Being in love is indeed fun but what might not be fun is planning a romantic getaway, especially if you have been in a relationship for a while and have exhausted the typical activities such as movie dates and fancy restaurants.
Well instead of just another visit to the restaurant, why not take it one step further and go for a romantic getaway with your partner? Here are some of our top destinations that are just a drive away.
- Check out the turtles in Terengganu
Pantai Rantau Abang is known to be a sanctuary for turtles to nest their eggs. So if you and your partner are animal lovers, what better place is there to be then here? Plus if you stay long enough, you will get to enjoy a nice sunset by the beach. If you’re from KL, it is approximately a 4 hour drive from the city centre using the E33 and E8 highway so make ample preparations.
- Drive to Melaka before taking on a romantic cruise by the river
If you are not too keen on a 4 hour drive, take a quick getaway outside of KL and visit the historical city of Melaka. It’s no secret Melaka has a character of its own but what you might not know is that the river cruises is almost as romantic as a cruise in Venice, with more than a fraction of the cost.
Type in Melaka River Cruise or River Cruise Taman Rempah Jetty on your Waze and it will lead you straight to it.
- Have a candlelight dinner by the beach in Langkawi
If Melaka is a historic city then Langkawi is a historic island and while getting to the island by car is a bit tedious, it is doable. All you need to do is drive to the Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal – which is approximately a 6 hours’ drive or the Kuala Perlis ferry terminal – which is an hour extra. From there you can opt to leave your car or bring it with you.
If you want to bring your car with you, note that you will have to take the ferry from Kuala Perlis and you will have to pay a far of around RM348 (price inclusive of 2 accompanying adults).
There are a number of hotels that specialises in candlelight dinner especially those in Pantai Cenang. Make a reservation with Casa Del Mar for a nice candlelight dinner setting like in the picture
- Have a picnic by the tea plantation in Cameron Highlands
If you don’t have as much time to spare, take a quick drive to Cameron Highlands instead. Cameron Highland Resort actually offers a once in a lifetime experience of having a romantic picnic by the tea plantation hills. Now that is a date to remember.
It takes about a 3-hours’ drive but it is definitely worth it.
Aren’t these getaways just romantic? Start planning your journey now.