If you’re looking to make Valentine’s Day a fun and memorable one this year, we’ve gathered some great gift and date ideas for inspiration. Whether your significant other is a fashionista, foodie or adventure seeker, we’ve got you covered!
#1 Go on a deluxe dinner cruise
If sailing with your sweetheart on a luxury yacht doesn’t sound like your idea of a romantic evening, we don’t know what does! This Valentine’s Day, you can treat your special someone to an unforgettable romantic dinner experience aboard The Admiral, Marina at Keppel Bay’s flagship yacht, which features luxe interiors, spacious lounge areas and a grand saloon that offers impressive views from helm to aft deck; there’s even a large, handmade teak table ideal for special occasion dining during sunset!
On 14 and 15 February, couples can cruise along the city’s skyline for sunset (from 4 to 7pm), then dock for a decadent seven-course dinner provided by Keppel Bay’s fine-dining Japanese restaurant Sushi Jiro. Couples who choose the 7.30 to 10.30pm time slot will have their romantic feast first, before sailing off under the starry skies.
The special Valentine’s Day experience aboard The Admiral costs $599 per couple (excluding GST and service charge; not inclusive of alcohol; wine can be ordered separately) and is exclusively limited to five couples per cruise. To book, call 6303 8448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marina at Keppel Bay
2 Keppel Bay Vista
#2 How about some new jewellery?
Who can say no to some new accessories? Pick up a special gift for your Valentine at Forbidden Hill, with jewellery and lacquerware collections designed in Singapore, inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and made by fine artisans across the region. Each item comes in a silky cloth pouch inside a beautiful gift box.
What to get
- Featuring interchangeable inserts of Thai silk and precious metals, the store’s elegant silk bangles (from $195) will add colour and character to your outfit. There are three collections: the Huế range pays homage to the lattice pattern found in Hue’s Purple Forbidden City; the Lotus collection is inspired by regional blooms; and the Iskandar bangle is inspired by Iskandar Shah, last ruler of the Kingdom of Singapura.
- For storing your precious jewellery, pick up a lacquerware tray or box (from $115 each). These glossy numbers are perfect for holding accessories, cosmetics and keepsakes on your dressing table. Featuring vibrant colours with iconography, there are five collections: Autumn Lantern, Soaring Garuda, Cirebon Cloud, Tropical Queen and Harmony Koi.
46 Kim Yam Road
#3 Fresh flowers for your sweetie
You can’t go wrong with flowers on Valentine’s Day! From classic boxes of roses to elegant bouquets of lilies or carnations, express your love to your special someone with a beautiful arrangement from Gift Flowers Singapore. The store also offers special gift sets for the season, with thoughtful additions such as Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, bottles of Moët & Chandon and Italian chocolates from Venchi. All sets come with a complimentary gift card, with free delivery for selected orders.
What to choose
- An elegant mix of roses and leucadendron, the popular Romantic Red Roses Bouquet ($200) is a great pick. Add on a sweet message in a card and put a smile on your sweetheart’s face.
- The classy Scented Dream Flower Box ($205) features a gorgeous combination of pink and white roses.
- For something a little different, pick up the Eustoma in Round Flower Box ($105). Packaged in a pretty gift box, these flowers keep well and can withstand higher temperatures and humidity, ideal in Singapore.
#4 Rooftop romance
Sitting pretty atop the CapitaGreen building, Artemis Grill delivers all the drama with unbeatable views of the CBD and the sea beyond, an elegant dining room and a beautiful outdoor “Sky Forest” bar that’s great for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Chef Ollie’s Mediterranean-inspired flavours are always exciting, and Valentine’s Day is no different. On 14 February only, Artemis will present a special set menu priced at $148 per person (first seatings are at 5.30, 6 and 6.30pm, and second seatings at 8, 8.30 and 9pm).
After starting with an Irish Galway Bay oyster with apple and horseradish as an amuse-bouche, couples can choose their starters from the likes of hamachi fish tartare with sobrassada (a cured sausage from Mallorca), avocado and vegetables; quinoa falafel with hummus, white cabbage slaw, za’atar; roasted quail with apple, celeriac and black winter truffle; and seared Boston lobster (add $10) with black garlic and an orange sabayon and spring onion dressing.
The choice of mains includes garganelli pasta with leeks, pecorino and hazelnuts; stone bass with Jerusalem artichokes, oregano and mussels; roasted Atlantic cod with mushroom puree and shiitake dressing; Iberico pork “secreto” with tomato “salmorejo” and jus; and lamb roulade with roasted button onions and thyme jus (add $15). A gluten-free option of bone-in ribeye “côte de boeuf” with chimichurri and violet mustard (an additional $49 for two) is also available.
