It’s typical for me to view a resort or venue in terms of its potential to hold a wedding event. I am, after all, a wedding photographer. I was struck by the Westin Siray Bay in Phuket as soon as we arrived. Its stunning ocean views had me gazing, wide-eyed, immediately envisioning a bride and groom in the foreground amongst the hotel’s beautifully landscape grounds with the expanse of ocean behind them. I’d soon learn every room has incredible scenery and impressive balconies at this Phuket wedding resort with breathtaking ocean views. It is a wonderful location for any group interested in a destination wedding.
When you arrive to the resort you’re dropped off at its roundabout porte-cochere and check in at their serene open air lobby. The glass sculptures in the photo above line the lobby’s back wall; I adore that they mimic the aqua color and organic feel of the nearby hotel pools. Lush landscaping is everywhere – from staircases lined with tall palm trees to a stone bridge focal point bordered by pink flowers. It feels like you’re in a tropical jungle!
Here are some of my favorite features that make this resort a winner for weddings:
- Wedding packages available, including Thai, Western, and Indian options (including an option to get married on the beach)
- 2 ballrooms to accommodate events – 60/250 guests capacity
- Special wedding room rates available (that you’ll get rewarded for!!)
- Additional SPG rewards: Earn 1 Starpoint for every $3 USD spent of up to 20,000 points per event
- 5% off master bill (wedding package included)
- Every (yes every!) room has an ocean view of Phang Nga Bay
- 24 hour gym (can’t sleep because you’re so excited for your wedding? Head to the gym!)
- 3 pools around the resort, my favorite being the Infinity Horizon Pool
- Many Phuket excursion tours pick you up right at the hotel
One of my favorite features of the resort is the suites – the one pictured here is Category 2, perfect for a bride and groom, honeymooners, or a vacationing couple. The bed is purposely situated to face the water – or, if you prefer, you can lounge on your personal balcony and take a dip in your personal pool when you need to cool off! Now that’s what I call luxurious!
Perhaps you’re the family traveling for a special event (like a wedding!) and need a bit more space. The Indulge Suite, pictured above, is the PERFECT “getting ready” location. I can envision a room service here, with both savory and sweet breakfast items, spread out on the dining room table complete with bridesmaids moving about preparing for the wedding day. And what goes along with a great bridal party getting ready morning? The Heavenly Spa! Wouldn’t it be so much fun to get pampered for the big day with your closest friends, enjoying massages, sauna lounging and manicures? The great thing about a Destination Wedding is it’s a vacation for all, including the bride and groom, not just your guests. So it is the perfect time to get pampered!
You can finish your day with delectable cocktails at MIX Lounge, including a Lychee Martini (my favorite!), as you watch a magical sunset before heading to your evening dinner reservations at the resort. (We recommend the a la carte Indian cuisine at their restaurant, Seasonal Taste, or heading to Phuket Town for a romantic dining experience at The Blue Elephant.)
Interested in having your wedding or honeymoon at this resort? We don’t blame you! It’s the best option you’ll find in Phuket!
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