Hong Kong may not be known as the most romantic city, but that doesn’t mean it’s short of hidden beauty spots or a beautiful cityscape. Hong Kong island is a bustling economic metropolis, yet it’s rife with romantic places, many of which have been immortalised on the silver screen, such as Pacific Place and Peak Tower.
Despite the fast paced lifestyle of Hong Kong’s inhabitants, its residents know how to show their loved ones a truly romantic time.
If you’re looking for inspiration when planning a first date (or even a third or fourth date), we’ve selected some of the most romantic places, restaurants and hotels to visit in Hong Kong.
When the stakes are high - when you really need to impress your date, dinner at the local noodle bar won’t cut it. Especially if this is a first date and you don't want to just make a great first impression, you want to make an incredible, long lasting impression.
Hong Kong can be a crazy city, jam packed full of people, but if you want to get far away from the maddening crowds and discover the perfect place where you’ll get absolute privacy, we know just the romantic places to go.
From hitting up Hong Kong Island, to taking a romantic, twilight boat tour around Victoria Harbour, to the most romantic hotels and restaurants, to the best green space in Hong Kong, we have lots of fantastic locations and ideas for you to choose from, that will provide the perfect backdrop to your date.
If you’re wondering ‘Where can I make out in Hong Kong?’ or even ‘where can I go for free in Hong Kong?’, read on, we’ve got so many romantic places to share with you.
If you both love nature and love to go exploring, why not make a date out of hiking together? Hong Kong has a wealth of beautiful hiking trails for you to explore.
For a truly romantic hike, headover to Sunset Peak (not to be confused with Peak Tower) and watch a glorious sunset together. To get to the trail, take Lantau bus 11 from Tung Chung. Get off at Pak Kung Au.
If getting all hot and sweaty on a hike up Sunset Peak doesn’t float your boat, then why not head to a location that does (literally float your boat that is)?
Head over to picturesque Ha Pak Nai in the New Territories. Here you’ll find a shallow beach surrounded by mangroves, where you and your love can watch the sun set over the shimmering water, and wonder if anyone else is doing anything quite so romantic at that precise moment - probably not.
Take a trip to one of Hong Kong’s most scenic waterfalls - Bride’s Pool. This picture perfect waterfall has provided the backdrop to many romantic proposals in it’s time, making it a truly beautiful spot.
Bride's Pool is a real oasis, secluded in the forest. Don’t let the haunting legend put you off though - the waterfall is magnificent and well worth the trip. Take the 275R or the 20R from Tai Po Market to Bride’s Pool.
Sailing around Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on a traditional Chinese wooden junk boat, watching the sun set behind Hong Kong’s impressive sweeping skyline is quite possibly one of the most romantic things to do in Hong Kong island.
Hop aboard a junk boat at dusk and witness the most majestic of sunsets, before being mesmerised by the city lights as they sparkle on the water.
Or how about a post-dinner cruise aboard a Late Cruise, and snuggle up under a blanket, enjoying the sights and sounds of the harbour with your loved one?
Most boat journeys set sail around 6pm every evening, so get onboard and enjoy a tour of the world famous Victoria Harbour as the sunlight dims, and the city glows with artificial light.
Take a leisurely walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade and take in the magical Symphony of Lights.
The promenade features a trail of Hong Kong stars' hand prints and sculptures, and in the evening there’s a dazzling sound and light performance involving 44 prominent buildings on Hong Kong’s skyline.
Take your date here before or after dinner and experience the world’s largest permanent light and sound show for yourselves.
The name says it all - this Lantau park is the perfect romantic backdrop and the ideal place to escape the hordes of downtown Hong Kong.
Bring a picnic and enjoy it surrounded by lush greenery, take a leisurely stroll past the glittering lake, or simply soak up the ambience. Let love inspiration strike you in whatever form it comes.
To get there, take the MTR to Disneyland Station. Alight here and walk for about 15 minutes until you reach Inspiration Lake.
Surprise your other half and take them to Lei Yue Mun and discover a slice of old Hong Kong that’s only a stone’s throw from modern Hong Kong.
Hop off at Yau Tong MTR station and take a 10 minute walk to find a green lighthouse that’s been in service for 50+ years.
Marvel at the surrounding beach and how it gives way to one of the most famous harbour's in the world. If you go at sunset you’ll witness a truly majestic sight.
Take a trip to the New Territories, to Sai Kung Country Park, and discover one of the most romantic locations to visit in Hong Kong - Tap Mun (also known as grass island).
This beautifully quaint spot with lush greenery, rolling hills, cows and a low population of just 100, makes this spot the perfect beauty spot for couples seeking solitude.
Enjoy a hike, take a picnic, and soak up the panoramic views. Utterly life affirming.
If you’re wondering if the beaches are open in HK, the answer is a resounding yes.
Take your date to Cheung Sha Beach and enjoy the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches of one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful beaches.
Far from the skyscrapers and with the peaks of Lantau Island providing the perfect backdrop, let the beach transport you to an exotic location for the full Hong Kong island experience - you could be in Thailand or the Philippines.
To get there, catch the ferry from Central Pier #6 heading to Mui Wo. Once there, hop aboard either the 1 or 2 bus heading to Cheung Sha.
Paris may be considered the city of love, but while travel restrictions forbid you from getting there, why not sample the delights of the French capital from right here in Hong Kong?
Located atop the Island Shangri-La, this Hong Kong based restaurant not only serves romantic French cuisine, it’s just as beautiful to look at inside as the commanding views of Hong Kong outside.
If it’s romantic things you’re after, look no further than Caprice. This is a great place to woo your loved one.
With its impressively large chandeliers that hang in front of the restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows, this is a setting that will not just impress, but it will set the bar high, forever.
Enjoy Chinese cuisine with just the right amount of French influence for a truly romantic dinner.
Located in the heart of Sheung Wan, Tate's comfortable, relaxing atmosphere will appeal to all diners: from sophisticated eaters to the more adventurous.
Let the food do the talking, and impress your date with a plate of love.
You don't have to head out of town to get romantic. Why not take advantage of the some of the best places to impress your date, such as Upper House, or Heritage Hotel, or why not check into one of these romantic Hong Kong hotels?
This snazzy hotel is perfect for a quiet, romantic staycation. With plenty of lovely rooms and massage facilities, this sleek bolthole provides lots of quiet corners and a stunning view of the harbour, for instant rejuvenation.
While you’re there, why not check out the in-house restaurants and bars for a romantic dinner?
This 5-star ultra luxe romantic hotel offers the most memorable staycation in Hong Kong. Treat your loved one to some quality time, just the two of you.
Choose from a range of indulgent treatments in their opulent spa, or eat in one of the many fine dining options, such as Gaddi’s, Felix, Spring Moon and Chesa.
Or why not spoil your love with The Peninsula's afternoon tea - a discrete white-glove service that will guarantee to see you through to another date.
This Hong Kong hotel provides the perfect escape for you and your loved one. It’s a wonderful setting for a quiet, romantic staycation. Located in Sai Kung, this hotel is the tranquil retreat you’ve been looking for.
Surrounded by sundrenched beaches, lush greenery and clear waters, you’ll think you’ve gone to paradise.
Relax in your Premium Ocean Front Terrace room (complete with deep soak tub and own sauna, even steam shower), or indulge in the onsite WA Theatre Restaurant, which offers an interactive Japanese dining experience.
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