Embraced by palm trees and powdery beaches, Thailand is the perfect place for luxury-inclined couples to say “I do”. Offering a range of all-inclusive packages, Banyan Tree Phuket offers the opportunity to create an unforgettable wedding celebration.
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1. Banyan Tree Phuket
A part of Asia’s first integrated resort complex, Banyan Tree Phuket oozes luxury. The property is a tropical oasis surrounded by palm-fringed lagoons and lush greenery with a three-kilometre beach. Villas have open-air jet pools on landscaped grounds and are decorated with Thai art, fine woodwork and comfortable furnishings. In-villa amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minibars and robes and slippers. Private bathrooms offer separate showers and tubs, and upscale toiletries.
Guests can enjoy a full range of spa services, tennis courts and fitness facilities. There are also two bars and 4 restaurants serving everything from authentic Thai to fresh seafood. Tre offers contemporary Western-Asian cuisine, while Saffron provides an elegant dining experience that includes modern renditions of traditional Thai dishes.
The hotel is not directly on the beach, but it does provide beach mats and towels at a section across the road. It also has a shuttle bus that runs to sister resort Angsana, which is a short ride away and has a proper beach with comfy chairs. Guests can also join the hotel’s Stay for Good program and help with beach cleaning or participate in the alms giving program with local monks.
2. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Set on the Son Tra Peninsula – known locally as Monkey Mountain – InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is one of the latest and greatest Vietnamese resorts from the InterContinental family. Designed by celebrated resort designer Bill Bensley, it’s a wonder of a hotel.
The 197 rooms, suites and beachfront villas are all thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of the stunning setting. Large terraces and shuttered windows elevate living spaces and draw in the surrounding jungle, crystal bay and pristine beaches. Interiors showcase traditional motifs and a sophisticated palette, while upscale amenities like private pools and 24/7 Villa Host service are standard.
During your stay, you’ll find yourself drawn to the HARNN Asian Heritage spa that’s set around a lagoon with 8 treatment villas. And don’t miss out on dining at the hotel’s acclaimed La Maison 1888, where you can experience culinary artistry by three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire.
It’s about a 30-minute drive from Danang International Airport, but you may find yourself wanting to just stay put at the resort for the duration of your trip. This is the type of place where you’ll likely want to use your IHG’s Club Lounge access (which you can add as an elite benefit when you earn a 40 or 70 night milestone reward) to take full advantage of all that this hotel has to offer.
3. Banyan Tree Phang Nga
Tucked along a tranquil stretch of Tubkaak Beach, Banyan Tree Krabi offers a peaceful retreat for luxury travelers. Inspired by nature’s beauty, the resort features charming villas and suites that blend seamlessly with the natural landscape. Guests can indulge in spa treatments, savor authentic Thai cuisine, or simply unwind on the pristine beach.
Guests stay in elegantly appointed villas that face either lush garden spaces or the saltwater lagoon. Classic Thai architecture aesthetics adorn the interiors, with depictions of tropical scenes lining the walls. Some villas also feature private pools.
Upon arrival, guests receive a Portier smartphone for personalized guest services, including curated tours and in-villa dining. A dedicated Banyan Tree Host will be on hand to help guests plan their stay, ensuring an enhanced integrated experience.
Banyan Tree is renowned for its commitment to sustainability. The resort has received numerous accolades, including being named the world’s greenest hotel by EarthCheck. Banyan Tree’s executive chairman KP Ho believes that Phuket, in particular, is poised to become a “Honolulu” destination due to its temperate climate and ability to attract visitors from north-east Asia looking for warm weather escapes.
4. InterContinental Bali Resort
The InterContinental Bali Resort is a hotel in Jimbaran Bay that features a wide range of luxury amenities and is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. It has six pools, including one reserved for club guests, and there is a great selection of rooms and suites to choose from. This resort is just a short drive from the airport and also offers convenient access to many popular destinations in Bali, like the shopping paradise of Kuta and the resort enclave of Nusa Dua.
There are a few direct flights from Singapore to Bali daily and one of the best ones is SQ942 which flies on the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in Regional Business Class (click HERE to read my review).
The resort has an array of dining options, a spa, and plenty of recreation and leisure facilities, making it ideal for couples or families alike. There is even a kids’ club and children’s pool to ensure that everyone will have a great time. With free Wi-Fi and premium bathroom amenities from HARNN, this resort is a truly top-notch choice for anyone looking for an excellent luxury hotel in Bali.
5. InterContinental Maldives
With coral reefs teeming with marine life just moments away, Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort offers the ultimate tropical escape. Located on Maamunagau Island in the Raa atoll, this resort welcomes you to a private oasis of luxury and adventure. Guests enjoy Club Intercontinental Experience as standard, which includes breakfast, afternoon tea and evening digestifs, along with a range of other complimentary amenities.
The resort provides plenty of ways to unwind, with an extensive spa, fitness center and swimming pool. You can also enjoy a variety of water sports, such as diving, surfing and snorkeling. There are also several restaurants, including Cafe Umi and a fine-dining restaurant overlooking the ocean.
All rooms are equipped with the latest amenities, including a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and luxury bedding with down comforters. You can start each day with a cup of joe at the in-room coffee and tea maker. You can also enjoy meals in the privacy of your own room with 24-hour room service. The hotel also offers free WiFi, so you can stay connected during your trip.