Love Shack: Valentine’s Day Retreats That’ll Rekindle Your Romance The Great Escape

Even if you believe that you should celebrate love every day – and not just on February 14 – you can’t deny that these are some awesome getaways. 

Chocolates. Overpriced flowers. Panicky last-minute dinner reservations. Celebrating Valentine’s Day has become somewhat of a cliche, but really, why should it be? This February 14, surprise your other half with something a little different … like a stay at one of these amazing hotels or villas.

For … couples looking for an escape from urban living

Book yourselves into … InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand

IC Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort Bedroom

IC Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort Pool

This gorgeous hotel is flanked by greenery and clear blue waters,  and offers unbeatable views of the setting sun on its pier. Go all out with the Romantic Escape package (priced from THB10, 675 per room per night) that includes the following: A romantic candlelit dinner on the beach, sunset cocktails at AirBar, romantic spa bath, a bottle of soarling wine, and a 60-minute Therapeutic Body Massage.

Book your stay at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort here


For … couples who simply can’t enough of the City of Angels

Book yourselves into … Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road

Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road Lobby

Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road Pool View 2 Wide Angle

Location-wise, you can’t do much better when you’re in Bangkok. This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Sukhumvit, a stone’s throw away from Phloen Chit BTS station. You’ll fall in love with the tasteful, art-inspired design of the hotel, which was inspired by the neighbourhood the hotel is located in. In the evening, have a toast to your relationship by the infinity pool located on the 24th floor of the hotel as you enjoy unobstructed views of the city.

Book your stay at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road here.


For … couples who are on the lookout for a luxe, yet out-of-the-ordinary experience

Book yourselves into … Song Saa, Cambodia


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If it’s privacy you’re looking for, it doesn’t get more secluded than the two islands that make up Song Saa, located in the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia. This luxury retreat goes above and beyond offering the usual pampering options on this special day. On Valentine’s Day, you’ll both be invited to a traditional Buddhist monk blessing and hotel’s infinity edge swimming pool overlooking the horizon; a spiritual homage to your relationship. Following that, enjoy special Valentine’s Day cocktails all around the island before heading for a romantic dinner curated just for you and your beloved. The night ends with the lighting of Lovers Lanterns, which will be released into the sky. Rates start from US$1, 440 for a night’s stay at the Jungle Villa.

Book your stay at Song Saa here


For … an uncommon way to see the Angkor Wat

Book yourselves into … Heritage Suites Hotel



The Angkor Wat is one of the region’s must-visit sites, and we can’t think of a better way to tour it than with Heritage Suites Hotel’s Angkor Escapade package. It’s inclusive of two nights accommodation in a Bungalow Suite, airport transfers in a 1960s Mercedes Benz, daily a la carte breakfast, five-course Khmer Discovery Menu (inclusive of a bottle of wine), and a temple tour of the Angkor Wat, complete with an English speaking guide. Best part? This whole deal will only set you back US$580. For an extra US$200, you can also do a private boat cruise on the Tonle Sap, inclusive of a bottle of Champagne and canapes!

Book your stay at Heritage Suites Hotel Siem Reap here


For … time-strapped couples who can’t get away

Book yourselves into … W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

W-Hotel Sentosa Cove / Singapore

W-Hotel Sentosa Cove / Singapore

Spending the weekend at Sentosa ALMOST feels like a getaway … especially when you’re putting up at digs as luxurious as what W Singapore offers. The “My Sweet Valentine Featuring Between the Sheets” package, from $1, 500, is inclusive of a stay at the Fantastic Suite and a four-course in-room dinner (inclusive of Champagne). Before your late checkout at 4pm, enjoy a complimentary breakfast as well as a couple massage at Away Spa. Ah, bliss.

Book your stay at W Singapore here

She may have been born and bred in Singapore, but Denise considers Chiang Mai her spiritual home and needs to make a yearly pilgrimage there to maintain her sanity. Competitive by nature, she enjoys combat sports and is currently obsessed with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which she picked up just under a year ago. To no one’s surprise, the country currently at the top of her travel bucket list is Brazil.

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