Janai Marguerite Alexander
25 July, 2016
“PERFECT wedding day! ”
My husband and I booked our wedding at the Kala Samui after reading positive reviews on trip advisor. One thing we especially liked about the Kala was the planner, Fern. She was very prompt with her responses to our enquires and made the planning process an absolute breeze! We are from America so planning a wedding on the other side of the world was a stressor. We appreciated very much that Fern always responded so quickly.
We worked with her to customize our menu with food we like, our preferences for decor colors and style were exceeded.
When we arrived at the Kala, Fern came to meet us and helped our large party with check in. The resort is stunning with its ocean views!! We had booked a basic room but we felt the Kala reserved their best room for us with expansive ocean views!! The bathroom was fantastic with a big soaker tub and separate rain shower.
I will note that the Kala is situated hill side with no beach access. Beach access was accessible by kayak. This was no problem for us but some of our guests wished for beach access.
Our wedding was held on the ocean deck which again, was perfect for us. We wanted the ocean front wedding without the sand (heat, humidity and sand? No thank you). I had asked for a white and pale pink color palette with a lot of flowers and a curved arch entirely of flowers. They delivered with beautiful white and pale pink roses, my arch was gorgeously covered in the same flowers. Just perfect!! We had also asked for tags to be placed on the chairs for our family (mother of the bride, mother of the groom etc). Again, they nailed it.
Our reception was fantastic!! We elected to have everything done on the ocean deck so we had a two hour intermission for them to take down and re set up for our reception. Our guests were able to drink at the rabbit bar and take Polaroid photos behind a hanging frame that we had asked the Kala to make for us. This was part of our guest book so the intermission was a breeze for our guests. We were able to take photos during this time.
For our reception I had sent Fern a photo of a wedding I had seen on Pinterest. It had lights and flowers hanging from a line above the tables. I sent her the photo months ago, so long ago that I can't even find it anymore. The staff had individually hung flowers on the strings of lights to create a beautiful "ceiling" of lights and flowers. The tables were arranged just how we asked with a romantic shabby chic style of pale pink and creme colors with gold flat wear. We hired a band to play, Kat. They were also amazing!
Overall the whole night was like a magical fairy tale. We can't thank Fern, Yod and the whole Kala team enough for making our wedding day perfect! I would do it all over again.
Robert Benjamin Tucker
25 July, 2016
“Wedding from Grooms Perspective ”
I've spent a fair amount of time in Thailand, and I know that always expecting great customer service will leave you disappointed... That's not why people visit this great country. For our wedding however I wanted to make sure that my wife got everything she wanted and that it wasn't stressful getting it. There are numerous beautiful places on koh Samui that you could choose to get married. We inquired with four or five places, probably more actually. What set the Kala Samui apart was their wedding planner Fern. She always responded very promptly and clearly. If there was ever any confusion, we would send a quick e mail and Fern would promptly respond. She never left us without answers to our questions. My wife was able to look at things like flower arches, bouquets, and hair styles on sites like Pinterest and show them to Fern. When the wedding day came everything looked just as she had requested. When it was all said and done, and it was everything we had wanted, it just left us wondering how in the world it was all so simple. Fern doing such an amazing job made wife's life easy which in turn made my MY life easy.
All that aside, the resort is fantastic. Nice rooms, attentive staff, clean, smelled nice, great views from the standard ocean view rooms, bathrooms shower and a bath tub that the ladies loved, all the stuff you can't always expect in Thailand. I'd highly recommend the Kala Samui whether you are looking for a nice place to stay for a reasonable price, a wedding venue, a honeymoon destination, you name it. It was conveniently located between Chaweng and Lamai so it was in a quiet area but a close cheap taxi ride away from the nightlife and shopping.
Stephanie & Matt
26 March, 2016
“Dream wedding, Hotel and Staff!”
We stayed here in March for 3 weeks for our wedding / honeymoon. We chose The Kala based on the reviews having never been to Koh Samui before. All I can say is the pictures do not do it justice. The views are absolutely amazing.
