Koh Samui is a breathtaking expanse of forests surrounded by serene blue tides. Located in the Gulf of Thailand and one of the country’s biggest islands, Koh Samui is the epitome of the tropical paradise that comes to mind when a couple envisions a destination wedding.
The island’s unparalleled natural beauty is only enhanced rather by its many luxury resorts, posh pools and spas and an enticing nightlife that attracts backpackers from all around the world. Not only would a wedding in Koh Samui be a dream, but the island is so rich with activities and in awe-inspiring views and beach that it would effortlessly double as a perfect honeymoon destination.
Below are the top 10 best wedding resorts to consider in Koh Samui, so whether you prefer a small and intimate affair with your closest family or a rowdy bash in a 5-star resort with your friends, there is bound to be something for you in Koh Samui.
Top 10 Best Wedding Resorts in Koh Sumai
10. Belmond Napasai
The Belmond Napasai is a small, quiet resort nestled atop a secluded hillside with its own private beach. Its luxury is best illustrated in its quaintness, from the tasteful yet modestly decorated suites to the traditional Thai and Mediterranean dishes and drinks served at the various on-site restaurants such as the Lai Thai Restaurant, Bangkok Cafè and Infinity Eatery & Bar.
Weddings at the Belmond are offered in Buddhist, Catholic or non-religious ceremonies and can be held among a variety of beautiful locations throughout the resort, including the traditional beachfront ceremony with an alter adorned with tropical flowers and the waves lapping against the sand only a few feet away. The best part is that there’s no need to hire any additional vendors; weddings at the Belmond Napasai are completely serviced by the resort and can be tailored to your liking.
9. Kandaburi Resort & Spa
Combining contemporary Thai-inspired decor with local beach culture, the Kandaburi Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable experience to all its guests. The resort is situated below a hillside on North Chaweng Beach. All of the rooms were developed on a split-level both hillside and beachside, sharing the same facilities and breathtaking tropical views.
There are six different wedding options to choose from when booking an event at the Kantaburi Resort & Spa, ranging from a full moon ceremony and reception that consists of exchanging vows and celebrating your union beneath the clear night sky on the beach, suitable for small gatherings, to the 200 person Palm Court Restaurant or Kanda Ballroom. The services covered by the resort vary depending on the package that you choose, but the most basic includes a 2-tier wedding cake, a bouquet for the bride, a flower tray for the rings, a Master of Ceremony to conduct the exchanging of vows, a photographer service of 100 photos with additional images on a DVD and a wedding certificate issued by the hotel.
8. Mimosa Resort and Spa
The Mimosa, a 4-star boutique resort, is a fantastic choice for the couple who wishes for their ceremony to be private and romantic. The resort offers a choice between a traditional Buddhist Thai wedding or a Western style ceremony, both of which take place upon the clean white sand beach of the resort. Nearly everything is covered in the wedding package, from the bouquet and corsage, 2 pounds of wedding cake, a decorated bed in the couple’s suite and a relaxing 90 minute aroma therapy couple’s message after the reception.
An interesting fact about the Mimosa resort is its strong focus on the genus of plant of the same name. Most particularly, they favor the Mimosa Pudica or “Tickle Me Pink” plant that has unique leaflets that twinge and shrink into themselves whenever touched or affected by the heat. The resort strives to incorporate the plant in a variety of ways, from the “Mimosa Welcome Drink” that is made from an extract, as well as the shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion provided in every suite’s bathroom. Even the coat hangers are made from Mimosa pigra Linn and the plant is used in the making of several dishes on the resort’s menu.
In an attempt to harmonize with the name Mimosa signifying a family, the resort strives to accommodate its guests of all ages, so this would be the prefect choice for those couples who are travelling with families or have children of their own.
7. The Kala Sumai
Along the stunning Chaweng Noi Bay lies The Kala Sumai boutique resort. Situated atop a cliff to provide not only a full immersive experience but also endless breathtaking views, The Kala Sumai provides both rooms and entirely private villas to guests and offers some of the best views in Koh Sumai.
Weddings at The Kala Sumai take the term “destination wedding” to an all new level with the magnificent view of the turquoise sea as your backdrop and a staff that is willing to accommodate various tastes and party sizes. Whether it’s just the two of you looking for an intimate ceremony, a family-centered lively reception dining on top-notch Thai-style BBQ or an elegant sit-down dinner, the wedding coordinators at The Kala Thai are highly personable and willing to work with you to make your dream wedding a reality.
