There’s something magically romantic about getting out of the country. This year, with Valentine’s Day falling just after the Chinese New Year holidays, there’s no better time to surprise your lover with a short overseas trip. Here are our picks.
The Temple House x Agent Provocateur
Everyone’s favourite British lingerie retailer is tying up with luxury urban hotel The Temple House in Chengdu for its Romantic Stay packages. You and your lover will get to stay the beautiful The Temple House while enjoying the sights and sounds of the city and, of course, each other. Agent Provocateur is also providing an exclusive private fitting session as part of the packages in its boutique store, adjacent to the hotel.
From SGD347 per night | thetemplehousehotel.com
Love at EAST
Head to the land of dim sum and feast on chocolates from Venchi, an Italian premium chocolatier. EAST, a five-star hotel in Hong Kong, beckons couples to spend a night in its Harbour View room with a bottle of Prosecco, lovely chocolates and a romantic dinner for two in its in-house restaurant. They do say chocolates are the ultimate aphrodisiacs, after all.
SGD406 per night | east-hongkong.com
Serenity under the Stars
There’s nothing more romantic than lying down with your partner and looking at the stars. The Banyan Tree Al Wadi is offering just that this Valentine’s Day with a special stargazing and dining experience. Starting your wanderlust weekend with breakfast-and-bubbles, indulge in the spa treatment and conclude with the resort’s Stargazing Experience with a local astronomer. Did we mention the part when you ride camels to head to dinner in the middle of a desert?
From SGD2,300 per night | banyantree.com
Valentine’s at St Regis
If you can’t venture out of Singapore, stay on the island instead and celebrate the day of love at the address of uncompromising luxury. The St Regis name needs no introduction and for the upcoming season of love (and spending), the luxury hotel is offering a romantic sojourn, inclusive of a SGD200 dining credit at a few of its restaurants and bars, with the works.
SGD342 per night | stregissingapore.com