Finish with an indulgent Valrhona chocolate torte with salted almonds, bergamot citrus and fennel, or one of the other vegetarian dessert options. A trio of cheeses with grape chutney, roasted walnut and raisin bread is also available.
#5 Domed dining under the stars
If escaping the bright lights of the city for a quiet dinner with your sweetheart is more your thing, The Summerhouse in Seletar is your spot. Housed within a beautifully decorated colonial Royal Air Force bungalow, the restaurant serves up farm-to-table fare with ingredients used from the in-house edible garden.
Even more intimate is The Summerhouse Garden Dome experience, set within the lush edible garden. Each of the three air-conditioned geodesic garden domes can seat up to 10 guests and comes with its own music sound system, making for a truly special space for group gatherings or a romantic dinner for two.
Though dome dining is available at The Summerhouse year-round (from $350 per couple), there’s a special Valentine’s Day dinner on 14 February only (two seatings available for each dome). Priced at $550 per couple, the Valentine’s Day package includes of a bottle of wine and a customised bouquet, and a five-course menu featuring Boston lobster, seared scallop and foie gras, and burratina appetisers, a Mediterranean bouillabaisse, sustainable red snapper, wood-fired Tajima wagyu oyster blade MBS 6-7, sweet potato tempura with passion fruit hollandaise and pickled pumpkin, and a pavlova “bouquet” dessert.
#6 Indulge in a spa day
Treat your Valentine to a relaxing spa sesh at the St. Gregory Spa at Pan Pacific Singapore. Throughout February and March, it’ll be offering two exclusive couples’ packages. Choose a Balinese massage to help eliminate toxins and improve circulation or a Swedish massage with essential oils to relieves muscle tension.
What’s on offer
- Enjoy a two-hour couples’ spa ($500) that includes all sorts of goodies. You’ll first get all silky and smooth with a refreshing body scrub (30 minutes) and milk bath (30 minutes), before indulging in a Balinese or Swedish massage (one hour).
- Or, if you’re feeling stressed and tired, you could opt for a two-hour massage treatment for two ($550), including a 90-minute massage and a 30-minute foot massage.
#7 Sweet night to remember
If your someone has a sweet tooth, take them for a date night at Holland Village-based 2am Dessertbar. From Chef Wong’s classics like Chocolate Praline Poprocks Cake ($19) and tiramisu ($18) to more contemporary concoctions like the Melon Winter ($22) – yoghurt ice disc, Midori jelly and cassis meringue – and Chocolate H20 ($22) with 65 percent dark chocolate, salted caramel and yuzu sorbet, there’s something to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth, plus some savoury snacks, too. Don’t forget the wine and cocktail pairings too! The menu has recommended drinks next to each and every sweet creation. There’s also a selection of chocolate dipping pots, bon bons and over 10 different ice creams ($15 for three scoops) to choose from!
Available exclusively at renowned pastry chef Janice Wong’s flagship dessert bar, the Valentine’s Day Dessert ($22) is a combination of dessert and art – a medley of ruby lychee mousse, almond sponge, raspberry syrup, rosella cream, pear mousse and rosella coulis, delicately presented as a treat for both the eyes and taste buds. To get a taste, visit the bar on weekdays from 3pm to 2am or weekends from 2pm to 2am (closed on Mondays).
#8 A river cruise experience
On 14 February only, riverside restaurant Summerlong is offering the ultimate date-night experience ($200 per couple): a romantic river cruise that’ll take guests to view the MBS light show, plus a three-course dinner including a glass of Prosecco. Guests have the choice of a 5pm or 8.30pm dinner (either followed or preceded by the river cruise and light show).
The meal starts with freshly shucked oysters and a choice of two starters – tomato and watermelon gazpacho or watercress salad with burnt cucumber – followed by a choice of two mains: barramundi fillet with pea sauce, young shoots and dill, or 200g grass-fed rib-eye (add an additional $25) with garlic jus. Sharing sides include crushed fingerling potatoes with a chive butter and sweet potato leaves, sliced pumpkin and lemon. For the finale, guests can indulge in the chocolate sacher with macerated cherries and pistachio ice cream or raspberry sorbet.
