Two is better than one
When you’re in love, you don’t need a holiday to express your love for your significant other, but it sure is a great excuse to be cheesy and pull of something extremely romantic! So for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, why not skip the overpriced chocolates and flowers, and surprise your partner with a gift they’ll remember for a lifetime?
Our proposal? A romantic getaway to not one, but two, incredible destinations.
That said, we’ve paired together two destinations that complement each other (the same way you and your partner do) for a Valentine’s celebration you’ll never forget. For extra cheese, keep on reading!
1. Singapore and Johor Bahru
Who doesn’t love food and theme parks? Take your partner to Singapore for amazing food walks, then Johor Bahru for the most thrilling theme parks this Valentines – and they’re guaranteed to fall in love with you all over again!
Jet off to Singapore and level up your dinner dates with a romantic meal overlooking Singapore’s skyline aboard the Singapore Flyer. And if your loved one prefers something a little more low-key, impress them with a all-you-can-eat hawker food trip through Chinatown Food Street that won’t break the bank!
For endless thrill and excitement, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Johor Bahru! This city is dotted with theme parks like Legoland, Sanrio Hello Kitty, and the Angry Birds Activity Park. For a bit of kilig, hold your significant other’s hand through all the coasters and rides!
Getting from Singapore to Johor Bahru
Rent out a private car transfer from Singapore to Johor Bahru! Driving time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
2. Bangkok and Khao Yai
Get the best of both worlds and take a couples trip to Bangkok and Khao Yai! Although both cities are just around 2 hours apart, Bangkok’s vibrant nightlife and Khao Yai’s scenic national parks may it feel like they’re a whole world away from each other.
If you’re looking for a present for your other half, you’ve got a lot to choose from in Bangkok. Better yet – treat them to a shopping spree to one of its many shopping centers, and we promise it won’t break the bank. For a change of scenery, you might also want to check out some of Bangkok’s famous floating markets!
Break free from Bangkok’s bustling streets and head to Khao Yai for a relaxing getaway! Create your own itinerary and take a tour around Khao Yai on a private custom tour. You can decide exactly how you want to surprise your loved one – whether it’s taking couple photos at The Bloom by TV Pool, watching the sunset over at Pa Deo Die Cliff, or taking a relaxing dip at the Haew Suwat Waterfalls!
Getting from Bangkok to Khao Yai
Join a private tour from Bangkok, or rent a private car charter to Khao Yai! Driving time is approximately 2 hours.
3. Hong Kong and Macau
It may not seem like Hong Kong and Macau are home to an abundant romantic activities – but if you’re a couple who loves the energy of a big city, you wouldn’t have a difficult time finding something you love together.
Whether or not it’s your first time in Hong Kong together, we highly recommend hopping aboard the classic TramOramic for a tour of the city’s best sights. Get dropped off at Victoria’s Peak and share a romantic meal overlooking Hong Kong’s dazzling skyline.
After a couple of days, make your way to Macau and test your luck at one of the city’s many casinos! If you’re not lucky enough, maybe you can score great orchestra seats for the highly acclaimed House of Dancing Water instead! Cap off your trip with a gondola ride at The Venetian on your last day for a Valentine’s getaway you’ll never forget.
Getting from Hong Kong to Macau
For the fastest way to Macau, take the Cotai Water Jet Ferry or the TurboJet Ferry with departure schedules every 30 and 15 minutes, respectively.
4. Osaka and Kyoto
For couples who love a good compromise, you’ll surely fall in love with Japan’s dynamic duo – Osaka and Kyoto. In just three short hours, you can go from Osaka’s busy streets, to Kyoto’s serene bamboo forests – and what can be better than that?
When in Osaka, a day or two in the vibrant Dotonbori will surely appease the city-lover in your relationship. Lined with food stalls and discounted sneaker stores, how can you say no to an experience like this?
After a hectic few days in Osaka, a getaway to Kyoto will be very much appreciated. Take a tour of the Fushimi Inari Shrines and tranquil bamboo forests – in kimono rentals nonetheless – and who knows? You guys might just find a secret spot that you can return to in the future!
Getting from Osaka to Kyoto
Book yourself a Kansai Thru Pass and you’ll be able to tour both Osaka and Kyoto, plus Kobe, Nara, Wakayama, and Koyasan via bus, subway, and railways. Remember to have your Japan visa on hand.
5. Seoul and Gangwon-Do
Korea is home to some of the best love stories, so a trip to seoul and Gangwon-do will make you feel like the star of your very own K-Drama! So if your girl is a riding on the hallyu wave, you can’t go wrong with a surprise getaway to South Korea.
Once you’re in seoul, put on that hanbok rental and make your way to the Gyeongbokgung Palace for a Joseon Dynasty time warp! After a quick history lesson and photoshoot, be sure to head up the N seoul Tower and make things official with a love lock!
