COCONUTS loves Honeymooners, and Honeymooners love COCONUTS!
We are very pleased that so many newlyweds choose COCONUTS BEACH CLUB & RESORT to celebrate their honeymoon.
For lasting memories of this special time, we offer the following “meaalofa” (gifts) to our honeymooners.
♥ Complimentary fresh “Island Fruit” Plate & Bottle of Wine
♥ A fresh bouquet of Island Flowers in the room
♥ A hand-woven “Ula” (traditional floral head adornment) that may be worn at the “COCONUTS’ Fia Fia night celebration
♥ Breakfast cocktail – Ramos Fizz
♥ 2 Special t-shirts.
For the memories that last a lifetime……… Enjoy your Honeymoon at COCONUTS!
The Special Wedding Package:
This special package includes the following:
Full Wedding Registration Fees
Legal Samoan Marriage License, recognized world-wide
DECORATED VENUE – The wedding will be held at a location of your choice on the beach at COCONUTS, under a floral arch. The traditional Samoan palm-frond and flower decorations will complement this beautiful natural setting.
TROPICAL FLOWERS: A bouquet of exotic island flowers and a pale (head wreath) will be provided for the bride and a Samoan ula (lei) for the groom.
WITNESSES: If you do not have family or special friends traveling with you, the “COCONUTS family” would love to attend the wedding ceremony! Since Mika & Julia (Coconuts restaurateur and his wife) were the first couple ever to be married at COCONUTS, our team naturally form an enthusiastic group of well-wishers, who love to participate in romantic occasions!
WEDDING CAKE: After the ceremony a cake will be brought to celebrate the occasion
The Grand Wedding Experience:
This slightly more extravagant but still intimate package includes all of the Special Wedding Package features, as well as a professional photographer (wedding album with 64 photos including 4 enlargements, and DVD).
During the ceremony you will enjoy a serenade by the Coconuts Beach Club traditional Samoan string band, followed by a wedding cake to celebrate the occasion.
Later, sit down to a romantic dinner for two, in a special secluded location, complete with a bottle of champagne
The Pampered Experience:
Treat yourself well before the big occasion with full His & Hers Spa Treatments at the new Coco Beach Spa.
Relax your mind and body with His and Hers Relaxation Massages and Facials.
After the ceremony, which includes all of the Special Wedding Package features, as well as a professional photographer (album with 64 photos including 4 enlargements, and DVD), enjoy a secluded and romantic dinner for two on our open-air, Over The Water Lounge or second storey Observation Tower, with a bottle of champagne and a private serenade by the Coconuts String Band.
The Samoan Experience:
Immerse yourself in the fa’asamoa, the true Samoan culture, one of the most unique ways to celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime day. You will each be ‘adopted’ by two separate Samoan families, and treated as if you are one of their own relatives. The bride will be fully dressed in a traditional style. The groom will have his own lavalava sewn for him, accompanied by a shell ula (lei).
The traditional Samoan wedding begins with the blowing of conch shells, and a procession by the groom and his family to the site of the wedding, singing Samoan songs. A dramatic entry by the bride and her family is accompanied by the singing of traditional songs.
After brief speeches by the Tulafale, or talking chiefs representing each family, the Coconuts String Band plays softly in the background while the village Reverend performs the ceremony. After the ceremony, a Samoan-style reception follows, with the presentation of traditional gifts between the families for the bride and groom, a fiafia (performance of Samoan song and dance), dinner, a cake and a bottle of champagne. This is an absolutely unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience, plunging you into the heart of the true Polynesian culture of Samoa.
To record this exceptional event, the Samoan Experience includes a photographer (wedding album with 64 photos including 4 enlargements, and DVD) and a videographer (professionally filmed and edited video tape with musical accompaniment of entire ceremony).
NB – HONEYMOON PACKAGE: All COCONUTS wedding couples automatically receive our Honeymoon Package in the days following their wedding.
Bonus Offer – Free Wedding Option 1: Book 1 Fale for 10 nights or more and receive The Special Wedding Package absolutely FREE (excluding optional extras)
Option 2: Book 2 (or more) Fales for 5 nights or more and receive The Special Wedding Package absolutely FREE (excluding optional extras)
Offers are not combinable with other Coconuts specials unless otherwise noted.
• Civil Ceremony: Wedding applications must be submitted to the government at least 14 days prior to the wedding ceremony. If either party has been previously married, divorce papers must be submitted with the wedding application. The actual wedding ceremony may be performed either by a celebrant or the local Methodist Reverend, and must be scheduled at least 21 days in advance of the proposed date for the ceremony. Please note that there are restricted days, when weddings are not permitted in Samoa. All coordination, application fees and fees for the celebrant or Reverend are included in the wedding packages.
• Religious Ceremony: If you prefer, it is possible to be married in a church in Samoa. The church in our village is Methodist, and weddings can easily be arranged there. The approximate additional cost of a religious ceremony in our Methodist church is A$462. Although there is a Catholic Church in the nearby village of Mulivai, it is important to note that Catholic Weddings are not permitted if either person has been previously married. Arrangements for a Catholic Wedding may require special permission from the Cardinal’s office in Apia.
• Minimum stay: There is a 5 night minimum stay required for Wedding Packages.
• Terms and conditions: All rates are effective from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Rates do NOT include 15% government tax and may be changed with reasonable notice.