Soneva Kiri Resort / Koh Kood
Exclusively and luxuriously appointed, Soneva Kiri Resort & Residences offers Intelligent Luxury together with an unparalleled reputation for excellence and cutting-edge eco-concepts. The resort is situated on a 41-hectare or 102-acre site on the Island of Kood. Known for its spectacular tropical landscapes, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, the location is one of the most pristine and untouched islands of Thailand.
Soneva Kiri Residences offers 33 pool villas (1-5 bedrooms) along the beach front and on the hillside, including The Beach and Hilltop Reserves, Beach and Hilltop Retreats, and the Eco Suite. The spacious and simple, yet sophisticated accommodations are enhanced by continually embracing innovations resulting in the creation of unique experiences blending luxurious lifestyles with spectacular panoramas.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 Residences airfield. From the air, the beauty of untouched Thailand and Koh Kood, with its white sandy beaches is immediately evident.
The 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 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.
SLOW LIFE Treatments
Body Polish & Cocoon - Sense of Renewal
Spa Beauty - A Sense of Touch
Wellness Class Descriptions
Soneva Kiri Resort & Residences 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.
The Spa featuring 11 uniquely designed double treatment rooms
and 4 rooms featuring private relaxation, offering personalized sensory spa journeys,
wellness activities, workshops and lifestyle programmes along with spectacular views
Access to exclusive first class lounge at Suvarnbhumi International Airport
Executive custom-fitted 8 seater Cessna Grand Caravan plane
Soneva Kiri private International airport
Kids Den featuring a wide range of creative experience for kids
PADI Dive Centre
Exclusive retail outlets including Six Senses Gallery
Wide range of water crafts offering private excursions and more
Wide selection of water sports including catamaran sailing, sea kayaking, windsurfing,
water skiing, wake boarding and snorkeling.
A variety of sightseeing excursions including Khlong Chao waterfall
Fitness trail including zip-line flying fox
Whilst Soneva Kiri Residences enjoys an exclusively private and secluded setting, there is nonetheless an abundance of activities on hand to cater for all ages and even the most discerning of tastes.
Prices & Service
At Soneva Kiri Residences dining is an important ingredient in the whole experience. Whether a romantic meal for two or a dinner party with a personalized menu at one of the resort’s three restaurants; whether an unforgettable treetop dining experience or a private cooking class with a master chef mixed with an extensive wine list…whatever your mood, you can be sure that the settings will be as memorable and exceptional as the cuisine itself.
How to get there
When you disembark at Bangkok International Airport, you will be greeted by a Soneva Kiri respresentative, who will escort you and your party to the First Class lounge to refresh. Flights from Bangkok board the resort’s luxurious custom-fitted eight-seater Cessna Grand Caravan for the sixty minutes flight to Soneva Kiri’s own airport, located on an adjoining island. From there it is just a 2-kilometre trip by luxury speed boat to the arrival pier.
This island is the farthest island from the coast of Trat. Its size ranks it as the fourth largest island in Thailand or the second largest island next to Ko Chang in Trat. Getting to Ko Kut
There are boats from Ko Chang to Ko Kut three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Please ask for the departure times of the ferries from Laem-Ngop Pier to Ko Kut at the pier.
Infrastructure on Ko Kut.
The island is rather flat compared to Ko Chang with the highest mountain on the island, Khao Phaenth, measuring 315 metres. It has a good number of wonderful beaches with crystal clear water (Ta Pho Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Thakian Beach, Phrao Beach etc.). Inland, the island is very wild with a lot of coconut and rubber tree plantations located in the plains.
The best time to go to Ko Kut
The best time for a visit to Ko Kut is between beginning of November and the end of February. At this time it is relatively cool, dry and mostly sunny. But until the end of May, when it is hotter than the cool season, a visit is still convenient. Even during monsoon season, Ko Kut is worth visiting for it doesnt rain every day and all day long.
White sands, crystal clear turquoise water and enchanting reefs! Immerse yourself in this underwater realm, a paradise of pure sensation. Koh Kood's first and only PADI Dive Center will provide you with everything you desire.
Largely unexplored, much of Koh Kood has never been seen before. The entire island has a relatively untouched eco-system above and below the water.
For guests of Soneva Kiri, there is a wealth of activities on offer.
The beautiful island of Koh Kood offers nature experiences, from time at local waterfalls to guided jungle treks to speedboat, snorkelling excursions, fishing tours and mountain biking. There is a wide selection of water sports on offer, which include catamaran sailing, water skiing, wake boarding and snorkelling at resort’s private The Beach.
A fully equipped PADI dive and training centre has qualified instructors to teach and accompany guests to the most spectacular reefs and diverse underwater life in the region. Full day and half-day trips are on offer to visit the marine extravaganzas around Koh Rang Lek, Koh Mak, Koh Kood and other neighboring islands. These are ideal for both beginner divers and the more experienced. Day trips include picnic lunch and equipment and professional supervision.
Private excursions have been designed to give guests unforgettable experiences. Bespoke excursions can be arranged by private plane, helicopter and the resort’s luxury speedboat Aquasense. Discover world renowned locations such as Angkor Wat in nearby Cambodia, play golf on the excellent courses in the region or enjoy some of the best scuba diving in the world.
Excursions are available to the nearby island of Mai Si to visit the source of the organic honey offered at Soneva Kiri, and the cultured pearl farms are interesting and informative diversions. For the romantically inclined, sunrise and sunset cruises, with a little bubbly of course, are beautiful experiences.
Many activities are onhand within the resort. For those intent on keeping fit, there is a tennis court and a Technogym and kinesis fitness centre. For those wishing to be less energetic, gardening and haute cuisine classes are available. For those who dream of the ultimate sensory journey, there is a world-renowned Six Senses Spa. And retail therapy is available at the Six Senses Gallery.
Evenings offer star-gazing and astronomy classes at Soneva Kiri’s very own beautiful observatory, or a bout of silver-screen nostalgia at Cinema Paradiso, where classic movies are shown on an immense screen in the outdoor, starry auditorium and guests are served cocktails, popcorn and gourmet cinema fast-food whilst watching the film from the raised tiers of seats under the stars. Wine tastings in the well-stocked cellar are also a popular evening diversion. Designed by 24H-architecture, the Den is the special domain of younger guests, and under professional supervision they will find a host of entertaining possibilities in the most fanciful surroundings imaginable.