Ripples, reflections, sunsets, skinny dipping – there are a whole lot of good reasons to stay on the water when traveling with your sweetheart. Handpicked from HotelQuickly’s roster of hotels, these five over-water abodes will up the romance factor of any holiday, without burning a hole in your wallet. Don’t forget your bathing suit!
The Float House River Kwai, Kanachanaburi
This slice of paradise is tucked along the leafy banks of Thailand’s River Kwai. The resort’s 12 thatch-roofed floating villas can only be accessed by boat. Once you’re there, spread out on your private terrace and sun deck, dip your toes in the current, or take in the sounds of the rushing river from your canopied bed. Bliss!
Gray Line Cruises, Halong Bay
Halong Bay’s majestic karsts are the stuff of legend. Imagine being rocked to sleep amid this mystical seascape, then opening your eyes to a misty sunrise on the horizon. For the perfect blend of traditional Vietnamese and timeless luxury, book a cabin and sail away with Gray Line Cruises.
Loboc River Resort, Bohol
Bohol’s Loboc River Resort is a nature lover’s heaven. Emerald water flows down from the island’s rolling hills and right beneath your polished wood terrace. The call of aquatic birds and the rustle of greenery will soothe you all day long. In the evening, hop into a banca paddleboat for a magical hour of firefly watching.
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AVANI Sepang Goldcost Resort, Sepang
If it’s salty sea air and long lazy sunsets you’ve been missing, this palm-tree shaped resort a short hop from KL will set you right. Get a workout sailing or kayaking in the Strait of Malacca, then enjoy the feeling of floating above the blue waves in your private bungalow. Did someone say ‘happy hour’?
Loy La Long, Bangkok
Who says you have to leave the city to enjoy some on-the-water action? Set along the meandering Chao Phraya River, this little guesthouse brings Old Bangkok to life, with its spacious teakwood decks and close-up views of the caramel-colored water. Book rooms 1 or 2 for views of big city lights and river boats right from your bed.
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Alexander Grootmeester is an copywriter/online media expert living in South-east Asia for the better part of a decade. Asked what he likes best about living there, he usually answers that it’s “the tightly organized anarchy”.
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