Hong Kong is a bustling commercial city, but that does not mean you can’t enjoy a little trip with your partner here. There are plenty of activities and places to explore whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a honeymoon or a wedding pre-shoot. The city is centred around one of the most beautiful harbours in Asia; so whenever you go it is guaranteed that you can witness incredible views both at sunrise and sunset. Also, you can have a picnic in one of the parks, get into a massage session together, sail to your heart’s content and fly to conquer the skies in a helicopter. So, if this seems exciting you can keep on reading to find out more about each place! (and don’t forget to check out flights from Cathay Pacific if you are flying from Bangkok to Hong Kong).
Hong Kong Park
The Hong Kong Park is set up in a lovely setting and it is the perfect place to have an escapade from all those crowds and busy natures of the Hong Kong city. It is a modernized park that was established in 1991. The highlights of the park are Aviary, Clock Tower, Central Garden, Vantage Point, Tai Chi Garden, Conservatory and Squash Centre. Hong Kong Park has different climatic settings within it so you can experience a different kind of vibe when you are there. The Aviary of the Hong Kong Park was opened in 1992 and it is an elevated walkway that allows you to explore the rich canopy vegetation along with the birds and other animals residing within it. The Central Garden has a green promenade and dancing fountains while the Tai Chi Garden is providing a clean space to practice Tai Chi exercises. The Vantage Point is where you can enjoy the views of the park from above as this is a tower that goes up to a height of 30 meters with over 100 steps to take you to the top. It is also home to the Flagstaff House, built-in 1846 it is the oldest building in Hong Kong and today it features a tea ware museum that is open to the public.
Mira Spa is the perfect place to relax your mind, body and soul in Hong Kong. Spreading over an area of 18000 sq ft, the wellness and spa facilities spreads to nine treatment areas and two luxury VIP suites. The Wet Zone is specially opened for people who like a splashing time along with steam baths and saunas. The Aura Room is for you to get a power nap, the oval-shaped room is established with mood-enhancing techniques and colour therapy. The VIP suites can be personalized according to your needs and it contains a hydro pool, showering facilities to rejuvenate your body and also massage tables for two guests. You can also do some fitness exercises in the Mira Spa with your partner. And if you love to have a romantic swim, head to the indoor infinity swimming pool with purple-coloured glowing lights above it. Manicures and pedicures are also available for ladies at the nail bar. You can also head to the Spa Lounge Bar to have a healthy meal, most probably a green smoothie or a fresh juice to refresh your body.
Symphony of Lights Show
The Symphony of Lights Show in Hong Kong is the most popular light show in the world. It is the world’s largest permanent light and sound show according to Guinness World Records! The show starts sharp at 8.00 pm and goes on for about 15 minutes with spectacular decoration lights, musical tones, laser light displays and even pyrotechnic fireworks. As of now, 42 buildings participate in the Symphony of Lights Show. The best places to see the show is on the “Avenue of Stars” on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, on the waterfront promenade outside the Golden Bauhinia Square and by the Star Ferry that goes across the Victoria Harbour. Also, you should remember that the narrations are given in three languages; English, Cantonese and Mandarin depending on the day you go to see the Symphony of Lights Show. The narration is in English on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while it is in Cantonese on Sundays and Mandarin on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Victoria Harbour Cruise
A visit to Victoria Harbour should not be missed if you are in Hong Kong with your partner. The best way to enjoy the skyline is by having a walk along the harbour and then, of course, you can jump on a cruise to enhance the experience! There are many cruise tours to choose from at Victoria Harbour. Every tour is affordable and is well worth the price. You can choose either Afternoon Harbour Cruise, Duckling Harbour Cruise, Evening Harbour Cruise, Sunset Cruise and A Symphony of Light Harbour Cruise. A suggestion would be to choose ‘A Symphony of Light Harbour Cruise’ if you want to combine a romantic dinner with the magnificent light show of Hong Kong. And the Sunset Cruise will be the best option if you want to witness an incredible sunset in Hong Kong. If you are planning to visit in the New Year, you can show the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise, and that too with a spectacular show of lights in the skyline. The cruise tours of the Victoria Harbour usually lasts for about 1 hour.
Victoria Peak, standing up to a height of 552 meters is a mountain in Hong Kong, which is also known by the name Mount Austin. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong and therefore, it is also a must-visit if you are looking for romantic things to do here. The best way to reach the top of Victoria Peak is through the Peak Tram which is one of the oldest railways in the world. You will see the skyscrapers conquering the skyline of the Hong City and also the lovely Victoria Harbour packed with boats and cruises. The Peak Tram rises to a height of 396 meters and the ride takes about 8 minutes to complete while offering breathtaking views of the city from the top. The viewing deck in the Victoria Peak is the Peak Tower, you can capture some beautiful shots here. Inside the Peak Tower, there are restaurants and many activities for you to do. As mentioned earlier, it houses the highest 360 degrees viewing deck in Hong Kong, the Sky Terrace 428 that is established 428 meters above the sea level. You can also visit the Madame Tussauds Museums featuring Jackie Chan, Johnny Depp, Donald Trump, Jet Li and other important figures.
Heliservices is the only helicopter operating sightseeing service in Hong Kong. It was established in 1978 as a part of the Kadoorie Group which specializes in various services like aircraft chartering for sightseeing and VIP services, filming and photography by aviation etc. That being said, this will be an amazing romantic experience for you and your partner, such that it will be an unforgettable memory that will last for the lifetime. The tours are operated by trained pilots in an MD902 Explorer. There are five main tours in Heliservices; HK Island Victoria Harbour Experience, Hong Kong Geopark Experience, the Big Buddha Experience, Complete Hong Kong Experience and Nature and City Experience. The HK Island Victoria Harbour Experience focuses on the Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Geopark experience focuses on the Geopark of Hong Kong, the Big Buddha Experience focuses on flying above the Tian Tan Buddha statue, the Complete Hong Kong Experience focuses on the Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and Lantau Island. The flights last for about 15-30 minutes depending on the package you choose.
Lazydays is where you can get a nice luxury junk boat experience with your partner in Hong Kong. Established in 2012, Lazydays gives you a chance to explore the Victoria Harbour in style whether it is on sunrise or sunset! There are a variety of boat options to choose from; Lazydays One (for 32 guests), Lazydays Cruiser E3 (for 38 guests), Lazydays Dolphin (for 39 guests), Lazydays Honey Bee (for 50 guests) and Lazydays Elephant (for 50 guests). There are lunch and dinner packages as well, and the most amazing thing is that the food is homemade and authentic to Hong Kong. The menu has breakfast, desserts, snacks, Thai food, salads, seafood, wine, beers, cocktails, tea and much more. You can also let them know any food requirements you will be needing other than the items on the menu and they will be happy to cater you according to your needs. Sometimes you will find yourself alone in the boats without any crowds, so it is a perfect way to spend the time with your partner in a romantic manner. Also, the packages are priced affordably.