From the moment we arrived the service from the staff was absolutely amazing. Everyone is so friendly and happy all the time. All of the staff were so accommodating and no request was too hard for them. Everyone would constantly go out of their way to ensure everything was absolutely perfect for us. It is more like hanging out with a bunch of friends than a staff member.
The Kala is situated half way between Chaweng and Lamai. (Roughly a 10 minute drive each way). There is a daily shuttle to each place but we caught a taxi most of the time which can easily be hailed out the front of The Kala. There is a Mini Mart a few minutes walk up the road for any basics you may need (water, snacks etc) as well as a bar that we enjoyed. Down the road there is a restaurant on the beach and the staff are very friendly. The food is delicious and cheap. You can either walk down the road (caution: no footpaths and quite a bit of traffic so be careful) or if you are reasonably fit you can swim / kayak from The Kala to get there.
Our wedding was planned to perfection by Fern. Everything went exactly as planned and all of the staff put in an incredible amount of effort to ensure all of our guests were happy and everything was perfect. We had so many comments about how great everything was and how amazing the food was. We really can’t thank them enough for making what could have been a stressful day such a fun and relaxed time. After our wedding was over we came back to our room and the bed had been decorated with flowers and towels folded into nice art which was a pleasant surprise.
We stayed in one of the duplex pool villas and the room / views were absolutely incredible. Our room was 104 and I don’t think you could be given a better room as it was away from the main pool and very private. It had 180 degree views of the water and the bed was extremely comfortable. The only suggestion I could make is ensure you have a room closest to the water as there was a few Villas situated behind ours which I assume don’t have the same view.
The only downside I could possibly fault The Kala on is there are a lot of steps. If you are older or have difficulty navigating stairs, this may not be for you. It really didn’t hinder our trip and you get used to it very quickly. Some of our guests had young children and staff ensured they were on a good level so they didn’t have to climb any steps for breakfast etc.
All in all, I would highly recommend staying here and we would definitely love to go back some day. Special thanks to Fern, Yod and all the staff at The Kala for giving us such an incredible wedding and memorable stay.
06 May, 2016
“Wedding day for my son and gorgeous daughter inlaw”
Fantastic place for a weding absolutely stunning venue and gorgeous people who work there food deliouse they couldn't do enough for everyone we had 48 guest and we all were sad to say good bye they went out of there way for all off us and the wedding planner Fern her name was and the staff to many to rember were fantastic in making the stay and wedding day an amazing experience for all if anyone out there is thinking of doing a wedding out of Australia I would recommend it very highly on your list cause everyone get a holiday without the fuss and everyone relaxes before and after the special day and your guest will alwAys remember your wedding day that's for sure thankyouxx the kala for a memeral day and that you guys water our families also again thankyou from our hearts xxxxx
Terresa & Pierre
24 April, 2016
We stayed here for a week and also had our wedding here. All of the staff are so very helpful and made our stay so enjoyable. Our wedding day was perfect Fern and her team did an amazing job on making sure the day was everything we wanted. We had some guests stay also and every room had stunning views. The place is very peaceful would highly recommend if you want to have a wedding there like we did or for a romantic get away
Anita & Vikram
04 April, 2016
We recently stayed at the Kala for our wedding. The views are absolutely amazing, their infinity pool is beautiful, and the resort itself is located on a cliff so it offers gorgeous views over the Gulf. The Kala is an ideal place for a quiet, romantic getaway. Special mention to Fern, who coordinated our wedding and made sure everything was perfect....from the decorations, exquisite floral bouquets, and private dinner on the rocks. Thank you so much Fern, it was great to meet you and we hope to return someday!
26 March, 2016
“Exquisite at evey step...”
We recently stayed at the Kala for a family wedding. The views are dazzling and can not be escaped, from your room, from the reception foyer, the restaurant, bar or pool. Simply beautiful! We stayed for 10 nights in a corner room on the top level. The room was spacious (plenty of room for our toddlers cot and all 3 full sized suitcases etc). The bed was comfortable and the room was well equipped with everything we needed including a large bathtub and a lovely balcony.
The staff were all very friendly and helpfully with every request.
