Destination weddings: 5 Samui villas to tie the knot at

The best spots in Samui to throw a wedding if you want it in the garden, by the beach, or against the most amazing view.

Garden wedding: La Lagune

What: 3-5 bedrooms, direct beach access, private tennis court

Where: Laem Set

The wedding: Just imagine; ceremony and cocktails in the garden, with the pool and beach just by it. La Lagune is spread out on ground level, so there’s plenty of room for dancing and mingling without anyone getting lost. Have your festivities in the evening and you’ll enjoy a pretty sunset.

Book now from USD 602++ per night.

Beach wedding: Ban Laem Set

What: 3 or 4 bedrooms, direct beach access,

Where: Laem Set

The wedding: When it’s low tide, the beach in front of Ban Laem Set is a lovely place to have your nuptials, before adjourning to the large and very zen courtyard for tea and tipples. If you’re gutsy and are not the kind to stick to conventions, you could even turn the whole event into a swimsuit party, since the pool and beach are right there.

Book now from USD 420++ per night.

Big wedding: Sangsuri Villa 3

What: 2-6 bedrooms, 1 dorm, sleeps up to 20, direct beach access

Where: Chaweng

The wedding: The word ‘big’ is relative here; we are talking about intimate ceremonies, after all. This villa spans four levels, and is attached to its 7-bedroom-1-dorm sibling, Sangsuri Villa 2, which may be available for you to book at the same time, to house an extra 22 people. There’s a beachside spa, and the nearby Chaweng (hello, Samui nightlife!), in case you need to keep everyone occupied with pre- and post-event activities.

Book now from USD 875++ per night.

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Poolside reception: Baan Rattana Thep

What: 3-5 bedrooms, Thai-style roof, direct access to secluded beach

Where: Lipa Noi

The wedding: The villa is beachfront (white sand, turquoise water, our hearts melt), but we’re here for how romantic a wedding Baan Rattana Thep would make by its pool, especially if it’s an evening reception.

Book now from USD 560++ per night.

Wedding with a view: Villa Blue View

What: 3 or 5 bedrooms, infinity pool, 800m to a quiet stretch of the nearest beach

Where: Bang Por

The wedding: Truly, this contemporary hilltop villa is made for chic couples and a humble guest list (read: immediate relatives and close friends only). The living area opens up to the pool and the blue sea beyond – it’s an Aegean Sea-like view against which you could potentially say your I-dos and (barbeque) party the evening away.

Book now from USD 500++ per night.

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Andrea is a serial kopi peng drinker (for fun, not for the caffeine; coffee doesn't wake her up) and believer in keyboard shortcuts. She sees The Dress as blue and black, and hears both Yanny and Laurel. Make of that what you will.

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