Voted for by travel professionals as well as seasoned travellers, the World Travel Awards are seen as the Oscars of the travel industry's accolades. Since its reopening after extensive renovation works in 2011, the InterContinental Samui has been able to accumulate no less than 13 World Travel Awards more notably for weddings and honeymoons, but also as leading luxury and beach resort.
Blessed with the most glorious natural setting, nestled amidst a coconut grove facing the Gulf of Thailand, the luxurious Koh Samui resort has won plaudits - and more - for its outstanding honeymoon and wedding packages and services. You may choose from no fewer than four wedding packages, one of which features a traditional Thai wedding ceremony with a long drum parade, Buddhist monks' blessing and an escort of baby elephants. What's more, the resort has just unveiled its luxury wedding package, which offers you a winning combination of a stay in a private villa with access to all the services and facilities of a five star establishment. All this, of course, is set against the stunning backdrop of this luxury resort with its daily spectacle of impossibly romantic, riotously colourful sunsets over Taling Ngam bay and its enchanting islands.
"Being awarded Thailand and Asia's Leading Beach Resort and now the World's Leading Wedding Resort all in one year could not have made me happier", says Stéphane Duchenne, General Manager of the InterContinental Samui. "A wedding is the most challenging event of all because, ideally, every couple only plans to have one and therefore invest a lot of emotions into their special day. There is no room for error and my whole team works very hard on every single wedding celebration to create memories that last a lifetime. This is an award in recognition of every single staff member and their tremendous work."