There’s a lot of stress in the world these days and much uncertainty. Times like these test relationships and put extra pressure on couples. Fortunately if you live in Asia, there are a number of hotels which understand theses tensions and have put together romantic staycation and dinner options. A special meal on a beach, under the stars, or in your own private villa is a nice way to relax and reconnect.
To give you a sampling, we’ve put together a list of some of the more interesting romantic dinner options across the region, to help you destress and spend some quality time with your significant other.
For an extra special dining experience, The Anam surrounds a candlelit, beachfront table with blazing torches for a four-course dinner with a private waiter. Topped off with two glasses of sparkling wine and a bottle of red or white, the romantic feast celebrates Asian or Western culinary themes.
What could whisper “honeymoon” more delightfully than a secretly planned candlelit dinner on a tropical beach in Thailand? An intimate evening is assured on the sands at Banyan Tree Samui where a tent surrounded by lanterns and flowers will be set up for you and your loved one at a quiet spot in front of the lapping waves.
Couples may choose from either a 4-course Asian or Western menu with specialties such as pan-seared scallops, char-grilled beef tenderloin and Phuket lobster.
A candlelit pathway guides couples through the landscape of Tanah Ubud, a Resort by Hadiprana, to a private deck set above the kind of verdant rice paddies Bali’s spiritual heart is famous for. A five course dinner is crafted by Chef Dean, a talented Singaporean chef who joined the team close to a decade ago and has been upping the game on what it means to eat local.
The new Alma Resort’s romantic dinner takes full advantage of its beachfront setting on the Cam Ranh peninsula, with the set-up of a candle-lit table on the buttermilk sands of Long Beach. Anchored by highlights from the nearby ocean, such as oysters, prawns and lobster, the intimate five-course meal comprises salad, soup, fresh oysters, rose sorbet to clean the palate, a main of either ‘surf and turf’ grilled beef steak and prawns or baked half lobster thermidor, and dessert.
Couples would be hard-pressed to find a dining experience as romantic as Meliá Koh Samui’s private candle-lit dinner on the sands of secluded Choeng Mon Beach, on the north-eastern tip of Thailand’s Koh Samui island. The resort’s executive chef Azizskandar Awang, who has won a string of coveted awards during his 20-year career including the prestigious Chef Hotelier of the Year award at the Hotelier Awards Asia, has crafted a six-course feast featuring the likes of prawns, scallops, salmon and Wagyu beef. Each course is expertly paired with wine selected by the resort’s in-house sommelier.
Located on a private islet in the Mekong Delta that’s only accessible by boat, Azerai Can Tho is a perfect destination for a quiet and romantic getaway. Now, couples can enjoy a special new al fresco dining option at the resort, with a table set up underneath the canopy of a majestic banyan tree or overlooking a picturesque lotus pond. Lanterns placed around the table and hung from the trees help to create a subtle and intimate mood. The five-course “Destination Dining” meal, prepared by executive chef Ricardo Luján, is accompanied by a wine pairing.
As you can see there are many choices for romantic dinners in Asia… if you’re in the region check them out.