Plan the perfect beach wedding!
By Shaan Bajaj
On the weekend of 6-8 May, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort and SAii Laguna Phuket, in partnership with Masala, invited five Bangkok-based wedding planners for a familiarisation trip of their stunning properties. The trip aimed to showcase why Phuket continues to be an extremely popular Indian wedding destination, more than just its breathtaking white-sand beaches and ease of access through international and domestic travel routes.
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket kicked off the weekend with lunch at Sears & Co. Bar and Grill, followed by some sundowners at the The Deck Beach Club Patong, which overlooks the glittering Andaman sea. A delicious breakfast was served at Chao Leh Kitchen before a tour of the 600-room property and their Grand Ballroom, as General Manager Daryn Hudson explained the resort’s key features for Indian celebrations, including their variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces. After the tour, guests were treated to a fun cocktail class – one of the many enjoyable activities that wedding guests can indulge in during the festivities.
After spending a night at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket, the planners packed their bags for the next resort, SAii Phuket Laguna. Cluster General Manager Bart Callens and their entire team welcomed them to the hotel, followed by an appetising lunch at the resort’s flagship Mediterranean restaurant, Ms. Olive Oyl. After filling their stomachs, they were given a tour of the property and treated to a glitzy cocktail reception at their newest ballroom, the Similan Ballroom, which had been outfitted with the latest in audio-visual equipment.
A delightful dinner was served at the beach, alongside a lucky draw, during which one of the wedding planners won a three-night stay at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio collection by Hilton. The next day, everyone had a relaxing start with a scrumptious breakfast, followed by a viewing of an ethereal mandap set up by the beach and lagoon. The property had many unique venue spaces for Indian events, and the wedding planners were able to get an organic feel of the space. Guests were then allowed to enjoy the amenities and relax for the remaining time at the property.
The familiarisation trip was a great success and an incredibly enjoyable and informative experience for the wedding planners. After all, who wouldn’t want a dreamy beach wedding?