Nestled on the verdant Thai island of Koh Kood amidst breathtaking tropical rainforest and surrounded by the calming blue of the Gulf of Siam, Soneva Kiri offers an unrivalled blend of luxury, environmentally friendly design and unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences.
Unparalleled luxury meets eco-friendly design. Nestled within lush tropical rainforest on an unspoiled island with some of the best beaches in Thailand.
Choose from our sprawling Six Bedroom Sunset Ocean View Pool Reserve perched atop cliffs or find yourself right on the sandy shores in one of our Beach Pool Retreats.
Beach Pool Villa Suite
With direct beach access, this Villa Suite offers guests an outdoor bathroom, walk-through dressing area, dining table and relaxation areas.
Dining at Soneva Kiri
Discover all of our dining destinations and experiences available at Soneva Kiri and on the untouched island of Koh Kood down below. Our Hosts are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration, or just because.
KRUUA MAE TUK (TUK’S KITCHEN)
Thai gourmet restaurant, with a ‘no-menu’ dining concept and a vast selection of dishes that are inspired by ingredients grown on Koh Kood, Koh Chang, and seafood caught by local fishermen.
THE DINING ROOM
Asian, Mediterranean and European cuisine
Perched atop rocky cliffs, the The Dining Room entreats you to share in moments. At breakfast, bask in a leisurely ambiance as you choose from an array of enticing morning delights. Take your pick from a wealth of global dishes and specialities at dinner.
Nikkei (Japanese and Peruvian fusion)
Take in the stunning view out across the Gulf of Thailand while experiencing Nikkei cuisine, a fusion of flavours from Japan and Peru.
Chef Christophe effortlessly blends the delicacy and nuance of the Japanese culinary tradition with the vibrant and zesty flavours of Peru.
Open for lunch and dinner
So Spirited is our poolside restaurant perched on a cliff, overlooking the sea beyond. Savour sweet juices from local Thai fruits, snack on late-afternoon bites, and enjoy a wide range of cocktails and mocktails to cool off after a day in the sun.
Is there a meal that sticks out as the most memorable? There’s a restaurant on Koh Kood Island in Thailand called Benz’s. You get on a boat and go up a river to get there. It is the most exquisite, spicy Thai food I’ve ever had. The flavors were incredible.
THE WINE CELLAR
Our Wine Cellar features more than 350 labels, all presented in a climate-controlled cave, with organic and biodynamic wines making up more than 50% of the collection. Our resident master Sommelier holds regular wine tasting evenings with canapés and chocolates.
DOWN TO EARTH BY CHEF UMED
Chef Umed delights guests with traditional Northern Frontier cuisine with a touch of Middle Eastern influences and the subtle flavours the north of India is so well known for.
Hear tales of how the dishes he prepares come from the old days of Indian Kings and Queens during this toes-in-the-sand dining experience.
COLOURS OF THE GARDEN
Dine on a plant-based menu inspired by Mexican and Thai cuisine. Go on a journey through the Organic Garden, learning about the ingredients used to create the nutrient-dense, colourful dishes that can be paired with natural wines. The experience includes a Medicinal Mixology cocktail class with the Botanical Bartender and stargazing.
Our renowned Ice Cream Parlour features a chilled wall of more than 60 flavours of ice creams and sorbets.
A chocolate lover’s paradise, here the cocoa goodness is presented in blends of up to 95%, be it in the form of mousses, cookies, drinks, bonbons or truffles.
This dining venue features a circular glass vault that holds the finest cheeses and cold cuts from around the world, in addition to a menu of gourmet platters ideal for snacking.
The pristine beach offers light bites and drinks, sandwiches and wraps and, a full selection of beverages.
Dine wherever your imagination takes you, and our Hosts will bring your vision to life. Perhaps a deserted beach or next to cascading waterfalls? Design your dream menu with our executive chef, and select wines from our cellar.
Midnight desserts in the lunar glow? A family lunch where the children plan the menu? A romantic gathering of sensual flavours on a private terrace for two? Take advantage of your tropical living spaces for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Be your needs allergy-related or rooted in your religion or culture, we can cater to your dietary requirements. Don’t hesitate to let us know of any special preparations (plant-based, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut allergies, low-carb, etc.) that you need in advance.
A Family Resort in Thailand
When we envisioned Soneva Kiri, we knew wanted to do something special for the children. Something incredibly special, and so we created the Den and the Eco Den.
The Den is our pride and joy. When we envisioned Soneva Kiri, we knew wanted to do something special for children. Incredibly special. If we wanted to rekindle a childlike wonder in adults, then we had to go profusely over the edge in our children’s offering.
A giant moulded bamboo playground shaped like a manta ray, The Den is dedicated to learning, to excitement, to meaningful experiences.
Professional child minders pique your children’s imaginations, teaching them to play Thai instruments, unleashing their creative talents with painting and the visual arts, and carefully watching them at play in the wonderous world of moulded bamboo spaces up, down and around.
THE ECO DEN
We also offer a special programme aimed specifically at one to five year-olds in our Eco Den, making Soneva Kiri the only resort that offers such comprehensive, age-specific facilities.
