Hotel

Soneva Kiri

Soneva Kiri

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TripAdvisor Review
599 Reviews
Guide Price €3,729 per person
Departure's from Dublin, staying for 7 nights Koh Kood in a Bayview Pool Villa (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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.

 

  • 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

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

Beach

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
Location Highlights

Soneva Kiri

  • Beach
599 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 522
  • Very Good 46
  • Average 17
  • Poor 8
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

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

Reviews

May 24, 2019

Paradise Found: An Eco-Oasis in Koh Kood

Hong Kong, China

As a vegan traveler, finding a resort that understands and shares my values isn’t always easy. Having been to Kamalaya in Koh Samui and COMO Shambhala in Ubud, I was excited to visit Soneva Kiri. After spending three magical days there, drawing a comparison is hardly fair. Soneva Kiri, a magical oasis nestled in 102 acres of ancient rain forests that’s committed to living mindfully and in harmony with our planet, is simply heads and heels above the competition. Their mantra of SLOW LIFE (Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wellness, Learning, Inspiring, Fun, Experiences) is felt throughout the resort, and the philosophy of no news, no shoes is such a refreshing departure from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. It’s true when they say that sometimes you need to disconnect to reconnect. I sure felt it. From frequent trips down a private waterslide in the wraparound pool of my villa (#14), breaking fast atop a tree pod suspended 8 meters above the ground, incredible massages at the Six Senses spa, guided star gazing at So Celestial, their very own observatory, speed boat rides to their private beach, and a private tour of Eco Centro, their farm and recycling hub where a strict no kill policy is in place for the animals on the property and where everything from plastic, syrofoam, water and oil are thoughtfully reused or repurposed, this special resort really had it all. And did I mention the 24 chocolate room and ice cream parlor complete with several vegan options? It seems like everything was thought out here at Soneva Kiri. The journey begun with a seamless check in at Suvarnabhumi where I was then persnally guided to my lounge to await my flight aboard a single engine, 8 seater Cessna. What a way to arrive. I've stayed at 5 star resorts in Koh Lanta, Krabi, Phuket and Koh Samui and nothing rivals this sort of personalized service. 90 minutes later, we touched down on a private airstrip and were greeted by friendly Soneva hosts and led to a speed boat that would take us to the resort. Prior to arrival, I informed the team that I am vegan and from the moment I stepped off that boat, everything I was offered reflected my request. In fact, Chef Danny was one of the first to welcome us to the resort and went into detail our vegan dining options each evening. What a thoughtful and reassuring way to set your mind at ease and get you excited about the days ahead. Every experience thereafter contributed to a truly special trip that far exceeded my already sky-high expectations, and I left with fond memories and a refocused commitment to living more in the moment. That’s when you know you’ve experienced something special - when you leave wanting to apply what you’ve learned to your every day life. Soneva Kiri is very admirable and quite remarkable in its commitment to being carbon neutral and clearly cares deeply for our planet, but if I had to nitpick on ways to make it even more special, I’d love to see them move towards a largely plantbased menu, especially as society becomes more and more aware of the disproportionate role animal agriculture plays in ravaging our environment (meat production is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all modes of transport combined and is a leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones and rainforest clearing). Thai food especially can easily be veganised and plant based options are becoming more and more sophisticated and appealing, so shifting to a plant based menu would fit ever so well with Soneva's ethos. They already have a meat free day for staff every Thursday so why not add a few more and provide their already conscious guests with my opportunities to align their choices with their values? Overall, I’ve never had a more special travel experience than this and now understand why people rave so much about Soneva Kiri. Can't wait to go back! Special thanks to Katze (our favorite server), sommelier Nut, Best at So Chilled, Nut at So Celestial observatory, boat skipper Nay, beach attendant Pui, spa therapists Mam, Kie and Penny, and Ms. Friday Gift for their exceptional level of service and attention. And our course we'd be remiss without mentioning our very favorite Soneva host, spa dog Malee. Such a sweet and friendly greeter, and like everyone and everything at Soneva Kiri, her very presence adds that extra touch that makes you feel you've experience something truly special.
May 23, 2019

Soneva Kiri is paradise

Wow! From the moment we arrived to the check in counter in Bangkok, we could tell this was going to be an amazing experience. Every detail is looked after by the Soneva team, you just need to show up! Boarding the private plane is a very cool experience in itself and within a short time (1.5 hrs approx) you're landing at the private airstrip and taking a luxurious speedboat across the water to the resort location. The villas are barefoot luxury/natural at its finest. The size of our villa was tremendous, it was like a mini resort of our own. The wooden style and overall design is truly in a class of its own... You are given your own buggy to drive around the resort, truly enjoyable. The dining selections here are also great, with an astounding variety offered for the breakfast buffet and multiple restaurants with stunning surroundings and fresh, flavorful cuisine. The authenticity and focus on natural ingredients was definitely noticed and appreciated. We even had the opportunity to dine in a treepod, raised in the air and our waiter ziplining to and from us to deliver the food!! We spent an evening under the stars at the overwater cinema snacking on popcorn. Honestly, I could go on and on about the friendliness of the staff, delicious cuisine, plentiful activities and experiences, seclusivicity, beautiful villas, private beach access and on.. This place is truly paradise and we definitely want to return in the future.
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Soneva Kiri

Facilities

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.

Activities

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.

Soneva Kiri

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
Soneva Kiri

Food & Drink

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.

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.

Benz

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.

Soneva Kiri

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.

Soneva Kiri

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