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Soneva Kiri

Soneva - the original barefoot luxury brand

Soneva Kiri has a no news, no shoes attitude, where you are encouraged to make the most of each glorious moment. Located on Koh Kood, one of Thailands most pristine and untouched islands, it is the perfect place to experience a slice of Southeast Asian paradise.
Surrounded by sandy beaches and lush rainforests, this is the perfect place for those who want to feel a million miles away from everything else and simply bask in the restorative benefits of nature.
Prepare to be amazed – this resort offers uber-luxuries in spades. Vast private villas await, each with its own pool, but rather than glossy furnishings, these rooms are imaginative, extremely comfortable and exude authenticity. Each room has its own golf buggy for you to use to get around the resort with ease when its time to explore.
Families are especially welcome at Soneva Kiri, not only is there a wonderful beach, offshore islands to explore, ancient rainforests to trek through, water sports galore and an outdoor Cinema Paradiso, but Soneva Kiri’s team will even give the children a few star gazing lessons before bedtime! The kids club – The Den – really has to be seen to be believed.


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Guide Price

 €4,229  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 661 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Part of the Six Senses Hotel Group
  • Mr or Mrs Friday on call 24 hours a day
  • Unique Kids Club - The den
  • Unusual and exciting dining options

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 29 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Iconic
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Soneva Kiri

  • Beach
661 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 579
  • Very Good 49
  • Average 18
  • Poor 8
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 27, 2020

Fabulous stay! next level eco luxury treehouse hideaway 🌴🥥

Cologne, Germany

Soneva did it again! After having visited and been a big fan of their two other maldives properties and been completely blown away I honestly thought ok lets do the thailand one and maybe its nice too ? Niiiiceeee ? well the fun starts already at BKK airport when you check in at Soneva private jet which takes you on a 1 hour flight to Koh Kood. The hotel areal is embedded in a beautiful surrounding with tropical jungle vibe. The rooms -well - room is an understatement its more like an -MTV cribs gone treehouse paradise- edition, i think our villa had like 3 main buildings and sleeping rooms lots of chill areas with many pillows and a huge terrace with pool and direct beach and seaview. Everything like in all Soneva hotels is made from wood and sustainable materials. The food is as fresh as it gets and love that they designed the restuarant like some sort of market. Make sure to book a dining experience at their unique treepod restaurant which was amazing!! They have just one capsule and it takes you up in between trees up to like 10 m and your hanging in the trees while your food and drinks arrive via ziplining. super cool!! They also have some cool spa treatments and you can do a body check that analyzes which stress factors you currently have in life which is interesting (like you need more sleep or less acitvities etc) Part of Soneva concept is the no news no shoes policy- which means they take ur shoes at ur arrival and u spend ur vacation unwinding from the stress so everyone is pretty much barefeet wherever you go at lunch dinner around the hotel and get the shoes back on departure. I always thought its such a nice touch and always so annoying when u have to wear shoes again after and know soneva time is alreadyy over nooo haha:) And also make sure to try a Passion fruit coconut smoothie at the beach bar. Got addicted straight away and miss them ever since. but I guess its just another reason to come back to this dream place soon :)
Jan 18, 2020

Just wow

Numbi, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Brilliant hideway, best staff ever. The 'rooms' are super large, awesome private pool with lots of places to lounge. They made the experience very personal and customized from the moment you arrive. Great honeymoon destination. Amazing experience and so much good food. The only downside of our stay was other guest abusing staff and wasting food, but that is not the lodge's fault.
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Outdoor Cinema

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso plays classical films on a huge outdoor screen, accompanied by cocktails, popcorn and gourmet cuisine.


The Observatory

If you have ever been fascinated by the night sky, then Soneva Kiri has a rare treat for you. Its very own observatory, and a resident astronomer to talk you through the constellations. This is one of the largest private observatories in the world, and without the light pollution from civilisation, prepare to be amazed and intrigued.

