In our #AmazingThailand series, we take you to discover the romantic wedding and honeymoon destinations in the country. A 1-hour flight from Bangkok or Chiang Mai will have you in one of the beautiful islands in Southeast Asia – Phuket. Phuket is an ideal base for exploring idyllic offshore islands, like Phang Nga Bay and Phi Phi Island. This rainforest, mountainous island is home to exciting nightlife, beautiful beaches and breathtaking luxury resorts, one of which is Anantara Layan Phuket Resort.
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Located on a tranquil bay in Phuket’s western coast, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is a charming tropical sanctuary. In fact, its combination of a serene escape of indulgence with fine service makes it one of Phuket’s best for couples who are seeking a romantic, tranquil and carefree atmosphere. In this issue, we will show you the 3 breathtaking wedding venues in Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, as well as the honeymoon indulgences you both can enjoy in celebration of your newlywed status. Read on to discover what is in store for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
3 Breathtaking Wedding Venues at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
At Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, wedding celebrations are hosted in the stunning hilltop chapel, on the beautiful Layan beach with uninterrupted views of the Andaman sea, or the spacious and luxurious Layan Residences by Anantara that are perched on the hill. Simply pick whatever your heart desires. Click here for their wedding packages.
1. Say ‘I Do’ in a hilltop chapel overlooking the sea
Perched on a hilltop, this elegant wedding chapel makes a stunning venue for your nuptials. The chapel overlooks the calm Andaman Sea and lush rainforest, giving you an unforgettable view. The chapel’s high ceiling is decked with a gorgeous white canopy, gorgeous chandeliers and its aisles are decorated with delicate florals.
On your big day, walk through the delicately carved wooden doors of the chapel towards the altar and enjoy uninterrupted views of nature’s best as you exchange your vows. An ideal time to get wed here would be sunset hours, as the warm glow from the sun adds to the romantic ambience and creates a dramatic backdrop for your photos. With the entire island at your feet, standing here makes you feel like you are on top of the world. This wedding venue is a perfect pairing with the most memorable moment of your wedding day – your ‘I Do’.
2. A romantic beach wedding venue
Nestled in a tranquil bay on Layan beach, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort makes an ideal beach wedding venue in Thailand. Its secluded stretch of white sandy beach enjoys picturesque views of the Andaman sea and an idyllic atmosphere that you can enjoy on your wedding day. Against this stunning backdrop, have your loved ones witness one of the most significant moments of your life on the soft powdery sand amid soft ocean wave sounds.
3. Host an intimate celebration in a luxury residence
Set on lush hills overlooking the Layan Beach and the Andaman Sea, the Layan Residences by Anantara offers you unrivaled luxe and exclusivity for your wedding celebration. Anantara Layan Phuket Resort has 15 huge residences, each with its own cliff-side infinity pool and private sala that overlooks a breathtaking view. Each bedroom in the residence opens up to a stunning sea view or one with verdant lush greenery.
The interiors of each residence are incredibly spacious, luxuriously furnished and feature a blend of traditional Asian design with contemporary exuberance. It is here that you can experience the VIP treatment and butler service known to celebrities and distinguished personalities.
For your wedding day, you can arrange to have a small stage floating on your private infinity pool where you exchange your vows. Have soft jazz music in the background as your guests enjoy the perfect ambience for a romantic evening. For your reception, you can choose to have an alfresco setting at the pool terrace, or in indoor-comforts in your dining room.
5 Honeymoon Indulgences to Enjoy at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
After the hectic planning period and exciting wedding celebration, your honeymoon vacation should be about relaxing, celebrating, and indulging in each others’ company as newlyweds! It is one of the most significant milestones in your lives, so take the time and space to truly soak it all in. At Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, there are plenty of indulgences you both can enjoy – read on to discover them!
1. Indulge in luxury & comfort at the Layan Residences
The night of your wedding day is a time for you to relax and recharge in comfort. Sleep in the comfortable plush sheets of your master bedroom in the Layan Residence, and wake up to incredible coastal vistas showcased by high ceilings and expansive windows. The living spaces in each Layan Residence is incredibly spacious and exceptional, with plush furnishings and well-designed amenities.