Breakfast was included and was very nice, and filling (a-la-cart until 5pm each day). The restaurant served nice meals and drinks. There is also a great little restaurant on the near-by beach (5 minute walk or by the Kala shuttle bus) that is run by some local guys. We ate dinner there often as we found the food nice, the price good, and the most wonderful setting. It was lovely to relax and eat dinner with family and friends on a quiet little beach (the only restaurant on the beach) while our kids all played and had fun in the sand.
The Kala's pool is great, with a wonderful outlook. We also swam and went snorkelling and kayaking (the Kala provides the equipment) off the 'rocks' area. The other option is to take a 5 minute walk (along the road) down to the lovely quiet beach which we also enjoyed swimming in.
Finally, i would like to say what a beautiful and well organized wedding the Kala provided. It was THE most picturesque setting for a wedding, but also tastefully decorated, well organised and the food was excellent! A special mention to Fern who made sure that not only did the wedding day run smoothly and meet everyones expectations but she also ensured that all the wedding guests had a great stay at the Kala. Thank you for the brilliant memories and we hope to return one day!!
Xiaodanshi & Yang Song
05 March, 2016
“Had the most amazing time there!”
I had my wedding at the Kala in March. I first found out about this place online, I thought the place looked pretty good in pictures. Little did I know, when I arrived, the place is 10 times better than their pictures!!! So private, clean,beautiful~ You need to see to believe. not only the place, all the staff at the Kala are the nicest people I have met. Fern was so helpful through out the time from planning a head to the wedding day coordinating. everything turned out the way I wanted and even better. I booked 14 rooms at the Kala for my wedding. each one of the rooms had breathtaking ocean view. I wish I had more time to spend there, Loved every moment!
26 March, 2016
“Beautiful wedding venue!”
Exceptional views from this resort from our room and from the reception, pool, bar and restaurant, with friendly and helpful staff - nothing was too much trouble! Our daughters wedding to our now son in law was an amazing day and was organised beautifully by the very helpful and attentive Fern - thank you very much & it was lovely to meet you! The delicious Thai wedding banquet, and Thai dances & musicians, the seating, and decoration all looked amazing! Our room was spacious and clean and I loved using the coconut lotion every day and robes! Thank you to the breakfast staff for their attention to all our family and to the reception staff for all their helpful advice. Snorkelling and kayaking equipment is provided free of charge. For elderly people and young children, you need to consider the countless steps - The Kala is built on a rocky precipice. Our large group was transported daily to various destinations by the helpful and patient concierge staff - very funny & a special mention to the very helpful, good humoured Mr Chow!
A memorable time at The Kala ( The coconut)
Karla & George
February 27, 2016
“Our Wedding at The Kala Samui - Karla & George”
We had planned to have our wedding here late Feb 2016 which we were planning for almost a year prior with the wedding planner Fern!! Fern, Yod, Janet, Noan and the entire staff at the hotel accomodated us and all our guests so well with the most patience, kindness and hospitality. Leading up to the wedding, we worked closely with the staff to coordinate everything to plan. Both George and I are so happy and amazed at the beautiful and brilliant job that the Kala Samui did. We could not thank them enough for holding our ceremony and reception there. From both George and I, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for holding this once in a lifetime event for us. You did an amazing job whilst at the same time creating a friendship with us. All our family and guests had an amazing time. Although there was a crazy amount of stair climbing, the grounds were beautiful with attentive staff who were there to tend to needs literally 24/7. The hotel is situated a bit further south of the main Chaweng area but was accessible via a short tuk tuk/taxi ride. The hotel also has daily vans travelling from the hotel to nearby Lamai beach and markets. We were able to grab a higher level room with seaviews and a breathtaking view overlooking the bay. Some family and friends had shared the villa rooms which included private pools which were also amazing and gave a slice of your very own paradise. Thank you again The Kala Samui for sharing this moment with is and will be back in the near future!!
Danielle & Ryan
February 21, 2016
“Incredible staff, gorgeous resort and EPIC WEDDING VENUE!!!”
