Discover what makes weddings in Koh Samui Thailand so incredible.
Destination weddings give you more freedom to have fun, be original and have the kind of ceremony that will make all your friends jealous. Make yours even better by getting married in Koh Samui, an island where the sunset over the crystalline ocean waters makes the most stunning wedding venue anyone could ask for. Why plan a stressful wedding the traditional way when your beach wedding could feel like a vacation experience from beginning to end in a tropical resort? Few places will treat you and your guests with the famous, high level of hospitality offered in Thailand; the people here are always relaxed and accommodating.
Koh Samui is a paradise in the Bay of Thailand that has about 140 square miles of palm trees, beaches and romantic spots to say "I do" in. Best of all, Koh Samui has its own local airport so that you can fly right in without having to take a ferry. No matter where you are, nothing on the island is more than 16 miles away at the most, so you can plan to be anywhere within 30 minutes on average.
Wedding resorts in particular are a specialty of Koh Samui. Out of about 300 hotels available on this sun-soaked island, you'll find lots of options for your perfect celebration. Even top-name hotel brands like the Four Seasons, Le Meridien, Sheraton, the InterContinental and Novotel have exceptional wedding venues to offer here next to fabulous beaches. In other words, you can finally put those travel miles you've been saving up on that credit card to good use when you book a room here!
When is the best time to plan Samui Beach weddings?
These days, the monsoon season generally hits Koh Samui with heavy rains from late September through early December. While you can get deals then in cooler weather, it's not the best time for an outdoor wedding.
You'll have the best chance at getting lots of sunshine if you plan your ceremony for February, which also has the bonus of being the most-romantic month as it contains Valentines' Day. March and April are also good months with lots of sunny weather; however, do keep in mind that April is often the hottest time of the year too with temperatures reaching up into 90 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter. May through August are also good times of the year in general. In this tropical climate, the weather can change quickly. Still, that means that locals are accustomed to staying flexible if you need to change your wedding date due to inclement weather, so don't worry. It's best to book your wedding resort for at least three days so that you can get into the rhythm of island time and tie the knot at the best moment.
Here's a short Koh Samui guide to picking the best beach for your wedding:
Whenever you have the option, always pick a resort that has their own private beach to guarantee that you'll have a tranquil ceremony. Just south of Mae Nam Pier on the Northern part of the island, the beaches are pristinely white with water deep enough for jet skiing but not too rough for swimming. This is typically a quiet part of the island that's great for honeymooners.
The Laem Sett area on the Southern end of the island is home to the Kamalaya Koh Samui resort, which occupies an exceptionally secluded beach and immaculately landscaped native forest behind it on their property. These shallow waters make a great spot to disembark on a kayaking trip too, but for deeper waters, you'll need to venture further down the coast.
The Chaweng Beach is not too far from the airport on the Northeastern corner of the island. It's very large, which makes it great for bigger weddings, and it's postcard-perfect with water that's great for snorkeling. This area is very much like the classic getaway beach everyone dreams about visiting on their vacation. Beaches near both Chaweng and Lamai are also not far from excellent nightlife attractions when you're ready to party or entertain guests before or after the ceremony.
- Many top-brand and boutique hotels offer you a private pool in your wedding villa.
- Enjoy your own private tropical-garden area.
- Savor your favorite Thai foods and cocktails over a candlelit dinner on your terrace.
- Slip into silk dressing gowns and slippers when you step out of your over-sized bed.
- Outdoor rain showers cool you off after sunbathing in the morning.
For a stress-free affair, get an experienced wedding planner Samui.
One of the best reasons to plan a destination wedding is because it's a lot less work since most resorts offer incredible deals on wedding packages and personal wedding planners who will literally take care of everything for you. All you have to do is pretty much just show up with your guests, and they'll help you with everything else. When you're ready to start booking, contact your resort and speak to the wedding planner about arranging for discounts for your wedding party so that you'll all get a great vacation that's worth every penny.