Exploring the world with the person you love is one of the best things in life. It lets you take a break from your everyday life, rediscover your passion, or rekindle the flames. But sometimes, with all the romantic places in Southeast Asia to enjoy, it can be quite difficult to decide where to go.

Check out our list before you plan your romantic escapade to experience a blissful getaway with your partner. No matter what the reason is, a romantic trip in one of these 10 places will fill your days with love!

10. Penang, Malaysia

temple in penang

Penang is one of the big hubs between the east and west of China. George Town is a great place for restaurants and drinks. There is also the Penang National Park’s jungle trails and the city is dotted with temples highlighting diverse beliefs in the area.

9. Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok and the Gili islands offer a great volcanic mountain to climb: mount Rinjani. Make sure to catch the most beautiful view of the island from Bukit Pergasingan and visit an infinity pool at the base of the mountain in The Rinjani Lodge. Also make sure to catch Gili’s famous sunsets, seafood restaurants and boat trips.

8. Yogyakarta, Indonesia

If you want to travel somewhere relaxing, consider visiting one of the most romantic places in Southeast Asia, Yogyakarta, where you’ll find yourselves immersed in history and culture. The Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono’s Palace is a great place to visit, followed by the Taman Sari and the unmissable Borobudur temple. Also, take a walk through the kotagede, the former capital of the ancient Islamic Mataram kingdom. Again, for those more interested in the outdoors, the volcanic Mount Merapi is just outside the city.

7. Cebu, Philippines

sweet couple posing in kawasan falls in cebu

Head to Cebu in the Philippines if you’re looking for the rush of a city (with some surprisingly beautiful beaches, too). You can find the best beaches in Moalboal, Bantayan Island, and Malapascua Island to catch the sun, sand and sea. To make your trip more romantic, take your significant other to Temple of Leah or The Pyramid.

6. Chiang Mai, Thailand

couple holding a lantern at yi peng festival in chiang mai

Chiang Mai is not just a great place to shop and eat some of the world’s best street food but it’s also one of the most romantic places in Southeast Asia. Learn about its great history in one of the many temples or catch the sunset and sunrise from the iron bridge. Make your trip more romantic by attending the Yi Peng Festival.

5. Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is a great place for the inner adventurer. The Phuket old Town is a sin-Portuguese mix, with some splendid scenery. Also, visit the giant Buddha atop the Nakkerd Hills. Finally, make sure to visit the Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples.

4. Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi’s big draw is the Pantai Cenang beach. You can also head to the beautiful Legend Garden. Finally, if you want to buy some local products, the Kompleks Budaya Kraf is a big local market for you and your traveling companions to browse.

3. Bali, Indonesia

couple holding hands in bali

Head to Bali to hike the volcanic Mount Batur and watch the sunrise. You can also go to the rapids for a bit of white water rafting or relax on lovina beach with dolphin watching, a meal and some drinks. For another great location, head to Desa Belok and walk through the sea of golden marigolds and watch your partner enjoy it. #PerfectView

2. Boracay, Philippines

Watching the sunset over the cerulean blue waters from your own private terrace or on a dinner cruise? Pure romance. Boracay surely is one of the most romantic places in Southeast Asia. Itoffers thirteen different beaches for you to hang out at; one of the best ones is the Puka Shell Beach. You can also go to the White Beach, the primary beach in the island, and get your own spot to watch the sun as it sets with a drink on one hand and your partner on your side.

1. Siargao, Philippines

man holding a woman's hand going to cloud 9 in siargao

What could be more romantic than Siargao? IT’s not just a safe haven for surfers but also for lovers. It’s a perfect place to feel the love all over again as the island hugs you with its calming vibe and beautiful spots. Go to Cloud 9 and watch the sunset, for sure, you and your significant other will love the view that will make you say “I love you.”

Make your trip extra romantic by staying at one of Southeast Asia’s best budget hotel chain. Book your rooms and you’re guaranteed a quality accommodation at an affordable price!

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