#01-04 The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay
#9 Bungy jump from 50 metres above
Here’s how to have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day: visit AJ Hackett Sentosa. Soaring high above the ground on Siloso Beach, you and your brave date will have the chance to leap off the 47-metre-high Bungy Jump, enjoy a thrilling ride on the Giant Swing, or traverse the Skybridge, a 40-metre walkway with see-through sections. If you’re there in the evening, don’t miss catching the sunset from the Paulaner Sundowner Deck. After all the fun, fuel up at the alfresco dining area, which serves drinks and delicious food from 12pm.
#10 Pinkies up for afternoon tea!
Why not change things up and head to 10 Scotts at Grand Hyatt Singapore to treat your date to a leisurely afternoon tea this Valentine’s? There are two seatings to choose from: 12pm to 2.30pm or 3pm to 5pm. Prices include free-flow coffee, tea and juices, and start from $52 on weekdays and $55 on weekends. Also, throughout February you can enjoy a CNY twist on the hotel’s high tea offerings.
Dig into a buffet spread of savoury items and seafood, from cold cuts, cheeses and finger sandwiches to oysters and prawns. (Vegetarian options are available.) There’s also a salad bar with a mix of greens, condiments and dressings. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for the hot food station, which changes weekly. To finish, the dessert stand is packed with bite-sized treats including red velvet cake, berries and more.
10 Scotts Road
#11 Dinner with a view
Impress your date with a tasty meal at The Westin Singapore, drinking in the views of the Marina Bay district while digging into the delish buffet spread at Seasonal Tastes or polishing off a yummy seafood set at Cook & Brew.
Seasonal Tastes is offering an exclusive Valentine’s buffet on 14 February that includes a Valentine’s Day mocktail and special gift, alongside plenty of fresh seafood, roasted meats and a selection of desserts. Book by 11 February ($75 per person) and enjoy the 14% “early love bird” discount! Not keen on a buffet? Head to Cook & Brew for the Surf and Turf set menu for two – it’s $148 for two, including a Valentine’s gift. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2
#12 Dine in the absolute darkness
Located just off Haji Lane, NOX Dine in the Dark offers a one-of-a-kind experience perfect for an edgy yet romantic date night. This unique concept allows diners to enjoy a modern European meal in a restaurant plunged into pure darkness! The unusual experience, which is hosted by specially trained blind and visually impaired servers, allows you to discover the ways in which removing one of the senses changes your appreciation of food. Psst… On Valentine’s Day, a special menu ($256 per couple for lunch, $288 for dinner) will be served, including a welcome drink and amuse-bouche served in the illuminated bar, before you head to the pitch-dark dining area for a three-course meal. The meal finishes with petit fours and a rose presented to your special someone. Reservations are required, so book now!
#13 A truly wild Valentine’s
Lovebirds are in for a treat at River Safari’s new camp experience, Romance by the River. Start the evening with a scenic ride across the Upper Seletar Reservoir, getting up close to nocturnal animals and enjoying photo ops. From there, adjourn to a luxurious tipi tent (with air-con and plush furniture to boot!) for a gourmet four-course meal. Stay the night at the tranquil Amazon Flooded Forest, a freshwater aquarium that houses the park’s resident manatees, arapaima and other freshwater fish. Each couple will have a comfy private tent with an air mattress and sleeping bags. The next day, enjoy breakfast beside the Singapore Zoo’s orangutans and go on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Amazon Flooded Forest. The experience is available for one-night only (15 to 16 February) and has spots for just 15 couples. Cost: $468 per couple (upper deck); $498 per couple (lower deck). Book a spot now.
#14 Enjoy a meal in the comfort of your home
On this popular couples’ day out, most restaurants are not just packed, but also pre-booked. If you’re looking to beat the crowds, an intimate cooking sesh at home is a great alternative! Have a go at Indian cuisine with Indian Spicebox’s ultra-useful spicebox kit ($105), which features a fun cookbook with easy-to-follow recipes, as well as nine types of organic spices sourced from small farms in India. This unique concept allows you to easily recreate popular dishes like tandoori chicken and palak paneer, all in the comfort of your home. With just a quick trip to the market for fresh ingredients, you can whip up a healthy yet satisfying Indian feast at home with your special one!
#15 Create bespoke perfumes
A date and gift idea in one, this two-hour long couples perfume workshop by Jet’aime Singapore goes beyond chocolates and roses. It starts with a simple personality test to find out your olfactory preferences, followed by the fragrance blending, where you create an original formula for yourself or your date. Costing $200 per couple, tickets can be bought here and there are four Valentine’s Day slots to choose from: 11am to 1pm; 1pm to 3pm; 3pm to 5pm and 5pm to 7pm.