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What We Love

  • Huge sea-view villas, each with a private infinity pool
  • VIP treatment starts in Bangkok, where you’ll be met at the airport and ushered to the resort’s eight-seat plane
  • The treatments at the spa — especially the watsu water massage
  • Despite the luxury, this resort is eco-friendly
  • The treetop dining pod, where waiters zipline in to serve you

What To Know

  • Couple- and family-friendly
  • Getting to the resort requires a 90-minute flight from Bangkok followed by a boat ride
  • To reach the main stretch of white sand beach, it’s a two-minute ride in the resort’s speedboat

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Between jungle and beach, this secluded resort offers treetop dining, alfresco movies and private infinity pools

The Lowdown

Wedged between jungle and beach on the secluded island of Kood, a 90-minute private plane ride from Bangkok, Soneva Kiri has a best-of-both-worlds location. But while celebrity-style amenities abound (private butlers, refined Thai cuisine served in an overwater shack or treetop dining pod, private infinity pools in every villa), the resort has a barefoot-chic vibe that keeps things luxuriously simple. Built from teak, bamboo, and acacia, the 28 vast villas blend into their rain forest setting. Each one is spread over two floors of open-air platforms, with separate self-contained rooms for sleeping, bathing, showering and dressing. And much of the living space—dining table, kitchen, deck shower, private infinity pool—is outdoors. The list of activities goes on and on: diving, snorkeling, sailing, yoga and meditation classes in the spa. Movies are shown in a pop-up cinema over a lake, where staff hand out popcorn and Thai beer. There’s even a chocolate room, an ice cream parlor, and an observatory—all just for the resort’s handful of guests. And while this is honeymoon heaven, children are discreetly catered to in the extraordinary Den, a soaring teak building that looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie with slides, games, activity rooms, and a staff that knows how to keep kids of all ages happy. Be sure to book a night at Benz, a gourmet Thai restaurant in an overwater shack, and in the treetop dining pod, where waiters zipline in to serve you.

How to Get There

Soneva Kiri
110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub - District
Ko Kood, 23000 Thailand

Reviews

Exquisite Sunset Villa
Car0lineRM

My room and all the rooms In the villa was exquisite. The space; layout and comfort. The golf buggies for getting around was very useful: the food was wonderful and beautifully prepared% staff very warm and attentive

10th time at Soneva Kiri
G4258MEthomasa

Like always our time at Soneva Kiri were mostly perfect. The host are very friendly and did that almost all of our wishes come true. It feels very familiar to us. The managers are also very good. They listen to you whenever you have a problem and solve it. We will miss the resort the six month that we can’t stay here.

barefoot sanctuary
AlbertoNespoli

Amazing barefoot luxury resort located in Koh Kood island in Thailand. All details are gorgeous: Architecture, Eco-Friendly culture, Design, Food and all the staff. Was a real pleasure spend some days in the ocean sunset beach Villa. What we like more is the concept behind the Soneva resorts: No News, No Shoes. Hope to visit soon the other concept resorts in Maldive.
Kapun Kaa. Alberto.