With the holidays impending, it is no surprise that many couples choose to go on relaxing private vacation together rather than deal with petty family squabbles or stomach the same meal they have seemingly eaten twenty million times before.
Of course, Southeast Asia has always been an incredibly popular spot for romantic getaways but the region still leaves travelers with an awful lot of choice. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the area and have been to some amazingly romantic resorts. I’ve narrowed down my list to some resorts that I think you should certainly try out on your next visit. Here’s my list of the most romantic resorts in Southeast Asia.
Romantic Resorts in Southeast Asia
Song Saa Private Islands
The name roughly translates the “sweethearts” in the local Cambodian language so it’s obviously a romantic spot. After all, the pristine private islands of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong are jointly home to Song Saa Private Island. The well-equipped apartments found here are situated over the sea in order to provide travelers with excellent views of the surrounding area.
This is an ill-inclusive resort so numerous activities like kayaking, yoga, and snorkeling are made available to guests at no additional charge. A spa and a gym are also provided for those staying here. The English speaking hotel staff can even arrange for barbeques on the beach if their guests fancy the thought. These islands are about an hour away from the nearby Sihanoukville International Airport by car and ferry.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach
Located on the island of Phuket, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach puts travelers right in the middle of all the action but it nonetheless provides guests with a peaceful oasis where they can relax and recharge in spite of that fact. Beautiful views of the nearby beach can be glimpsed from the windows of this hotel. There are three pools at this facility and the onsite gym is open at all hours so guests can exercise whenever they feel like doing so. They are also a great place to relax with your significant other making the resort among the romantic resorts in Southeast Asia.
The hotel’s spa offers a wide variety of relaxing massages to help resorts guests alleviate any lingering stress from their journey here. In fact, those that don’t feel like leaving the premises can easily have a delicious meal at any one of the hotel’s restaurants. The resort is located approximately 19 miles from the nearby Phuket International Airport.
Six Senses Con Dao
Named one of National Geographic Traveler’s top eco-lodges, Six Senses Con Dao, a Vietnamese five star resort is located a couple hours’ drive away from Saigon. Both the National Park and the Con Son airport are within a five-mile radius of this spot as well.
All of the villas found at this location have their own infinity pools that meld with the excellent views of the nearby South China Sea. Of course, if swimming in the ocean is more to one’s taste, the resort also has a private beach area for their patrons to enjoy. The hotel similarly has gym, tennis courts, a spa, and water sports facilities for their guests to use at their leisure. Complimentary Wi-Fi and free parking are among the other additional perks of staying at this spot. Organic meals are even provided onsite by the hotel’s Six Senses Restaurant.
Southeast Asia is best visited between the months of November and February when the temperatures are slightly cooler than average and there is no danger of monsoons drowning your vacation. Unfortunately, the pleasant weather brings out the tourist hordes. Therefore, perhaps it is best to brave the slightly warmer conditions in April and May to simply avoid them.
Travelers should also be aware that if their visit coincides with the Thai festival of Songkran (April 13 to 15th), they will definitely want to book a hotel room ahead of schedule. Should warmer temperatures not be one’s forte, it might be a good idea to visit the country between October and November when plane tickets are at their cheapest. However, if you come too early, your packing list might need to include heavy duty rain gear.
I hope you enjoyed my favorite list of the most Romantic Resorts in Southeast Asia. Have you ever been to any of these resorts? Would you like to spend a romantic vacation in one of them? Share your experiences with us!