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With an unsurpassed reputation for luxury and pampering, Hong Kong can be an ideal place to play out your romantic fantasies. From parks and Peninsulas, to trams and treks, the city has plenty to offer starry eyed couples. Take a look at our eight romantic Hong Kong suggestions below.

1. Soak up the Sun

Hong Kong has plenty of seaside spots to soak up the romance, and while Stanley doesn't boast secluded coves, or isolated bays, it does have a uniquely relaxed and romantic atmosphere. Aside from two separate stretches of beach, Stanley is bustling with restaurants and bars, nearly all offering al-fresco dining. Try and come in the evening, when the market has closed and the tourists gone back to the city, to truly enjoy the atmosphere.

How: To reach Stanley, take bus 6 or 6X from Admiralty MTR station, to the end of the line.

2. The Height of Romance

If you're planning on wining and dining, there is no better spot in the city than the Peak. Once the stomping ground for Hong Kong's colonial elite, today the Peak has been revamped with a host of bars and restaurants, boasting unbeatable views over the city and it's skyscrapers. Cafe Deco, with its floor to ceiling, wraparound windows is a top pick, while the historical Peak Cafe is rich with character. Make you're trek to the Peak at night, when the dazzling lights from the city paint one of the most captivating cityscapes in the world.

How: The best way to reach the Peak is to take the equally romantic Peak Tram from Garden Road in Central.

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  • 3. High Flying Helicopters

    If the view from the Peak isn't spectacular enough for you, surely the ultimate way to enjoy Hong Kong's famed skyline is from under the rotars of a helicopter, aside from the breathtaking cityscape, a helicopter flight is sure to get adrenalin going and pulses racing. Heliservices, offer helicopters for rent (thankfully including a pilot), as well as packages with the Peninsula hotel, allowing you to combine tour flight of a lifetime with the meal of a lifetime.

    How: Fly over to the Heli Hong Kong website for options.

    4. Stay at the Peninsula

    Still considered one of the world's best hotels, the Peninsula oozes colonial charm and class. Built in in the 20's, the building itself is considered one of the most attractive in Hong Kong. Inside you'll find rooms have retained their colonial charm, while the relaxed pace is perfect for romance. If you can't afford a room, stop by and enjoy high tea, a time honoured tradition from British times, where you can enjoy cakes and tea accompanied by a string quartet.

    How: The Peninsula is on Sailsbury Road, Kowloon, and high tea is at 3pm each day. You can reach the Peninsula on 2920 2888

    5. Rent a Junk

    Sail into someone's heart by hiring one of Hong Kong's quintessential Junks. While junks used to be traditional, bat winged wooden boats, these days they are any number of small yachts that can be chartered for a day, or more. Hong Kong has an army of yachts for hire, which include crew and often food and drink. This allows you to be whisked off to some of Hong Kong's islands and enjoy an exclusively seductive picnic.The drawback is that these yachts are usually rented out by groups of six or more, and the price for a day's sailing is likely to set you back $800.

    How: Check out these Junk Rental Websites.

    6. Spa Time

    Hong Kong is arguably the world's pre-eminent city for spas, and the city's luxury hotels are in a continual herculian struggle to produce the most luxurious spa experience. With so much competition, prices are kept in check, and special offers are available all year round. Most spas also offer dedicated packages for couples, with plenty of candles and Aretha Franklin music, as well as Chinese themed spas. Two of the best spas around, although certainly not cheap, are at the Mandarin Oriental Landmark and at the Four Seasons.

    How: check out our guide to the Top 5 Hong Kong spas to pick your stay.

    7. Drive-In Movies

    Set in the heart of the Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district, the real attraction of Hong Kong's drive-in movie theater is the setting, with the harbor at its back and skyscrapers fencing it in. Another highlight is the handful of classic American cars the owners have imported , ideal for those who don't have their own car, these 1950's automobiles can be booked in advance. Perfect for 'making-out' on the backseat.

    How: The theatre is in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, about a ten-minute walk from Kowloon MTR station on Austin West Road.

    8. Picnic in the Park

    Set amongst the skyscrapers of Central, Hong Kong Park is the perfect place to uncork the champagne and settle down for a picnic. While the park is somewhat short on actual grass, you'll find plenty of benches, with views over landscaped lakes, waterfalls and rivers, as well as a mini concrete coliseum, home to wannabe popstars and traditional Chinese musicians at the weekend. The park is also host to the Hong Kong Tea Museum and a decent al-fresco restaurant- useful if you didn't come prepared.

    How: Hong Kong Park, Cotton Tree Drive. Open 6am -11pm. The nearest MTR to the park is Admiralty.

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