Along with your closest loved ones, you can stay in this serene hilltop sanctuary and enjoy elegant pool parties, barbecues at the sun terrace and intimate evenings with wine tastings and movie nights. The Layan Residence is the epitome of luxury, for you have your own 24-hour butler, a private chef and helper service, and even a spa room!
2. Reside in romantic beachfront villas
For your honeymoon, you can also select from their luxury collection of 30 rooms and suites, as well as 47 pool villas. The resort is designed to have a classic and contemporary Asian style, with its natural tones, elegant wooden furniture and ornate features accented by rich textiles, colourful hints, and sumptuous artwork.
Each room has its own set of creature comforts and signature Anantara luxuries, alongside views of tropical gardens or the sparkling bay from your private balcony or terrace. During our visit, we experienced their Deluxe Pool Villa (100 sqm). It is secluded and private, making it a good choice for couples seeking a romantic retreat. Its stylish interiors with traditional touches and tropical alfresco pleasures made it an ideal honeymoon sanctuary.
During our stay, we took refreshing dips in our plunge pool and basked under the sun on the loungers. The plush bed and en-suite are the hallmark features of the room. For direct beachfront access, opt for their beach access pool villa (180 sqm) or beachfront Layan Pool Villa (280sqm). Your guests will also enjoy staying in the relaxing premises of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort.
3. Wake up to a delicious breakfast spread
Each morning, the Sala Layan features a buffet spread filled with delicious finds – salads, pastries, waffles, pancakes, cereals, Thai cuisine, freshly squeezed juices… also live-stations with piping hot bowls of noodles and egg dishes. Enjoy your breakfast on the terrace and feel the outdoor breeze as you admire the sea views. It is a wonderful way to start your morning!
A notable mention is Anantara Layan Phuket Resort’s focus on wellness and healthy living. Their breakfast spread includes a station for superfoods and detox juices, which is a rare find elsewhere. it is perfect for health-conscious diners, or for those looking to clean up their diet in small steps. On top of that, the resort also has detox programmes and wellness menus prepared for a truly balanced and healthy lifestyle. Check it out here.
4. Take part in exciting activities
At Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, each day of your honeymoon unfolds in any way you desire. With their selection of resort activities, you can choose to have relaxing days lounging at the poolside restaurant or energize with a workout at the gym or a Muay Thai session next to a garden oasis. Other classes include yoga or Thai Hermit class.
Get wet with water sports at the beach or head outdoors to explore Phuket’s Top 16 Things to Do. The resort has a free daily shuttle service that takes you to the nearby Boat Avenue, a 10-minute drive to where there are cafes, restaurants, a supermarket, and shops for you to walk around.
Food and wine lovers will get to taste fine wine at wine-pairing sessions or master cooking skills at Dee Plee restaurant. Unwind the day with a pampering treatment at Anantara Spa, a cozy it up with a movie under the stars. Whatever your heart desires, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort strives to make it possible.
5. Spoil yourselves with a romantic dinner
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort takes pride in their talented chefs who are skilled in conjuring up outstanding dining experiences with fresh ingredients, seductive settings, and inspiring views to match. To celebrate your newlywed bliss, a candlelight dinner with good food and conversation, topped off with a romantic ambience is wonderful. Anantara Layan Phuket Resort has 3 restaurants – Sala Layan, Dee Plee and Breeze where you can enjoy delicious cuisine.
To include that ‘uniquely yours’ touch, the resort has Dining by Design. You can select from their collection of fine dining menus, or simply make requests with the chef to craft up a personalized menu. A personal butler will be on hand to tend to your every need. Choose to have your dinner by the poolside, your private villa, or take it to new heights in the hilltop chapel venue that can be transformed into a spectacular dining set up just for you. The intimate setting during sunset hours can truly melt your heart.
With its serene setting, picturesque views of nature, luxurious accommodation, and personalized service, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort makes an ideal wedding venue and honeymoon destination in Phuket, Thailand. Be sure to check it out for yourselves!
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