If you are choosing a wedding venue - seriously, look no further. I'm from Melbourne, Australia and took forever to choose a venue in Ko Samui that really suited what my fiance and I were looking for. We wanted a nature-inspired wedding, but not your average run-of-the-mill beach wedding, something unique and more private/exclusive. The Kala Samui delivered in every way, from the staff to the resort facilities. My partner and I are bloggers and will be writing all about it in the coming months, we are absolutely over the moon with how the wedding looked - they really did everything we asked and MORE! If you are looking at having a wedding here and want more info/photos etc get in touch with me and I'd be happy to share my experience with you. All the reviews i found on here helped me make my decision without even seeing the venue - and now i am so grateful to this community for recommending it - I want to spread the love :) Thank you to the team at the Kala, especially Yod & Fern, you two are so accommodating and went above and beyond to help us have the wedding of our dreams! xox Danielle and Ryan (21/2/2016)
Alexis & Glynn
September 04, 2015
Source : Tripadvisor
From the moment that we first made contact with Fern (Jiraporn) we knew that we had made the right choice with The Kala. From the outset Fern was helpful, understanding and so well organized. Nothing that we asked for, for the wedding was too much to ask. People say that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things to do, we can honestly say that we never felt stress throughout the planning (or the day) because we had Fern and her wonderful team. When we arrived to The Kala everything was beyond our expectations. All the staff were friendly and helpful to the extreme. Our room was stunning with views that you cannot imagine! Toto at the bar was great fun! The snorkeling was great, we spent a lot of time snorkeling and kayaking. There is a complementary shuttle into town each day which we used a lot. The food and cocktails at The Kala are lovely, but everyone is happy to suggest local places for whatever your budget or taste. Throughout our stay all the people who had traveled to be with us were treated wonderfully. Our parents were looked after and our friends had so much fun. We had a massage at the spa at The Kala during our stay and was simply lovely, the spa is beautiful and serene and the massage its self was so relaxing! Our wedding day was beautiful. The venue was transformed and stunning. There were so many extra details that we had never even thought about. The flowers were absolutely amazing. The photographer, hair and makeup people, traditional dancers, drummers, the band: everyone was so well versed and organized and everything ran so smoothly. The band were so perfect, they even dressed in the colours! The food was beautiful. We loved everything about the day. We could not have hopped or wished for a better experience and would absolutely recommend The Kala in every way! They even remembered Glynn’s birthday and had the room made up especially! Thank you does not even come close! We will definitely be going back!
Julie & Nima
August 31, 2015
Source : Tripadvisor
We stayed in a private villa on Koh Samui for 3 weeks and celebrated our wedding at the Kala. It was unlike any other hotel or spot we'd seen on the island. The beauty lies in the simplicity, letting the nature shine through every angle of the resort. The rock formations and elegant, nature-focused decor made the entire place feel like a painting. The entire wedding was organized by the Kala's wonderful coordinator "Fern". She is a doll and will go to great lengths to ensure your day unfolds perfectly. I communicated with her throughout several months prior to the wedding to select color themes, decor, food menus, etc. I and many of my guests are also vegan/vegetarian and they offered splendid meal alternatives that even caught the eye of our seafood lovers! Not only are they very accommodating but also extremely pleasant to interact with. She and the entire Kala staff are exceptional. We had planned to have our wedding reception on the pavilion overlooking the water (the setup looked like something out of a magazine), but unfortunately as weather is predictable, it rained and we had to move our celebrations indoors. I was sad about this BUT Fern and her team scrambled up everything, including the band and had the EXACT same setup replicated upstairs within 10 minutes. We were stunned that it didn't take longer and all the while we were entertained with music and fresh fruit daiquiris. I didn't notice the hiccup one bit. Kudos to Fern ;). Courtesy of the hotel we were also upgraded to their 2-floor wedding suite where the views overlooking the water and private infinity pool were the icing on the cake. If we could choose to live there, my husband and I would - it was the most quiet, peaceful spot, with the most amazing scenery we'd experienced to date. All of Thailand is a dream. The people are so welcoming, hospitable and friendly. The food is impeccable. And the nature is unlike anything you've ever seen. Waters so clear, forests so green and filled with life and wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables that would make any vegan not want to return home. Fern thanks for an AMAZING night, we will never forget. For your kindness and unfailing efforts to make our wedding day a true dream.. And thanks to everyone at the Kala for your unparalleled service. The flight to Koh Samui was so incredibly long and tiring. But we would do it again in a heartbeat to visit our Coconut Tree and your hotel again. Very soon.
