Romantic Routes on Phuket,
Getting married on Phuket is becoming popular - while honeymooning here is already a long tradition
Phuket has long been popular as a honeymoon destination and for obvious reasons - the sun, the sea, the sand and the lush tropical climate. Now the island is fast becoming the premier location for weddings in South East Asia. Where better for that fantasy beach wedding than the perfect white shores of the Andaman? If an intimate ceremony in your own private villa or a traditional church wedding is more to your liking, then you’ll be satisfied too. In response to ever-increasing demand, a full infrastructure of wedding services has developed on Phuket in the past few years.
Many of Phuket’s top hotels now offer integrated wedding and honeymoon packages, the majority of which can be arranged without even having to set foot on the island. A cautionary note though – in order for a ceremony to be legally binding, you must first make an affirmation of your intention to marry at your Embassy in Bangkok.
However unusual your wedding requirements, there’s someone in Phuket who will happy to arrange it for you.
Unique touches, such as love tree planting, an elephant ride to the ceremony, dinner aboard a private boat, a ceremony in a private villa or on a dessert island, a blessing by monks and specially decorated rose petal festooned honeymoon suites are all on offer from the people listed below.
Dusit Laguna www.dusitlaguna.com (66 76) 324324 offers a Thai wedding Ceremony from US$990
The Sheraton Grande Laguna www.luxurycollection.com/GrandeLagunaPhuket (66 76) 324101 offers a Christian wedding Ceremony from US$1900.
Banyan Tree www.banyantree.com (66 76) 324374 offers two ceremonies. Eternity from US$1200 and Unity from US$1750.
Le Royal Meridian www.lemeridain-hotels.com offers a Wedding Package from $US1500.
Coral Seekers www.coralseekers.com (66 76) 354 074 offers tailor made wedding packages from Thai baht 20000 and half day and day trips from Thai Baht 3000.
Sea Canoe (www.seacanoe.com) (66 76) 212 252 offers tailor-made wedding packages from Thai Baht 25,000 and day trips from Thai Baht 3,000.