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At a glance

  • One of the most exclusive beach hotels in Asia

  • Vast private villas each with its own pool

  • Treepod dining available for breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Outstanding Explorers kids club for children aged 12 months up to 13 years

  • Tropical palm-fringed white sandy beach


From the moment the private plane touches down in a clearing opposite the resort, Soneva Kiri feels like a tropical, hidden retreat, blending into its surroundings. Soneva Kiri’s 29 oversized pool villas are set along the white sand beachfront or hillside with outstanding views out to sea. The spacious and simple, yet sophisticated villas all blend perfectly with the beautiful, rustic environment.

Dining at Soneva Kiri is an integral ingredient in the whole experience of your stay at this beautiful property and includes menus created by a Three Michelin Star chef and authentic Thai cuisine. Whether it is a romantic meal for two, an unforgettable treetop dining experience or a private cooking class with a master chef, you can be sure that the settings will be as memorable and exceptional as the food itself.

Central to the Soneva experience are the resort hosts and each Villa comes with personal Mr and Ms Friday who provide the very best anticipative service in typical Thai tradition. They take enormous pleasure from making each visit a memorable one and will do everything they can to ensure that you leave with nothing but happy memories.

Scott Dunn and Soneva Kiri have an exciting childcare partnership offering dedicated and expert programmes for children of all ages, from 12 months to teenagers. The Intrepid Explorers kids club, managed by Scott Dunn UK qualified childcare experts and supported by local child carers, is based in the Eco Den, a revolutionary kids area that appears to hang over the forest canopy. Staff are vetted and trained to the highest standards with the necessary expertise in their chosen field to provide an exciting and innovative programme of on-site and off-site activities, ensuring your little ones have a truly adventurous holiday. Your children will make new friends, learn new skills and explore the local culture, allowing you to truly relax during your stay.

Further activities include nature excursions and water activities, as well as a state-of-the-art observatory and Cinema Paradiso, showing classic movies under the stars. There is also a luxurious Spa, offering a refreshing menu of holistic and traditional treatments.


Soneva Kiri has 29 villas and suites. Whatever room you choose, they are all exceptionally spacious with outdoor bathrooms, large decks with outdoor dining and lounging areas, infinity swimming pools and have the comforts of espresso machines, WiFi, iPod docking stations, Bose sound systems, DVDs and an electric golf buggy for your personal use.


In 2013 Scott Dunn introduced the Intrepid Explorers kids club at Soneva Kiri for children from 12 months up to teenagers. With their children being looked after and entertained by qualified childcare experts, supported by local and enthusiastic carers, parents can relax and enjoy a well-earned break.

Built as a magical giant bamboo playground in the shape of a manta ray, the kids club is especially designed to fuel every child’s imagination. The Intrepid Explorers kids club is open from 10am to 6pm, seven days per week, with a lunch as an optional extra and offers age specific activities.

Activities reflect Soneva Kiri's SLOW LIFE (Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences) philosophy, and include water and land based sports, fishing, island excursions, cookery and chocolate making and a host of activities based on science, crafts, local culture and sustainability, enabling children to understand Soneva's unique approach to tourism.

Our younger guests up to five, are based in the Eco Den - a fantastic space with a dedicated sleep room, kitchen and a large open plan play area. A fee is applicable for children under the age of 5

1,700 THB for a morning (between the hours of 10:00 and 13:00)

2,200 THB for an afternoon (between the hours of 14:00 and 18:00)

3,500 THB for a full day including lunch (this must be pre-booked)

Evening activities are subject to demand and babysitting services are available on request.


Soneva Kiri's dining experiences are unique, from dining in a tree pod with service on a zip wire to the wood fired tandoori ovens on the beach to fine dining, an ice-cream parlour and chocolate room. There is also a library, wine cellar, outdoor cinema, main swimming pool, children's club, tennis and fitness centre. The Spa has 11 unique double treatment rooms offering treatments, activities, workshops and lifestyle programmes all in a fabulously serene setting with stunning views.


Activities at Soneva Kiri are extensive with non-motorised and motorised watersports, fully equipped PADI dive and training centre, fishing, cooking classes, astronomy classes, local excursions and overnight trips to Angkor Wat.


A private eight-seater Cessna Grand Caravan plane transfers guests from Bangkok to Soneva Kiri and includes access to the exclusive first-class lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport. In addition, all Villas have a personal Mr or Ms Friday butler service.

When to travel

The best time for a visit to Koh Kood is between beginning of November and the end of February, when it is relatively cool, dry and mostly sunny. Even during monsoon season, Koh Kood is worth visiting for it doesn't rain every day and all day long.

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Location and directions

Koh Kood, Thailand

Soneva Kiri is located on Koh Kood, a remote island situated in the east coast of Thailand. Koh Kood is located at the very end of the Thai eastern maritime territory bordering Cambodia. Covering 105 square kilometers, it is the second biggest island of the province of Trat, after Koh Chang.

How to get there

11 hour international flight to Bangkok. You will be greeted by Soneva Kiri’s representative on arrival and escorted through fast track immigration to your waiting chauffeured limousine to Thailand’s domestic Don Muang Airport. You will then board the resort’s luxurious custom-fitted eight-seater Cessna Grand Caravan for the 90 minute flight to Koh Mai Si, Soneva Kiri's private airport island. From there it is just a 5 minute speedboat ride to the resort.

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