Mr. Richard C.
Source : Tripadvisor
“Fantastic holiday - superb wedding location”
I work in the travel industry and get to see some incredible hotels, The Kala did not disappoint ! Fabulous staff, who were on first name terms within one day. You can relax at the pool, snorkel off the rocks, take a walk to the beach, short taxi into chewang or simply order room service and enjoy the view from your enormous bed ! Our friends held their wedding there and the attention to detail was superb , great food and entertainment. It's maybe a touch pricier than the normal samui resort but it's worth it. Pure relaxation and oh the spa ..... Amazing. Even just for a few days for a change . Thank you !
Ms. Kat B.
Source : Tripadvisor
Had a week here for wedding and was not disappointed. The suite was stunning, the staff could not have helped more. The wedding meal was amazing, it's hard to satisfied 50 guests but they managed..it did lack a beach but we still managed a swim everyday.
Craig & Lauren
July 20, 2015
Source : Tripadvisor
“Dream Wedding ”
After deciding that we wanted to get married in Thailand, for just the two of us. The Kala was a place that caters for weddings and they definitely do it well. Everything was perfect including the hair and make-up, photography, dinner, ceremony and everything else. I would highly recommend it, nothing was out of place. The staff are very friendly and ensure that you are satisfied with all your needs. If you are thinking of having a wedding/ceremony in Thailand this is a definite consideration. Stayed July 2015, travelled as a couple
Lisa & Steve
July 24, 2015
Source : Tripadvisor
“Wedding was beyond our expectations and imagination”5 of 5 stars
About a year ago we starte looking for a wedding resort on Koh Samui. We heard about The Kala from an Australian wedding singer who had played over there many times and made the recommendation. We touched base with 5 popular wedding resorts with no set budget so options were open. In the end The Kala was an easy decision. Not only did the venue look more authentic than the other more westernised resorts but Fern the wedding planner was a brilliant communicator. Over the months leading up the wedding, we chopped and changed and nothing was too difficult for her and helped make it a stress free time. Move forwards to the day and it was amazing. The smallest of all details were arranged and it was picture perfect. Exactly the same as the photos we had sent Fern. The staff were amazing, the photos amazing, food and drinks brilliant. The Presidential suite was perfect. Of the 43 guests most stayed for the 5 days we were there. No one had a bad word to say. Toto from the bar was everyone's favourite. Always sharing a joke and keeping us entertained and he works so hard. In fact all the staff did. The location is private unlike a lot of other hotels with beach access and there are some amazing places nearby. It's our third visit to Koh Sami and the third hotel we sated at on this trip. And easy to say it was by far and away like nothing we have experienced. Pure class. Thanks to Fern and Toto and the rest of the staff for making our trip such a memorable one. We will be back
Jane & Alex
February 14, 2015
Amazing wedding venue & Honeymoon location!!!
The Kala was an amazing venue to hold our wedding ceremony and reception with our family and friends. It was an amazing backdrop, with beautiful views from our rooms and on the day. With an old world charm, keeping the Thai influence it was an amazing place to have our destination wedding. The food and drinks were amazing - fresh cooked lobster and lamb cutlets that just melted in your mouth and colorful and tasty cocktails that were so cheap we had an open bar tab. The decorations were beautiful and set out just the way I wanted them. The staff were so friendly and attentive to our needs both on the day and throughout our stay. We had 30 family and friends stay, arriving and departing at different times and it was all so flawless and seamless. My new hubby and I stayed there a month and were really made to feel a part of the family. All staff greeted and smiled to us and were always happy to help. Would definitely recommend it as a place to stay as well as a wedding venue. Will defintely stay there again.
