A tranquil oasis, Soneva Kiri rests amid swaying coconut palms at the water’s edge on the tropical island of Koh Kood. Peaceful and pure, this upscale resort blends utmost privacy with natural serenity. Accoutred in warm wood and earthy tones, each of the rooms and suites is a private sanctuary nestled in nature.
A one-hour flight from Bangkok by private plane, Soneva Kiri lets you arrive with ease and in style. As soon as you set foot on Koh Kood, you are immediately surrounded by lush greenery and calm waters. Soon after, you will be greeted by a staff member and taken on a short golf cart ride to your suite.
The 403-sqm Ocean Pool Villa Suite is beautifully furnished in a rustic, Robinson Crusoe-style, exuding an Africa safari lodge ambiance. Featuring with a half-moon infinity-edged swimming pool and a spacious sun deck with sun loungers, the suite is a stunning beach escape imbued with modern comfort. It also includes a big, open living room area with billowing drapes and accents of citrus yellow. With ropes as door handles, bathroom with outdoor vanity, shower and bath, the suite boasts an upscale atmosphere with a down-to-earth vibe. We also love how suite is seamlessly connected to the al fresco dining and lounge area, fully immersing you in the island’s natural surrounds.
Romantic, relaxing and visually stunning – Cinema Paradiso is definitely one of the quirkiest highlights of Soneva Kiri. Here, you can dine by the waters and enjoy a classic film on the big screen – as this restaurant is also an open-air theatre. Couples can enjoy nibbling on a selection of gourmet bites and lounging on daybeds in front of the big screen.
Without doubt, another must-try is the Treepod Dining at Soneva Kiri. Nestled among the evergreen tree canopies, your tree-pod is situated five metres off the ground. This elevated experience lets you savour the enchanting views of the sea and fine dining from up high. Via a zip-line, the staff were literally flying from tree to tree, delivering an incredible array of international delights to our tree-pod. It was truly an extraordinary experience – however, probably not for those who are fear of heights.
Health & Wellness
With a fine stretch of private beach, Soneva Kiri is the perfect place to lounge and laze the day away. However, if you are looking to explore beyond the shimmering shores, check out the nearby North Beach. Just a 20-minute swim, 10-minute kayak trip or three-minute speedboat ride, the North Beach is a secluded patch of silvery sands that is easily accessible. All the water sport equipment is complimentary for guests to rent out; this includes, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling equipment and much more.
We also recommend guests to drop by the resort’s observatory as well. With a sophisticated telescope and a dedicated guide, you’ll be able to see and appreciate the numerous star constellations in the sky.
There is absolutely nothing as divine as a spa treat at sun down. Set amid the tropical greenery, the Soneva Kiri’s Six Senses Spa offers an extensive selection of rejuvenating rituals and massage therapies – Thai herbal baths to oil massages that incorporate Ayurveda ancient techniques.
For city dwellers like us, we particularly enjoyed our stay at Soneva Kiri. It is a resort where you can truly unplug and immerse yourself in rural nature. In the evening, you can relax and unwind by the waters while listening to the quiet whispers of the sea. On top of everything, we most appreciate the resort’s environmental and social responsibilities. Awarded the Butterfly Mark from Positive Luxury, Soneva Kiri uses sustainable materials, as well as various green initiatives to preserve the local ecosystems. It makes our luxury retreat experience all the more mindful and meaningful.
Soneva Kiri, 110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District, Koh Kood District, Trat 23000, Thailand, +66 82 208 8888, soneva.com/soneva-kiri