Soneva Kiri by Six Senses

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 airfield. From the air, the beauty of untouched Thailand and Koh Kood, with its white sandy beaches is immediately evident.

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Facilities

Spa

Six Senses Spa featuring 11 uniquely designed double treatment rooms and 4 rooms featuring private relaxation area, each offering personalized sensory spa journeys, wellness activities, workshops and lifestyle programmes along with spectacular views

Fitness and Leisure

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.

Child Programs

The Den featuring a wide range of creative experiences for kids.

Accommodation

Upon landing, guests are greeted by their Mr or Ms Friday – who will be on hand during the entire stay – and escorted on the five-minute Aquasense power-boat crossing from the airfield. Upon stepping ashore and a warm welcome, a short electric buggy ride arrives at the oversized pool villa, which is a testament to environmental responsiveness and intelligent luxury. The buggy is a private discovery vehicle during the guest’s stay. There is also a self-sustaining Eco Villa for those wishing to be on the cutting edge of innovation and the Six Senses Evalution programme.

The Eco Villa (1)

Our Ecological Suite, ‘The Eco Villa’ is a prototype zero emissions suite built at Soneva Kiri as the pioneering project to the forthcoming zero emissions Six Senses Evalution brand. It showcases of a range of environmental technologies incorporated into a bio-climatically designed structure made from locally sourced and non-toxic building materials, creating an entirely new experience for guests.

Low embodied energy materials and building techniques
Site sourced stone, mud and timber
Non-toxic adhesives and wood treatments
Excellent insulation, insulated glass and green roof
Highly efficient lighting, and active and passive cooling
Rainwater harvesting, storage and filtration
Energy autonomy via hybrid wind turbine, solar PV and micro-hydro applications
Reed bed for waste water and septic tank effluent and reused for
landscape irrigation (biological filtration)
Natural swimming pool using plants to clean the water
Electric vehicle
LEED certification

Hill Villa Suite (6)

Total area 448 sqm (405 sqm living area with a 43 sqm swimming pool)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, shower, shower and bath
Deck with open planned sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area additional relaxation areas
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

Ocean Villa Suite (12)

Total area 507 sqm (372 sqm living area with a 135 sqm swimming pool)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, shower and bath
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

2 Bedroom Ocean Villa Suite (1)

Total area 507 sqm (372 sqm living area with a 135 sqm swimming pool)

Master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath
2nd Bedroom featuring dressing area with shower and double vanities and private deck
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

Cliff Villa Suite (5)

Total area 482 sqm (309 sqm living area with a 172 sqm swimming pool area)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, shower, shower and bath
Deck with open planed sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area additional relaxation areas
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

2 Bedroom Cliff Villa Suite (1)

Total area 598 sqm (434 sqm living area with a 164 sqm swimming pool area)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath
2nd Bedroom featuring dressing area with shower and vanity
Separate gym
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity edged pool
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

2 Bedroom Ocean Villa Suite number 17 (1)

Total area 568 sqm (433 sqm living area with a 135 sqm swimming pool)

Master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, shower and bath
2nd Bedroom featuring dressing area with shower
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

2 Bedroom Junior Beach Retreat (1)

Total area 617 sqm (482 sqm living area with a 135 sqm swimming pool)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath
2nd Bedroom featuring dressing area with shower and vanity
Separate spa treatment area
Separate entertainment area with 42 inch LCD TV and bathroom area including vanity, shower and luggage area
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

Private Hill Reserve 4 Bedroom (1)

Total area 1,211 sqm (1,001 sqm living area with a 209 sqm swimming pool)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath
Separate tree house (children’s room attached to master bedroom), shower and dressing area with bunk beds and private deck
2 further en-suite bedrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, bath and personalized deck areas
Separate spa treatment area
Separate gym
Separate steam room, shower and changing room for guests bedrooms
Separate entertainment area with 42 inch LCD TV and bathroom area including vanity, shower and luggage area
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Water slide to swimming pool
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
Full amenities and functional kitchen with storage
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

Private Hill Reserve 5 Bedroom (3)

Total area 1,845 sqm (1,637 sqm living area with a 208 sqm swimming pool)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath
Separate tree house (children’s room attached to master bedroom), shower and dressing area with bunk beds and private deck
3 further en-suite bedrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, bath and personalized deck areas
Separate spa treatment area
Separate gym
Separate steam room, shower and changing room for guests bedrooms
Separate entertainment area with 42 inch LCD TV and bathroom area including vanity, shower and luggage area
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Water slide to swimming pool
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
Full amenities and functional kitchen with storage
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

Private Beach Reserve 5 Bedroom (1)

Total area 1,845 sqm (1,637 sqm living area with a 208 sqm swimming pool)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath
Separate tree house (children’s room attached to master bedroom), shower and dressing area with bunk beds and private deck
3 further en-suite bedrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, bath and personalized deck areas
Separate spa treatment area
Separate gym
Separate steam room, shower and changing room for guests bedrooms
Separate entertainment area with 42 inch LCD TV and bathroom area including vanity, shower and luggage area
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Water slide to swimming pool
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
Full amenities and functional kitchen with storage
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

Private Cliff Reserve 4 Bedroom (1)

Total area 1,211 sqm (1,001 sqm living area with a 209 sqm swimming pool)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath
Separate tree house (children’s room attached to master bedroom), shower and dressing area with bunk beds and private deck
2 further en-suite bedrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, bath and personalized deck areas
Separate spa treatment area
Separate gym
Separate steam room, shower and changing room for guests bedrooms
Separate entertainment area with 42 inch LCD TV and bathroom area including vanity, shower and luggage area
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Water slide to swimming pool
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
Full amenities and functional kitchen with storage
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

Private Cliff Reserve 6 Bedroom (1)

