In Conversation with Director – Events, Angsana Laguna Phuket
With contemporary facilities and exquisite natural surroundings in the form of azure waters, a golden beach and lush greenery, the sprawling Angsana Laguna Phuket in Thailand, is one of the most sought-after resorts for weddings (and even honeymoons!). Having organised and handled plenty of Indian weddings over the years, the management and staff at the resort are impeccably trained and attuned to all the details and nuances that go into such special occasions.
We asked Mr Marian Vrabel who is the Director of Events at Angsana Laguna Phuket, to share what makes Angsana Laguna Phuket the venue of choice for discerning to-be-wed couples.
1. What is unique about your hotel’s location?
Angsana Laguna is one of very few hotels with direct beach access, and the only hotel on Phuket island with a beach venue available for private events. In addition, our location is very convenient as it is only 20 mins from the airport, and 30 mins to popular nearby tourist spots such as Phuket town or Patong.
2. What makes a wedding at your resort memorable and unforgettable?
It’s the variety of beautiful outdoor venues, each with different feel, which makes our hotel different and unique. The Xana Horizon Deck, with stunning views of Bang Tao Bay, is an unforgettable setting for sunset cocktail receptions. The Poolside Garden, situated right by the lagoon, is the perfect venue for welcome dinners and relaxing receptions as it has a lovely ambience with lantern lights and stars.
3. Tell us about your experience of planning Indian weddings at your property.
Indian weddings are some of the most exciting, if not the most exciting part of our work. There is nothing more rewarding than observing happy couples alongside their families and friends enjoying some of the most important moments in their lives. Each wedding is different and we are consistently surprised by the amazing ideas that couples come with when planning their wedding. The transformation of our venues with beautiful decoration and great entertainment is always one of the highlights of Indian weddings.
4. What are your hotel’s WOW factors?
What can be more beautiful than a wedding ceremony on a beautiful beach with a sun setting down right behind the mandap. This is possible only in a very few places in Phuket island, and Angsana is one of those places.
5. What will guests rave about to their friends and family?
The guests will be impressed by the spacious and beautiful resort, its sandy beach with clear waters, friendly staff and great food.
6. What authentic local experiences will guests have access to?
The hotel’s Thai restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine, and the world-known Angsana spa offers the best Thai massages not only in Phuket but also worldwide. Just outside the main gates of the Laguna complex there are a variety of local shops and restaurants. Guests have also the opportunity to visit local markets offering authentic street food, local handicrafts and souvenirs. All this is available directly in the resort or within walking distance.
7. Does the team at Angsana Laguna Phuket plan everything A-to-Z of a wedding?
We have an experienced event team that has taken care of dozens of Indian weddings. They are fully familiar with the traditions of Indian weddings. When it comes to planning and organisation of weddings, the hotel team works closely with experienced Indian wedding planners who can fully dedicate themselves to the couple. Together they ensure that the couple, their families and friends cherish the memories from their wedding at Angsana Laguna Phuket forever.