5 of the best places in Asia for a romantic getaway

THOUGH places like France and Italy are often lauded as ideal for romantic getaways, Asia is no slouch in the romance department either. From white sand beaches to rivers dotted with karst peaks to jungle retreats, it’s a continent full of beauty and opportunities for making memories with your significant other.

Krabi, Thailand

Land in Krabi town, essentially the capital of Krabi province, and then choose your adventure. From here you can reach a number of Thailand’s most well-known island getaways. Ao Nang is among the most popular resort area in Krabi, with a range of options for accommodations and activities. You can arrange camping and diving trips, or veg out on the beaches soaking up the strong sunshine. Other options easy to reach from Krabi include Koh Phi Phi and Railay, known for great rock climbing opportunities.
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The pristine waters of Krabi, Thailand. Pic. Shutterstock.

Dalat, Vietnam

Vietnam Online calls Dalat “the city of love in Vietnam”. It’s a beautiful spot to enjoy one of Asia’s most fascinating countries and enjoy some of the romance of Europe, as Dalat has a distinctly French flair. Take in unique experiences, such as the Cuong Hoan Traditional Silk Centre, where you can watch silkworms spin their cocoons and watch the entire process of how silks are made. If you and your squeeze are the thrill-seeking types, you can ride a cable car along the Quang Trung Reservoir, which Lonely Planet describes as being “stunning but it’s not for the faint-hearted.” You can also go trekking or take an excursion to pretty Mui Ne, and bond over the beauty of Vietnam.
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Pamalican, Philippines

A getaway to the Amanpulo resort, the only place to stay on the island of Pamalican, is just about as romantic as it gets. Situated in the Sulu Sea, the five-kilometer long island is a study in tranquility, surrounded by crystal blue waters and coral reefs. The resort spares no expense when it comes to creating a luxurious experience, from the comfortable, luxe casitas and villas to the spa to the private yoga classes. Here you’ll find everything you could want when it comes to stealing away with your love – a true break from the rest of the world so you can focus only on each other. You can also take nature walks around the island, and if you’re lucky, get to watch sea turtles hatch on the shore. The resort also provides a high-tech telescope for stargazing on those clear and sultry island nights.
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Pamalican, Philippines. Pic: Amanpulo Resort.

Tokyo, Japan

Big cities usually have at least a romantic spot or two perfect for canoodling, and Tokyo is no different. If you’re there during the springtime, a walk among the cherry blossom trees will make you feel as though you and your lover are walking through an enchanted place. But even if you visit during other times of the year, you’ll find much to enamor you. The website Exploring Tokyo recommends a romantic afternoon of sipping tea in Rikugien Gardens or a walk by the bay in Yokohama as ways for lovers to enjoy the city.
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Bali, Indonesia

The name alone conjures ideas of romance and exoticism, and Bali won’t disappoint for a romantic rendezvous. It’s dotted with couple-friendly hotels and resorts, such as the ocean-facing huts of The Oberoi Bali, or the gorgeous Bulgari Resort Bali. Between the beaches, the spas, and the very beauty of Bali itself, you could hardly find a better place for a getaway with your significant other.
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