Destination weddings offer not just the couples, but also their friends and family, a good reason for another beachside holiday. With stunning locales aplenty throughout South-east Asia, here’s a low-down on six places, recommended by Kayak.sg, that are perfect to exchange your vows or have a romantic honeymoon at.
Tanah Lot, the iconic Balinese temple on the sea, is one of the most beautiful backdrops to hold a wedding against. The awe-inspiring sunset views will add an extra depth to the ceremony. One of the properties in the area, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali, overlooks the scenic site and is a great choice for those who want Bali’s cultural heritage and natural beauty to be captured in their wedding photos.
Aside from the wedding festivities, there’s plenty to keep the guests entertained on this beauteous island. Some activities include temple tours, visits to local museums, art galleries and pottery factories.
Its sublime beaches with rugged mountain outcrops and aquamarine water make Phuket a destination for any time of the year. But to celebrate one of the most memorable moments of your life here is a dream come true for any couple. The Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa (above), with its beachfront location, is a perfect venue for those wanting to hold an intimate ceremony. What could be more romantic than feeling the breeze in your hair and sand between your toes as you say “I do”?
For attendees, there is Phuket’s famous party scene, or learning how to cook Thai food in one of the many local cookery schools.
Koh Samui, Thailand
It’s hardly a wonder why another Thai destination makes it to the list. With its picture-postcard environs, Koh Samui exudes an exotic vibe that will make you want to get married if you haven’t already done so. Unspoilt, bone-white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and amazing food and spas make it a clear winner. If you want to have a laid-back beachside wedding with added pizzazz, check out Conrad Koh Samui on the southern tip of the island. Its over-the-water ceremony, where couples walk down a transparent aisle (above) right out to the middle of the resort’s infinity pool, makes for a surreal setting.
Apart from the wedding, guests can visit the nearby fishing village and monasteries as well as enjoy spa treatments.