6 beautiful spots for couples to escape the crowds in Hong Kong

6 of Hong Kong’s best kept secrets for couples to get away from the crowds.
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Beneath the hustle and bustle of city life, Hong Kong has a lot to offer for couples on a romantic getaway - some more well-known than others. Skyscanner lets you in on six gems that are local secrets!

1. Watch a sunset at Sunset Peak

You know how people say it isn't the ending that matters but the process? Well, at Sunset Peak, you can probably have both.

For sporty couples, reward your partner with a gorgeous sunset view by heading to the 869m high Sunset Peak. Be sure that the weather is favourable before attempting this hike.

It will take you an average of three hours to get up there and another three hours back down, so plan your time wisely and bring plenty of fuel!

2. Spend a lazy afternoon at Jordan Valley Park

Sometimes, the best things in life are free. Enjoy endless sunshine while you spend a lazy afternoon at the Jordan Valley Park.

Bring along a picnic basket that the two of you have put together, and sit on the grassy knolls as you share stories from your childhood and plans for your future.

For an extra dose of nostalgia, this is a perfect spot for flying kites as well.

3. Enjoy quality Italian food at the luxurious Tosca

Celebrating a special anniversary? Tosca at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, offers a luxurious Romanesque setting featuring high ceilings, majestic chandeliers and fountains.

Feast on innovative Italian favourites while you look out at the city's stunning skyline. Pasta fans should definitely give the delicious crab agnolotti with black chickpeas and tarragon sauce a try.

If you're thinking about popping the question, this may very well be the perfect place.

4. Get on a pedal boat together

Sure, everyone knows that Disneyland is a great place for kids and dating adults. What many people don't know is that the best place to spend an afternoon together and away from the tourist groups is actually right next to the famous Disneyland at Inspiration Lake instead.

A serene area looking over a beautiful lake, Inspiration Lake offers opportunities for a picnic on the grass or even for lovebirds to try out pedal boating. You can thank us later.

5. Get a drink with a view from above

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, just behind the ultra-luxurious Peninsula Hotel, is a 31-storey shopping mall called iSQUARE. Head up to its 30th storey, where you can indulge in delicious cocktails and world-class cuisine.

At Eyebar, we recommend giving their punderful signature 'Grape Expectation' a try. If you are feeling peckish, the newly-awarded one Michelin-starred restaurant Nanhai No. 1 serves up contemporary Chinese cuisine with a view.

6. A private spa escape at I-SPA

For some private time, try an exclusive spa escape at I-SPA, one of Hong Kong's leading spa destinations located within the InterContinental Hong Kong.

To experience the most indulgent pampering, give the full-day I-SPA programme a go which includes several treatments and a 3-course lunch served at the beautiful Pool Terrace.

Once rejuvenated, the Fitness Centre and outdoor swimming pool will also be available for your enjoyment.

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