Anushka Chandra & Luke
February 21, 2015
We had our wedding at The Kala in February 2015 and it was the most wonderful experience. We live in Australia and wanted to have a destination wedding in Asia with close friends and family. It was initially hard to find a non-beach themed wedding venue, but The Kala came up as a prospective venue - we loved the look of their wooden deck overlooking the sea.
We travelled to Koh Samui and met with The Kala’s wedding coordinator Fern one year ago to look at the venue and discuss wedding packages. Fern showed us pictures of previous weddings and discussed the packages with us in detail. She was well prepared for our visit (compared to another venue we were looking at who’s wedding coordinator didn’t show up).
We wanted all our guests to stay at the same venue, so The Kala was perfect. The price for each spectacular room was very reasonable and the rooms were stunning. The Kala had a special rate for all our guests and almost all 48 guests stayed at the hotel.
During the process of organizing and booking the wedding, Fern replied to our emails promptly which made organizing the wedding from Australia very easy. The thing that set The Kala apart from other venues was the fact that it was very easy to communicate with the hotel - the one contact person was Fern - versus other large chain hotels that had a head office that we would have had to have gone through. We organized a welcome note and gift for all our guests and the hotel was more than happy to assist with putting this in each room.
The wedding day was absolutely perfect - the hair and makeup team were fantastic and the venue was breathtaking - the flowers and decorations were perfect. We decided to stay in the Presidential villa and it was worth the extra money as our room was huge and perfect for taking bridal party shots. The lantern ceremony was just spectacular and one of the most memorable things about the day.
The photographer was great and he mailed the photos to us in 2 weeks. Delivery of photos took approximately 4 weeks, however it was well worth the wait. The photos were absolutely stunning. We haven’t received the wedding video however we’re sure it will be just as good.
The all day breakfast was really handy - we definitely recommend the Sawadee Krab (with pork) - we ate that every morning. The Thai dishes in general were better than the Western dishes on the menu, aside from the pancakes which were also pretty tasty. The Kala also had a special for our stay - 241 happy hour cocktails daily from 5-6pm. The wedding package included one private in villa breakfast, one private dinner on the rocks and a couples massage - all three of these extras were amazing (we highly recommend the private dinner on the rocks). A few of our guests did a Thai cooking class which they said was really good. The hotel also happily organized transfers and had private drivers available for tours of the island. They also organized a farewell outdoor BBQ dinner on the deck overlooking the sea on our last night which was very special. The staff at The Kala were friendly and attentive and took care of our group in a way that only a small/boutique hotel could offer.
All in all, we had an amazing holiday with our friends and family and a spectacular wedding that we will remember forever. If you are looking for a small/boutique wedding venue or a relaxing holiday location, we highly recommend The Kala. Thank you to Fern and all the staff at The Kala for hosting our spectacular wedding!
Gill Suneel & Jaimee
March 20, 2015
“Wedding At The Kala”
From the moment myself & my now Wife to be Jaimee arrived to this amazing spot we were greeted by the most beautiful yet passionate team members who assisted with our luggage and ensured we were kept in the loop all throughout checkout. Considering this was the venue chosen for our wedding The Kala's wedding planner Jiraporn & the resort manager Yod was there from start to finish ensuring we were accommodated and attended to as required. The amount of effort involved to make our special day memorable will not forgotten as each team member assisting from the ceremony to the reception was so helpful and so welcoming . Having a party of 21 I found that each one of our friends and family took a moment away from their experience at The Kala. Our stay and our wedding day could not be faulted as we honestly believe it was perfect & pictures.
Big Thank you to Jiraporn (Fern) for being their from start to finish on our experience at the Kala & Yod for being the most kind hearted resort manager who would always put his guests before him even if it meant carrying your bags when not required. He is a genuine leader and myself & Jaimee will definitely be back!
Taibi & Xiqian
December 17, 2014
“Wedding at Kala - cannot be better.”
We had our wedding in the Kala in Dec 2014. I had communicated with the staff "Fern" through email for over three months before the wedding. She is just too patient and professional dealing with my enquiry.
