Have a dreamy holiday without breaking the bank
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, but there’s no need to fret about making last-minute vacation plans with your partner. Our Southeast Asian neighbours offer many idyllic hideaways and retreats that are high on intimate atmosphere and low on cost. Whether you’re just relaxing on the beach or hiking up a hill to catch the sunset, you’ll create beautiful memories at these regional spots.
1. Khao Yai, Thailand
There’s something so incredibly romantic about an open field of sunflowers. And you can find several in Khao Yai, a beautiful rural region just a few hours’ drive away from Bangkok. The yellow beauties bloom in season from November to February, perfect for a Valentine’s trip. The Pak Chong District contains two fields to frolic and take selfies in with your sweetie, while Jim Thompson Farm delights with a range of seasonal blooms. For more adventures, go hiking or swimming in Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Thailand’s most well-loved national parks. You can also stay amid the lush forests, mountains and waterfalls at the affordable villa resorts.