Cupid’s arrow taking a while to strike when it comes to finding a hotel for your romantic getaway? Well, we decided to help out ol’ Cupid by tracking down the most romantic luxury resorts near Singapore, each with plush beds and views of the ocean from your bedroom. So, scroll on and book the first one you fall in love with!
Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Malaysia
Overwater suites from which the only views are rolling waves as far as the eye can see and the only sounds to be heard are occasional passing birds and the water flowing beneath the bungalow’s wooden stilts. Sit on your semi-outdoor lounge to enjoy the serenity you came here for, perhaps with the tactile comforts the pages of a book and hot cup of tea or the hand of your lover, all the while allowing the seebreeze tossle your hair for that beachy look you’ll get to return home with – the best sort of souvenir one could want. That sweet smell my friends is what paradise smells like.
Great for: Getting closer to your lover.
Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach
There are all sorts of holiday out there, from the cultural, city trip to the relaxing, resort escape, the latter of which you’re clearly leaning towards from reading this article. And an “escape” means no work – don’t even think about bringing your important paperwork as chances are you’ll fall asleep on the balcony and it’ll blow out of your hands, into the ocean a la Jamie’s manuscript from Love Actually.
Great for: Couples who want an escape that’s closer rather than further away from a well-connected city (in this case, Phuket is around a 15-minute drive away).
Anulekha Resort & Villa, Bali
We’re sure we’ve seen the above photo in an encyclopedia, under the definition of “Oasis”. Every leisurely pleasure you could think of is available for you to enjoy – complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and luxury linens. Tucked among the lush rice paddy hills in Ubud, Bali, the resort houses just 25 rooms/villas spread across the vast expanse of rice fields. If this isn’t intimate enough, Ubud is far from all the action along the island’s popular and crowded surf coasts, perfect for creating a private sanctuary for you and your loved one. P.S. Many rooms have a private balcony/terrace and infinity pool.
Great for: Honeymooners. At a nightly rate of under S$200 the Anulekha Resort & Villa is the full service resort destination for newlyweds who want to fully enjoy their honeymoon but have some savings leftover for starting their life as Mr & Mrs.
Sheraton Nha Trang, Vietnam
Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa is a full service five star with all the facilities and amenities you’d want for a tropical getaway including an outdoor, fresh-water, infinity pool, and fitness centre where complimentary yoga classes are available. Choose from Deluxe Rooms, Suites, or Apartments. There’s also the exclusive Penthouse or Presidential suite if you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All rooms and suites have a private balcony with ocean views while suites have the additional luxury of an in-room Jacuzzi with panoramic views of the bay. The perks of staying in a medium-sized resort hotel (280 rooms and suites) is that the luxury of a variety of dining options are available – six restaurants/bars total.
Great for: Married couples celebrating their anniversary. He absolutely loves Vietnam – the culture, the food – and you’re surprising him with a few nights at the full service, centrally located, ocean side resort. For an extra surprise, enroll the both of you in the Sheraton’s cooking school so you can finally make your own Vietnamese dishes at home!
The Bellevue Resort, Panglao
Just like how ice-cream in cold weather is so magical so is being in an outdoor pool when you’re surrounded by the ocean. If you’re think you need to fly halfway across the world for sandy white beaches and clear waters, Panglao Island will change your mind. Possibly the most beautiful island in the Philippines, it’s the perfect backdrop for your romantic getaway – incredible sunsets, soft sand, gentle breezes… aaahh.
Great for: Being away from the crowds. The Bellevue is located on the serene Doljo Beach, where each viewing of the sunset is worth a standing ovation.
Amari Phuket, Patong Beach
Right on Patong Beach, all of Amari Phuket’s rooms, from Superior to Deluxe, have sea views. When we have an amazing flat to ourselves, even if we’re in an invigorating city, we like to splurge on gourmet groceries and spend as much time as we can in the amazing space we happened to luck upon. That’s how guests, particularly couples, at this beachfront luxury resort feel. Order a sparkling bevvy for an extra romantic and personalised viewing of the sunset, and put in your order for breakfast the next morning for your darling to wake up surprised to.
Great for: Homebodies who want a beautiful space to cosy up to their loved one in. Dreamers that have always wanted their own secret hideaway will be able to live out their fantasies at this sanctuary on the west coast of Phuket Island.
Riverside Boutique Resort, Vang Vieng
You’d think you stepped into a scene from ‘Return of the Condor Heroes’ once in Vang Vieng. Like an ancient Chinese landscape painting, the stunning hills outshine even the most breath-taking of tapestries even forbidden lovers cannot resist. Private mountain-view terraces in the resort’s suites present ample opportunities to share intimate and even spiritual moments with loved ones.
Great for: Romance by day, party by night. While it’s a romantic retreat with plenty of fun activities to bond over, such village and cycling tours, a short tuk tuk ride brings you to a stretch of party bars along the Nam Song River.
Casa De La Flora, Phang-nga Bay
The Casa De La flora is not your usual beach resort. This boutique designer resort has a contemporary Asian flair, featuring 36 modern cubic-shaped villas that marry bold architectural lines with organic forms. Rooms are pretty hi-tech too, with state-of-the-art lighting, bath amenities and entertainment systems – ideal for cosying up once night falls.
Great for: Romancing in style with traditional Thai hospitality. No detail at the resort is gone unnoticed. Upon arrival, you can actually select your own room scent, while staff have consistently been commended for their exceptional service and attention to detail.
Banyan Tree Bintan
Well, besides Bintan’s remarkable beauty in its lush forests and white sand beaches, spa-lovers can rejoice in knowing they can park themselves on a bed at the resort’s award-winning Bintan Spa. Besides a couples massage, there’s lots couples can do together to unwind and grow closer including nature walks, once-in-a-lifetime specialty dining experiences, and romantic sunset jogs along the beach.
Great for: Surprising your lover. Book diner on the resort’s golf course, overlooking the sea, and wow your loved one as a personal chef and waiter wait on you well after the stars come out (maybe your darling wished on a star).