Valentine’s Day is coming up! With the new normal and restrictions still in effect in Jakarta, couples are looking for more creative ways to celebrate. Little Steps has rounded up the Valentine’s Day special, including romantic staycations, heart-fused restaurant deals, fun activities, and top Valentine gifts for your loved ones. Say “I love you” with Little Steps!
This year, celebrate Valentine at Ayana MidPlaza with a romantic weekend getaway. At their comfortable and luxurious sanctuary, you can enjoy the beautiful outdoor areas, take a walk hand in hand while breathing the fresh air, and dine at the romantic outdoor JimBARan lounge. The Weekend Getaway package starts at Rp. 1.388.000- per night and includes breakfast for two (plus two kids), complimentary use of bicycle, squash and tennis courts, and MRT cards. The offer is valid until the end of February 2021.
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a special dance workshop with the Indonesian Dance Theatre. This year, they have prepared a Salsa Caliente Valentine class for couples. The workshop will be done virtually via Zoom so couples can learn the steps from the comfort of their home. Don't worry if you have two left feet. The 60-minute workshop is beginner-friendly and would be an excellent time spent with your loved one.
Indonesian Dance Theatre, +62812 12794090, Instagram
Celebrate love and make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one with a romantic dinner at one of Fairmont Hotel's exclusive restaurants. Experience a romantic private dinner under the sky with beautiful surroundings inside your private pod at Pod Dining, or reserve a table at one of their other fine dining restaurants. Want to celebrate longer? Why not stay the night at one of their rooms with balconies and enjoy the Jakarta night view together? Enjoy a 20% early bird discount if you reserve before February 4th, 2021.
Fairmont, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Senayan, South Jakarta, Indonesia, +62 21 2970 3333, 0815 9159247, www.fairmont.com/jakarta
Not every one of us is a flower person. If you want to give a unique, personal, cute, and thoughtful gift this year, why not order a customized couple illustration from Karya Kita? You can get a 4R or 5R printed illustration with a message in a floating glass frame at a very reasonable price. A larger standard frame is also available. Orders take about a week to process, so make sure you order early!
Spend a relaxing painting session with your special someone with Bartega studio this year. They offer a painting class right on Valentine's day this year titled "Swan Lake." The class will be done online via Zoom, and the painting materials will be shipped to your home. It's an acrylic on canvas class for beginners, so don't worry, even if you don't feel like you're artistic at all! If you would rather paint without participating in a class, then check out their paint-by-the-numbers kits available for purchase. The painting will be a beautiful keepsake to remember the special day.
Activities like rock climbing release endorphins and require couples to lean on teamwork skills and trust one another. This year, why not celebrate Valentine's Day at Bremgra Indonesia. You can get your workout while spending time together. Located just a little outside Jakarta, Bremgra Indonesia offers space for wall climbing, go-kart, and rope activities. Contact them for the latest Covid-19 protocols before your visit.
Get intimate this season of romance at the familiar comfort of your home with long conversations over some cheese and chocolate fondue. Get gourmet cheeses with bread and crackers at the grocery store. Then, cut up some fruits and sweets, arrange them nicely on sticks to go along with your chocolate couverture in a fondue pot. Light up some candles and enjoy!
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Being playful and having fun isn’t just for children. Adults can benefit from games too. Not only are they relaxing, but they enhance your problem-solving skills and strengthen relationships when done together. For Valentine's Day this year, bring out your inner child. Dust off some of our old-time favorite board games or try out a new one. Little Steps have gathered the best board game stores Jakarta has to offer.
Cycling is good for you and your loved ones. It's healthy, fun, reduces stress, and enables you to spend quality time together. This Valentine's day, spend some active quality time together with your loved one on your bikes. And while you're at it, why not do a picnic for two in between? Pack a blanket, some books, a meal, or order food delivery to your picnic spot. It will be a leisure activity that would become a sweet memory for a very long time. Little Steps has gathered all the information you need.
With the ease of digital cameras and smartphones, we have so many pictures piled up in our gadgets, but often we don't have time to look back and go through them. This Valentine, go through your photos, select the most memorable ones, and design your own photo book as a gift for your loved one. Softcover, hardcover, and luxurious cover are just a few of the many options you can choose from. Go to the Photobook Indonesia website, upload the pictures, and either select one of the ready-to-use templates or design your own. Use the promo code VDAY2021 to get a discount.
Photobook Indonesia, www.photobookindonesia.com