Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. MYANMORE wants to help love birds sweeten their moments on this special day. The list includes dinner dates, gift ideas and more!

Dinners & Staycation Deals

Surprise your other half with an exquisite culinary experience for two at Awei Metta’s acclaimed Oscar Restaurant & Bistro. Enjoy a 5-course meal carefully kindled and curated just for Valentine’s Day, and end it all with a special macaron gift box. All this for US$210.

No A 46, Key Luxury Urban Golf Resort in Pun Hlaing Estate, Yangon
01 368 4475

While enjoying a lavish Valentine’s buffet dinner, get a chance to win a two-night stay at SOL by Melia Benoa Bali! Indulge in a variety of fresh local and international dishes together with free-flow of red wine, white wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea at only $30++ per person. “Modern Yesterday Music Band” will complete the night with romantic songs.

No 192, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon
01 934 5000, 09 940 407 700

Treat your dearest to an exquisite dining experience by booking the Valentine’s Day special dinner package complete with a bouquet and a heart-shaped cake. Reserve now for a chance to win a Chatrium Luxury Suite stay and make unforgettable memories. Price: $99 net per couple. Violinist No Noe K will create a romantic ambiance for you, too.

No 40, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon
01 9544 500

Make your day of love special with a delightful 5-course fine dining menu exclusively prepared by Chef Orng. The table by the majestic Inya Lake will perfect your experience.  The price is $149.

No 80, University Avenue, Yangon
09 79 18 45 419, 09 75 50 11 025

Imagine a candle-lit dinner on the water pavilion under the moonlight surrounded by white curtains. Savour the 6-course tapas menu exclusively prepared for this one-of-a-kind occasion as you listen to the live music band. The price is $85+ per person.

No 63-A, U Tun Nyein Street, Ward 10, Mayangone Township, Yangon
09 972 784 841, 01 655 900

The 6-course menu at Secret Taste comes with a chance to win a night stay on a luxurious boat. The price is only $99 for a couple! Choose between the tastefully decorated interior dining room and the lash garden for your romantic night.

No 2, Corner of Maegin Street & Zaburit Street, 14 Ward, Yankin Township, Yangon
09 940 080 111

Pull a chair for your loved one and enjoy the night with flower and candlelight centerpieces, soul-stirring music, a glass of wine, and an array of mouth-watering and tantalising dishes from around the world. The buffet is only $65 for a couple.

Corner of Bogyoke Aung San Road and Shwedagon Pagoda Road, Yangon
01 925 3810

If you’re already bored of a hotel staycation and want a new experience, how about a night stay on a cruise? The Valentine’s pack at Anawrahta Cruise comes with a 4-course dinner, a sparkling wine, a one-hour sunset cruise and more! The room rates are for two.

Anawrahta Cruise, Yangon Innovation Centre Jetty, Pansodan Port, Yangon
09 983 115711

Gift ideas

If you’re considering a gift that is handmade and aesthetic, we have good news. As a Valentine’s Day promotion, Baydar’s unique and meaningful handicrafts can be purchased at a special 25% discount. Choose from a wide variety of shawls, blankets, pots and so on. The promotion period is from 1 – 15 February.

38th Street (lower block) beside Myanmar National Airline Office, Kyauktada, Yangon
09 777 001190 (appointment required for visiting)

With refreshing scents of Khayae Candles, your significant other will be full of energy after a day’s chores. Khayae is a small-batch candle brand based in Yangon. They claim to use vegan products that are free from toxins, paraben and phthalate. Prices: Ks17,000–58,000

No 106, First Floor, 42nd St (upper block), Botahtaung, Yangon
09 44428 9400
9am – 6pm

Is your lover into indoor gardening? Then, cute pots for their succulents and poinsettias will undoubtedly make an ideal gift. There are also penholders and toys for more choices and you can also customise your orders. The prices range from Ks5,000 to Ks15,000. Order via their page or phone 09 2555 606 50.

Handbags from Yangoods hardly go out of style. They also have a Thinkayta collection for men, too. This is one gift that is as timeless as your love and loyalty.

No 62, Shan Gone Street, Sanchaung, Yangon
09 952 255 153
10am – 6pm

A simple bouquet never goes wrong. Pick from seasonal tulips and sunflowers to classic red roses to make your girl smile brighter! Order through their Facebook.

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Photo by Edgar Chaparro on Unsplash

Yes, you are the best gift and the most memorable experience for your lover. Even if you can’t afford extravagant dinners and expensive gifts for your better half, make time for them, be there when they need you and stay loyal. Then, every moment together is bliss.

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