Busy Pinteresting your dream of a wedding in a tropical paradise with traditional Thai styles and all the luxe amenities? If so, Ban Sairee should be popping up in your feed with such fervour that you can’t even pretend to ignore it. On a semi-private beach along the quiet southern coast of Koh Samui, this villa, which was designed to reflect traditional Ayutthaya-architecture, is your heaven. Here is everything you need to know about Ban Sairee and how you can turn your Pinterest board into a reality.
About Ban Sairee – The Basics
Ban Sairee is a super luxurious villa set on three acres of beachfront land. The villa, which is sprawled out across two antique-furnished pavilions and two rice barns, blends Thai elements with the best of contemporary life to create a beautiful rustic vibe.
Located in Laem Sor and directly on the beach, Ban Sairee is a seven-bedroom villa with two additional bunk rooms and nine-bathrooms. The villa can house up to 18 people.
If one were to describe the villa simply, it’d be a place of “barefoot luxury and endless tropical vibes”.
Where to Host the Ceremony
Beachfront, in the gardens, or on white-sands? Whether you’re there with 15 of your nearest and dearest or getting the whole gang together, you can make a wedding at Ban Sairee anything you want it to be.
You can embrace the tropical setting, go barefoot for your ceremony and let the sands slip between your toes.
Or instead, you can keep your shoes on and go somewhere deep within the gardens of Sairee (or right up close to the beach), and take in the view.
It’s entirely up to you.
Where to Hold the Reception
Transition from stunning ceremony to gorgeous reception and party with ease; there is no lack of space here. The three acres of land ensure you have plenty of space to enjoy, while any children in attendance can roam freely.
With the ability to host 120 guests, decorate the swaying palms or set up a tent or overhang in your preferred spot, the sky is the limit when it comes to your wedding dreams. Play it rustic, find yourself in a secret garden or keep it simple and let the tropical atmosphere set the tone.
The In-House Wedding Services
Depending on how many people you’re hosting, catering can be done in-house. For weddings of up to 20 guests, Ban Sairee’s in-house villa chef can prepare a range of gourmet cuisine. Enjoy everything from Thai to Western, Chinese, and grilled dishes.
The in-house chef can accommodate special dietary needs and children’s meals upon advance request.
Groups larger than 20 will need to hire an outside service.
Your First Night As a Married Couple (the master suite)
Enjoy the first night of the rest of your life together in the lap of luxury in Ban Sairee’s Sairee Suite.
The suite is a 75 m² oasis that comes with a four-poster bed, private sitting area, wrap-around porch and luxurious indoor/outdoor bathroom with rain shower.
As for those lucky enough to stay on-site with you, they’ll be pretty well-pampered too! The rest of the bedrooms are great, big, beautiful things designed in a warm and rustic style.
And for your friends with younger children, the two bunk rooms have interconnecting doors to a master bedroom, making them especially handy for families.
Remarkable Villa Features
Ban Sairee is the type of place that people don’t leave until they absolutely must. There are too many things to enjoy for adults and children alike. There’s so much to do that we suspect all your guests will be arriving a few too many hours early on the big day…
For instance, there is the 20-metre swimming pool with a shallow zone for the children to splash about in and the tennis court for showing off those power-hitting skills.
Young and young-at-heart will only be too pleased to discover this trampoline surrounded by shrubbery.
Kayaks too are available for those who want to enjoy the water, but not necessarily muss up their hair.
As for relaxation – you’ll love some therapeutic downtime at this waterfront massage sala.
Beneath the antique rice barns, you’ll find an ideal spot for a bit of yoga to stretch out any tense muscles and calm pre-wedding jitters.
Why You and Your Guests Will Love It
Have we mentioned the private beach access? Also, the well-lit tennis court, and the blend of authentic Ayutthaya-style architecture and modern facilities?
Of course, we have – these are all features that make the villa exceptional! Between the large property for everyone to move about, the relative quiet of Laem Sor, the Thai elements and the all-important pool for post-reception adventures, Ban Sairee is heavenly.
Add on the semi-outdoor bathrooms where you can shower under the stars, and a hammock on the beach for lazy afternoons with the fresh sea breeze washing over you, you and your guests will quickly be making plans to come back every year to celebrate your anniversary.
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Where it is
Being situated in a semi-private bay means undisturbed beach days at Ban Sairee.
The villa is just 35 minutes from the airport, and as little as 20 minutes from restaurants and shops at the nearby towns of Chaweng, Lamai and Nathon.
Other Details to Note
How many guests: Up to 120
Property size: 11,300 m²
Venue Hire Fee (Excluding 7% tax):
USD 1,200+ Event Fee for 21 to 80 guests
USD 1,500+ Event Fee for 81 to 120 guests
USD 600+ Special Pre/Post Event Day Fee
THB 50,000 Security Deposit for up to 20 guests
THB 100,000 Security Deposit for 21 to 120 guests
Where Your Guests Can Stay
Ban Mekkala is a six-bedroom villa for twelve adults. The villa is a 6-minute drive from Ban Sairee.
The beachfront villa was designed as a resort-style retreat and features a T-shaped pool, home theatre, and sunken poolside pavilion.
La Lagune is a five-bedroom beachfront villa for ten adults. The villa is a 9-minute drive from Ban Sairee.
With a private tennis court, gym, oceanfront infinity pool complete with slide, and a game room, La Lagune is a chic getaway.
Baan Hinta is a five-bedroom beachfront villa for ten adults. The villa is a 16-minute drive from Ban Sairee.
This luxurious villa is tucked into the trees and built into the area’s natural rock formations. It features a generous-sized infinity pool, deck, fully-integrated entertainment system, gourmet kitchen and dramatic en-suite bathrooms.
Baan Hinyai is a five-bedroom beachfront villa for ten adults. The villa is a 16-minute drive from Ban Sairee.
This fully staffed beachfront villa boasts a unique and contemporary architectural style with lofty ceilings and dramatic roofs. It’s fully equipped with an entertainment system, and has uninterrupted sea views from the infinity-edged pool.
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