In need of inspiration for a romantic rendezvous?

Love it or Hate it, it’s here to stay.

February 14, the day when even the most unromantic folk get all soft and sentimental, a day some find difficult and I can understand that. However, any day that turns the focus to a positive and celebrates LOVE is ok in my book.

The custom actually dates back to the 5th century and a Christian martyr although has its origins in an ancient and pre-Roman festival called Lupercalia. (Interesting? Not so much)

Anyhow, it’s certainly a day when Moolah’ is spent and spent in excess. In the UK, alone, an estimated £503m is spent on cards, gifts, flowers… on Valentine’s Day.

An eye-watering statistic for sure, however not one to be pessimistic Valentine’s is a day of love a day of affection, friendship and all so whether it’s a first encounter or a special anniversary, look no further than REm’s rooftop guide to the most … date-night in London Pattaya.

HORIZON RESTAURANT & BAR, HILTON HOTEL

If you really want to ensure you get some on Valentine’s then this is the place to go.

Set on the rooftop of the 34th floor, this stylish Pattaya restaurant offers a unique setting to savour delicious cuisine, party and relax with your date.

For a memorable experience, you can opt for a private dining room – Kinky!

Horizon is separated into two areas. One is enclosed but has floor-to-ceiling windows and the second, the terrace area, is the perfect setting to enjoy an exquisite rooftop dining experience with dimmed neon lightening, large chill-out sofas, great music and an incredible backdrop of the city. Sound romantic enough?

Cocktails, cocktails more cocktails and great food, sounds like a winner to us, with panoramic views of the city and out to the ocean Horizon ticks all the boxes for a truly unforgettable Valentine experience.

www.hilton.com/pattaya

THE SKY 32, GRANDE CENTRE POINT

Pattaya’s newest rooftop dining venue. Lounge amid the stars’, Sky 32 is the perfect place to watch the sunset and the sky turn blue while enjoying a romantic dinner for two.

You can choose to dine inside or go alfresco and enjoy the glorious views of Pattaya’s skyline. Just remember to bring your own booze as Grande Centre Point Hotel does not serve alcoholic beverages, there is no corkage fee.

www.grandecentrepointpattaya.com

THE ROOF SKY BAR & RESTAURANT [email protected]

The Roof Sky Bar & Restaurant is located on the 25th floor of the [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya and features two floors, green grass floor, infinity-style swimming pools and a panoramic view over Pattaya’s bay and city.

The restaurant part of The Roof Sky Bar & Restaurant Pattaya is in a garden-style setting with main seating area along the northern side of the building, allowing you to enjoy the breeze and the view while enjoying the delicious food on offer from the international menu.

With a modern and electric décor and a fun ambience The Roof at [email protected] is the spot if you and your Valentine want to party into the night.

www.siamatsiam.com/pattaya

D.I.B INSPIRATION BAR at D VAREE JOMTIEN BEACH

Located at the top of D Varee Jomtien Beach, Pattaya on 38th floor, D Varee Inspiration Bar or D.I.B. is a rooftop bar with style where you can relax under the sparkling stars and enjoy the panoramic scenery of the city as you gaze lovingly into your partner’s eyes. Ok, pass the sick bucket, I know. However if you want to impress then this is the place.

D.I.B operates as a cool, trendy bar that serves an assortment of tapas and has a wide and varied selection of drinks on offer ranging from imported beers to an extensive wine list and a plethora of unique cocktails.

www.djb.dvaree.com

RUFFINO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, CENTARA GRAND PRATUMNAK

Located on the rooftop with great ocean views, Ruffino serves delicous comfort food along with a wide variety of dishes all inspired by home-style Italian flavours.

The design at Ruffino has a chic feel which also includes large jellyfish-filled fish tanks, and the poolside location with uninterrupted views over to Koh Larn gives a relaxed atmosphere.

Ruffino is one the top-rated Italians in town, with the food being the real star, so if it’s top nosh you and your loved one crave, then this place could be for you.

www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/pratumnak

MOON BAR at CENTARA GRAND MIRAGE BEACH RESORT

Another new addition to Pattaya’s rooftop experience is Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resorts, Moon Bar.

Located on the 19th floor rooftop of the five-star hotel Moon Bar serves drinks, lite bites, great cocktails, fine wines, local and imported beers, the world’s best spirits as well as tasty Thai and international snacks.

This is the place to be seen, with cool music, live DJs, gorgeous views of Pattaya Bay and special two-for-one happy hours, Moon Bar is REm’s choice for a relaxed, fun-filled Valentine’s rooftop experience.

www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/

Remember, if you don’t acknowledge Valentine’s Day, it means you don’t really love your partner and everything you thought you knew about your relationship was a hollow, loveless sham.

Just kidding, have a great day whatever you do or don’t do.

Paul Johnson