Romantic Holiday

Whether you are planning your wedding, celebrating an anniversary or second honeymoon, or simply getting to know one another, Hong Kong has the magic to make memories for life. This stunning city of ceremony and diversity is perfect for an unforgettable romantic getaway. With its perfect marriage of East and West, Hong Kong's picturesque cityscape forms a glorious backdrop for those in love. The glamour of Asia's most international city offers lovers the chance to stay in an attractive hotel, enjoy romantic seafood dinners on the waterfront and indulge themselves shopping for exclusive designer goods. Why not dance the night away in each other's arms, explore the chaotic colour of backstreets and temples, hike up hilltops or stroll on the beach at sunset? The territory is so compact and easy to get around.


Romance All Around
Lovers are spoilt for choice in Hong Kong. Romantic days might start with a champagne breakfast in a luxurious hotel room or suite with a view to take your breath away. Many establishments offer special honeymoon packages that include little luxuries such as limousine service, flower and fruit baskets and much more. All guests are tempted to take advantage of deluxe amenities such as en suite jacuzzis, 24-hour room service, elegant and intimate restaurants and electrifying nightclubs, health spas and swimming pools. And later in the day? Imagine the two of you relaxing on the deck of a cruiser, watching the sun set over world-famous Victoria Harbour. Or strolling along a white-sand beach bounded by lush green mountains and the South China Sea. You might wish to have your fortune told in the pavilions of serene, incense-filled temples. Hong Kong's remarkable scenery and attractions mean you'll never run out of romance.

Together you could...

  • Stroll around the Peak at sunset for stunning city views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and islands sparkling in the South China Sea.

  • Charter a junk or yacht for the day, complete with crew. You can dine on board or tell the captain to set a course for a seafood feast at picturesque Sai Kung, Lei Yue Mun or tranquil Lamma Island. Alternatively, hire a sampan for a private tour of Sai Kung's stunning bay and small islands.

  • Hire a helicopter for a thrilling ride over the territory, take a tram tour of Hong Kong Island, or an open-top bus along neon-lit Nathan Road at night. A chauffeured limousine is ideal for soaking up Hong Kong's most spectacular night views.

  • Admire the richly embroidered and sequined red wedding outfits and ornaments in traditional Chinese wedding shops on Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei.

  • Relax on the beach in scenic Repulse Bay, where the movie Love Is A Many Splendored Thing was filmed. Then enjoy a romantic dinner in the charming colonial-style Repulse Bay Arcade overlooking the beach.

  • Enjoy drinks at the Regent, Mandarin Oriental, Grand Hyatt or at the ultra-stylish Felix at the top of the Peninsula hotel for a fabulous view of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour.


Wine and Dine
A table for two? Hong Kong offers many spectacular settings for romantic meals to remember. This is the culinary capital of Asia, where you will find superb cuisine from around the world and an infinite choice of restaurants. Day or night, you and your partner can enjoy magnificent views of Victoria Harbour from many hotel dining rooms across Hong Kong. Or why not take in the bird's-eye view of the city from eateries on the Peak, or marvel at the 360-degree panorama from revolving restaurants. High tea in the afternoon offers a refreshing break from shopping and sightseeing. The SoHo area ('South of Hollywood Road') on Hong Kong Island and Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui are two of Hong Kong's most fashionable dining hotspots and perfect for a romantic meal. The gastronomic choices available in these compact, bustling areas of bars and restaurants are astonishing. French, Italian, German, Vietnamese, Spanish, Indian, Mongolian, Chinese - you'll delight in this United Nations of unforgettable wining and dining.

Stanley and Repulse Bay, where delicious meals are served in charming colonial settings, provide echoes of the Mediterranean with sweeping beaches and shoreline promenades. By night, flaming torches set at the water's edge provide all the light you need for a unique alfresco dining experience. And do try to explore the seafood restaurants on the traffic-free outlying islands. As the day's last rays transform the sky in shades of pink and magenta, the moon rises over the South China Sea to complete an unforgettable evening of magic and romance.


Nightlife
Hong Kong offers a plethora of choices for after-dinner entertainment. Get cozy in a corner of one of the many swanky hotel lounges, which often offer marvelous views and live music. On Hong Kong Island, try the Harlequin Bar in the Mandarin Oriental, or JJ's in the Grand Hyatt. In Tsim Sha Tsui, drop into Felix at the Peninsula or the Regent's Lobby Lounge. Or serenade your sweetheart in a karaoke lounge. You can find bars and nightclubs to suit any mood, whether you feel like dancing all night or just gazing into each other's eyes. An exciting concert or show is another way to spend a special evening in Hong Kong. Catch your favourite Canto-pop star in concert - you can even book tickets from overseas to make sure you get a good seat.

Other Hong Kong cultural mainstays are the major touring shows such as Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera, international performers ranging from diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to rock star Sting, and the territory's own acclaimed orchestras and dance companies. Traditional Chinese opera and cultural shows are also popular.


Suggested Five-day Itinerary
Day One

Arrival. Check into honeymoon suite. Take a walking tour of the city, then enjoy a sunset cruise with dinner on board. Later, visit the Temple Street Night Market for bargains. Don't miss the street-side snacks.

Day Two
Take a Hong Kong Island tour with dim sum lunch. Go shopping in Stanley Market. In the evening, choose either the SoHo area of Central district or Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui for dinner. Both are packed with door-to-door restaurants offering a host of international cuisine - from Chinese and Italian to Mexican and Japanese. Here you can savour dishes from the Himalayas to the Louisiana bayou, from Malaysia to the Mediterranean.

Day Three
Visit the fortune-tellers at Wong Tai Sin Temple. Then go shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui, with afternoon tea at one of the hotels. Stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade at sunset. Dine in neon-lit Causeway Bay, where shops stay open late. Finish the day with drinks in the atmospheric Captain's Bar of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Or marvel at the magnificent city and harbour views from the sumptuous lobby of Grand Hyatt.

Day Four
Visit the world's largest reef aquariums, see the performing dolphins and giant pandas, hit the rollercoaster and other rides at Ocean Park. Relax in your hotel's health or beauty spa, and get ready for an elegant gourmet Chinese or Western dinner on the Peak or in a five-star hotel. Afterwards, grab a late-night coffee or cocktail in the Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district.

Day Five
Visit the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island, or explore tiny Cheung Chau Island by foot. For lunch, choose your own seafood from tanks and eat alfresco at a waterfront cafe. Return to Hong Kong Island via ferry. Depart in the evening.

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