5 best seaside hotels in Asia for romantic getaways

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While the year has only just started, it is important to start planning for your vacations early (especially if you want to secure those annual leave spots on important days!).

Skyscanner has gone through dozens of beach-side hotels to find you the top five around Southeast Asia - just in time for the upcoming Valentine's Day week or simply to celebrate a special day.

1. Centara Karon Resort Phuket

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A beautiful beach getaway doesn't always have to come with a huge price tag. Located on the quieter side of Phuket and away from the Patong madness lies Centara Karon Resort Phuket.

With a range of dining and entertainment options in Karon Town (a few minutes walk from the resort), this is perfect for those looking for a romantic escape from the Lion City. If you have children and are thinking of taking them, there are family packages that you can take advantage of. Who says you can't be romantic even after having kids?

Where: 502/3 Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand

Rooms start from: approx S$110++ (THB 2,800++)

Package deals from: approx S$145++ (THB 3,600++)

Package includes: Complimentary breakfast and dinner for 2 adults and 2 children

Visit their website: here

Book now: Centara Karon Resort Phuket

2. Beyond Resort Krabi

Photo: Beyond Resort Krabi

Whether you are looking for a beach-side room, suite or villa, Beyond Resort Krabi has it all. With affordable room rates and direct access to the beautiful Klong Muang Beach. The contemporary resort is also blessed with beautiful weather for most times of the year with soft white sand and lush greenery.

This private enclave is a great spot to spend a weekend in to reconnect with your loved ones. There is also an adults-only section in the resort should you wish to indulge in a kids-free area.

Where: 98 Moo3, Klong Muang Beach, Nongtalay Muang, Krabi 81000, Thailand

Rooms start from: approx S$180++ (THB 4,475++)

Package deals from: Additional S$70++ (THB 1,790++)

Package includes: Sukho package includes a Thai Mud Wrap (60 minutes) and Thai Massage (60 minutes).

Valentine's Day special: Just For Two at approx S$1,230 (THB 31,199) for a three-night package which is inclusive of accommodation in a Deluxe Sea View room, daily breakfast for two, candlelit dinner for two at Beach Bar & Restaurant, wine for two during dinner, two-hour Couples Spa treatment for two at Kanda Spa, free Wi-Fi throughout the stay, round-trip airport transfers and late check out.

Visit their website: here

Book now: Beyond Resort Krabi

3. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Photo: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

With an increasing number of resorts sprouting out across Langkawi, there is no better time to visit the Jewel of Kedah. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is a beachfront property with a private beach and shopping malls in the vicinity.

The property also offers impressive views of the Andaman sea and a range of rooms and villas for you to celebrate your love in. Escape the monotony of city life and spend a weekend here enjoying the pristine beaches right at your doorstep.

Where: Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Rooms start from: approx S$255++( MYR 770++)

Package deals from: approx S$330++ (MYR 1,000++)

Package includes: Family Package includes daily buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children, SuperFoodsRxamenities, 2 SPG Kids Pass per day and 1 full day package at Westin Kids Club per stay (maximum of 2 children), two-way airport transfer upon request and 3pm late check-out (subject to availability).

Valentine's Day special: Romantic Getaway package at approx S$330++ (MYR 1,000++) includes daily buffet breakfast for two, a bottle of sparkling wine, SuperFoodsRx welcome amenities, 80 minutes Heavenly Spa Honeymooner for 2 persons, complimentary high-Speed internet access, two-way airport transfer upon request and 3pm late check-out (subject to availability).

Visit their website: here

Book now: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

4. Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Photo: Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Voted as one of the top 10 luxury beach resorts in Vietnam, the Salida Resort Phu Quoc Island is no stranger to well-heeled couples. In fact, this resort is the only luxury accommodation that is located on the stunning Long Beach which locals can reach easily from the Ho Chi Minh airport.

If you are looking for a romantic getaway for two to commemorate your love, the Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island has a few couple treatments that are designed to bring you and your loved one even closer!

Read also: Phu Quoc island, Asia's up and coming resort destination

Where: Trần Hưng Đạo, Dương Tơ, tt. Dương Đông, tp. Phú Quốc, tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vietnam

Rooms start from: approx S$245++ (US$171++)

Package deals from: Available on request only

Valentine's Day special: Highly sought after honeymoon packages are available and inclusive of a two-night stay in a sea view villa with a welcome in-room set-up with sparkling wine, flowers, fruit and chocolate upon arrival.

Enjoy a private Champagne breakfast in the villa, after-dinner drink at Salinda Lounge as well as one romantic candle-lit dinner on the terrace of your villa or in the mango garden, paired with wines.

A 2-hour spa treatment (Salida Escape) specially designed for couples is also included alongside complimentary private airport transfers, honeymoon gift and daily afternoon events. For more information, please contact the resort.

Visit their website: here

Book now: Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

5. The St. Regis Bali

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If you think a regular private villa in Bali is really all you can ask for, think again! The St. Regis Bali offers the most luxurious and beautiful villas by a pristine white private beach, complete with the signature St. Regis Butler service.

The dreamy escape doesn't just stop in your private villa but it extends to a nightly evening ritual with fire displays, Champagne hour and the most amazing beachfront dining at Kayuputi restaurant with spectacular views of the ocean. If you are thinking of popping the question during Valentine's Day, there really isn't a more romantic place in Bali.

Read also: Six free things to do in Bali

Where: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua Lot S6, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Rooms start from: Suites from approx S$763++ (Rp. 7,500,000++) and Villas from approx S$1,477++ (Rp. 14,500,000++)

Valentine's Day special: Romance, Pearl & Degustation Dinner at Kayuputi Restaurant: approx S$215 (Rp. 2,100,000) per person, and the Love, Champagne and Caviar at King Cole Bar: approx S$165 (Rp. 1,600,000) per couple

Visit their website: here

Book now: The St. Regis Bali