Getting married in Samui

Samui, Thailand's third-largest island located in Surat Thani province, offers a blend of vibrant and serene experiences. Famous for its diverse beaches like the lively Chaweng, the quieter Lamai, the secluded Taling Ngam, and the culturally rich Bophut, Samui caters to all preferences. Beyond its stunning shores, the island is a hub for activities ranging from Thai cooking classes and Muay Thai training to scuba diving and golfing. Each activity offers a unique way to engage with the island's rich culture and natural beauty.


Samui combines the allure of a tropical paradise with the convenience of modern amenities, making it the perfect choice if you’re looking for a destination that offers both romance and relaxation. It will also serve as a stunning backdrop for your wedding with its white-sand, palm-fringed beaches, and clear emerald waters.

With numerous affordable boat cruises available to take you to many of Samui’s nearby islands for diving or snorkeling, or to the Ang Thong National Marine Park where you can go hiking or enjoy watersports, your destination wedding is sure to be lively.

If you’re feeling even more adventurous and have your sights on somewhere else after the wedding ceremony, Samui also has an international airport. Not only does this make the island easier to get to, but it also enables you to jet off to any destination in Thailand or Southeast Asia, for that matter.


There are plenty of activities to do, both on the island and along the coast to make your celebration unforgettable:

Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village: Once a tranquil fishing community, Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village has transformed into a vibrant and must-visit destination in Samui. This charming locale, with its wooden shophouses turned into boutique shops, bars, and restaurants, offers a unique blend of traditional charm and modern convenience. Every Friday night, Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village holds a market where you’re sure to find what you’re looking for, from souvenirs to Thai handicrafts to clothes and more.

Beaches & Waterparks: From the serene Silver Beach, nestled in a secluded cove, to the vibrant and activity-filled Chaweng Beach, stretching for 6 kilometers, there's a beach for every mood, along with waterparks scattered all around Samui if you’re looking for a thrill.

Elephant Sanctuaries & Trekking: Creating a compassionate environment for rescued elephants, these sanctuaries are dedicated to the ethical treatment of elephants, providing them with a safe haven where they can roam, bathe, and socialize freely in their habitat. If you are feeling adventurous, however, you can opt to go elephant trekking where you’ll be guided around the habitat, all the while sitting on one of these behemoths.

Ang Thong National Marine Park: The Ang Thong Marine Park is an archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with stunning limestone mountains, waterfalls, and hidden coves worth exploring, along with white-sand beaches if you’re looking for a leisurely stroll. Some of its most popular activities include snorkeling, hiking, sea kayaking, and diving.

Hua Thanon: Hua Thanon, a quaint fishing village in Koh Samui's southeastern corner, offers an authentic glimpse into traditional island life. Known for its Muslim community, the village is a mosaic of culture, with a unique mosque, traditional Chinese houses, and a vibrant market. Visitors can explore local shops, enjoy fresh seafood, and observe the intricately painted fishing boats, making Hua Thanon a must-visit for those seeking a deeper connection with Samui's heritage and less-touristed experiences.

The best time to be in Samui is between November and February as the weather is pleasant and enjoyable. March to June is when the weather gets very hot and July to October is when the rainy season hits.