Celebrating a special occasion or simply treating your loved one to a memorable date night in Hong Kong? Here are some of our fave romantic spots.
A lot of people enjoy having a date night just cuddling up with each other and watching their favourite 90s movies and trashy TV shows – you’re not spending money and you’re not wearing make-up – great! But sometimes it’s still nice to go out and make some memories together. Whether you want to spend time over casual dinner and drinks, celebrate an anniversary at a fine dining restaurant, or go for some outdoor activities, here are the best romantic spots to help take date nights in Hong Kong to another level.
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Romantic spots for date nights in Hong Kong
1. Dine in and take in the views at Aqua
Nothing is more romantic than enjoying fine food while overlooking breathtaking views of the Victoria Harbour at Aqua, which sits atop One Peking building in Tsim Sha Tsui. Enjoy Japanese and Italian cuisine accompanied by wine and tipples from around the world in a magical dinner experience with your loved one. Or, if you prefer having your meal earlier in the day, head to the restaurant in the afternoon for their lunch or brunch instead. Just add a bunch of colourful gerberas, and your date will definitely feel special.
Aqua, 29 and 30/F, Penthouse, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3427 2288, 尖沙咀北京道1號29及30樓
2. Catch a movie at Broadway Cinematheque, plus a coffee at Kubrick
Any good movie on at the theatre that you’d like to watch with someone? If so, head to Broadway Cinematheque in Yau Ma Tei and catch your favourite film, followed by a cup of coffee at Kubrick. The bookshop café is attached to the cinema, where you can browse different genres of books, appreciate art pieces, and discuss the movie you’ve just watched.
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Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, p. 2388 0002, 油麻地眾坊街3號駿發花園
3. Take a stroll in Chi Lin Nunnery
If you want to have a peaceful walk with your loved one, Chi Lin Nunnery is the best place to be. The large temple complex is renovated in Tang dynasty style and features a series of temple halls, treasure Buddhist relics, soothing lotus ponds and a beautiful garden for you to walk around.
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Chi Lin Nunnery, 5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, p. 2354 1888, 鑽石山志蓮道5號志蓮淨苑
4. Relax with a couple’s spa session at The Mandarin Spa
Looking to plan a relaxing date night in Hong Kong? Treat yourself and your partner to an exquisite massage session at The Mandarin Spa. One of the treatments you can enjoy as a couple is the three-hour Pure Indulgence, which comprises the signature foot ritual, a steam shower, followed by a bath in the vitality pool, or a lie-down on the heated Ganbanyoku bed. After a light spa meal, you can choose any treatment between the Oriental Qi, Five Elements Aroma Facial, and plenty of other options on the Spa menu. This experience will be the perfect retreat for you busy bees!
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The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2825 4888, 中環干諾道中5號香港文華東方酒店
5. Let your hair down at Foxglove
Disguised as an umbrella shop, this speakeasy-inspired bar can be accessed through a secret doorway at the back of the boutique, and you will need to touch a specific umbrella handle at the shop to enter. Stepping into Foxglove, you’ll be mesmerised by their interior that resembles first-class airplanes, vintage cars, and somewhat reminiscent of movies like Kingsman. With the impeccable service, tasty food, and delicious cocktails, Foxglove should definitely be your next romantic destination – especially when the band starts playing.
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Foxglove, 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2116 8949, 中環都爹利街6號印刷行2樓
6. Head to Hong Kong Space Museum for a starry, starry night
A visit to a museum is not only educating and entertaining, we think it can also be romantic in a way – think Ross and Rachel from Friends! At the Hong Kong Space Museum, you can experience stargazing inside the hemispherical projection dome. The museum also produces Sky Show every year which is displayed using the digital planetarium projection system, so you can finally have a date night in Hong Kong under the stars.
Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2721 0226 九龍尖沙咀梳士巴利道10號
7. Grab some drinks at Le Boudoir
Get transported to the olden days of France at Le Boudoir. Serving cocktails and other fine liquors, the lounge exudes a romantic vibe with its Belle Époque interior design, dangling chandeliers, velvet couches, and baroque wallpaper in warm tones of red. Revamped by artist Szabotage, you can wow your date with the fun LED paintwork around the bar, which gets switched on after dark. The staff here are fabulous too, making Le Boudoir a great choice for you to bring someone you’d like to impress.
Le Boudoir, B/F, 65 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2530 3870, 中環雲咸街65號地庫
8. Sampan ride around Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour is a quirky romantic spot to have a date with your partner. Simply hire a sampan, sit back, and relax as the boatman takes you to some picturesque spots for you to snap some romantic photos together. As you take in the scenery of floating restaurants, junks, houseboats, and seafood markets, you can get a sense of the rich heritage of the Tanka and Hoklo communities in the area too.
Aberdeen Sightseeing Sampan, Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong, 香港仔觀光舢舨
9. Picnic at the top of the IFC Mall
Have we passed the age of hanging out on the rooftop of the IFC Mall? Never. In between all the bars and restaurants, there’s a public outdoor area with chairs and tables that you can use to have your own picnic. Prepare something nice from home, bring your own bottle of wine, and enjoy them here overlooking the million-dollar-view of Hong Kong skyline in the afternoon or at night. Plus, all that effort is sure to score you points!
Thinking about West Kowloon instead? Don’t worry, it’s in our compete list of picnic spots in Hong Kong.
IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2295 3308, 中環金融街8號國際金融中心商場
10. Watch the sunset at Ha Pak Nai
Watching sunsets has got to be one of the most romantic activities you can do in Hong Kong. If you want to escape the urban hustle with your loved one, plan a hike to Ha Pak Nai. This remote spot near Yuen Long and Tuen Mun is a wetland area, surrounded by mud-banks and mountain ranges (including the famous Lau Fau Shan). Not only is Ha Pak Nai one of the best known hotspots for watching sunsets in Hong Kong, but the region is also known for its rich biodiversity and rare species.
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Ha Pak Nai, Hong Kong, 香港下白泥