Valentine's Day in Hong Kong has become a very popular and expensive event. This is the time of year when upscale restaurants and bars come up with romantic themes and extravagant meals designed for couples, often with a high price tag. But if you don't have an arm and a leg to spend on 100 red roses from a luxury hotel, don't despair! Love is still in the air, Cheapo style. To help you plan a Valentine's Day in Hong Kong that doesn't break the bank, we've come up with some fun and unique date night (and day) ideas that still have a sweet and romantic touch. Plan a picnic There are lots of great spots for picnics right in the middle of the city. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Sheung Wan has a wide open grassy lawn facing Victoria Harbour, with lovely views of the sea. This is the perfect spot to put down a picnic bottle and share a cold bottle of wine and some tasty treats. Another amazing and little-known spot is Victoria Peak Garden, on Victoria Peak. This public park is a popular place for wedding photography, with beautifully landscaped gardens and pavilions. We recommend taking the scenic route: the Peak Tram. Finally, you can't go wrong with Hong Kong Park. This sprawling park is located in quiet Admiralty, sandwiched in between the calm chaos of Wan Chai and Central. Ride into the sunset From per person Purchase tickets online Cruise along Victoria Harbour in style with the Aqua Luna, an authentic wooden Chinese junk boat, complete with striking red sails. Whether you're marking the hallmark holiday in solitude, with friends, or all loved up, those stunning harbour views truly never get old. For the most romantic vibes, choose the Evening Harbour Cruise, the quintessential Aqua Luna experience. During this 45-minute cruise, sit back, relax, and sip on a refreshing beverage. Priced at for adults, and for kids aged 4 to 11, this is a genuinely Cheapo experience that'll make you (and your honey) feel like a million bucks. Embark on an adventure From (adult ticket, ordinary ferry from Central to Peng Chau, Monday through Saturday) While everyone will be dining at restaurants in Central, why not take a trip to one of Hong Kong's many outlying islands? An outlying island that rarely gets truly crowded, Peng Chau is a lovely daytrip destination. Spend time on the beach, explore the quirky shops selling various knicknacks, and let the romance blossom. Fancy a true adventure? Hop on the ferry to Po Toi, Hong Kong's southernmost island. Known for surprising rock formations and beautiful scenery, this is the perfect place to spend quality time. Love rocks. No, literally! Head to Ma Shi Chau, a designated special area within Hong Kong's UNESCO Global Geopark. Plan your visit right and you may be among the only visitors there! Get pampered From per person Nothing says relaxation like a massage. The luxury spas in Hong Kong all have special Valentine's Day couples packages that cost more than you care to know. Instead, book two spots at Tai Pan Reflexology at 83 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, and enjoy a massage together. Tai Pan has a very funky interior and play some relaxing beats while the ladies work the knots out of your aching shoulders. Afterwards, walk down Nathan Road to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, pick up some cold drinks from the 7-Eleven, and watch that million-dollar view of Victoria Harbour. Take a staycation Why blow your money on one fancy meal when you could have a weekend getaway for the same price? Tai O Heritage Hotel From per night Book your room online Escape the city and spend a night at the gorgeous Tai O Heritage Hotel on Lantau Island. Dating back to 1902, this colonial-era building was once a marine police headquarters and now is a nine-room boutique hotel with uninterrupted sea views. It is easily one of the best heritage hotels in Hong Kong. Eaton Hotel From per package Book online Looking for something more urban? Eaton Hotel, located in the up-and-coming Kowloon neighbourhood of Jordan, offers an attractive Valentine's Day staycation package that includes a one-night stay, a Valentine's Day Steak Set for two from The Meat Co., as well as Valentine\u2019s cocktails at the al fresco bar Terrible Baby. Upgrade your room with a discount and enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet for two and a bubble bath bar from LUSH. Bonus: Visit Lover's Rock From (cost of tram ride) The unmistakeably phallic 'Lover's Rock' in the hills of Wan Chai is a well-known spot for people seeking love, trying to fix relationship problems or couples hoping to conceive. If your special someone loves the great outdoors, then climb the winding stairs up to the rock and you'll also be rewarded with great views of the city below. It can get busy around Valentine's Day, with the hopefuls lighting incense and bringing flowers. To access, take the tram and get off at O'Brien Road, near Lee Tung Avenue. Then, make your way to Hopewell Centre, and take the elevator to the 17th floor. This will give you direct access to the Wan Chai Green Trail, along which Lover's Rock is located. Entry is free. This article was first written by Emily Dickson in January, 2020. Last update in February, 2024.