With Asia’s unique cultures and rich natural heritage, the world’s largest continent has much in store for travelling lovebirds! Here are 10 places in Asia you can go for an ultimate romantic getaway.
1. Hokkaido, Japan
Hokkaido is filled with beautiful lakes wrapped by snow-capped mountains, gorgeous gardens, natural hot springs and ski areas. No matter what season it is, the unspoilt nature on this spectacular island are sure to tug at your heartstrings. And of course, there is Japanese food!
Top Resort: Hoshino Resort Tomamu
Romantic Spots: Shimamu Beach, Blue Lake, Shiretoko National Park, Lavender fields at Furano
2. Jeju Island, Korea
Known as the “Island of the Gods” or “Korean Hawaii”, Jeju Island is the nation’s favourite vacation getaway and a haven for newlyweds. With its breathtaking sceneries and lush natural heritage, it’s easy to see why.
Top Resort: Shilla Stay Jeju
Romantic Spots: Hyeopjae Beach, Udo Island, Mount Halla, Teddy Bear Museum
3. Yunnan, China
The dramatic landscape of this province features graceful highlands, rice terraces and ancient towns. Culture vultures will also love Yunnan for its unique ethnic groups!
Top Resort: Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort
Romantic Spots: Yuanyang Rice Terraces, LiJiang Ancient Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Stone Forest
4. Hoi An, Vietnam
Aptly called the Venice of Vietnam, the colourful Old Town is worth the walk to explore the colourful houses and bust markets. At night, hundreds of lanterns light up the street and turn it into a magical wonderland. Hoi An has many natural attractions as well, which spans islands, caves and atmospheric rice paddies.
Top Resort: Anantara Hoi An Resort
Romantic Spots: Con Dao Islands, Tam Coc, Hang Son Doong Cave, Hoi An Old Town
5. Phuket, Thailand
Whether you want to live it up at the artsy Phuket Town, curl up on a picnic blanket at Phi Phi island or watch the sunset at Phromthep Cape, Phuket is a blissful island getaway for any budget!
Top Resort: The Shore at Katathani
Romantic Spots: Phang Nga Bay, Phi Phi Island, Phromthep Cape, Kata Noi Beach
6. Kerala, India
Sparkling backwaters, spice-laden cuisines, boathouses, white sand beaches and sweeping tea plantations – this tropical paradise in South India is nothing short of charming. Now that it is growing in popularity amongst travellers across the world, it’s about time we see what “God’s Own Country”, as the state is called, has to offer.
Top Resort: Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Alappuzha
Romantic Spots: Kerala Backwaters, Munnar Tea Gardens, Guruvayar Temple, Athirappilly Waterfalls
7. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is well-known as a paradise on earth, beloved by wanderlusters across the globe. From the Uluwatu Temple by the cliff, to the relaxing villas along the Seminyak beach and rich natural landscapes, going to Bali is like stepping into a fairytale. It’s like falling in love all over again.
Top Resort: W Bali – Seminyak
Romantic Spots: Seminyak, Tanah Lot, Ubud, Denpasar
8. Perhentian Islands, Terengganu
Off the coast of Malaysia’s northeastern state is Perhentian Islands, surrounded by verdant rainforests and crystal clear waters with marine life. It’s the perfect spot to embark on a snorkelling or diving adventure!
Top Resort: Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort
Romantic Spots: Long Beach, Turtle Sanctuary Beach, D’Lagoon Beach, Coral Bay
9. Boracay, Philippines
The beaches at Boracay are a lively sight to behold and there is plenty to do. Unique activities you can do with your loved one for a memorable holiday include going paraw saliling as the sun sets, ziplining, mermaid swimming and riding on ATVs at Mount Luho.
Top Resort: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa
Romantic Spots: White Beach, Ariel’s Point, Crystal Cove Island, Willy’s Rock
10. The Maldives
Hit any beach in the Maldives and you’ve got yourself a stunning backdrop with the bluest of seas. Relaxing by the beach is fun, but how about going for aquatic activities, wildlife spotting or visiting an underwater bar? It’s not surprising that Maldives is on every traveller’s list!
Top Resort: Mirihi Island Resort
Romantic Spots: Any beach in the Maldives!