Kood Island, Thailand
About Soneva Kiri
Remote but accessible aptly describes the Thai island of Kood, on which Soneva Kiri is set amidst the lush tropical rainforest, off the south-east coast of the Gulf of Siam. International guests are personally met on arrival at Bangkok’s airport and transferred to the resort’s own airplane for the one-hour flight to the Soneva Kiri airfield. From the air, the beauty of untouched Thailand and Koh Kood, with its white sandy beaches is immediately evident.
No News No Shoes. Soneva Kiri is relaxed and casual. The all-year-round, comfortable, tropical temperature requires only light and natural fabrics so Polo-style shirts, summer dresses and sarongs are ideal. Shoes are not practical on the soft sand or on the paths, so bring sandals or simply enjoy barefoot freedom. Laundry service is offered, but there is no dry cleaning.
Soneva Kiri by Six Senses is the latest Soneva, offering Intelligent Luxury of the highest international standard in a remote environment that nurtures the indigenous feel in design, architecture and service.
Koh Kood is the fourth largest island in Thailand, but one of the least developed. The tropical rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls and traditional village life combine with emerald waters and white sandy beaches to take guests back to the remote and untouched Thailand of time passed. Soneva Kiri is developed with the principles of ecologically sustainable design and materials selection, and with construction methods adapted to protect the environment. Personal electric vehicles, together with bicycles are the mode of
transport within the resort. The simple, yet sophisticated villas are enhanced by continually embracing innovations that result in the creation of unique experiences
Soneva Kiri by Six Senses comprises 28 Pool Villas and 8 Private Residences along the beachfront and on the hillside, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.
Upon landing, guests are greeted by their Mr or Ms Friday – who will be on hand during the entire stay – and escorted on the five-minute Aquasense power-boat crossing from the airfield. Upon stepping ashore and a warm welcome, a short electric buggy ride arrives at the oversized pool villa, which is a testament to environmental responsiveness and intelligent luxury. The buggy is a private discovery vehicle during the guest’s stay. There is also a self-sustaining Eco Villa for those wishing to be on the cutting edge of innovation and the Six Senses Evalution programme.
Cinema Paradiso has been referred to as Mother Nature’s amphitheatre. It presents classic movies set beneath a star-bejewelled canopy and an auditorium of personal loungers. Cocktail service and the mandatory hot buttered popcorn complete the soiree to remember
It would be an understatement to say that dining choices are diverse. Under the direction of Executive Chef, Jaume Esperalba, a wealth of culinary delights makes the main restaurant area a diverse and interactive food and drinks experience.
A Six Senses Spa is one of the most important aspects within a resort. The spa Manager and a team of highly skilled international and Thai therapists, take guests on sensory journeys with Six Senses’ a la carte and local treatments for balancing the senses. Visiting practitioners bring unique talents to the spa to enlighten and inform guests. A little luxurious pampering never goes amiss and is on hand to complete the total relaxation experience. Shopping therapy is available at the cluster of boutiques that make up the retail village.