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Top 8 Hotels Around the World for an Epic Destination Wedding

Rachita Verma

Last updated: Aug 20, 2017

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Do

Goa: Adventure sports at Calangute Beach, sunset river cruise along the Mandovi River
Bali: Sunrise trek to Mount Batur, an active volcano, Catamaran cruise in Nusa Dua, cooking classes
Maldives: Water sports like canoeing, jet skiing and snorkelling; glass-bottom boat rides and dolphin cruises

See

Goa: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Chapora Beach, Fort Aguada
Bali: Taman Ayun Temple with its multi-storeyed roof structures, coffee plantations near Ubud
Udaipur: Sajjan Garh that houses the Monsoon Palace, City Palace, Lake Pichola

Eat

Goa: Bebinca (a Goan dessert made with eggs), seafood and Fenny (a local Goan liquor made with cashews)
Bali: Jumbo prawns at Jimbaran Beach, Kopi Luwak coffee
Maldives: Seafood and Biryani at the Hive Restaurant

Shop

Goa: Mapusa Market, Anjuna Flea Market, Calangute Market for junk jewellery, clothing and brassware
Bali: Batik print clothes, wood paintings and carvings, handicrafts in Ubud Village Market
Udaipur: Camel leather bags and bandhini dupattas at the Bada Bazaar

Click

Goa: "Dil Chahta Hai" movie style shots at Chapora Fort
Maldives: Use a water proof camera to capture the exotic variety of aquatic animals
Udaipur: Shots of the City Palace from Lake Pichola, fun shots during a puppet show

Want To Go ? 
   

The wedding dates are fixed and your family is overjoyed. It’s time to celebrate another shaadi in the house! The big question is, where?

In our mission to give you the most beautiful property to host your wedding, we’ve handpicked eight hotels across Bali, Goa, Maldives and Udaipur. Be it a simple or no-expenses-spared wedding, these gems will win your heart.

1. BALI

a) Komaneka Bisma, Ubud

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Walking down the aisle in Wanasmara wedding chappel

 

Location: 10 minutes from the bustling Ubud Market

Why destination wedding: Celebrate your big day in a stunning Wanasmara (‘forest of love' in Sanskrit) wedding chapel. A terrace restaurant and mini amphitheatre for live music make the occasion perfect.

Wine and Dine: Lobby and pool bars. Fine dining restaurant with Indonesian, Asian and Mediterranean delicacies.

Hotel USP: Treetop picnic lunch, Balinese cooking class, pool villas overlooking river valley and rice fields

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b) The Royal Pita Maha, Ubud

Location: 5-minute drive from Royal Palace and Ubud Market, Bali

Why destination wedding: Say ‘I Do’ in an intimate setting at Sacred River Pavilion amidst tropical gardens and spring water pools

Wine and Dine: Three gourmet restaurants with the best of traditional and global food. Dewata Lounge for evening cocktails.

Hotel USP: Balinese style villas with sun terrace and canopy, Royal Kirana Spa, classes for wood carving and painting

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2. MALDIVES

a) Adaaran Hudhuranfushi 

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The serene and romantic Adaaran Hudhuranfushi 

 

Location: Near Kani Beach on Lhohifushi Island

Why destination wedding: Cool breeze, sound of ocean waves and an air of romance – it will be the wedding of a lifetime

Wine and Dine: 4 bars (poolside and more), 4 restaurants offering international cuisines

Hotel USP: Uber cool villas with private sundeck and 24-hour access to the surrounding ocean; volleyball, surfing and more to keep guests busy

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b) Velassaru

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Saying ‘I do’ in true Maldivian style at Velassaru

 

Location: Few minutes from Laguna Beach

Why destination wedding: The perfect beachfront ceremony with Maldivian boduberu folk music, followed by a sunset cruise in a traditional dhoni

Wine and Dine: Five restaurants that offer pan-Asian seafood, Spanish tapas, Mediterranean and international favourites. Sundeck and beachfront bars for a night out. 

Hotel USP: Spa treatments in over-water rooms, night fishing and snorkelling, the hotel’s very own PADI-certified dive school

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3. UDAIPUR

a) Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa

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Host your dream wedding at Ramada with sprawling lawns and traditional venues

 

Location: Near Sajjangarh Fort (Monsoon Palace), Lake Pichola

Why destination wedding: 10 venues with traditional stonework, a central courtyard and lawns on three levels to host your royal wedding

Wine and Dine: Myra – all day dining, Amber – pool side dining, Liquid Lounge Bar

Hotel USP: City facing swimming pool and Sohum Spa, cocktail making and cooking sessions, eco-friendly resort with themed rooms

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b) Purple Seas Heritage Resort

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Stay in Rajasthani style rooms at the Purple Seas Heritage Resort

 

Location: Near Eklingji Temple

Why destination wedding: If saying ‘I do’ in a heritage property has been your dream, then an outdoor ceremony against a scenic backdrop will be perfect!

Wine and Dine: A multi cuisine restaurant with vegetables and fruits sourced from farms; barbecue and bar

Hotel USP: Luxurious rooms with jharokhas, pet-friendly accommodation, awarded ‘Green Hotelier’ by American Express

4. GOA

a) Resort Rio

Location: 5-minute drive from Baga Beach

Why destination wedding: Whether you choose a grand celebration (arriving on an elephant, five functions et al) or go simple, the wedding planners here will make it a success

Wine and Dine: Four dining options (pure vegetarian, multi cuisine, Goan food, Italian pizzeria). A sleek lounge bar for drinks at night

Hotel USP: Ayurvedic and herbal treatments at Zaara Spa, yoga centre, in-house salon with mineral makeup products

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b) Phoenix Park Inn

Location/Nearby hotspots: Calangute and Candolim beaches are right next door. For Sun n Sand Shack, you need a buggy ride

Why destination wedding: Make it a stylish affair in North Goa along the shores of Candolim. A perfect beach wedding indeed!

Wine and Dine: Multi cuisine restaurant, snacks and light bites, poolside bar and barbecue with al fresco setting

Hotel USP: Proximity to popular Goa beaches, landscaped outdoor pool

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Which of these resorts will be the venue for your dream wedding? Share the list with your fiancée and family, and start planning now!