At Soneva Kiri, on the island of Koh Kood in Thailand, luxury and nature are seamlessly entwined
Far beyond Thailand’s tourist trail, the island of Koh Kood is full of untamed jungles, pristine beaches and rustic fishing villages — as well as the serene and secluded luxury resort, Soneva Kiri. This is the good life of a different kind, both comfortable and raw. There is even a private plane to bring you over from Bangkok. There, cocooned in the lush rainforest, you’ll find spacious, multilevel villas with outdoor bathtubs, private pools (with slides), personal butlers and buggies, and gorgeous beach views. It’s your own kingdom by the sea. make this a nine-course extravaganza you will never forget.
The in-house dining options are exceptional, including the open-all-day chocolate and ice cream rooms. Try Treepod Dining, a one-of-a-kind gourmet adventure atop a tree that sees food delivered by the zip line acrobatics of your personal waiter, and it comes with breathtaking sea-views. Then, there’s Benz, the off-property, open-air, overwater Thai eatery that is a speedboat ride away in Phang-Nga. Signature Thai delicacies prepared by chef Khan Benz will
The view from the Six-Bedroom Sunset Ocean View Pool Reserve
Catch a movie at the resort’s gorgeous open-air Cinema Paradiso. With a lagoon between the screen and you, it’s a setting that will stick in your memory. Or spend a night stargazing at the hi-tech observatory — Soneva has a state-of-the-art facility that lets you marvel at the wonders of the cosmos. For longer excursions, get off the island — hop on to a speedboat, and head to Koh Chang nearby, or rent the property’s private jet services for a day-trip to Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
The deck of the Three-Bedroom Beach Pool Reserve
The resort’s standout Six Senses spa has a layered approach to wellness, offering much more than just relaxation therapies. You can achieve your wellness goals by choosing from its yogic detox and Ayurvedic programmes, among others, all under the guidance of trained doctors. Try the spa’s wellness screening, a quick three-minute test that gives you detailed results on key biomarkers of health, including metabolism, oxygen distribution, heart function and circulation, as well as some stress parameters. It better equips you to personalise your wellness programme and take the necessary steps for a healthier you.
Aerial view of Soneva Kiri