5 Romantic Getaways for Couples

July 24th, 2018

There’s nothing more romantic than going on a weekend getaway with your loved ones – especially when we’ve picked the most idyllic accommodations, restaurants and activities for you to enjoy as a couple.

From going on a thrill ride at the Universal Studio Singapore to sipping cocktails on the Bimini Beach, there’s no shortage of romantic spots for you and significant other to explore. So cue the romantic tunes, scatter the rose petals, pop a bottle of bubbly, and get ready to plan a romantic getaway to remember.

Catskills

The Catskills region boasts romantic views of both the Adirondack and Catskills mountain ranges that will make you fall in love all over again. Start your day with a picnic at the Catskills State Park, then follow through with a fine dining experience complete with live music.

Where to Stay: We recommend booking a room at the all-suite Resorts World Catskills if you’re looking for a location where you can be immersed in excellent scenery. Nestled among the beauty of Catskills, this hotel also offers an unparalleled experience in entertainment and luxury.

What to Eat: From fine dining to bar and grill, there are plenty of options to pick here. But if you’re looking for a romantic candlelit dinner, experience it with your love at Cellaio, an Italian steakhouse opening soon in Resorts World Catskills. Helmed by acclaimed chef Scott Conant, Cellaio is famed for its Certified Black Angus beef. Pair it with a glass of wine and call it a night.

What to Do: Visit the mountaintops hiking Catskill Park where you can participate in a variety of outdoor activities. We recommend paddleboarding out to the historic Hudson-Athens Lighthouse!

Singapore

Singapore is an island state that offers manmade and natural beauty at its best. Though the country may be small in size, it is packed with out-of-the-ordinary date ideas – all of which have nothing to do with your usual dinner-and-movie combos.

Ocean Suite, Resorts World Sentosa

Where to Stay: There’s something magical about sleeping under the sea. Immerse yourself in this awe-inspiring and romantic atmosphere at the Resorts World Sentosa’s Ocean Suite. Besides its inexplicable view, you and your partner will also be treated to five-star comfort and a personalised butler service.

Where to Eat: Singapore may be well-known for its street food, but you shouldn’t miss out on the extraordinary “Michelin Star Experience” at CURATE – a truly exclusive dining experience for the discerning gourmand that’s located at the first floor of Resorts World Sentosa.

What to Do: Romantic dates don’t get any better than a trip to the finest and most exciting theme park in Asia: Universal Studios Singapore. Enjoy rides, shows and attractions that are designed to thrill and excite.

New York City

The Big Apple isn’t short of gorgeous places to wine and dine. From museum dates to charming ice-skating in Rockefeller Plaza and intimate picnics in Central Park, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic city than New York.

Where to Stay: From luxury hotels to cosy Airbnbs and intimate bed and breakfasts, there are plenty of romantic stays in New York. Recreate your favourite rom-com moments and book a romantic staycation at The Plaza, The Roosevelt, The New York Palace and more.

What to Eat: Whether it’s a quick bite at the diner or fine dining at RW Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Resorts World Casino New York, there’s something for everyone. When in New York, do not forget to try the city’s staple food, i.e corned beef, New York-style pizza and of course, hot dogs!

What to Do: There are a lot of iconic landmarks in New York City that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. Go walk the Brooklyn Bridge, attend the New York Ballet, have a picnic in Central Park or go on a romantic stroll at the New York Botanical Garden, because while New York is amazing, it’s even more so when you explore this city with a loved one by your side.

Birmingham

Away from the hustle and bustle, Birmingham is Britain’s second-largest city. Packed with state-of-the-art shopping centres, aesthetically-pleasing Victorian buildings and architectural marvels, this city has plenty to offer when it comes to date ideas.

Suite Room at Genting Hotel, Resorts World Birmingham

Santai Spa

Where to Stay: Experience the wealth of luxury and attentive service upon checking in at the Genting Hotel. Boasting 182 four-star rooms, every single room in this hotel offers a self-contained sanctuary that’ll make you feel right at home. Top your vacation off with a relaxing spa treatment at the luxurious Santai Spa.

What to Eat: Enjoy a romantic dinner with your special one at Waters Restaurant. Helmed by award-winning chef, Andy Waters, this restaurant specialises in both British and French cuisines. We recommend trying the baked medallion of salmon risotto, a must-order item on the delectable menu.

What to Do: Visit the internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue, Ikon Gallery, or head south to Moseley and take a walk down the famous Tolkien Trail. At the end of the trail, go see the 250-year-old working watermill, Sarehole Mill, as well as the Moseley Bog, both of which are associated with the Lord of the Rings author!

Bimini

Top off your summer tan with a quick jaunt to Bimini Island. Imagine waking up to white sandy beaches, a balmy ocean breeze with breathtaking azure waters. Best of all, you’ll find yourself on the beaches so remote, you’ll feel like the entire island belongs to you and your partner.

Where to Stay: The Hilton at Resorts World Bimini offers a variety of opulent rooms and suites where you can relax and take in the surrounding beauty. If you’re looking for something exclusive and intimate, you can upgrade to a suite made just for couples with its own private patio to help you unwind after a long day.

What to Eat: Taste the fresh flavours of the sea at The Tides. Located in the centre of Resorts World Bimini, you can pick from a selection of authentic Bimini specialities for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fancy a candlelit dinner to end your romantic journey? Dine and wine at Resorts World Bimini’s Luna Beach for a personalised experience. Each dish is prepared and served to your preference.

What to Do: Pristine beaches aside, there are lots of things to do here in Bimini. Visit Resorts World Bimini’s on-property watersport activities or plan an adventure at sea with a glass-bottom kayak. Snorkel in the glistening sea water and marvel at the kaleidoscopic display of coral reef and sea life. Alternatively, if you have a diving license, dive into the water and get a closer look at the fascinating world beneath the ocean’s surface.

 

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