February is always hot in South East Asia, especially so on the 14th, when the region’s best hotels and restaurants dive into the Valentine’s Day extravaganza. Romantic dinners under the stars, champagne breakfasts, couple’s spa treatments, romantic getaways – possibilities are endless. We selected the best and most romantic ones for your convenience. Happy Valentine’s day!
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong offers the ideal location for a romantic rendezvous on any day of the year, even more so on Valentine’s Day 2017 when an alluring array of celebratory menus and delectable promotions will be launched.
Especially interesting is the master chef cooking class led by two of the Penninsula’s most acclaimed culinary talents, Gaddi’s Chef Xavier Boyer and Executive Pastry Chef Frank Haasnoot which takes place on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February. During the cooking demonstration, each chef will prepare two dishes, while The Peninsula’s beverage manager will mix a celebratory cocktail. The cooking class will then be followed by a sumptuous lunch.
For details click HERE.
Amber, The landmark, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Your other half deserves only the best – such as a meal at one of the S Pellegrino“World’s 50 Best Restaurants”. On Valentine’s Day Amber restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong will get a romantic makeover with candlelight, red rose petals and sexy jazz tunes. The sublime menu created by Chef Richard Ekkebus will feature all the signature dishes Amber is passionate about. And to top it off with a nice touch, ladies will receive an Amber gift box featuring eight special raspberry and rose petal macaroons and a long-stemmed red rose from their partner. Click HERE for details.
Take your Valentine’s day celebrations to another level with Singapore flyer’s.
Premium Sky Dining Flight. It comes with a 4-course menu, in-flight host, and magnificent skyline views in the comfort of a spacious capsule, atop Asia’s Largest Observation Wheel. And it comes in two versions – Western and Chinese and is available at 299++ USD for two per two rotations (approximately 1 hour) and a special Valentine’s Day Premium Sky Dining Flight offer at 499++ USD per couple which includes three Rotations (approximately 1.5 hours), a 5-course Wine Pairing Menu, Sky View Pavilion Vouchers, One Complimentary Parking Coupon and free entry to Journey of Dreams. Click HERE for details.
How about instead of the traditional one on one, spend this this Valentine’s day with friends? If this sounds fun to you, head to 5th Quarter at Hotel Vagabond for an exquisite ten course dinner. The menu revolves around house-cured charcuterie and grill favorites and to keep thinks nicely lubricated complimentary shots are provided as the hotel also provided on the hour, every hour, for the night.
Too add a bit of romance into the equation Shahrul Ariffin, Chief Mixologist at Bar Vagabond has created #lovepotion39 for Valentine’s Day – [art cocktail, part love potion, this pleasing drink combines Martin Miller’s Gin, Espirit de June, lemon juice and simple syrup with a light staining of grenadine. Click HERE for details.
And in case you are in Singapore on another than Valentine’s day and need some tips about what to do there, feel free to check out this guide of the 100 best things to do in Singapore.
The Pavilions Phuket
Begin this year’s Valentine’s Day celebrations with a champagne breakfasts and finish it with sunset cocktails at The Pavilions Phuket. Both and more are included in the resort’s special Valentine’s package which features two nights in a Spa & Pool Pavilion, welcome foot massage, daily afternoon high tea and return airport transfers. Or you can opt for a dining extravaganza at one of Phuket’s most romantic address – the Plantation Club where a special 4-course menu will be serve featuring lobster, avocado and smoked tomato salad, ravioli with guanciale, aged pecorino and truffle essence, roasted duck breast with pumpkin, anise and fried artichoke hearts and more.
Another option is a sunset date on a hilltop where a choice of bubbles and aphrodisiac tapas selection will be served to mark the occasion. Click HERE for details.
Kata Rocks Phuket
All you need for an unforgettable Valentines’ Day is to follow your heart. It will take you to This Kata Rocks which offers wide selection of room and dining packages for a romantic escape. To further mark the occasion a set dinner at The Oceanfront Restaurant will be served with a four-course set menu featuring the very best in fresh ingredients and local flavors. The dishes include foie gras terrine, tuna tartar, grilled Wagyu beef tenderloin or poached Canadian lobster and more. A special Valentine’s edition of the menu includes a welcome cocktail, bottle of Dom Pérignon champagne, fireworks show and Chiang Mai lantern. Click HERE for details
The Me & My Valentine package offered by Phuket’s Sri Panwa is the ultimate couple spa experience designed to awaken all of your sensory desires. It includes a floral foot bath, a choice of body scrub or body wrap 30 minutes, milk body bath 30 minutes, romantic oil massage 60 minutes and a sabai facial treatment 60 minutes. Other promotional Valentine’s day spa packages are also available. For details click HERE.
