Whether it’s waking up together to unbeatable sunrise views in a luxurious overwater villa, or soaking up the sun by an adults-only pool, the occasion demands you pull out all the stops. Here are five romantic getaways to give you inspiration:
Wake up in an overwater villa at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
For an experience unlike any other, make one of the Overwater Bungalows at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa your home for a week. The stunning heart-shaped island of Moorea speaks for itself, but the overwater villas take it to another level. Decorated in a contemporary Polynesian style, complete with breathtaking sunset views, you might find it hard to even step out of your room. That said, you’d want to try out the Couples Special at the on-site spa, inspired by ancestral Tahitian techniques. End the night with a touch of romance at Toatea Crêperie & Bar – it really isn’t every day you get to have cocktails and crêpes under the stars, after all.
Leave the kids behind at Hilton Fiji Beach
With the number of flight routes opening up from Southeast Asia, you don’t need more reasons to visit Fiji. Taking a break from the kids can also be refreshing – especially when you’re on a romantic getaway. KORO, Hilton Fiji Beach’s exclusive adults-only area, boasts spectacular ocean views, a beach bar, and two beachfront pools. If you can’t bear to part with your little ones, the hotel also offers a wide range of activities to keep children occupied, including a kids club and kids pool, water slides and a water basketball space.
Enjoy the finer things at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Located on the west bank of the Huangpu River is the spectacular Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Housed in a beautiful heritage building, it offers a view of Shanghai’s skyline, the river and the Bund. Try the Couple Spa Journey package for a truly indulgent affair, which ends with sparkling wine and the famed Waldorf Red Velvet Afternoon Tea. Visit the Long Bar – restored to the former glory of its 1911 Shanghai Club past – for rose champagne paired with the freshest beach-farmed oysters imaginable, all to the tune of some soul-soothing live jazz. Seal the deal with a six-course dinner at Pelham’s at Bund 2, including dishes like langoustine and wagyu beef bitter chocolate tortellini.
Get transported to the French Riviera at Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay
Distinguished by its architecture, a nod to the French Riviera style, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere in the Côte d’Azur. Especially when all you see from your private villa is endless blue oceans, lagoons, white sand beaches and verdant gardens. For maximum privacy, each luxurious villa has its own pool, sun lounger and cabana. Need to pick up a last-minute gift for your partner? Take full advantage of the Bentley limousine service and hit up the largest duty-free mall in Asia, just moments away. Savour contemporary local dishes at sunset, focused on seasonal delicacies and fresh regional produce at La Chine. You won’t find Cantonese or Hainanese cuisine as exquisite as this in Cannes or Monaco.
Experience an ‘address in the sky’ at Conrad Osaka
Located in Nakanoshima between the Dojima and Tosabori rivers, this sleek luxury hotel offers incredible views of the water and the Osaka skyline. The spacious guest rooms start at 50 sq/m and offer floor-to-ceiling windows. No less stunning is the view from the 40 Sky Bar & Lounge, set high above the city, on the 40th floor, of course. Feel well and truly spoilt with the finer details in life, such as the digital control panel, which allows you to adjust your lighting, curtain and temperature preferences. If that isn’t enough, pamper yourself at the Conrad Spa and Salon, overlooking the city. With four private treatment rooms, a relaxation room, beauty salon and whirlpool area, you and your beloved can indulge in pampering body treatments, massages and salon services, all while admiring the gorgeous Osaka skyline.