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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

5.0 Excellent 575 Reviews
Nature Lover Paradise but Service needs more work!
Reviewed 1 month ago

I went there with a couple of friends for around girls getaway. We spent 2 nights there over the weekend. The bay view villa is spacious and the living room area of the resort is well designed. Overall we had a good time however with the price that we pay we were hoping for a better service. we were hoping for a wow experience but ended up feeling that we had to keep on training the staff to provide the level of service we were hoping for. We have been traveling around the globe and stayed at luxury properties but we agreed that the service at Soneva Kiri was about 4 stars. We dined at So Chilled and the View, the food quality was great but the price could be more reasonable considering the property is in Thailand (not Scandinavia). Breakfast buffet quality is below average for Thai Hotels standard. Unfortunately, we don't think we will be coming back to this hotel.

Happy time @Sovena
Reviewed 1 month ago

Love the style and design in Soneva Kiri so much.So private,beautiful and big villa.perfect view in my room.Have amezing foods and drinks there.Staffs is nice and friendly.So happy and enjoy stay in Soneva Kiri....Hope to go back again♥️

True luxurious vacation of a lifetime!
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stayed here for 2 nights with friends in a 6-bedroom villa on the cliff overlooking the beautiful sea. As the villa faces the West side, so we enjoyed amazing sunset. Facilities in the villa are incredible, it provides everything we need like a slider, swimming pool, pool table and even the spa beds for in-room spa. Food and service are fantastic. North beach is very beautiful private beach everyone shouldn’t miss. It was a true luxurious vacation of a lifetime!

Amazing Place for Vacation or Honeymoon
Reviewed 1 month ago

One of the best experience I ever had. The Hotel is incredible with a breathtaking view from the villa. They have amazing private beaches which you can visit during your stay! Even though the Hotel is surrounded by nature but fills with lots of activities that you can join e.g. open-air cinema, spa, an observatory tower, beach activities and many more. and don't skip breakfast because here serve the best breakfast!!!!
I love the services here we have our own buggy which we can go anywhere we want in the resort and we had Miss Friday with 24 hours on-call services

Soneva Kiri, Paradise
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stayed in a Sea Cliff Villa(6 bedrooms), which combined indoor and outdoor living spaces beautifully. “No News No Shoes” I love this concept.
A truly fabulous & luxurious. The villa was absolutely fantastic, Soneva Kiri is an amazing place for your holiday.