo, a Forbes Five-Star property, pays homage to Paris, the city of love, with a handcrafted, 36-centimeter-tall edible Eiffel Tower made of dark (59%) chocolate. It is available at the hotel’s Sweets & Deli outlet for Valentine’s Day (priced at JPY 26,000, approximately $175) and will be sold exclusively from Feb. 1-14. The grand Eiffel Tower, which is also an ode to the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris, has the aroma of roasted nuts and mirrors even the most intricate details of the original structure. Sweets & Deli is also offering petite versions of the Eiffel Tower, in addition to assorted Valentine’s cookies, chocolate bonbons and more. Meanwhile, Lounge Bar Privé’s strawberry-themed menu, available throughout February, includes refreshing cocktail concoctions, including a Strawberry & Champagne Bellini, Strawberry & Hibiscus Martini, and Strawberry Cheesecake Martini. The chic intimate venue offers captivating views of the Imperial Palace gardens by day and the city skyline by dark, along with a cozy outdoor terrace.

Romance Among the Rice Paddies in Bali

‘The Art of Romance’ is a two-night stay with all the romantic trimmings at a secluded resort in the uplands of Bali. Upon arrival at Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, each couple will find a floral aromatherapy bath already drawn in their room and a welcome cake. After that it’s time for afternoon tea, served picnic style while overlooking the scenic rice paddies the property is known for. A photo session, shot throughout the grounds, uses mythical stone sculptures, ponds graced with swans, rice paddies, temples, and the verdant landscape as a backdrop. At the resort’s Tempayan restaurant, housed in a traditional bale-inspired building, the duo will enjoy a three-course candlelit meal. A 120-minute couples spa ritual in a deluxe double spa suite, with an oversized semi-outdoor terrazzo bath, and private steam shower, rounds out the romantic stay and is accompanied by a bottle of sparkling wine to be enjoyed in or out of the tub. The package is on offer for bookings until December 23, 2024.

Romantic Beach Dinners, Picnics, Afternoon Tea and More on Cam Ranh Peninsula

Alma Resort on Vietnam’s scenic Cam Ranh peninsula is pulling out all the stops for loved-up couples this Valentine’s Day, offering a romantic afternoon tea,an intimate beach dinner, picnics, special desserts and cocktails. Alma Lounge’s Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea includes the likes of Bailey caramel chocolate mousse, strawberry tart and pistachio macaron. Picnics with wine, snacks and decors will be offered in the morning and afternoon on Alma Hill or Long Beach and are priced at VND 1.8 million per couple. Beachfront restaurant Atlantis will stage a romantic dinner with candles and roses, for a maximum of five couples, priced at VND 4.95 million per couple including a bottle of red wine. Italian restaurant La Casa’s “Raspberry Rose” dessert comprises honey cream, raspberry confit, red velvet sponge cake with raspberry sauce. The American Bar will serve special Valentine’s Day cocktails.

Thais that Bind on Phuket’s Andaman Shoreline

Love is always in the air at Trisara, one of Thailand’s most alluring properties. And the resort—along with other assets owned by Montara Hospitality Group, the firm behind Trisara — is turning on the charm during February with a string of Valentine’s specials. Cielo —Trisara’s al fresco Mediterranean venue—hosts a magical evening on Valentine’s Day. Lovebirds can delight in a 4-course a la carte menu for THB 5,900++ per person, complete with a glass of champagne and the melodic tunes of a live band by the beach. At Jampa, a MICHELIN Green Star awarded “zero-waste” concept, located close to Trisara at its Pru Jampa farm, the Valentine’s Day experience involves a 7-course set menu for THB 4,600++, accompanied by a complimentary mocktail per person and a dainty flower bouquet for the couple. Things are equally seductive at Trisara’s award-winning spa, Jara Wellbeing. During February couples can experience a special “Couple’s Journey”. For THB 26,500++ per couple, they can enjoy a lavish 2-hour and 15-minute experience featuring an herbal steam, body scrub, and a 90-minute 4-hands massage. In Bangkok, Praya Palazzo, another Montara Hospitality property, isn applying some Thai-style romance courtesy of a sharing set menu of Thai royal dishes at THB 4,190++ for two.


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