Don’t think of Hong Kong as a romantic destination? Think again! On the hunt for sultry spots in Hong Kong, we asked former Hong Kong resident and founder of the online lingerie store Avec Amour, Tara Lin, to share her picks for the sexiest places in the city—because who knows sexy better than a lingerie store owner?
Here are some of Tara’s recommendations; add these to your list for a Valentine’s Day getaway or a romantic escape any time of year!
Start With Gorgeous Lingerie From Avec Amour
When it comes to sexy attire, Avec Amour has you covered—albeit just barely.
Known as Hong Kong’s leading designer lingerie boutique, Avec Amour offers beautiful pieces from brands such as L’Agent by Agent Provocateur, designed by Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica; Stella McCartney Lingerie; Heidi Klum Intimates; Cosabella; Lascivious; and more. The shop carries a range of products, from ultra-sexy lingerie to everyday intimate apparel to swimwear. Avec Amour also offers free shipping to Singapore on orders over S$120, making it one of Singapore’s best options for quality lingerie.
When in Hong Kong, visit their retail boutique right in Central Hong Kong at8/F V Plus, 68-70 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Gift Edible Flowers From Flori Flower and Korean Dessert Café
We can’t think of a more beautiful type of flower than an edible one. So instead of going the traditional route—you know, boring old fresh flowers—try Flori’s gorgeous edible flowers which adorn its desserts. In addition to these dessert masterpieces, the shop offers flower tea, coffee, and other traditional Korean snacks and desserts.
Dine in Style at Tosca
For the ultimate romantic meal, head to Tosca. This acclaimed open-concept restaurant is located on the 102nd floor of the International Commerce Center at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong. And it’s not just the breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour that will make your knees buckle: Tosca serves fantastic, innovative Southern Italian cuisine crafted by two-Michelin-star chef Pino Lavarra.
Enjoy a Cocktail at Skye
Cap off your romantic evening with a visit to Skye, The Park Lane Hong Kong’s rooftop bar and one of Hong Kong’s newest destinations. Enjoy the bar’s chic, modern décor and spectacular views of the harbour (as well as prime views of the Victoria Harbour light show). In addition to the bar’s inventive cocktails, Skye also features a dining room serving contemporary French cuisine. Make sure you’re dressed to impress.
Cruise on a Junk Boat
There's nothing more romantic than a boat cruise with your loved one. In Hong Kong, you can ride on a red sailed Junk Boat where you can take in the Symphony of Lights or watch the sun set on a evening cruise. Enjoy an evening cocktail on the 45 minute ride while you lounge on beds and take in the sights and sounds of Hong Kong’s stunning skyline.
Stay at The Pottinger
Named “Asia’s Best City Boutique Hotel” by the World Boutique Hotel Awards in 2014, The Pottinger offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Central, Hong Kong’s political, administrative, and financial hub.
The Potter’s 68 luxury guestrooms and suites are spacious and feature marble bathrooms, rain showers, Nespresso coffee machines, Blu-ray DVD players, and all the amenities to make your romantic getaway as cozy and memorable as possible.
There are numerous restaurants and bars within walking distance of the hotel. For guests who don’t want to venture far for a great meal, there are two restaurants at The Potter; Ta Vie is one-Michelin-starred and Gradini Ristorante e Bar Italiano was recognized as one of the “100 Top Tables of 2016” by the South China Morning Post. In addition to these restaurants there is a bar on the 3rd floor with a spacious outdoor terrace and an artisanal gelato and chocolate shop. And, to complete your romantic weekend, opt for breakfast in bed the next morning!
Sponsored by Avec Amour Lingerie.