If you’re in South Korea for a romantic getaway, you cannot leave without a trip to Gangwon-do. We’re declaring Nami Island as the unofficial capital of romance here in South Korea, which is best known for its instrumental role in K-Drama hit “Winter Sonata” – so feel free to recreate scenes with your significant other if you’d like!
Getting from seoul to Gangwon-do
There are several ways to get to Gangwon-do. You can book a Korail Pass and travel by train, or join in on a day tour to Nami Island with convenient accommodation pick up. Remember to have your Korean Visa on hand.
6. Bali and Phuket
Nothing screams romance more than a sunset stroll down the beach with your loved one, don’t you think? Bali and Phuket are widely known to offer some of the best island experiences in the world, so if you agree with our statement – these two destinations should be up the top of you list.
Although it’s tempting to spend your entire stay inside your villa, there’s a whole world to explore in Bali from the Tukad Cepung Waterfalls to the Tegalalang Rice Fields! So once you’ve conquered Bali’s best “honeymoon” attractions, then you can enjoy your pool float rental as much as your heart desires!
Phuket’s islands are a top destinations for honeymooners – and we can’t blame them! From Phi Phi Island’s turquoise waters to Coral Island’s spectacular underwater experience, how can you possibly say no to a paradise getaway like this?
Getting from Bali to Phuket
You will need to book a flight from Bali to Phuket, with a layover in a connecting city.
7. Dubai and Abu Dhabi
If your loved one is a fan of elaborate declarations, a surprise getaway to Dubai and Abu Dhabi will definitely take their breath away! With Dubai’s extravagant structures and Abu Dhabi’s architectural wonders, this will be a Valentine’s date they’ll have a hard time forgetting.
First thing’s first – take a trip up the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa, for sights you can’t get anywhere else in the world. Afterwards, sweep them off their feet with a Desert Safari dinner complete with a camel and dune bashing experience! How’s that for a dinner date?
If you can spare a day from Dubai, join in a full day tour of Abu Dhabi – where you can witness the majestic Grand Sheikh Zayed mosque, and with its immense size and attention to detail will leave both you and your loved one completely speechless.
Getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
The easiest way to get to Abu Dhabi is by joining in on a full day tour, with a convenient accommodation pick up and drop off. Remember to have your UAE visa on hand.
8. Siem Reap and Hanoi
Cambodia and Vietnam aren’t exactly on the top of everyone’s list when it comes to romantic destinations, but we wonder – why not?
Siem Reap is home to a magnificent set of century-old ruins that instantly take you back in time. The temples of Angkor are a magical thing to behold – and fortunately for you, Tripsle’s got a sunrise tour that will make your experience unforgettable. After hours of temple running, treat yourselves to a couples massage at Origins Spa Siem Reap to cap off your adventure!
From Hanoi, surprise your partner with a cruise through Halong Bay’s emerald waters and limestone islands. Apart from the stellar views, the deluxe cruise offers kayaking activities, cooking classes, and a visit to some private beaches! If that isn’t honeymoon material, we don’t know what is!
Getting from Siem Reap to Hanoi
You can opt to take a bus service from Siem Reap to Hanoi, or book a flight which will take up to 2 hours.
9. Melbourne and Queenstown
If road trips and hikes are a favorite past time for you and your partner, then a trip to Oz and NZ will surely be hard to beat. Not only are these destinations blessed with the most scenic locations, but they both also happen to be a thrill seeker’s paradise!
Kickoff the love fest at the outskirts of Melbourne – say a roadtrip to the Great Ocean Road or a sunrise hike at the Grampians Canyons?
Afterwards, trade in your car rental for a harness and do a massive trust test at the Nevis Bungy in Queenstown!
Getting from Melbourne to Queenstown
You will need to book a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown, in which duration should be around 3 to 3 and a half hours. Remember to have both Australian and New Zealand visas on hand.
10. London and Paris
A trip to London and Paris is a no-fail combo that will have your hearts leaping out of your chests. Let’s face it – anything you do in Paris can classify as romantic, while London’s links to literary classics fill the air with undeniable romance, so a visit to these iconic cities are sure to leave a mark in your hearts forever.
If you get an opportunity to do a private photo shoot in London – take it! While the city is filled with stunning sights, having a photographer follow you as you enjoy afternoon tea, or take a romantic stroll through the Kensington Garden, will help immortalize some of your best memories with your partner.
A trip to Paris on its own is a romantic gesture, but if you want to up the ante, take your partner on a wine and champagne tour or Seine River cruise at night. But when in Paris, the most romantic thing you can do is treat your mon amour to a romantic dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower – albeit expensive, we think it’s a small price to pay for love (especially in the City of Love)!
Getting from London to Paris
You can book a straight flight, or a scenic train ride from London to Paris via the Eurostar through Tripsle. Remember to have both UK visa and Schengen visa on hand.