5 Romantic Destinations Perfect for Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2018
I’m missing my significant other so badly right now as I’m typing from the window seat of the flight to Myanmar. As I’m giving this year’s Valentine’s Day a miss, I thought of looking back and consolidating 5 romantic destinations which my boyfriend and I visited over the past 5 years. Yup, we’re hitting our 5th anniversary this July and we will be celebrating our milestone together in Bangkok. Read on to find out the 5 destinations where we created sweet memories in.
We were so fortunate to be able to spend 2016’s Christmas and NYE Countdown in Seoul. Although it didn’t snow, we loved the lively and celebratory atmosphere throughout the festive period. Seoul is a wonderful place for couples because there are numerous photo spots for photo opportunities. Moreover, the city has an abundance of cafes for couples to chill, catch up on each other’s lives, and just spend quality time with each other over a decadent cake or an aromatic cup of coffee.
You should visit one of the ancient Korean palaces, or take a day trip to Nami Island, Petite France, and the Garden of Morning Calm. Besides enjoying South Korea’s beautiful scenery, the city offers plenty of delectable local cuisines such as the Korean BBQ, army stew, street food like cheesy scallop and fishcakes, and many more.
My boyfriend loves the cold weather so we will always try to visit countries with the four seasons. He was unable to take any leaves off work in December so we visited Taiwan in November. The weather was pleasant and we self-drove from Taipei to Taichung to Sun Moon Lake to Taroko Gorge, and to Hualien.
This road trip is ideal for couples as it isn’t too difficult to navigate and the views along the way are very captivating. A few of my friends have planned their pre-wedding photo shoot in Taiwan, so I guess I don’t have to explain further to try to convince you about how romantic the country is.
Whether you’re a sporty and adventurous pair, or a couple who loves food and indulging in things which are a little more luxurious, or a pair of photography enthusiasts, there’s something for everyone in Australia. We embarked on a 10-days road trip from Perth to Albany to Margaret River, and to Busselton. Along the way, you will come across berries farms, animal farms, vineyards, random gardens and secluded beaches. It was an incredible feeling to have the entire beach to ourselves. Don’t miss out on catching the sunsets by the beaches too!
Bali was our first ever overseas trip together and we hung out at the beach bars in Seminyak and Kuta, played some watersports in Nusa Dua, had a scrumptious seafood feast at Jimbaran Bay, and witnessed the gorgeous sunset at Tanah Lot. If these aren’t romantic enough for you, I’m not sure what else I can recommend. If you need more advice on where to go, what to do, and which places to eat at, click here for my previous post on Bali (as recommended by instagrammers).
This vibrant city holds a special place in our hearts because we visit Bangkok at least once or twice a year together. We have a different motive during each visit – to hunt down the best street food and most instagrammable café food, or to relax and take a break from our hectic life back in Singapore, or to visit attractions. We’ve dined at the Saffron restaurant located at the top of Banyan Tree, and you should have a drink after dinner at their rooftop Vertigo Bar. The unblocked panoramic view of Bangkok city is impressive.
You might or might not agree with me on the above 5 destinations being perfect for Valentine’s Day, but it’s my personal favourite places to spend with my loved one. There are also times when I feel that the destination does not matter so much, as long as I get to spend quality time with my other half. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! Feel free to comment and share with me how you’ll be spending this special day.