We all want to enjoy a lavish holiday with our loved ones, and treat them to the finer things in life. Who doesn’t want to live a life of luxury? Still, it can be hard to do so without completely breaking the bank.
Fear not, these inexpensive yet luxurious resorts are guaranteed to help you stretch the dollar! Located in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia, there are so many places for you to experience a romantic getaway in absolute comfort. You would be surprised at the treasures you can find at under USD150 (~S$198) a night.
1. The Nirwana Resorts and Spa, Bali
We can’t seem to ever talk about romantic resorts without bringing up Bali. The Nirwana Resorts and Spa, in Candidasa-Karangasem, Bali, definitely gives you a bang for your buck. As part of their promotion, their Deluxe Ocean Room is going for only USD80 (~S$106) a night!
This spacious room is furnished in traditional Balinese fashion and has a patio for you to lounge at. Admire the stunning ocean views from your doorstep, and maybe even take a dip in the infinity pool outside.
Besides the infinity pool, you can also take it up a notch by soaking in a soothing bath in the comforts of your very own room. Supplement it with rose petals and essential oils to add on to the romantic atmosphere. In such a peaceful environment, you can truly unwind and enjoy your partner’s company.
2. Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club, Bali
The popular Komune Suite at the Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club along Keramas Beach is priced at just USD134 (~S$177) a night; a luxury stay at a very affordable price! Each suite is elegantly yet minimalistically furnished and has a bathroom fitted with a rain shower. In addition, there is an adjourning balcony where you can chill with a cup of tea and admire the garden views.
You cannot miss out on taking a swim in their unique, circular outdoor swimming pool. It overlooks the beachfront, and promises some spectacular sunset views! The perfect moment to share with your partner.
3. Sijori Resort and Spa, Batam
Live like royalty at the Sijori Resort and Spa – for just USD140 (~S$185) a night, book your very own Bungalow Deluxe King Room. The bungalows are situated at the top of the hill and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Perfect for a private getaway! The bungalows are fully furnished, so you may not even have to take one step out of the house. Just lay back, relax and enjoy uninterrupted time with your loved one.
As its name suggests, spa treatments are a speciality here. Indulge in some of their signature treatments (at an additional cost) such as their body massages, facials and hair spa. You’ll feel absolutely rejuvenated at the end of it!
Located in the heart of Bali, the Premiere Agung Resort in Ubud is a prime destination for lovebirds on holiday. Not only is there the convenience of location, but you also get to stay at a luxurious accommodation without going broke. The Deluxe Executive Room is available at USD113 (~S$149) per night and offers a commodious room and an attached balcony. The king-sized bed has also been dressed in high-quality linen, making your snuggle and cuddle time more comfortable than ever before.
After a whole day of activities in Ubud, revitalize yourself with a soak in the bathtub. Perhaps you could even throw in a bath bomb to make it more relaxing. After all, it’s not every day that you get to spoil yourself like this.
5. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort, Palawan
Having won many accolades at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards, the Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort has successfully packaged nature, luxury and affordability all into one. The Superior Room goes for an affordable USD148 (~S$196) a night; it looks like the perfect glamp site! The furnishing in this room is slightly more rustic than other luxury resorts, which contributes to a more homely and comfy atmosphere.
Imagine candle lights flickering in the wind and waves rustling along the shore; the ambience is just perfect for a romantic dinner by the beach. At the end of the day, celebrate your relationship with a hearty meal, and savour both the food and your memories together.
6. Out of the Blue Resort, Puerto Galera
At the Out of the Blue Resort, you’ll definitely be able to shed the blues! The Spa Suite (Poolside) is offered at an affordable USD125 (~S$165) and includes a king-sized bed, separate vanity corner and your very own private indoor jacuzzi. Some things are better off not shared, and a cosy jacuzzi session is one of them. Each suite also has its own poolside patio and lounge chairs, so take full advantage of it and soak up all that Vitamin D.
7. Granada Beach Resort, Cebu
It is almost unbelievable how inexpensive the rooms at the Granada Beach Resort are. For just USD65 (~S$86) a night, you can enjoy a stay in the Queen Room with Ocean View – an open, breezy room that overlooks the magnificent Cebu Straits. With a top-up of USD20 (~S$27), add a dash of romance to your stay; complete with floral room decorations, a bouquet of tropical flowers and a bottle of chilled wine for sharing. Sounds worth it to me!
8. Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa, Na Jomtien
The Deluxe Room at the Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa stands at a whopping 42 square metres and has been meticulously decorated to achieve a chill, zen vibe. For USD123 (~S$162) a night, you can lounge away in this palatial suite, and enjoy the peace and quiet with your partner.
Residents of the resort also stand to enjoy exclusive discounts at the award-winning Ravindra Spa, so pamper yourself with full body massages or even a milk bath! It can’t get any more luxurious than this.
9. Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort, Krabi
With such classy rooms at the Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort, you might even forget that you are at a beach resort! Enjoy the stylish Double Deluxe Suite at USD147 (~S$194) , which is furnished with a king-sized bed, office table and sofa. You are also entitled to breakfast at the restaurant, which serves both local Thai and international cuisine. There’s no better way to start the day than with a good meal.
In addition, your suite has its very own private balcony that opens up directly into the swimming pool. Doesn’t the water look absolutely tempting! If you manage to resist jumping in for a swim, you can just lounge on the balcony and admire the scenic mountain views behind the resort. Aside from the pool, the resort also has a spa facility with its very own steam room and rain shower.
10. Navalai River Resort, Bangkok
People rarely regard Bangkok as a luxury holiday destination, but perhaps it’s time for impressions to change! The River Breeze Room at the Navalai River Resort is impeccably glamorous. At USD137 (~S$181) a night, be mesmerized by the views of the Chao Phraya River from the room and experience a Bangkok holiday like you have never before.
Of course, you cannot miss out on a swim at their rooftop pool. Not only does it give you a good vantage point to admire the scenic Bangkok cityscape, but you can revel in being far away from the crowds. Take a dip in their jacuzzi pool, and have a buzzing good time with your loved one.
11. Century Langkawi Beach Resort, Langkawi
At the Century Langkawi Beach Resort, you can indulge in the Garden View Room for USD136 (~S$180) a night. It has full-length French windows that open to your private balcony. Bask in the sublime views of the garden and sparkling sea, and make precious memories with your partner.
For a lazy afternoon activity, you may pop on down to their outdoor swimming pool and have a drink at their pool-bar. Nothing like a cool beverage on a hot summer’s day.
12. Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort Spa, Cherating
The Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort Spa is probably the only place to have a whole villa to yourself without breaking your bank. The One Bedroom Villa is available at USD136 (~S$180) a night and blends luxury and romance together seamlessly. Not only does it have a dreamy canopy bed, but the room is also decorated with flowers and candles.
Doesn’t the villa look like a cute boat? Not only do you get absolute privacy on your little sanctuary, but you also have a personal plunge pool for you to dive into any time of the day.
According to HotelsCombined , the most popular destinations Singaporeans are choosing for a weekend stay before Valentine’s day are Malaysia, Singapore and Japan with an average room rate per night of USD86 (~S$114), USD182 (~S$241) and USD197 (~S$260) respectively. But with this list, you’ll realise that you don’t have to stay in Singapore or travel too far for romantic staycations because there are so many options around Southeast Asia that are both luxurious yet affordable!
Valentine's Day may be over but that doesn't mean you can't book a staycation. Why not surprise your significant other with some alone time this weekend? After all, now you know where to go!