All of us, 17 people, including a baby sincerely felt so glad that we chose this place for our wedding and for our holiday. The staffs are so warm that provide wonderful services. We really enjoyed the breadfast every morning we had. The hotel also provide perfect transportation! They have a big enough car for all of us to travel in Samui, and charge with reasonable price. That really make the trip easier.
Undoubtedly, We will go back again. I miss the views, I miss the foods, I miss the staffs, I miss everything of Kala.
Elise & Craigs
January 31, 2015
“Our wedding at the Kala”
We had our wedding at the Kala with a group of about 30 friends and family there. The hotel is perched on the rocks on the ocean side and a very pretty view. We stayed in the presidential suite which was gorgeous and had a bath tub overlooking the ocean. I would say the pool villas are just as nice though and if on a budget they are just as romantic. The staff is what really made this such a pleasure and made my wedding completely stress free. The food was great and the included breakfasts were outstanding. My Seafood BBQ on the wedding day was cooked right in front of us. The set up on the deck overlooking the ocean was amazing! Gerwin was the hotels wedding planner and he was just absolutely fantastic! He went above and beyond for us and nothing was a hassle. He organized the flowers, set up, the master of ceremonies and everything else we could have needed. Organizing a wedding from overseas was no small feat and it ran seamlessly and to our budget. I would definitely suggest for anyone to have their wedding there and make sure to take on Gerwin.
The hotel itself is not in a very central area but the staff can organize taxis from right out the front of the hotel so its very easy to get around and there is the Sky Gym within 2 minutes walk down the road. I do suggest hiring scooters as a fun way to get around Samui and this can be done from the hotel also. Thanks Kala Samui for making my wedding day the best day of my life!!
Kim & Shaun
September 7, 2009
We arrived at the Kala, which was the most beautiful resort! We had 23 guests for our wedding which was planned by the lovely Maria and Pat. Throughout the build up to the wedding, Maria spent months of planning and made every special request possible. We chose the Kala to spend our wedding with our guests as there was a flexible plan for the wedding where we could make the special day simple, yet beautiful! We found other hotels to offer ceremonies that didn't suit our style and were quite over the top. The amount of work, effort and time that went into our special occasion was spectacular! The hundreds of flowers, meetings, band, pastor and lanterns on ceremony made the day and night one never to forget. The staff were so genuinely excited for us and we had our wedding on the stunning deck overlooking the best view on Samui! Our pastor was a gorgeous Scottish fellow who lived on Samui for 5 years and put on a simple ceremony with beautiful words! All of our guests had a meticulous and delicious tasting seafood buffet, desert and the band added extra ambiance with a lot of dancing and fun!
The staff are nothing short of amazing! With special mention to Maria, Pat, Ki, Jue and Aimee (please forgive my spelling and all of the other gorgeous staff) who made our time at the Kala effortless, friendly, private, enthusiastic and fun!
I just can't recommend staying at the Kala more! We thoroughly enjoyed every moment and we saddened for it all to come to an end! We stayed in the pool villa for a couple of nights, which is highly worthwhile! The stunning scenery, delicious Thai Green Curries, friendly and forever smiling faces, flowers and natural ambience make The Kala Samui the BEST place to stay on the island!
Adam & Nicole
14 July 2010
To the Kala Staffs ,
There are moments in our lives that withstand the passage of time as they are memories so powerful in happiness and love. For Nicole and I, such a memory was made here, at the kala. Through the immense care and efforts of the staff, our wedding day was magical day we will remember fondly always.
Thank you for making our stay here so comfortable. We enjoyed the warm hospitality of all the staff and the aura of warmth created in everything you do.
Adam & Nicole Damiano
Terry & Precious
May 18, 2010
Maria and the staffs at The Kala did everything humanly possible to make our wedding a magical and unforgettable experience. My wife and I and all of our guests agree that it was the finest ceremony we have ever experienced. Johnny, the celebrant was wonderful and added a touch of real emotion to the proceedings. Make sure you ask for him !