Oriental Residence adds more romance to Valentine’s Day celebrations with its couple’s Valentine’s Day afternoon tea. Available daily through February from 14:30 to 17:00 at Cafe Claire, it gives you a chance to spend time with your sweetheart over some melting hot fondue and premium TWG tea. Other Valentine’s day packages are available as well. Click HERE for details
Hotel Muse Bangkok
Hotel Muse’s three F&B outlets offer three Valentine’s Day promotions. The first in line is the fabulous Italian Valentine’s Day Dinner at Medici Kitchen & Bar which will include a 4-course set dinner beginning with an appetizer of salmon and caviar, followed by asparagus, saffron and chili flake soup, and a choice of lobster risotto with burrata cheese and marjoram pesto or Angus beef tenderloin with black truffle, morel mushrooms and puff pastry. The dessert takes the form of a heavenly cherry millefeuille with chocolate praline and a passion fruit sauce.
At Muse’s Babette’s – The Steakhouse a delicious 4-course set dinner will be served featuring foie gras ballotine coated in feuilletine with red porto jelly, green apple and fresh chervil, followed by roasted sea bass fillet with bok choy and salicornia, purple potato chips and coconut foam and more. It’s also available as an exclusive dinner in a private room and includes a bottle of Prosecco, a red rose bouquet and a box of chocolates.
Last but not least, the ‘Keep it Secret Set’ at The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar features the chef’s special Tapas Platter with one bottle of Prosecco. The sharing plate includes an array of delicious delights such as smoked salmon, calamari, mixed bruschetta, assorted cold cuts and cheeses, pickles and stuffed chilies. Click HERE for more details.
Love is in the air at the Sukothai where several exciting and elegant experiences, including exclusive room offers, spa packages and romantic dinners are on offer this Valentine’s season.
At Colonnade a buffet dinner was prepared exclusively for Valentine’s Day and on top of an exquisite menu it features live jazz music, Coco Rouzier and a special lucky draw giving you a chance of winning a romantic stay at one of the Sukothai Deluxe Suites.
At the hotel’s La Scala restaurant an exclusive Italian menu designed for couples will be available. Prepared by Chef David Tamburini and his team. “La Festa Degli Innamorati” menu includes Sicilian Red Prawns, Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio and concludes the love affair with a delightful Rose Flowers Panna Cotta.
At Celadon, one of the most iconic Thai restaurants in Bangkok, the “Dok Ruk” set dinner menu offers a wonderful journey into Thai cuisine and is served in a traditional Thai Sala floating above an enchanting lily pond resulting n endless romance. Click HERE for details.
Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa
Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa gives you a chance to get romantic with the Romantic Honeymoon Package. It includes two-night accommodation at the elegantly decorated pool honeymoon villa or aqua bungalow, daily breakfast for two persons at horizon restaurant or set menu breakfast served in the room, private round trip airport transfer, fruit plate and sweet honeymoon cake with candles and flowers in the room, a special candle lit seafood dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine in villa or twilight during the sunset moment, one time 60-minute body treatment for honeymooners and a handmade departure gift. Click HERE for details
Take a break from the rush of Valentine’s day’s shopping and visit level 50, 51 and 52 of Bitexco Financial Tower where EON51 created a “love in the air” hospitality experience.
Located on level 50 is Café EON which offers a special Asian set menu for two people featuring five delicious dishes. And if you make it there on February 14 the food will be accompanied by live music performances and complimentary instant photo service.
One floor up EON51 Fine Dining quieter, more sophisticated atmosphere sets the stage for a truly romantic valentine’s day dining experience. The six course menu prepared by the head chef features Asian and western flavors such as braised Abalone, roasted Lobster Claws, slow cooked salmon with Lemon Confit, Persian feta and spinach. Further up is the romantic Couple Café area, offering lovely city vistas from its 200 m above the ground vantage point. Here a special Couple Café package is available including two drinks, two desserts and a dish of refreshing fruits.
But there is more. On level 52 is the EON Heli Bar – the only bar in Vietnam with its own a helicopter landing pad. Here Valentine’s Day 2017 is celebrated with some classic love songs performed live by Gypsy n’ Bros followed up by some dance tunes delivered by DJ Lan Kido. Click HERE for details.