Total area 2,928 sqm (2,604 sqm living area with a 324 sqm swimming pool)

Separate master bedroom, walk through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath
Separate tree house (children’s room attached to master bedroom), shower and dressing area with bunk beds and private deck
4 further en-suite bedrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, bath and personalized deck areas
Separate spa treatment area
Separate gym
Separate steam room, shower and changing room for guests bedrooms
Separate entertainment area with 42 inch LCD TV and bathroom area including vanity, shower and luggage area
Deck with open plan sitting area and large dining table, leading onto a lower pool side area with additional relaxation areas
Water slide to swimming pool
Various large terraced areas with sun loungers
Large half-moon infinity-edged pool
Full amenities and functional kitchen with storage
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities
Wi-fi and LAN connection, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod
Electrical cart for personal use

Gastronomy & Bar

It would be an understatement to say that dining choices are diverse. Under the direction of Executive Chef, Stephen Quinn, a wealth of culinary delights makes the main restaurant area a diverse and interactive food and drinks experience.

Beginning with the Dining Room, with its relaxed Thai-style kantoke seating augmented with relaxed day beds and more conventional seating options, it offers spectacular views rivalled only by the creative Thai and Mediterranean cuisine. The uniquely-styled Cooking Hut features an expansive wood-fired rock oven, hot and cold smoke oven, and tandoor.

Perched atop the cliff, looking over the rain forest to the sea beyond, pre dinner drinks at Ever Soneva So Spirited are accompanied by indelible sunsets. Tucked to one side is the ice-cream parlour – Ever Soneva So Chilled – featuring a wall of more than sixty flavours of homemade sorbet, gelato and ice-cream at any one time. The adjoining chocolate room Ever Soneva So Chocoholic completes the indulgence. Featuring fair trade premium chocolate sourced from cocoa trees in Thailand’s south, the chocolate is presented in blends of up to 95%. Be it mousses, cookies, drinks, bon-bons or truffles, this little piece of heaven is a magnet for every would-be chocolate fancier.

Then there is the gourmet room – Ever Soneva So Deli-cious – a circular glass vault that hosts the finest cheeses and cold cuts to be found – anywhere. There is an array of accompaniments, plus a menu of gourmet platters ideal for snacking during Observatory evenings. Selected delicacies are featured in the weekday tastings, paired with the Sommelier’s choices.

At the fine dining restaurant, the simplicity of freshness and flavours are fused to create a redefined style of contemporary Thai-inspired dishes at The View. The menu is strongly influenced with locally-grown organic produce in slow food tradition and changes daily so as to incorporate the very best the market has to offer.

Adjoining the view restaurant is the ying and yang of bars – Ever Soneva So Spiritual – brown & white bars perfectly in harmony to blend cocktails of choice and creative concoctions; in fact any refreshment imaginable. The setting is dramatic, as befits the experience. From the rocky cliff top, the view is across water towards an uninhabited island. As the sun sets, it becomes idyllic for champagne and romantic notions, and the perfect spot for pre and post-dinner drinks.

A subterranean Wine Cellar sits adjacent to the restaurant. More than five hundred labels are represented in the climate controlled cave, which features an upper level from which the grotto-like setting can be enjoyed whilst enjoying selected vintages. A master sommelier presents wine tasting evenings at which canapés are prepared to accompany the wines. The cellar can also be booked for private gatherings. An opportunity to be just one of eight guests to dine at Down to Earth is an exclusive lunch or dinner option. A splendid meal will be prepared right at the table by the chef, where culinary tips can be gleaned from observing a maestro at work. For deeper food preparation insights, regular cooking classes are also held at the chef’s table.

Accomplished Thai chef Khun Benz has returned to her homeland after a decade of providing the Asian aspects to the cuisine at Soneva Fushi. Aptly named Benz’s, the restaurant is a classic wooden Thai structure stilted amongst the mangroves fringing Klong Yai Kee in which her vast repertoire of Thai dishes is presented. In the truest form of slow food, almost all the ingredients are produced either on Koh Kood or nearby Koh Chang. All the seafood comes from the local fishermen or is island grown, such as the scallops that feature in Benz’s famous hommock. Located just off-property, arrival is by a splendid Aquasense motorboat from the Dragon Jetty.

For a relaxed outing, jump aboard a personal electric buggy and take the short trip to The Beach. On this pristine classically-tropical beach there are wood fired and tandoori ovens, and pit cooking, with a marvellous sunken seating area. From mid-morning, enjoy snacks and drinks, plus creative sandwiches and wraps, all the way through to fun themed dinners. Make a whole day of a The Beach visit, with water activities that include windsurfing and snorkelling.

Cinema Paradiso has been referred to as Mother Nature’s amphitheatre. It presents classic movies set beneath a star-bejewelled canopy and an auditorium of personal loungers. Cocktail service and the mandatory hot buttered popcorn complete the soiree to remember.

Tree Pod Dining could be the most innovative dining aloft since in-flight silver service was introduced at 35,000 feet, half a century ago. Although in this case the dining is just 16 feet, or around 5 metres, off terra firma. The Dining Pod, engineered with a rigid frame swathed in woven rattan, is not unlike a cocoon with an open panorama window. Up to four diners board the pod, and are then elevated to the lofty height by a system of safety winches. Food courses arrive courtesy of a flying waiter – harnessed to a zip line – as do beverage replenishments. However, unlike the other form of first class dining aloft, this experience enjoys the ultimate exclusivity, and very little turbulence.

Location

Soneva Kiri by Six Senses

110 Moo 4 Sub-District
Koh Kood District ,
Trat 23000, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 3961 9800
Fax: +66 (0) 3961 9808
E-mail: reservations-kiri@sixsenses.com

 

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