6. Bandara Resort & Spa
Beachfront pools, tropical gardens, incredible authentic Thai dining and a luxury spa make the 168-room Bandara Resort a relaxing and peaceful choice for a wedding. The resort is located on the tranquil north shore of Sumai and surrounded by charming fisherman villages and vast, uncrowded beaches.
They provide either a Thai or Western style wedding and couples can choose to hold their ceremony on the beach or in one of the resort’s lush Thai gardens. A personal wedding planner is assigned to each couple and works with them to design the perfect island ceremony and reception for them and their guests.
5. Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel
For the ultimate spot for privacy and tranqulity in Koh Sumai, many prefer the Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel. With over 25 breathtaking acres of natural, beachfront beauty, the hotel is ideal for the couple who wishes to completely escape from the “real world” and immerse themselves in a tropical paradise.
With capacity for a couple and up to 100 guests, the hotel offers both Western style and traditional Thai Buddhist ceremonies. A personal wedding coordinator is provided, and the most basic package comes with floral decorations, a bouquet, wedding officiant (secular or non-secular), a single tiered wedding cake, a manicure and pedicure for the bride, romantic turndown of a room or cottage for the wedding night and a choice between a 90 minute body scrub or couple’s massage. The more expensive options will also provide catering and hair and makeup services for the bride.
4. Four Seasons Koh Sumai
The Four Seasons hotel resort chain is favorited around the world, and the opulence and premiere customer service is only heightened at the Koh Sumai location thanks to its incredible setting. Apart from fantastic resort amenities like an infinity-edge pool, fitness center, tennis court, spa, private cruises, beach sports and a kids program with babysitting services, the Four Seasons Koh Sumai has wonderful wedding packages sure to make your dream wedding everything you ever imagined.
The hotel offers various wedding packages that are all organized alongside a personal wedding coordinator. Whether its an Island Wedding or Thai Style event, the packages include many amenities such as decor and a 2-hour session with a professional photographer. The fantastic location and professionalism of the Four Seasons placed it high on the list, although it is one of the options mentioned here that doesn’t provide catering or hair and makeup in any of its packages, though they are all available on-site for additional fees.
3. Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa
This resort draws its name from the Japanese word that means “to bring inner peace”, and you’re sure to find that when you book your wedding at the Zazen. You can exchange your vows along the private white sand Baphut Beach overlooking the vibrant blue waters of the sea. The Zazen restaurant is famous throughout Koh Sumai for its deeply romantic and peaceful atmosphere as well as its tantilizing Thai cuisine.
The wedding packages at the Zazen range from a traditional Thai Buddhist wedding, a Western style or a merge of the two that allows you to exchange your vows in the familiar forms of home while embracing the vibrant culture of the destination. Each package comes with a private wedding consultant who will meet with you before the wedding day and make all of the arrangements. The packages are nearly all-inclusive, so all you have to do is show up and be prepared to have an unforgettable wedding and honeymoon.
2. Melati Beach Resort & Spa
A recipient of TripAdvisor’s Award of Excellency for the past three consecutive years, the Melati Beach Resort & Spa offer everything you could dream for the ideal tropical island getaway. There are three on-site restaurants, 24-hour room service and even the option to have a Thai BBQ evening in a private villa with your own personal chef. There are 77 suites situated across the lush landscape as well as private villas for rent.
Weddings at the Melati Beach Resort & Spa are dedicated to bringing you the ultimate celebration. Be it secular or non-secular, legal or symbolic, the wedding packages offered ensure that your private beach ceremony and reception will be everything you and your partner imagined and more. The wedding package at the Melati Beach Resort & Spa includes everything from food to decor, and there is even a Thai cooking class included with easy-to-make, delicious recipes you can bring with you back home.
1. Akyra Chura Samui Resort
Located along Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach is a tropical haven and is equipped to handle a private ceremony for just you and your spouse, an intimate group of family and friends or a large wedding party. Every wedding is customized with a personal wedding planner, and the standard Discover package includes one night in the best available room, honeymoon amenities, flower arrangements, complete decoration of the venue, bridal bouquet and corsage and a one hour massage. Catering, drinks and additional guests services are available for an extra cost.
The grounds at Akyra Chura Samui will make the transition from wedding to honeymoon effortless. The 65 room hotel is shaded by towering palm trees and overlooking the azure waters of Akyra’s beachfront pool. The on-site Akyra Club provides a relaxed Mediterranean menu that can be served throughout the day, either inside the restaurant at a table or delivered to you on your sunbed.