10 of the best: romantic escapes - 5. Malaysia: Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi
The romance factor: Set on an otherwise-deserted white sand bay at the northern tip of Langkawi, lapped by the warm waters of the Andaman Sea and surrounded by mangroves, this five-star resort is perfect for couples seeking a luxurious, secluded escape.
The hotel: Tanjung Rhu is fronted by a 1.5-mile stretch of beach and features three swimming pools, the restaurants, water sports, a spa, nature trails, sunset cruises and mangrove river boat trips. Rooms have balconies and some have a Jacuzzi.
Stay: Seven nights costs from £1,315 per person with Key2Holidays (www.key2holidays.co.uk) and from £1,595 with Thomson Tailormade (www.thomsontailormade.com), both on a B&B basis including flights and transfers. The resort’s Romance Package offers a private sunset beach barbecue, star gazing with a computer-controlled telescope and a couples’ spa treatment.