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Soneva Kiri

Soneva - the original barefoot luxury brand

Ancient Siam, at peace with itself.

Nestled on the unspoiled island of Koh Kood, far beyond Thailand’s tourist trail, Soneva Kiri offers unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences. Located only 60 minutes flight by private plane from Bangkok, Soneva Kiri’s 35 ultra-spacious pool villas, which range in size from one to six bedrooms, offer the ultimate in luxury and privacy.

Hike through the lush jungle, relax at our private beach, swim in nearby waterfalls or snorkel in crystal clear waters bursting with coral and reef fish. Unwind at the renowned Six Senses Spa with a range of wellness therapies to choose from. Savour candlelit dinners at Benz, arguably the best Thai restaurant in Thailand. Dine in the canopy with the Treepod Dining experience and feast on Michelin star gourmet delights and fine wines, delivered via the zip-line acrobatics of the personal waiter. The subterranean Wine Cellar features more than 350 labels presented in a climate-controlled cave, with more than 50% being organic or biodynamic wines. Delights await for our youngest Soneva guests too, with our complimentary ice cream and chocolate parlours, as well as the Childrens' Den shaped like a giant manta-ray hanging high in the treetops.  

Soneva Kiri is barefoot luxury at its finest.

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Guide Price

 £4,099  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 660 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Outstanding Spa facilities
  • Mr or Mrs Friday on call 24 hours a day
  • Kids Club - The Den and Eco Den
  • Unusual and exciting dining options

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 29 rooms

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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

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  • Beach
660 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 578
  • Very Good 49
  • Average 18
  • Poor 8
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

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


Jan 18, 2020

Just wow

Numbi, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Brilliant hideway, best staff ever. The 'rooms' are super large, awesome private pool with lots of places to lounge. They made the experience very personal and customized from the moment you arrive. Great honeymoon destination. Amazing experience and so much good food. The only downside of our stay was other guest abusing staff and wasting food, but that is not the lodge's fault.
Jan 14, 2020

Hidden gem in Koh Kood, Thailand

Hong Kong, China

After being picked up by a private jet arranged by Soneva Kiri, my girl friend and I found ourselves in a tropical paradise among hundreds of big and small islands outside of Bangkok. The proximity of Soneva Kiri from the urban world is definitely an interesting aspect of my stay- it’s a little away from the hustle and bustle of city life while the Miss/ Mr Friday butler service made my trip so personalised and well-taken care of. Shoutout to our Miss Friday Lynn. She made our stay like home! Pro tip: (1) must check out Benz restaurant for a private traditional Thai cuisine dining experience. (2) Take the speedboat to north beach to grab lunch and a cocktail overlooking the beautiful beach. (3) book your treepod dining experience with your butler. We had afternoon tea there and it was such an extraordinary experience! (4) bring your buffet pants! Because you will be well-fed by the Ice-cream Room, chocolate room, and cheese room, where you will be lost in your indulgence of delicacies!
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Outdoor Cinema

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. It's 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.

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There is so many activities to keep you entertained at Soneva Kiri. Allow yourself to be inspired and 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.

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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
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Food & Drink

a plate of food and a cup of coffee

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 where 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.

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The View

The View takes it's name from it's dramatic outlook; gaze out into the horizon while 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 organise an intimate meal anywhere. A picnic by a waterfall, on a private island or anywhere in fact that catches your eye. Every dining experience is fun and oh so romantic.


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 while deciding which of the 60 flavours of homemade ice cream or sorbets you would like to try.

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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. This innovative play area offers 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. 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 one are welcome.

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