Exceptional service and setting make for a truly remarkable experience at this villa resort that thrives on high sustainability standards. Our villa butler was superb and made all the difference in our stay. Understated chic luxury!
My husband and I came here for our honeymoon last week and could not have been happier with our choice. This resort has it all! Amazing food (seriously, I don't know what our favorite meal was), gorgeous views, comfortable and spacious villas, and the BEST guardian, Fon. Fon was lovely and attended to our every need. We were very impressed by Soneva's emphasis on environmental impact. As a tip, we'd recommend going with the full board meal option. It's worth the expense and eliminates the need to worry about what each meal or drink will cost. It also secured us better locations at the restaurants and remarkable service. The observatory is a must and we can't recommend the cinema enough. There isn't a single negative thing to to say about this resort!
From the moment we arrived at Bangkok Airport JJ and her colleague Fluke who work for Soneva Kiri met us and helped us out. On the way back she and Fluke arranged for our RT - PCR tests and were with us till we were all set and on our way. Service doesn't get better than this. We landed in our Cessna Caravan at a tiny airstrip on an island adjoining Koh Kut from where you are transported by Motorboat to the resort. Soneva Kiri occupies a peninsula at one end of The island of Koh Kut with dense rainforest and a hill on which the villas are located the villas come in 3 types - cliff side" on a hill with stunning views, beach side and Jungle views. The beach is average as beaches go. The resort is brilliantly run by Karen (the GM) and her outstanding team. Our barefoot guardian Fern couldn't have been more helpful anticipating and planning activities for 2 adults and 2 kids who each had different programs. The property is built on slits so that most of the buildings feel like they are in the tree tops with walkways connecting them. At ground level there is a series of roads and each villa is given their own electric golf cart to get around. The villas are well designed and the cliff side ones have great views, the beachside ones (apparently in low tide season) have their own beaches but we didn't see it. The food is incredibly wholesome fresh and there is great variety. The food service team will meet all your culinary needs. The Spa is good but not great which is odd because Soneva prides itself on its Spa experience. But if you want to have a relaxed family vacation with independently minded kids Soneva Kiri is the best.…
This is our second time visiting Soneva Kiri and the 3rd time at one of Soneva's properties and, as always, we had an amazing extrasensorial experience. From the transportation, the lounge and until the warm reception of the staff, from all the food, the villa and the activities, everything was above our expectations. I'm curious how Soneva Kiri impresses us every time :) I can't wait to return to their property in Thailand. And I can't wait to eat at Tuk's kitchen again. I'm already dreaming of the sunset from The View Restaurant :)
Absolutely unique hotel on a wonderful island. Everything was memorable : the general design, the beauty of the villas, their immensity, and the care given to every details of the decoration... Ecolodge perfectly integrated in the luxuriant nature of this Thai island. Very great luxury, but with a simple and charming welcome, extremely personalized, one feels immediately at ease. Restoration of very high quality, mixing Thai, Japanese and Western influences. The main swimming pool has an absolutely superb design. Magnificent spa, completely integrated in the mangrove. Many activities are proposed, the Snorkeling at about 30 minutes by boat is absolutely fantastic. Cherry on the cake: the romantic possibility of lunch or dinner in a table perched in the trees...
Perfect place to enjoy and relaxing. Soneva offered many activities and best service. Enjoy mountain bike around Koh Kood with friendly road and minimal traffic. Most comfortable place to stay ,close to nature. Eco friendly resort and most sustainable hotel in Thailand,
Irrespective of how long your stay, from a few nights to a week or more, Soneva Kiri delivers on the promise of going back to nature. It offers a remoteness that seems impossibly easy to reach. No long jungle trek, or long check ins and baggage reclaims or searches for cars. It’s a leather seated Cessna flight from Bangkok airport of less than two hours. Touching down on a tiny island airport your 5-minute boat ride brings you to the resort on the north side of Koh Kood, Thailand’s fourth largest island. Relieved of your shoes – which you will not need at all during your stay - and adjusting your watch to match the resort’s own time zone (an hour ahead) and already the tensions of normal life start to disappear. Aptly named, your ‘barefoot guardian’ will take care of every need and that even extended to a replacement power cable for my husband’s laptop - flown in the next day from Bangkok. We had a tree-house villa and pool with cliff top views. It comes with a golf cart for getting around the forest and mangroves and there is more than enough to do, all of which can be arranged with your guardian who is always on the end of a mobile phone equipped with a resort ‘app’ for you to see what’s happening during your stay. Kids absolutely love the place, from a special playzone, to the beach and snorkelling, the ice creams and other yummy treats. There’s a choice of daily activities, four restaurants, our favourite being the ‘View’ offering a Nippon-Peruvian fusion menu, a spa, gym, outdoor cinema and night-time star watching from the observatory. Off resort for the restless one can enjoy superb Thai cuisine at Tuk’s traditional restaurant, swim beneath local waterfalls, or visit the local fishing port. Soneva Kiri offers exceptional service standards, excellent food and total privacy in the villa. If you really must, there’s online access and in villa TV to ‘connect’ you to the big bad world outside – but that one-hour time difference is a great reminder that you have come to a special place. So you’d better turn off the device, sample their exquisite cocktails at sunset and just enjoy the serenity. …
At the view restaurant. Miss Noon was taking care of our foods excellently. She took care of the kids very well. The kids loved her very much. The kids also got complimentary free foods. The foods also not just looking good but taste perfects.
Koh kood Thailand , Soneva kiri No News No shoe, you will touch with truely natural both forest and underwater. . The best service and peaceful. There are many activities that help you retreat from busy live. Room are big and natural style with every facilities you want to have. Food is most special for me -> good and fresh taste ! The beach are amazing . In summary is Fantastic trip!
Soneva Kiri offers us with an impressive and unique experience during the stay. The barefoot butler, the activities, the meals, the landscape... everything give us a very memorable time and making a returning inspiration.