It goes without saying that a healthy heart makes for happy relationships. Forget clichés of decadent chocolate and candlelit dinners (for now, at least) and kick-off the intimate holiday with something a little more holistic. Whether you’re a zen warrior or gym junkie, the world of wellness offers a plethora of activities, from relaxing spas and hotels to hardcore workouts, for couples to embark on together. Strengthen your romance this Valentine’s Day – literally – with the help of our chosen fitness and wellness activities for quality time with your other half.
By Faye Bradley
Wellness Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Sai Kung boasts an abundance of beaches and the picturesque outdoors for a break from city life. Escape the hustle at The Pier Hotel, perched on the waterfront between Hebe Haven and Pak Sha Wan, for a stylish weekend stay, to embrace the nautical surroundings and sounds of the sea during your visit, which includes access to the rooftop and pool, ideal for sun-seekers. The 40-room hotel is offering two Valentine’s packages ranging from $2000-$2400 for the room (and an additional $880-$1180 for the Valentine’s special) between February 7-23, with three days booking notice. The package includes breakfast, romantic room décor and a sweet treat upon arrival. For those thinking of something even grander (i.e. popping the question), the staff will be happy to help!
It’s no secret that Hong Kong is home to some of the most luxurious spas treatments – a blissful way to treat yourself, whether it be for me-time or for sharing with a lover. Valentine’s Day makes a perfect excuse to pamper, and Elu Spa is offering a package deal for you and your beau this year for head-to-toe indulgence. With “The Ultimate Wellness Escape for Couples” ($3800), clients can expect a 180-minute treatment which includes a couples’ coconut and coffee body scrub, an aromatherapy massage, a signature gemstone facial, followed by a glass of bubbly to celebrate.
Experience Hong Kong in an entirely different light by taking on a night hike for a romantic evening, overlooking the captivating neon-illuminating skyline of the city we cherish. Impress your date with – arguably – the most breathtaking sights from the cliff tops of Kowloon Peak which span views over Kowloon Bay and beyond. Perhaps an evening picnic, whilst gazing hand-in-hand over the metropolis, shall suffice.
Get there: From Kwun Tong MTR exit D, take minibus 47 to the Lee Ming House Shun Lee Estate. Walk past the parking lot on your right and take the stairs up to Clear Water Bay Road. Continue along the main road until reaching where Fei Ngo Shan Road branches off.
Are you curious about meditation but haven’t had the time to pursue it yet? Take time to recompose and reconnect your mind and body – with or without your partner by your side. Hong Kong’s urban wellness sanctuary Fivelements Habitat is hosting a complimentary group workshop on February 15 from 6:30-8pm for a panel discussion to answer all your questions on the art. After a Q&A session, you will be guided with a 20-minute meditation to clear your conscience and put the theory to the test – feeling zen yet?
Date: February 15, 2020
Location: Fivelements Habitat, Causeway Bay