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There is so many activities to keep you entertained at Soneva Kiri. Allow yourself to be inspired to try something new. Here is a very small sample of the unique activities that you can choose from: Koh Kood Discovery Trip Half day island tour including snorkelling, sunset cruise Fishing adventure with local fishing boat Trip to nearby Angkor Wat in Cambodia Gourmet Tasting Experience including a chocolate and wine tasting for adults with children sampling mocktails and a separate meat & cheese tasting with red wines with children sampling chocolates and ice cream Cooking Class for the family at the demonstration kitchen Sunrise breakfast cruise Yoga on the beach


Six Senses Spa

The Six Senses spa is hidden in the resorts surrounding rainforest. Inspired by local philosophy and practices, treatments use local herbs, all grown in the spa. There is an exhaustive list of wellness therapies and treatments delivered by highly skilled therapists. Complimentary Ayurvedic consultations are available, and there are regular visits from top Holistic masters. In addition to luxurious and indulgent treatments – spiritual therapies are also offered to help you address health concerns and achieve an improved state of mind.

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Room Types

Bayview Pool Villa Suite

Bayview Pool Villa Suites feature breath taking forest views from your bedroom. Wake up in the soft organic cotton sheets of your master bedroom’s pillow-topped king-size bed. There is a separate living room with squishy sofas, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area – for the times when you really don’t want to leave this luxurious cocoon. You have your own spacious private pool, where cushioned day beds and loungers await. Sleeping comfortably up to 4 guests, this is a truly indulgent room.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Cliff Pool Villa Suite 2 Bedrooms

Your 2 bedroom cliff pool villa suite is a sprawling, luxurious retreat. Perfect for families or friends travelling together. Four towering pavilions, each topped by an elegant white rooftop and connected to each other via expanses of sundecks, boardwalks and staircases. There is no shortage of quiet areas to retreat to, or areas designed for socialising. There is a separate living room with squishy sofas, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area – for the times when you really don’t want to leave this luxurious cocoon.
Recline on shaded cushioned day beds and sun loungers around your private infinity swimming pool. Or if you wish to keep up to your fitness routine, there is even a personal gym.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

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The Dining Room

The resorts main restaurant is a rustic yet chic eatery, nestled into a rocky cliff, surrounded by majestic trees and looking out over stunning sunsets. The cuisine here is Thai and Mediterranean, with twists of Indian and other flavours to complement the extensive menu. There is even a dedicated ham and cheese room! Breakfast is a particular crowd favourite at this restaurant.

So Chocoholic

This will be the favorite place for anyone with even a hint of a sweet tooth. A refrigerated room, packed with complimentary chocolate.

Treepod dining at Soneva Kiri

Treepod Dining

A "must-do" while at The Soneva Kiri is to experience Tree Pod Dining - taking fine dining to new heights. Luxuriously chilled-out in a bamboo pod, you will be hoisted six metres into the trees, you will savour a fine range of courses, gazing out across the boulder-covered shoreline in total peace and comfort. Your gourmet delights and beverages are delivered via the zip-line acrobatics of your personal waiter.

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The View

The View takes its name from it dramatic outlook; gaze out to the horizon whilst you dine on modern bistro food. Created with locally sourced ingredients, but cooked with western techniques. The menu will change daily to ensure that the freshest, most in-season items are used.

Destination Private Dining

The resort prides itself on being able to organize an intimate meal anywhere. A picnic by a waterfall, on a private island or anywhere infact that catches your eye. Every dining experience is unique, fun and oh so romantic.


This exceptional restaurant is next to the Klong Yai Kee Waterfall. A wooden structure sitting on stilts and lit by lanterns, and accessed only by boat through the mangroves. Each evening, there is a new nine-course Thai tasting menu aimed at surprising and delighting guests. Each course is inspired by ingredients which are grown and sourced locally.

So Spirited

Perched on top of a cliff, gaze out to the ocean and the rainforest whilst deciding which of the 60 flavours of homemade ice cream or sorbets you would like to try.

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Family Friendly Facilities

The Den

The Den is a unique bamboo-framed structure, built to appear like a gigantic manta ray hovering above the forest, which is an innovative play area, offering a wide range of creative experiences to ensure youngsters are kept fully entertained. Entry is via a drawbridge that leads young guests up a wave of stairs. Within The Den are four distinct rooms - the Art Room, the Music Room, the Fashion Room and a Library with catamaran-style netting floor and overstuffed cushions - where activities such as nature printing, playing music with glasses, making things from recycled items and coconut leaf folding take place. In addition to the Den there are also child-friendly excursions and cultural exchanges. 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. Children from the age of 1 are welcome.

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