Nobody needs a special day to celebrate love. An escape to a beautiful location with a special someone, or even by yourself is highly recommended, absolutely anytime of the year! Need some inspiration? Here are 10 awesome Asian destinations you can head to for a fantastic experience. All on a budget!
#1 Budget Destination: Bali
It’s no surprise that Bali has been voted the world’s best island year after year by The International Travel Magazine. From emerald paddy fields to volcanic mountains and crystal waters, every nook of this island breathes romance. While you’re here, plan a romantic dinner cruise or take an exciting trip to an active volcano!
Budget Holiday Indulgence: Splurge two hours on the ‘Lovers Spa’ treatment at the Sejati Spa at Bagus Jati Wellbeing Resort. In addition to a face and head massage, it includes a foot salt bath, Balinese body massage and a herb pouch treatment.
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#2 Budget Destination: Singapore
Singapore does not seem like your perfect romantic getaway? We suggest you look beyond the seeming sterility to the colourful tropical parks, quaint alleyways of Chinatown, the elegant dining enclave of Dempsey Hill, and you’ll have the ideal setting for two. If you’re not keen on the thriving club and dining scene, visit the Night Safari Park for a different kind of wildlife thrill!
Budget Holiday Indulgence: The ‘So Well In Love’ treat at So SPA located in The Sentosa Resort. Celebrate romance with a 45 minutes detoxifying body scrub, followed by a couple’s massage in a luxury private couple suite and bath.
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#3 Budget Destination: Maldives
It’s a hit with celebrities from across the globe and has hosted several celebrities, from Christiano Ronaldo to Katy Perry. But the sparkling waters and white sand beaches of Maldives can be yours on a budget! Whether it is exploring the rainbow reefs on a scuba diving adventure, whale watching, or chilling at an underwater night club, make memories that will last you both a lifetime.
Budget Holiday Indulgence: A trip to the Island Spa at Four Seasons Resort, where you can enjoy a massage at one of the secluded couple pavilions or treatment nests.
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#4 Budget Destination: Malaysia
Whether you like the buzzing pace of Kuala Lumpur or rolling green tea estates of the Cameron Highlands; whether you want to watch the sunset at Coral Bay or hang with the orangutans at the Gunung Mulu national park, Malaysia has it all. From palaces to snowy fantasy lands, this Asian melting pot will enthrall you.
Budget Holiday Indulgence: A traditional Royal Malay Treatment at the Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort in Kuala Lumpur. The package includes massages and an herbal bath in a private garden, after which you can spend some alone time sipping special herbal tea.
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#5 Budget Destination: China
How about a getaway to one of the most mysterious destinations on the planet? From snowy peaks and ancient shrines in Xi’an to modern scenes of Shanghai, you will be amazed at the contrast China offers. Tour the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, or give in to the temptation to shop till you drop at Beijing.
Budget Holiday Indulgence: The ‘Sense of Romance’ package at the Banyan Tree Spa Ringha, which includes a signature spa treatment for two followed by tea in the spa relaxation lounge. Your private space will include sparkling wine and rose petals.
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#6 Budget Destination: Himachal Pradesh
Imagine curling up by a roaring fire with the mighty Himalayas in the background! Any true Bollywood buff knows that true romance spells pine trees and rolling around in the powdery white snow. Whether it is the tranquility of the Tibetan settlement at Bir, the stunning hiking trails at Fagu or the exquisite stillness of Kareri Lake, the landscapes of Himachal Pradesh will take your breath away.
Budget Holiday Indulgence: One of the signature massage therapies at Wildflower Hall Spa in Shimla. Book a couple’s suite and enjoy their special couple’s massage that promotes togetherness and bonding.
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#7 Budget Destination: Kerala
If you dream of white sandy beaches, mist-covered green hills, or cruising down a highway that is a network of lagoons, then make Kerala your destination this Valentine’s Day. From ancient churches and synagogues to magnificent palaces; from exotic spice plantations to mysterious wildlife sanctuaries, this tiny slice of heaven has it all.
Budget Holiday Indulgence: A Takradhara massage at the Aveda Kumarakom spa. This 60-minute treatment involving special oils and buttermilk is guaranteed to make your skin glow and has a cooling effect on your mind and body.
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#8 Budget Destination: Thailand
The ancient kingdom of Siam has long been a huge hit with tourists who flock here for the bustling nightlife, the delectable street food, and budget shopping. But there is so much more to the diverse country of Thailand. From the crystal waters of Coral Island and Pattaya, where you can enjoy a range of sporting activities, to viewing rare and endangered species in Safari World, this will be an unforgettable getaway!
Budget Holiday Indulgence: The Sense of Romance package, which includes a signature spa treatment for two, followed by tea in the spa relaxation lounge. Your private space will include sparkling wine and rose petals.
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#9 Budget Destination: Macau
Often considered the Las Vegas of the East, the island of Macau serves up a fascinating mix of Chinese and Portuguese cultures. Whether it is the cuisine or the architecture, this blending of cultures is visible everywhere. Stop by the Venetian and take a romantic ride on a gondola, or get a stunning view of the island from the Macau Tower, where you can also try bungee jumping! The more brave can even try climbing the tower via the ladders, the majority of which are along the outside of the tower.
Budget Holiday Indulgence: Treat yourself to the Exotic Asian Cleansing and Firming Ritual at Bodhi Spa at Conrad. The pampering begins with a body scrub, Moroccan red clay body mask, and a hair mask infused with chamomile, lavender, and bergamot before you unwind in a private steam room
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So, whether you are newly in love; have never grown out of it or maybe just need a break by yourself, there is no time better than now! Leave your worries at the doorstep and embark on a beautiful adventure.