We could all use a relaxing getaway these days. Work is hard, so is school and the constant repetition of mundane chores. If you’re a millennial, there’s also a 99.9% chance you’re one meltdown away from being burned out.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking of the perfect, romantic vacation. Or if you’re broke like I am, you might be interested in looking through lavish resorts you can’t afford during your annual Valentine’s Day Netflix marathon.
Either way, here are 8 stunning and romantic hotels in Asia to visit someday with your significant other.
1. Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines
This private paradise has 219 rooms, suites and villas, 4 restaurants and bars and is set in almost 30 acres of lush nature. The island is accessible via a short ride on the resort’s private speed boat and the price per night varies on the type of room and date, ranging from a few hundred dollars to over a $1,000.
2. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, this hotel has the only bar in the world with Taj Mahal views. Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2018 has awarded this hotel the ‘Best Resort Hotel in India’ and prices during the week of Valentine’s Day can range anywhere between several hundred to over $15,000 per night.
3. Soneva Kiri Koh Kood, Thailand
This resort is located on a remote island south of Bangkok and can be reached via a private plane owned by the resort. The luxurious designs and furniture are all environmentally friendly, and the villas are very exclusive, uncrowded and tranquil. Prices for the Soneva Kiri start at $1,300 per night.
4. COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
This Maldives luxury resort offers everything from private dinners, yoga classes, snorkeling to sophisticated cuisine. The island is accessible via a 40-minute speedboat transfer and each room has its own private terrace with prices starting at roughly $800 per night.
5. Song Saa Island, Cambodia
These remote, 5-star villas on stilts also offer island safaris, scuba diving in the coral reefs and spa sanctuaries. Rates start at around $890 per night.
6. Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia
This Balinese resort is home to one of the most photographed pools in the world and has been named “The World’s Best Swimming Pool” by Condé Nast Traveller and number one on Trip Advisor’s list. They offer award-wining spa treatments, gourmet dishes and much more with rooms starting around $530 per night.
7. Sri Panwa – Phuket, Thailand
The Sri Panwa is located on a hilltop just south of Phuket and their private villas and infinity pools are all surrounded by stunning views. This hotel is also home to one of the world’s best rooftop bars and the most romantic sunsets and their rates are among the lowest for luxury hotels at $450 per night.
8. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
This Six Senses resort is surrounded by views of white sand beaches and towering mountains. They also offer romantic cruises at sunset, Vietnamese massages and cooking classes for guests looking for a variety of experiences to enjoy. Prices range from around $600 to over a grand per night.