Getting Hitched On The Beach: The Koh Samui Experience
Everybody loves beach weddings. Here are three of our best picks for an island wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand.
What’s not to love about them? The way your skin feels with every kiss from the radiant light of day to the warm sea breeze dancing across the surface of your skin to the swooshing waves that beckon you to kick off those expensive heels and take a cooling dip in the crystalline salt waters, we can obviously see the appeal. But beaches can get crowded.
And crowds can be a major turn off for when you’re reciting your wedding vows to one another, promising an eternity together (and maybe even declaring the role of who’s going to be the ‘cockroach exterminator’ in the household). So, what’s the next best choice if you are looking for a wedding destination that’s more personal, more intimate and a lot more memorable? Beach weddings on islands.
Enter Koh Samui, located in the East of Thailand, also known to be the country’s second largest island after Phuket. Koh Samui, otherwise known as Samui Island, is home to picturesque stretches of fine white sand, colourful coral reefs and lines of coconut trees and palm trees with leaves dancing daintily in the Southeast Asian sea breeze.
But with so many resorts to choose from, finding that perfect location for your day to remember can be difficult. Here are three of our best picks for an island wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT, KOH SAMUI
Ceremony from THB 99,200 for 20 pax
An intimate love affair between family and close friends.
Say “I do,” in the presence of those whom you hold dear to your heart in Four Seasons Resort. Hidden away from vacationing crowds and locals, in its own private bay located on the Northwest side of Koh Samui. Four Seasons Resort boasts multiple venues for the happy couple to exchange their vows under the radiant sun or starlit sky on the sandy beach with the vast ocean as their backdrop.
Let your fairytale wedding unfold before your eyes as you exchange your vows under a specially-crafted wedding arbour joined with hundreds of twinkling lights illuminating the atmosphere.
PRIVATE COVE & BEACH HOUSE
Secluded from the main Resort Beach is a hidden cove that offers panoramic views and privacy. Here, you can exchange your promises to one another under a traditional pagoda setting decorated with a cascading arrangement of flowers.
Start your journey to forever against the sound of the lapping waves and a magical view of the oceanfront in a luxurious beach house located on the resort’s private beach.
Embrace the view of eternity on the lush tropical hillside of our stylish Private Residence with sweeping views of the vast blue ocean, all on a luxurious pool deck.
A romantic love affair for just two, maybe? Enjoy a private wedding on your own with an intimate set up at the exclusive Once in a Blue Moon beach, followed by a romantic dinner for two.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous: Tie the knot at sea and sail off into the spectacular sunset on your very own private yacht! Explore the mystical offerings in the Gulf of Thailand when you entertain your guests with a one-of-a-kind celebration on the crystalline salt waters.
Four Seasons Resort offers the perfect wedding destination for couples who seek a private ceremony with guests ranging from two people up to 60. The resort offers venues ideal for different wedding experiences that no one else can offer on the island. Discover more about Four Season Resort wedding package here.
If you’re inviting a little more than 60 guests over, then you’d love:
BANYAN TREE SAMUI, KOH SAMUI
Ceremony from THB 120,000 for 40 pax
A bigger audience, maybe. But family and great friends nonetheless.
With a backdrop like that, what’s not to remember about this wedding? If you love taking in beautiful sceneries, then you’d love having an elevated view of Koh Samui’s sapphire waters and white sandy beaches here at Banyan Tree Samui. Located in a secluded and private bay of Lamai, the resort boasts beautiful views of nature at its finest in a series of cascading terraces built on elevated structures all across the hillside.
Exchange your vows on the oceanfront facing the salt waters and luscious hillside of Koh Samui in front of your treasured guests. Be spoilt for choice with nuptial venues here at Banyan Tree Samui. From indoor venues like the Lobby Lounge to traditional outdoor venues like Banyan Tree Samui’s Private Beach or Beachfront Lawn or something a little more daring like the terrace on the edge of the resort or even the Infinity Point, that’s perched atop the hillside, overlooking the resort and all that nature has to offer on the beautiful island.
Whether you’re inviting 30 beloved guests or 100, Banyan Tree Samui offers the couple a blissful wedding experience unlike any other with memorable views for a memorable day.
Banyan Tree Samui is a versatile destination that’s perfect for a memorable wedding. With breathtaking sceneries and one-of-a-kind venues without compromising luxury, Banyan Tree Samui is your ideal selection for a picture-perfect wedding.
View more of Banyan Tree Samui’s wedding packages here.
Need space for an even larger crowd? Well then, this one’s for you!
BELMOND NAPASAI, KOH SAMUI
Ceremony from THB 79,000 for 50 pax
We’re all family here, one big and happy family.
This is where luxury meets natural beauty. Set in a lush grove of cashew and palm trees on the island, Belmond Napasai offers its guests an escape into paradise living with stunning residences, villas and suites that integrate contemporary Thai decor and architecture into the serene beauty of nature.
Experience a Thai folklore come true with a Long Drum Parade and Thai female dancers leading the way to your ceremony. Take a walk to remember in front of all your beloved guests to the love of your life standing under a canopy made from fresh orchids on Belmond Napasai’s private beach with the stunning view of both sky, sea and Koh Phangan island as your backdrop.
From tailor-made centrepieces to hundreds of candles, fairy lights and lanterns dotting the atmosphere like fireflies in the night sky, experience a wedding unlike any other only at Belmond Napasai. But the night doesn’t just end there, dance the night away to groovy tunes in the Secret Garden.
The perfect destination for a ceremony and feast up to 220 people, find all you need to know about Belmond Napasai’s wedding packages here.
Sink your toes into the fine white sand of Koh Samui and have a splash at your island wedding only at Koh Samui, Thailand! Looking for even more choices? Have a look at more of what else we have to offer in Koh Samui here.