Here the children get to play with toys and take part in activities, that meet Soneva’s stringent standards of social and environmental responsibility. All children are looked after by qualified childcare experts, supported by local child carers.
EXCURSIONS FOR THE LITTLE ONES
In addition to the Den and the Eco Den, we also offer child-friendly excursions and cultural exchanges to immerse our youngest Soneva guests in the destination.
Rainforest walks and local school visits leave lasting impressions. And activities to be shared as a family abound, from dinners amidst the wilds to stolen chocolates from the free and endless supply in the chocolate room.
No vacation is ever complete without indulging in some delicious ice cream. At Soneva, all our resorts offer a complimentary ice cream parlour open from morning to night.
With up to 65 flavours to choose from, you won’t be able to resist visiting again and again to try all the flavours. From classics to the unexpected sorbets and ice creams, perhaps you will discover a new favourite at Soneva.
Every child dreams of a Willy Wonka-style fantasy: never-ending chocolates, more flavours than you can ever try. Sample complimentary cardamom chocolate truffles, passion fruit pralines, and a continually changing profusion of confections. Soneva chocolate rooms bring the inner child out in you.
Thai Island Weddings
At Soneva, the pace of life moves to the pull of the tide, the arc of the sun and the beating hearts of the guests that bring it to life. Here, you will have no choice but to slow down and absorb every precious moment of your wedding day.
From ceremony to cuisine, Soneva’s wedding coordinators will take care of the smallest details, while our specially tailored wedding packages promise luxurious stays and unforgettable experiences for you and your guests.
For those who prefer to celebrate in complete privacy, entire island and resort buy-outs are also available, providing you and your guests with the ultimate
With hillsides blanketed by ancient rainforests that slope down to coconut shaded beaches and pristine turquoise waters, Soneva Kiri provides the ideal setting for a rustic-chic wedding. Sand, sea, rainforest – whichever backdrop you’ve dreamed of, our experienced wedding team will bring it to life.
Encircled entirely by the rich green foliage of the untamed island jungle, this magically secluded clearing provides a secret haven in which to exchange your vows.
Feel entirely at one with nature as you stand together under the dappled light with your closest friends and family watching on. Immerse in the richness of the rainforest and the warmth of love as you exchange the rings that symbolise eternity.
Reaching out into the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, our wooden jetty offers an all-natural setting for a unique and intimate wedding ceremony. Arrive by a colourful fisherman’s boat to the cheers and applause of your guests waiting expectantly on the deck. Stand beneath a beautiful arch woven from bamboo and fallen flowers gathered from the rainforest, and admire the blue of the sea reflected in your partner’s eyes as you promise forever.
Our sprawling, soft sand beach is the perfect choice for a larger wedding. Emerge from the shade of the palm trees that line the beach and step lightly and barefooted towards the next stage of your lives.
Walk down the aisle strewn with fallen petals gathered from the island, and accept a traditional Thai flower garland as a symbol of good luck. Bask in the light of love from family and friends, before sealing your union with a kiss.
For the less traditional couple, our underwater scuba ceremony is a novel way to exchange vows. Board a petal strewn boat and sail out into the glittering ocean with the one you love.
Submerge in the translucent waters and follow the ceremony through a waterproof audio player. With nothing but the tropical fish as witnesses, you will give in to the beauty of utter seclusion.
PRIVATE VILLA CEREMONY
Gazing out to sea from your private jungle-covered cliff top reserve, discover the magic of total seclusion as you say your vows in the company of your closest family and friends.
Hands and hearts entwined, celebrate your union on a deck that stretches out over the hilltop against the beauty of the jungle’s exotic soundtrack.
Soneva Kiri Experiences
Discover the unspoilt landscape of Koh Kood and visit a local fishing village to see how life was before. Dive and in National Parks or take a Thai cooking lesson. Catch a film screening at Cinema Paradiso or explore the universe at our Observatory – there is so much to see and do at Soneva Kiri.
MANGROVE PADDLE-BOARDING EXPERIENCE
The Mangrove Paddle-Boarding Experience invites guests to explore the unique aquatic ecosystem of Koh Kood’s mangrove forests and learn about the abundant wildlife and the vital role that mangroves play in protecting the island’s delicate ecosystem.
Paddle the shoreline for a chance to see turtles, fish and nesting birds. Duration: 4-5 hours
KOH KOOD BY SEA
Get to know Koh Kood by speedboat, feel free to ask the captain to pull into one of the many private bays along the way for snorkelling. Pass through Ao Salad fishing village with traditional stilted overwater houses.
For lunch, dine on Thai delicacies at a local restaurant, made with seafood caught that morning. Open from 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 18:00
THE DEN AND ECO DEN
Housed in a giant bamboo manta ray suspended in the treetops, The Den is dedicated to learning, excitement, and meaningful experiences for children aged five and up.
The Eco Den is for ages one to five years old, with age-specific activities watched by qualified childcare experts and local child carers.
