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Nikki & Jeff | Sai Nuan Beach Koh Tao Elopement

Sai Nuan Beach Koh Tao Elopement

Nikki & Jeff chose the stunning Sai Nuan Beach for their Koh Tao Elopement in Thailand.
Caz and the amazing Forever Lovestruck Weddings and Events team organized their intimate day in paradise. I was delighted to be their Koh Tao wedding photographer for the day.
After a morning photoshoot on Koh Tao, their wedding ceremony was on Sai Nuan beach. The district registrar came down to make their wedding official, and they signed the documents. I wouldn’t typically post a posed photo, but look at the joy in their faces after their Koh Tao elopement wedding ceremony!

Sai Nuan Beach Koh Tao

Sai Nuan Beach on Koh Tao is a special place and one of my favorite hideaways on the island. It’s a serene haven tucked away from the tourist hustle, making it feel like my private escape. The two beaches, Sai Nuan 1 and the even more secluded Sai Nuan 2 offer a perfect blend of untouched beauty.
Sai Nuan 2, nestled under Koh Tao’s west coast hills, is a hidden gem. The cozy bay shaded by a coconut palm tree forest creates a tranquil atmosphere. There are few tourists, which allows you to enjoy this paradise almost to yourself. It’s perfect for a Koh Tao elopement! There’s a resort at Sai Nuan 2, but they allow outside visitors to bask in the beauty of their beach.
The fine white sand and shallow turquoise waters of Sai Nuan Beach make it a haven for peace-seekers like me. The first beach boasts a grassy area, a tree swing, and budget bungalow resorts scattered around with inviting hammocks. It’s a natural playground for kids, offering a laid-back vibe reminiscent of the early tourism days of Koh Tao.

Haad Sai Nuan Koh Tao

Snorkeling around the boulders near Sai Nuan Beach 2 is a must. There is a vibrant underwater world with orange spine unicornfish, batfish, and even green turtles. The entire area exudes a sense of calm, transporting me back to the island’s charm in the 80s and 90s when backpackers cherished it.
Accessing Sai Nuan Beach is part of the adventure. The 30-minute scenic walk from the main pier in Mae Haad offers breathtaking coastal views. I often find myself stopping to capture the beauty in photos. The journey feels like a step back in time, a break from the more developed beaches on Koh Tao.
Whether kayaking, snorkeling, or relaxing on the beach, Sai Nuan has become my go-to spot. The second beach, with its sandy bay and tall palm trees, is a perfect setting for unwinding and capturing beautiful moments. The entire area, including the route from Mae Haad, is like a nostalgic journey, reminding me of the laid-back island life from decades past.

Behind the Scenes

A wave hit the rocks shortly after taking the first bride and groom photo. But the couple braved the cooling water and carried on like pros!

Features & Awards

Forever Lovestruck Weddings featured Nikki & Jeff’s Sai Nuan Beach Koh Tao Elopement. And one of the team of wedding planner, officiant, wedding photographer, and the happy couple!

From Nikki & Jeff

Sai Nuan Koh Tao Wedding Elopement in Thailand by Aidan Dockery Photography
Thank you so much for the lovely pictures!! It is so fun to relive our day all over again :) You were absolutely wonderful to work with. We so appreciate your talents and appreciate you coming all the way to Koh Tao for us – Nikki

Thanks for the pictures Aidan! So many great shots to go through.. I echo much of what Nikki said. We had a great time working with you and truly appreciate you making the trip down to shoot our wedding. Your professionalism was also very much appreciated – Jeff

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