Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Sanchaya doesn’t necessarily expect to be the same setting for any couple’s proposal, wedding, honeymoon and renewal of vows, but a host of new packages coming out this year invites just such a possibility.
The new packages leverage a storybook setting on Lagoi Bay, replete with powder white sands, aquamarine waters and one of Southeast Asia’s most picturesque resorts. Since opening in December 2014, the 21-villa and nine-suite resort has celebrated proposals, weddings and countless honeymoons.
The Sanchaya’s new engagement package features a private dining set-up on the resort’s beach, by the Olympic-sized infinity pool or in a Thai-inspired villa, as well as a romantic bath ritual in a large candle-lit soaking tub, bottle of champagne, heart-shaped cake, bouquet of flowers and a “Just Us” photo to take away.
“We recently orchestrated a proposal set up for a couple inside a heart of 124 candles on our secluded beach,” said estate manager Magnus Olovson. “We don’t want to suggest that the heart played a role in the ultimate acceptance of that proposal, but we all think that heart was very, very inspiring!”
As part of the romantic bath ritual, the couple chooses chocolate strawberries and champagne, canapés and single Malt or wine, or a cheese platter and port as complements to a large candle-lit soaking tub.
Weddings at The Sanchaya range from an intimate beachfront ceremony for two to a larger formal dining arrangement for family and friends with the opportunity to completely buyout the property. Other ceremony backdrops include a manicured croquet lawn overlooking the South China Sea and by a private pool next to a serene lagoon at the property’s Thai-inspired Lawan village. Sweeteners for the bride and groom include breakfast in bed with champagne, a massage for two with customized chakra oils and romantic beach dinner including the release of Thai wish lanterns.
Both The Sanchaya’s anniversary and renewal of vows packages feature a night’s stay in one of the resort’s Thai villas, breakfast in bed with champagne, a couple’s spa treatment and dinner options such as a gourmet beach BBQ for two. As part of the latter package, The Sanchaya’s team arranges a pre-ceremony rehearsal and the ceremony and takes care of all of the finer details such as the bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, floral decorations and cake.
The Sanchaya works with couples to create bespoke romantic experiences, with one couple recently opting to host their wedding at four-bedroom beachfront presidential suite The Vanda Villa, priced at US $10,000 per night, with an around-the-clock butler, a dedicated chef in its kitchen, private infinity pool and separate guest house.
Also, the tranquil infinity pool, beachfront manor’s vast, wraparound balcony, manicured croquet lawn and myriad other vantage points across the estate make for striking backdrops for pre-wedding and wedding photos.