Ready for a quick jaunt away from the hustle and bustle of life? These 8 locations are sure to spice things up a little!

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Sometimes, trying to get pregnant can get so stressful that couples just need a little time out, away from the daily grind, to chill.

And there’s no better way to reconnect with your beloved than organising a jaunt to a romantic location, where you can indulge in some major couple time.

Anything could kindle the spark ― it could be an intimate dinner in a beachside cave, even a stroll through an untouched rainforest. Whether it’s enjoying a couple’s massage or exploring a new town on your bike, we bet you’d want to check out these passion-fuelling locales to re-ignite the spark.

So, if you’re in the market for an incredible regional getaway, scroll through our photo gallery for all the details!

#1 Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is a great for a romantic weekend getaway. Just about two hours away by plane, the island has lovely sandy beaches, picturesque bays and hilltop views. Stay at the Sala Phuket Resort and Spa (prices start at around $170 a night for a deluxe balcony room) ― located at the northwestern tip of the island, you’re away from the hustle and bustle of the party district in the south. You will enjoy a personalised stay ― you can even pick your preferred fragrance for the soap and body lotion, even your pillow’s firmness. Reserve the Sala Pool Villa to enjoy a private pool set in a lush tropical garden. Arrange a private dinner along the beach and watch the gorgeous sunset over the Andaman Sea. You can sample plenty of other romantic activities during your Phuket stay ― take a day trip to the Similan Islands, where you’ll spot large, beautiful boulders on the white beaches, as well as wildlife like squirrels, birds and butterflies. If you dive or snorkel, don’t miss the chance to explore the spectacular coral reef and marine life here. (Photos: Sala Phuket Resort and Spa,

#2 Hoi An, Vietnam

Soak in the old-school romantic charm of Vietnam when you stay at the Anantara Hoi An Resort (room rates start at US$136/$185). Housed in French colonial style buildings, it boasts river views and a tranquil garden. Enjoy a couple spa at the Anantara Spa and a romantic dinner at the Hoi An Riverside Restaurant. Rent bicycles to pedeal around the enchanting old town, or cosy up to your beloved on a cyclo, Hoi An’s unique three-wheeled taxis, to explore the countryside. Hoi An comes to life when the sun sets, so enjoy a leisurely evening stroll by the Thu Bon river, and release lighted lanterns into the river, an act that’s supposed to bring good luck. Who knows, this special baby-making vacation might just “bear fruit” in nine months’ time! (Photos: Anantara Hoi An Resort, Vietnam Premier Travel)

#3 Bintan, Indonesia

A mere 45 minutes away by ferry from Singapore, you and your man can spontaneously make tracks to Bintan for a weekend getaway. If your idea of a good break is to enjoy a truckload of luxe pampering, check into the Banyan Tree Bintan (from around $330 a night). You’ll enjoy lazing around on a private beach, hiking in a rainforest teeming with lush greenery and wildlife, during your stay in a traditional Balinese villas on a hill. It features loads of couple activities ― active couples can enjoy jet-skiing, snorkelling, tour a mangrove, or, check yourselves into the spa for an indulgent massage.  To wind down in the evening, head to the Calypso Floating Bar, a Caribbean-style bar that plays soft reggae music while you cuddle up and enjoy drinks and an unobstructed view of the sunset. (Photos: Banyan Tree Bintan, Nirwana Gardens)

#4 Telunas Private Island, Indonesia

Nothing’s more romantic than being whisked away to a private island ― Telunas Resorts in the Riau Islands of Indonesia promises you’ll get one-on-one time with your beloved. About an hour away by ferry, you’ll leave all the technology (no Wifi here, so you’re forced to pay full attention to your spouse!) and busy schedules behind, as time stands still while you lie in a hammock or sip drinks by the beach. By the way, there’s no air-conditioning ― instead, the resort is cooled by “wind conditioning” from the abundant sea breeze, thanks to the way the villas are constructed over the water. You’ll enjoy activities like a jungle-waterfall trek, kayaking, and star gazing, take a dip in the infinity pool, or go for a massage. Rooms start at IDR 2.1 million ($210) a night. (Photos: Telunas Resorts)

#5 Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi is the perfect island resort for you and your spouse to amp up the amore. Make Berjaya Resort (from RM550/$180 a night) your love nest for the vacay. Go for the premier suites on water, where your semi-outdoor private lounge and Jacuzzi extends right into the sea. The resort can also arrange a slew of couple activities, like batik painting, island hopping and a mangrove tour. If you’re game for a hike, check out the magical Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and you can splash around in the seven natural pools that are connected to the falls. Alternatively, sign up for a Langkawi Sunset Dinner Cruise, you might even spot dolphins and a variety of fish while dining on super-fresh goodies and other local fare. End the night sipping a cocktail on the deck. (Photos: Berjaya Resort,,

#6 Bali, Indonesia

Bali has tons of romantic and luxurious villas to pick from, but if you had to pick one to power the passion, we’d go for Samabe Bali Suites and Villas, simply for the Samabe Cave dinner experience. Picture this: Walking hand in hand with your beau down a flight of stairs, to a beach lit by hundreds of lanterns and candles, then feasting on four mouth-watering courses of seafood and prime meats. After dinner, head back to your pool villa (from US$485 a night to bask in your private pool and garden. This one-price luxury all-inclusive package includes all meals and drinks, selected activities like yoga and cooking classes, and water sports like snorkelling and windsurfing. (Photos: Samabe Bali Suites and Villas)

#7 Sabah, Malaysia

Opt for a short romantic getaway to Gaya Island Resort, an eco-sustainable resort featuring villas with views ranging from mangrove forests and the surrounding canopy, to the outline of majestic Mount Kinabalu. Set within Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, only limited motorised vehicles are allowed, but this is the place to watch how the park rescues and conserves endangered sea turtles. Or go on a trek along one of the nature trails, where you can spot proboscis monkeys in their natural environment, along with birds, lizards and other wildlife. Besides soaking in all the nature sights and sounds this romantic refuge has to offer, you can also revel in the 50-minute couples massage that comes with every stay. (Photos: Gaya Island Resort)

#8 Boracay, Philippines

When it comes to a romantic retreat, Borocay will checks all the boxes with its idyllic white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and incredible sunsets. Stay at The Lind, a beachfront property on the most exclusive part of White Beach’s Station 1. Besides lush greenery and sprawling swimming pools, it also boasts a world class spa that’ll cosset and rejuvenate you. Prices start at PHP 18,000 ($475 a night). Grab this opportunity to learn a new water sport with your spouse, like paddle boarding or kitesurfing, then make a dinner reservation at one of the many top-notch beach restaurants. We bet you’ll be back with a tot in tow, in a couple of years! (Photos: Boracay Compass, The Lind)