Location: Soneva Kiri is nestled into a beautiful corner of the tranquil island of Koh Kood, Thailand’s fourth largest island. Its position 80 km away from the mainland helps it maintain a sense of exclusivity.
History: Koh Kood offers a host of cultural and historical sites, many of which feature Cambodian influences from the influx of Cambodian refugees the island took on after the country’s political problems in the early 20th century.
Service: Soneva Kiri has award-winning facilities and impeccable service, making it one of the finest hotels in the world.
Soneva Kiri is located on the remote but accessible island of Koh Kood in the northeast area of the Gulf of Thailand. The resort was developed using the principles of ecologically sustainable design. The 42 environmentally friendly villas overlooking the Gulf of Thailand include private infinity pools and outdoor terraces with lounge chairs. Every room category comes with personal butler service, and several villas also feature private spa suites. The Six Senses Spa features 11 double treatment rooms and four rooms featuring private relaxation areas. The resort has many dining options, including a formal dining room with Thai-inspired organic cuisine, a hut that features an expansive wood-fired rock oven and tandoor, and a Thai and Mediterranean restaurant where guests can opt for traditional kantoke seating (around a short table on cushions). There are also two cocktail lounges, an ice cream parlor, a chocolate room and a gourmet cheese vault. At arrival and departure, guests are escorted by speed boat just over a mile to and from the arrival pier and Soneva Kiri Airport. From there, flights to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) take 60 minutes.
The resort consists of 29 stunning luxury villas, all built using local materials, and constructed to the highest standard with a chic, stylish decor throughout. Some villas feature views of the inspiring sunrise, while others the majestic sunset, all with incredible panoramas. The interiors are amongst the most plush, comfortable, stylish, and eco-friendly that can be found in Thailand.
The resort’s self-proclaimed cliffside castles are nestled into Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest, with an incredible 1,581-square-feet of space, as well as stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The villa provides a separate living room pavilion, while the master bedroom contains a king-size bed featuring a pillow-top and organic cotton sheets. There is also a delightful and expansive outdoor bathroom. Plenty of shaded, plush daybeds and sunloungers surround the private free-form swimming pool.
Nestled into Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest, these Hill Pool Villa Suites feature a breathtaking 1,469-square-feet of space, as well as incredible views of the tropical azure ocean. Plenty of shaded, plush daybeds and sunloungers surround the private free-form swimming pool. The master bedroom contains a king-size bed featuring a pillow-top and organic cotton sheets. There is also a delightful and expansive outdoor bathroom.
The resort’s stunning Ocean Villa Suites are an incredible 1,322-square-feet in size. Plenty of shaded, plush daybeds and sunloungers surround the private free-form swimming pool, located on the suite’s own private beach plot. The master bedroom contains a king-size bed featuring a pillow-top and organic cotton sheets. There is also a delightful and expansive outdoor bathroom.
The Six Senses provides its guests with a plethora of activities, ranging from the tranquil and relaxing pampering sessions at the stunning spa, to the adrenaline-pumping watersports activities on offer.
Guests wanting to fit in some fitness will enjoy the Six Senses’ gym, featuring Technogym equipment. Tennis courts are also available for guests’ use.
The Six Senses’ rainforest treks begin at the Klong Chao waterfall, and continue through dense rainforest surrounded by majestic, ancient trees.
One of Thailand’s most luxurious spas, this place takes relaxation amongst nature to the next level. Both local and international therapists use natural ingredients while they take guests on a sensory journey that results in guests finding themselves with an increased sense of balance.
Guests can enjoy an array of watersports at the Soneva Kiri, from learning catamaran sailing, to kayaking, to windsurfing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding, all just off the resort’s own private beach, in the company of its water sports team.
The Six Senses Soneva Kiri is very family-oriented, with a children’s center made in the shape of a huge manta ray, providing a large selection of kid-friendly activities.
The Soneva Kiri is home to candy land that takes a page straight out of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka book, featuring a chilled chocolate room, and an incredible selection of 60 flavors of ice cream made from local ingredients, packed into an ice cream wall.
Guests can truly indulge in innovative, delectable dishes cooked with fresh local produce at any of the resort’s plethora of restaurants, bars, and private dining locations. The Six Senses truly stands out at the forefront of culinary artistry amongst high-end hotels in Thailand.
This stunning fine dining restaurant, set upon stilts amongst the Klong Yai Kee’s lush mangroves, serves up nine-course Thai meals prepared by one of the hotel’s most renowned chefs of local descent.
The resort’s innovative screening room is not actually in a room, but on a reservoir outdoors, showing classic and contemporary films alongside hearty gourmet dishes, as well as homemade popcorn and delectable cocktails.
Guests who prefer a more intimate dining atmosphere can always select the option of destination dining, one of the Six Senses’ inventive culinary experiences, involving guests designing their own dream menu, and having it expertly executed by a top-of-the-line chef in a stunning location of their choosing.
This rustic chic eatery is nestled into a rocky cliff, surrounded by majestic trees, looking out over stunning sunsets. The cuisine here is Thai and Mediterranean, with twists of Indian and other flavors to complement the extensive menu. Breakfast is a particular crowd favorite at this restaurant.
The resort’s poolside bar, surrounded by chic sun loungers, provides swimmers with incredible views of the Indian Ocean. An onsite outdoor ice cream parlour serves up sixty every-changing flavors of homemade ice cream and sorbets.
This cutting-edge cocktail bar blends exotic flavors with organic local fruits, served amongst plush daybeds that face out towards stunning views of the sea.
This relaxed, rustic-chic beach restaurant serves up casual, light meals to guests sitting on a variety of plush, comfortable seating, with their toes firmly planted in the sand.
Guests can enjoy fresh, innovative cooking at this modern bistro, which serves up dishes containing ingredients straight out of the garden, using innovative, state-of-the-art culinary techniques.
Guests love the Treepods, an innovative culinary highlight of any trip to the Six Senses Soneva Kiri, which provide 360-degree views of the ancient rainforest on which the resort sits. The best part? Diners are served by acrobatic waiters who swing between trees on a zipline, dropping off high-end wines and gourmet dishes as he goes.