Whether you’re planning a dreamy honeymoon or a luxurious big day overseas, make a trip to tropical Thailand top of your list! Wedding Ideas explored the area to find out what it had to offer…
What to do
We relaxed at two amazing Amari resorts during our stay – The Amari Coral Beach and the Amari Orchid. Both were perfect not only because of the luxury they offered, but also their locations.
The hustle and bustle of Patong is just a short walk away from Amari Coral Beach, where you can admire the old Sino-Portuguese buildings or get in a little souvenir shopping at the night markets – but be ready to haggle. Stroll the bright lights of Pattaya’s infamous ‘Walking Street’ to find all kinds of entertainment, from bars and discos, to gogo bars and cabaret shows. There are many offshore adventures to be had across Thailand and chartering a longboat or speedboat for the afternoon comes highly recommended. Sail away to the idyllic beaches of Phi Phi or James Bond Island – the romantic setting for The Man with the Golden Gun.
If you’re in the mood for relaxation, you have to try the Mood Therapy treatment at Amari Coral Beach’s Breeze Spa. Lie back and let it all go with a Serene massage. Overlooking the clear waters of Patong Bay, this is where all your pre-wedding worries will begin to melt away.
Live in luxury
Amari Orchid’s soaring Ocean Tower rooms feature an open-plan design, with walk-in bathrooms, panoramic windows and balconies overlooking scenic views of Pattaya Bay. Upgrade to the Executive Level for access to the Horizon Club for luxurious additional extras. At Amari Coral Beach, you’re guaranteed a room with a view. Each with a sea view and a private balcony, you’ll wake up to the sound of the waves lapping the shores. Suites offer twice the size and luxury!
Whether you’re craving seafood by the beach or just a light afternoon snack, both the Amari Coral Beach, Phuket and the Amari Orchid, Pattaya offer a variety of wining and dining options to suit any mood. A visit to Mantra is a must for every guest at Amari Orchid – here you can choose from Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Thai or Mediterranean culinary delights. You can even learn a few tricks of the trade with the Mantra mixologists in your very own cocktail lesson. With its plush, red-infused décor, this is the perfect location for a romantic candlelit dinner for two. Venture into the world of real Thai cuisine at Amari Coral Beach’s Kinaree restaurant. Order a Papaya salad, Som Tam, to start and don’t forget the Pad Tai. Alternatively, you can opt for Italian at La Gritta.
Can you get married there?
Yes, and why wouldn’t you? Amari Orchid can offer several stunning locations for your wedding ceremony and reception. Whether you fancy the Garden Lounge, a poolside ceremony, or something more traditional in the Rimsuan Room or the grand Aranda Ballroom, they’ve got it covered.
Amari Coral Beach offers a unique location for beach weddings with beautiful views of Patong Bay. Plus, the Jetty, which is also owned by the resort, means you’re well and truly spoilt for choice here, too.
Thai Bhat (50TB to £1)
EVA Air flies non-stop from London Heathrow to Bangkok and codeshare flights with Bangkok Airways to Koh Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai. To book see evaair.com or contact your local travel agent.
Where to stay
Room prices start from £60 per night. See amari.com/orchid and amari.com/coralbeach