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5 beach destinations for an alternative Valentine’s Day

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Couples all over are eagerly trying to plan their next big romantic gesture for the upcoming Valentine’s Day, but they shouldn’t just rely on conventional gestures like a huge teddy bear, or an overpriced bouquet of roses. To help them out, we’ve put together a piece for the five best beach destinations for an alternative Valentine’s Day, so these lovebirds have more than enough inspiration on how to celebrate this special day together.

It’s that time of the year again – love is in the air!

Your romantic partner should also be your partner-in-crime, and what better way to celebrate your relationship than to embark on new adventures together? This 2019, experience an alternative Valentine’s Day with an array of exciting activities, while still having the option of romancing each other with a candle-lit dinner by the beach. Here are the five best beach destinations for a Valentine’s Day like no other.

1.Koh Samui, Thailand

2.Bali, Indonesia 

They say the way to one’s heart is through their stomach – so it’s time to get cooking! Pop in for your very own cooking lesson to pick up culinary skills from the best of the best; not only do you get to learn generation-old recipes for authentic foods like ayam betutu (roasted/steamed poultry) or black rice pudding, but you’ll also get to savour a dish you and your partner have made together with love. After filling yourself with sumptuous food, wait at least an hour before you head for a swimming good time. With its calm tides and clear waters, Tanjong Benoa Beach is a fan favourite for a snorkelling adventure for two. Suit up and be transported to a whole new world underwater, bustling with colourful marine life and pristine coral reefs. Couples who snorkel together tend to have stronger relationships, as they establish a deep sense of trust and dependence on each other in a new environment. Isn’t that what love is all about?

3. Gold Coast, Australia

Surfers Paradise is undoubtedly the most iconic beach on the Gold Coast – and covering a 2-kilometre stretch, you won’t have to worry about fighting families for your own patch of white sand. After soaking in the sunshine, culture vultures can head to HOTA (Home of the Arts) for the artsy-fartsy date of your dreams. Be it catching a romantic-comedy at the cinema, or posing as wanna-be critics at the Gold Coast City Gallery, there are a plethora of activities to keep you thoroughly entertained. For some additional laughs, head to Brush & Barrel, a painting studio that guarantees a good time. Unleash your inner creativity (with a glass of wine in hand) and give it your best shot – you should definitely try to paint a portrait of your partner.