Soneva Kiri Resort
On whatever hemisphere you call it home, it is always the perfect time to start planning your next getaway. We’re exploring the land of temples, skyscrapers and gorgeous beaches today (yes, we’re a little obsessed). The delicious food, the culture, the people: Thailand has many charms.
Let us spice up your life and lead you to Soneva Kiri on the island of Koh Kood, far away from the hubbub of the country’s biggest cities. Off the east coast of Thailand and set amidst the lush tropical rainforest, this is the ultimate hideaway for modern Robinson Crusoes. Guests reach the remote island of Koh Kood by private plane and boat, are welcomed by their own ‘’Mr or Ms Friday’’ butler, then take up residence in their own giant villa and relax beneath the palm trees or in the Six Senses Spa.
At the Six Senses Spa let highly skilled international and Thai therapists take you on a sensory journey. Indulge yourself with a signature treatment, like the “Siam Journey’ with mint and lime bath, herbal scrub and Thai massage. The herbs and fruits for the excellent Thai treatments are organically grown in the hotel garden.
There are a number of choices for dinner at Soneva Kiri, but the suspended TreePod Dining is not to be missed. Guests board the rattan, bird’s nest at ground level and are taken to new heights. With sumptuous, cushioned seating for up to four diners, guests fasten their leather seatbelts and are gently hoisted 5 metres into the tall, native massang trees. Finally, get down to earth, and take a look at the 500-bottle Wine Cellar before retiring to the outdoor cinema.
Also good to know: this piece of heaven is sustainable without being over-the-top preachy about it. It’s made the “green” approach a given. Soneva Kiri is a resort we like a lot especially for its wow-factor, the architecture and design and the world-class service.
Time to stop dreaming and get going…