Secret Gifts for an Island Bride
A destination wedding in Thailand offers up a multitude of exciting activities for couples to enjoy with friends and family who have accompanied them to the Land of Smiles. In fact, couples can sometimes become so busy entertaining their guests and preparing for their wedding that they missed the opportunity to make the most of the romantic island surroundings with their loved one. Luckily, there are plenty of romantic ways to reconnect with your partner whilst enjoying the attractions and activities of these tropical islands, and a great way for the groom to make his bride feel extra special is by spoiling her with one of the following surprises.
Every woman wants to look and feel her very best on her wedding day, and one of the best ways a groom can help his fiancée achieve this is by treating her to a lavish spa session before the big day. The best spas on Phuket and Koh Samui offer a range of luxurious pampering packages that include a treatments such as scrubs, facials and manicure/ pedicure sessions that can be enjoyed by the bride and her maid of honour as an indulgent preparation of the wedding day.
Relax and enjoy
An indulgent couples’ spa session is one of the best ways to relax and reconnect with your partner in the run up to the wedding day. Wellness retreats and spas on Koh Samui and Phuket are often hidden in tropical garden surroundings and therefore offer up the perfect place to unwind and de-stress. One great way for the bride and groom to relax is with a session in a herbal steam room, followed by a classic Thai or aroma therapy massage.
Couples that enjoy a romantic trip away from the crowds can enjoy the best of Thailand’s marine scenery aboard a Chinese Junk with cruises in Phang Nga bay from Phuket to the Gulf of Thailand form Samui. The stunning rock formations and tranquil marine scenery of Phang Nga bay offer couples the perfect vantage point to enjoy the pinks and peaches of a blissful Thai sunset. Cruises of the bay can be organised through many of the tour agencies on Phuket, or through your private villa’s concierge. Cruises in the Thai Gulf are equally romantic with views of nearby islands and cocktails served aboard the boat.
A thoughtful gift never goes amiss, and the quaint boutiques spread across islands like Phuket and Koh Samui offer grooms that want to treat their brides endless options. Opulent bath and beauty products made locally are a guaranteed winner, especially when paired up with some handmade chocolates. Body oil, body butter, scrubs, masks and cleansing creams are all packaged and sold in spas and specialist shops in places like Chaweng on Samui and Surin in Phuket. Common healthy ingredients include ylang ylang, lemongrass and turmeric, all naturally beneficial to the skin.
Bring it home
One of the best ways to enjoy romance on Koh Samui or Phuket is in the exclusive surroundings of a private villa. Grooms can surprise their brides by hiring the services of a professional masseuse so she can be pampered in the privacy and comfort of the villa. Alternatively, devoted husbands-to be can organise a private chef to whip up a culinary masterpiece to be enjoyed with his sweetheart with sunset views from the villa’s outdoor dining terrace. An evening of romance can then be rounded off with a candlelit soak in the villa’s private Jacuzzi.
"The Signature Weddings is a bespoke destination weddings service offering a wide range of options to couples. However, some of the products and services mentioned in the blog articles on this page may not be available as part of the Signature Weddings' service."