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Indulge in tropical romance with YTL Hotels’ exquisite destination wedding locations

YTL Hotels invites UK travellers to embrace the destination wedding trend in 2024; recent reports suggest that couples are increasingly swapping UK weddings in favour of getting married abroad – where they can also tie in an exotic honeymoon* – thanks to the promise of guaranteed sunshine and beautiful backdrops, as well as money typically stretching further. With stunning properties in Malaysia, Thailand, Bali, and the UK, couples can now fulfil their dream of a picturesque wedding abroad when booking with YTL Hotels. With the addition of new packages at Tanjong Jara Resort in Malaysia for 2024, here’s a glimpse into the best destination wedding options and honeymoon offers from YTL Hotels.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Nestled along the unspoiled East Coast of Malaysia, overlooking a picturesque crescent-shaped beach, Tanjong Jara Resort embodies a haven of timeless luxury infused with ancient cultural heritage. Reflecting the opulence of 17th-century Malay palaces, this sanctuary offers couples a captivating backdrop for their vows, amidst lush tropical gardens, meticulously groomed lawns, and the azure sea, enveloped in the enchantment of Terengganu’s pristine nature. From specially curated wedding packages steeped in Malay traditions to personalised bespoke events, Tanjong Jara Resort promises an unforgettable celebration of love.

New 2024 Wedding Packages: Choose from The Teratai Wedding, where couples exchange vows under a stunning floral arch on the beach,The South China Sea Romance weddingwith panoramic sea views, or The Garden Wedding, set amidst lush foliage beneath interlinked circles symbolising eternal love. Each package at Tanjong Jara Resort includes exclusive experiences like celebratory dinners, cocktails, live music, and indulgent spa treatments inspired by royalty. For an unparalleled private retreat, couples can reserve the entire resort for two days, transforming it into their own personal paradise for the occasion.

Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort is an exquisite One Island, One Resort haven in the Straits of Malacca. Surrounded by a 2-million-year-old rainforest, ivory sands, and crystalline waters, this exclusive sanctuary offers an unparalleled setting for a destination wedding. Nestled within just a fraction of the island’s 300 acres, the resort ensures couples are enveloped in nature’s tranquillity and seclusion. Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveller; here, wooden buildings blend seamlessly into the forest, walls curve around foliage, and roofs open up to allow trees to continue on their journey to the sky. 

From a rustic-chic sunset Beach Weddingat Emerald Bay to a Lantern Courtyard Weddingin a tropical garden pavilion, or the thrill of exchanging vows aboard a yacht amidst the open sea, couples can tailor their dream wedding experience. For more intimate celebrations, guests can indulge in the Pangkor Laut Resort Estates, offering hilltop villas with infinity pools, round-the-clock butler service, and a private chef, ensuring an unforgettable retreat exclusively for their closest loved ones.

Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali

An oasis of spiritual tranquillity, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali is set against the backdrop of majestic peaks and the Bali Sea, inviting couples to exchange vows in a setting free from modern distractions. Embracing the island’s spiritual essence, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali offers an intimate sanctuary for weddings, where partners can unite amidst lush gardens, overlooking the sun-kissed sea and sacred mountains. The Balinese Wedding Ceremony package enriches the experience with authentic Balinese dancers, traditional music, and tantalizing local cuisine. In harmony with the region’s healing traditions, couples can receive a special blessing at a nearby ancient temple and partake in a purifying body cleansing ritual—a cherished spa experience preparing them for life’s journey together.

Gaya Island Resort

Nestled amidst the protected mangroves and vibrant coral reefs of Malohom Bay, Gaya Island Resort offers a haven of luxury on the pristine coast of Borneo. Perched atop the hillside of an ancient rainforest, this five-star beachfront retreat presents breath-taking villas with panoramic views of Mount Kinabalu, mangrove forests, and lush canopy, inviting guests to immerse themselves in Borneo’s natural wonders for an unforgettable wedding and honeymoon experience. Tailored to each couple’s desires, weddings at Gaya Island Resort promise a harmonious blend of relaxation and adventure. 

Choose from a selection of distinctive packages, including the serene Private Beach Ceremony, the culturally rich Kadazan Blessing Ceremonyinfused with traditional Bornean elements, the enchanting Golden Sunset Ceremony aboard a luxurious yacht, or the extraordinary Marine Wedding Ceremony,where sea-loving couples can exchange vows beneath the waves, with the mesmerising underwater world as their witness.

Honeymoon Havens

Elevate your first holiday as newlyweds with YTL Hotels’ thoughtful gesture. With every destination wedding package booked in Malaysia, couples receive a complimentary two-night honeymoon at select resorts. Moreover, those choosing to wed closer to home at YTL Hotels in the UK, such as the serene Monkey Island Estate in Bray or the delightful Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh, can begin their married life with a complimentary seven-night honeymoon at Pangkor Laut Resort, Gaya Island Resort, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali or Tanjong Jara Resort. It’s the perfect start to a lifetime filled with cherished memories and treasured moments.*