TRADITIONAL THAI FISHING EXPERIENCE
Learn techniques passed down from one generation of fishermen to the next. This sustainable fishing trip lets guests practice and perfect fishing techniques by the light of the moon and stars, before your catch is prepared in true Thai style on-board the traditional wooden fishing boat.
Guests can choose to dine in their villa or on the sands of South Beach.
GARDEN TO TABLE EXPERIENCE
Go on a guided tour of the organic gardens with one of Soneva Kiri’s gardeners to see the varieties grown and gain a deeper understanding of Soneva’s waste-to-wealth philosophy.
Pick fresh herbs and vegetables along the way, then plant a sapling from the nursery, followed by an optional cooking class. Guests then make their way to the garden table where chef’s will create a lunch from the day’s harvest. Duration: 4-5 hours, including lunch
KHUN TUK’S COOKING CLASS
We invite you to master the art of traditional Thai cooking. Join our chef as she sources freshly caught fish in the local fishing village of Ao Salad, before learning how to prepare your first authentic Thai dish. Khun Tuk will guide you through the entire process, from choosing ingredients to the finishing touches.
DIY WORKSHOP AT THE DEN
For younger guests the DIY Workshop at the Den lets their imaginations run wild with learning how to paint to design a t-shirt, decorate a bag or create a photo frame to take home as a souvenir.
SEVEN DAYS SEVEN BEACHES
Step aboard a wooden fishing boat, which becomes your private beach club at anchor: snorkel, swim ashore to sunbathe, go kayaking or paddle boarding, and enjoy a gourmet lunch, prepared on board.
The beaches on include: Klong Chao Beach, Ao Kluai, Koh Rang’s Blue Lagoon, Klong Han Beach, Ao Tapao, Klong Ngamko Beach and Takhian Beach. Choose from a one-day cruise or the full seven- day adventure.
Explore the galaxy beyond our universe. Go on an adventure through the night skies, learn about deep space objects with our residents or visiting Astronomers. Gaze up at the constellations that our ancestors used to use for navigation, planting and harvesting, and for storytelling.
Dive in paradise as you experience the highest international standards from our instructors. Choose from either Scuba or Open Water Diving courses. Head to the House Reef, which has suffered no coral bleaching and has diverse coral species, with parts of the reef having 58% live coral cover.
Watch films in our outdoor theatre, a jungle-enshrouded auditorium over the lagoon’s waters. Nibble on gourmet comfort foods, accompanied by creative cocktails. Public screenings: Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Private screenings (on request): Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
YA KI WATERFALL
Take a 15-minute drive through a local village towards the nearby Yai Ki Waterfall. There you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pool and have your skin exfoliated by the therapeutic Garra Rufa fish. Good on rainy days.
KOH KOOD DISCOVERY
An authentic discovery of the local way of life. Experience Ao Salad fishing village and lose yourself in the natural beauty of the mangrove forest. Complete your journey at the Klong Chao waterfall and indulge your senses in the cooling freshwater lagoon.
Take fine dining to new heights. Comfortably seated in a bamboo pod, we hoist you up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest.
Gaze out across the boulder-covered shoreline dancing with gentle waves, as you savour gourmet delights and wines, delivered via the zip-line acrobatics of your personal waiter.
SIX SENSES SPA
Embark on sensory journeys without leaving the enclave of Soneva Kiri. Treat yourself locally-inspired treatments to the healing therapies of Asia and beyond. Mud massages, Thai herbal baths, silk facials, the warm oils of Ayurveda and a rich selection of wellness rituals await your choosing.
SNORKEL KOH RAET AND KOH RANG
Cruise to Koh Rang Yai National Marine Park where unspoilt reefs and brightly coloured marine life live. A gourmet picnic on the beach is followed by stopping at Koh Raet where underwater animal sculptures (a tiger, elephant, cow, horse and dog) have become home for corals and fish alike.
KOH KOOD BUTTERFLY QUEST
An explorative trail through the rainforest, guided by Soneva Kiri’s expert Tropical Ecologist. Marvel in the discovery of a secret waterfall before you get acquainted with the 100 species of exquisite butterflies on the island.
MUSHROOM CAVE LUNCH
Indulge with a private lunch for just four guests in a natural cave surrounded by jungle. Savour a five-course vegetarian Thai or non-vegetarian Western meal, made with more than six varieties of mushrooms grown in Soneva Kiri’s Mushroom Hut. The main dish is prepared live table-side.
KOH RANG SNORKELLING
Encounter the rich and abundant marine life, such as schools of yellow fusiliers, diamond fish, and chevron barracuda as briefed by your snorkelling guide. This is an incredible opportunity to discover the healthiest coral in the region and see natural underwater beauty of an untouched island.
NORTH BEACH RAINFOREST TREK
Trek through the island’s dense rainforest, guided by our Tropical Ecologist. Along the way, cool off in waterfalls that cascade over five different levels. **Requires moderate to advanced fitness, includes uphill hiking over slippery boulders. Not suitable for children under 12 years.
NON-MOTORISED WATER SPORTS
We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised waters sports including, kayaking, paddleboarding, and hobie cats. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.
TENNIS COURT AND FITNESS CENTER
We offer complimentary access to our fully equipped gym and tennis court. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.