Asia boasts a great variety of destinations where you and your significant other can spend some romantic time with each other. Imagine waking up on a remote island surrounded by white powdery beaches or sipping cocktails from a shopping spree in Singapore – Asia boasts a vast array of options for your honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Here are the Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels in Asia:
Raffles Hotel, Singapore
Beautiful Courtyard at Raffles Hotel Singapore [Credits: Raffles.com/Singapore]
Raffles Hotel Singapore is an iconic landmark within the Lion City, it is awarded as one of the best hotels in the world by various renowned travel providers. No wonder,as the name Raffles is widely synonymous for absolute luxury and top-notch service. Oh and don’t forget to sip a glass of the original Singapore Sling in their long bar- it’s here where this legendary drink has been invented since 1915!
You can find the original Singapore Sling at The Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore
The hotel is one of the rarest stays in Singapore where you can will enjoy the exclusive living experience in this timeless colonial architecture. Shopping at the boutiques in Raffles Hotel is an amazing experience too.
Shangri-La, Bangkok, Thailand
Facade of the Majestic Shangri-La Bangkok Hotel by the River [Credits: shangri-la.com/bangkok]
Bangkok – The City of Angels is one of Asia’s most dynamic cities and constantly changing. The Shangri-La Bangkok is located at the banks of the Chao Phraya River and offers world-class service paired with outstanding accommodations and Thai hospitality. It’s one of those hotels where one never has to leave the grounds, given that several restaurants, pools, an exquisite Chi spa and its exclusive boat shuttle service to Asiatique.
The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet, China
Exterior Villa at The St Regis Lhasa Resort [Credits: Starwoodhotels.com]
The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is located in close proximity to the famous Potala Palace and fascinates guests with its impressive architecture inspired by a nearby monastery, but most of all with the fact that it’s the world’s highest hotel at an altitude of 3300m above sea level. Guests submerse to excellent Tibetan hospitality and oriental style rooms featuring Tibetan woven carpets and locally made paintings. But honestly, who wants to stay in the room when an abundance of temples, lakes, mountains and monasteries await you?
Hoshinoya Resort, Kyoto, Japan
Tsuki Maisonette Room in Hoshinoya Kyoto [Credits: global.hoshinoresort.com/hoshinoya_kyoto]
Kyoto is a haven of Japanese heritage: from ancient temples fringed with beautiful cherry blossoms or the amazing Golden Pavilion with its zen gardens, it’s difficult not to succumb to the romantic atmosphere of Kyoto.
The romance starts already prior to the arrival, as guests have to take a private boat along the Hozu River with its lush mountains to get to the resort. The resort offers traditional Japanese style rooms with stunning views over the river and serene flora and fauna.Couples can choose from various activities such as tea ceremonies, meditationand private guided tours around Kyoto.
Hanging Gardens, Ubud, Bali
Aerial Views of Hanging Gardens Ubud Bali [Credits: hanginggardensubud.com]
Bali has drawn couples ever since to spend romantic here and remains one of the most favourite destinations among couples. The Island of Gods fascinates with seemingly endless rice paddies, its unique culture, sacred volcanoes, mouth-watering food but most of all, with the heartfelt warmth of its people. The Hanging Gardens Ubud is an awe-inspiring resort beautifully incorporated with the surrounding nature but especially stands out with its cascading villas and large private infinity plunge pools that are perched along the hillside.
Cocoa Island by COMO, Maldives
Aerial View of Cocoa Island by COMO [Credits: comohotels.com/cocoaisland
The Maldives is widely regarded as one of the world’s last remaining paradises, boasting spectacular sunsets, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and exceptional hospitality.Cocoa Island is situated in the South Male Atoll and one of the smallest yet most luxurious resorts in the Maldives. Itconsists of just 33 water villas inspired by dhonis, the traditional Maldivian boats. Couples can pamper themselves with heavenly spa treatments, swimming and snorkelling in the turquoise water or just sipping fresh coconuts while relaxing under palm trees.
Ceylon Tea Trails, Kandy, Sri Lanka
View of Castlereagh Lake from Tea Trails’ Castlereagh Bungalow [Credits: Teatrails.com]
The city of Kandy is the former royal capital of Sri Lanka and fascinates with its sublime mix of UNESCO World Heritage and history.The Tea Trails Kandy offers four magnificent British colonial style bungalows built in the 1920’s, set around lush tea plantations with breathtaking views over mountains and lakes. Each of the bungalows is different and comes with its own butler, chef and manager to assurethat guests have everything at any time during their romantic holidays!
Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia
villa with pool deck at song saa island [Credits: songsaa.com]
Yes you read right, ‘private island’! Song Saais set in the Koh Rong archipelago which consists of numerous pristine isles dotted over the Gulf of Thailand. This resort is the ultimate getaway for couples: think stilted villas above the water with direct access to mesmerising corals and colourful fishes or alternatively stone villas located along the scenic jungle canopy with the beach just in front of you. Moreover, all villas at Song Saa are made from sustainable materials – what a great way to enjoy pure luxury and being green on top!
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Pamper in your rock pool by the seas at this unique resort. [Credits: sixsenses.com/resorts/ninh-van-bay/destination]
The Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is a completely isolated resort located within an arc-shaped bay and only accessible by boat. It’s surrounded by bizarre rock formations, pristine beaches and lush mountains, creating a somewhat Crusoe-style feeling. Their rustic-style villas are either located along the hilltop or at the beach front overlooking the East Vietnam Sea – of course, each with its own pool, showers in the garden and cabanas for enjoying the majestic sunsets. Private butlers are ready to arrange excursions, snorkel trips, dives or candlelight dinners!
Abaca, Cebu, Philippines
a beautiful infinity pool at abaca resort in philippines [Credits: abacaresort.com]
The Abaca is as intimate as it gets with only six suites and three villas. It’s a stylish ocean front boutique resort located on Mactan Island and the perfect romantic getaway for couples. All rooms feature artworks of locally renowned artists in additionto its phenomenallarge bathrooms. The daily agenda here is quite simple: relaxing at the pool, strolling around the beach or getting a fabulous massage!
So there you have the top 10 romantic hotels in Asia for your romantic getaway!
[This review is not sponsored in any way, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.