10 Blissfully Romantic Valentine's Day Getaways in Southeast Asia

10 Blissfully Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways in Southeast Asia

Be still all beating hearts, get ready for some hot Southeast Asian Valentine's Day getaways that you'll love, love, love!

So, Valentine’s Day is approaching… fast! Gulps! What better way is there to say “I love you” than with a romantic getaway just for two? You’ll be looking for some place romantic, some place secluded, some place to get some precious alone time with your other half. Don’t fret, we’ve got just the thing for you ­– check out these 10 Southeast Asian locations that aren’t too far off and perfect for a lovey-dovey weekend getaway!

Bagan, Myanmar

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Climb hand-in-hand into a hot-air-balloon basket, and snuggle up close as you take to the Bagan skies. Watch as the sun starts to climb over the horizon, and take in the beautiful panoramic view. Ah, it’s just like a scene from a romance movie! (*cues dreamy eyes)

Also read: A Photographer’s Dream: The Golden Lights of Bagan, Myanmar

Lake Toba, Indonesia

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Feel as if the world belongs to only you two at this blissfully tranquil spot in Indonesia. Aptly named as Sumatra’s Volcanic Paradise, feast your eyes on picturesque scenery every direction you turn. Indeed, get your slice of heaven right here at Lake Toba!

Sri Lanka

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Get your romance on at Sri Lanka, home to rolling terraces, fiery sunsets, powdery beaches, and simply stunning landscapes. Experience the magic of Sri Lanka with your loved one – we guarantee you’ll (reluctantly) leave with a sparkle in your eye and a yearning for more!

Also read: 5 Reasons You Need to Visit Sri Lanka

Ubud, Bali

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Frolick among the lush padi fields, and enjoy the magnificence Ubud has to offer – from pristine beaches to intricate temples to mysterious jungles, there’s just so much to do! Never be bored for a second in Ubud, especially with your loved one right by your side. (Cue: Awwwww)

Hoi An, Vietnam

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Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most overlooked gems. Enjoy an evening illuminated by lantern-light, as you stroll (hand in hand, arm around waist) amongst Hoi An’s meandering streets. Let an evening sunset cruise set the mood, or set afloat a paper lantern in the river.

Also read: A Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Getaway to Vietnam: Just Pho You!



Borneo is the perfect backdrop for all things romance and ‘lurrrve’. Delight your senses with all the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes that Borneo has to offer. For adventure seekers, you can forage through rainforests, explore spectacular caves or embark on a thrilling whitewater rafting escapade. Be still, your beating heart!

Bohol, Philippines

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Step into the true meaning of “island getaway” at Bohol, where beaches and resorts are aplenty. Sink your toes into the sand, listen to the sound of the waves and apply suntan lotion for your other half ­– Mm, para-para-paradise!

Also read: Cebu to Bohol 3-Day Itinerary For Your Next Long Weekend Getaway

Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Add a level of intrigue to your relationship by having an intrepid adventure around Siem Reap’s fascinating temples, and be witness to the stunning sunrise over Angkor Wat. Temple Run, anyone?

Also read: Top 10 Things to Do in Siem Reap

Phuket, Thailand

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Phuket is a dream, filled with gorgeous beaches and invigorating nightlife. Stay at the Movenpick Resort and Spa at Karon Beach, and be truly pampered! Have a rejuvenating spa retreat, guaranteed to unknot every knot and sooth every nerve.

Cameron Highlands

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Think lush rolling hills and clear blue skies. Indulge in a morning of strawberry picking, and feed your other half as you work your way along the rows. Mm, mm, mm!

You heard it from us first – have a fantastic Valentine’s Day at any one of these Southeast Asian getaways. Your loved one will thank you for the awesome weekend full of zest and love, and you can thank us later!

Also read: Top 5 Romantic Couples Getaways in Southeast Asia

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E-lyn Tham
E-lyn Tham

Having a strong conviction that getting lost is just another adventure in itself, E-lyn takes particular delight in wandering stranger lands, inhibitions and fears thrown asunder. There’s so much left in the world to see, and there’s nothing she would like better than to spend her days dreaming whimsical, thinking adventure, and laughing curious.


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