Soneva Kiri Est. 2009

Soneva Kiri Resort & Residences RO Pho Cho Trat 4107 Road Ko Kut Trat Thailand

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$1,622 avg. room rate
Luxury villas, some of the biggest in the world, shine here at this coastal hideaway in Thailand.
Feel young and magical by exploring untamed jungle, strolling pristine beaches, and snorkeling in sparkling water. Oh, and also eat like a king or queen.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Island
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Bay
Coastline
Jungle
Landscaped Grounds
Ocean
Rainforest
Style
Art Deco
Asian
Casual
Romantic
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Award-winning luxury resort Soneva Kiri is located on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood - just one hour by private plane south-east of Bangkok. It offers an unrivalled combination of luxury, an integral environmental approach, authentic Thai experiences and mouth-watering organic food.

Soneva Kiri Resort comprises 35 vast pool villas on beach level, hillsides or cliff tops, all overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Available to rent or purchase, all have impossibly chic furnishings, personal electric buggies and impeccable service courtesy of Mr./Ms. Friday private butlers.

Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, a home-made chocolate and ice cream parlour, a high-tech Observatory, a manta ray shaped children’s Den and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod.

Soneva Kiri has also recently began offering a twice weekly flight by private plane to Siem Reap in Cambodia, home to the captivating world heritage wonders of Angkor Wat.

Soneva Kiri has a sister resort Soneva Fushi (1995), in the Maldives and forms part of the Soneva Group. The Group is steadfast in leading the hospitality industry in environmentally responsible tourism. 

Soneva Kiri is committed to its SLOW LIFE philosophy: Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences. 
 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $140 to $220

Additional Charges

- 7 nights stay required for all booking stay falling over 31st December 2015
- No check-out date on 30th, 31st December 2015 and 01st January 2016
-Roundtrip shared air transfers between Bangkok and Soneva Kiri:
 High Season, Peak season and Easter Season USD 595
 Low Season USD 400
-Meal Rates & Packages
Lunch USD 80, Dinner USD 140, Half Board USD 140, Full Board USD 220
-Rates are subject to government taxes (9.7%) and 10% service charge and 2% carbon sense contribution.

Insurance

N/A

Capacity

Seated
170
Buffet
N/A
Standing
170
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2009
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
6 x Bayview Pool Villa Suite
5 x Cliff Pool Villa Suite
7 x Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite
4 x Beach Front Pool Villa Suite
1 x 2 Bedrooms Cliff Pool Villa Suite
1 x 2 Bedrooms Junior Ocean Pool Retreat
2 x 2 Bedrooms Junior Beach Pool Retreat
1 x Private Beach Pool Reserve 3 Bedrooms
1 x Private Bayview Pool Reserve 4 Bedrooms
1 x Private Cliff Pool Reserve 4 Bedrooms
2 x Private Bayview Pool Reserve 5 bedrooms
1 x Private Cliff Pool Reserve 5 bedrooms
2 x Private Beach Pool Reserve 5 bedrooms
1 x Private Cliff Pool Reserve 6 bedrooms
 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

Enjoy sunset at its best at Villa 63, with 180 degrees ocean view. 

 

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Escape to Soneva Kiri resort in Thailand and experience truly limitless luxury. A proud ambassador of the Soneva motto, ‘No News No Shoes’, Soneva Kiri is a luxurious desert island hideaway that redefines notions of paradise. Far removed from the stresses of quotidian life, the resort’s untouched slopes, wild, natural interiors and immaculate beaches all embrace a refreshingly raw sense of glamour. Every conceivable convenience is taken care of here, even guests’ sweet tooth cravings! So Chilled is an outdoor, complimentary and unlimited ice cream parlour at Soneva Kiri with over sixty flavours to choose from, and So Chocoholic offers epicurean delights in the form of fresh truffles, creamy mousses and sumptuous fondue. At Soneva Kiri, boredom is not an option thanks to the impressive panoply of activities. Cinephile travellers can revel in the resort’s outdoor cinema, Cinema Paradiso.  Showing nostalgic classic movies, it is nestled in the midst of beautiful verdant jungle. Keen astronomers can stargaze at celestial wonders from the Observatory and satisfy their quest for knowledge with the help of visiting astronomers that will gladly help identify constellations. The resort is a cultural hub, located close to the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Guests can also choose to embark on a local fishing adventure on traditional fishing boats, and see local fishermen return with their catch of the day.
 
Design:
Intelligent luxury is at the forefront of ethics and sustainability at Soneva Kiri; the mindset behind the luxury has always been to nurture environmental change and minimise negative impact on ecology and the surrounding landscape of the resort. The thirty five villas at Soneva Kiri embody a rustic-chic design, and are all vast and luxurious. Built from local, sustainably sourced, non-toxic materials such as bamboo, teak and acacia, and furnished in effortlessly chic style, the villas' design underpins Soneva Kiri's commitment to preserving the environment. The blissful retreats are designed to blend in with the landscape, showcasing local timbers. Views of the secluded bay are magical, and free-form private swimming pools wrap enchantingly around residences. A wide range of accommodation is available, from intimate one-bedroom suites to the palatial five-bedroom Private Beach Reserve.
 
Standout Venue Features:
Private Plane experience
Remote but accessible Ancient Siam, the adventure starts with the private plane flight from Bangkok to Soneva Kiri Resort Airport, flying over exotic rice fields, colourful fishing boats and the sapphire Gulf of Thailand.
The Tree Pod Dining
Literally a highlight! Tucked into the hills but overlooking peaceful, ocean bays, feast in Treepod Dining with a bird’s eye view 6 metres in the air, as a waiter delivers baskets of gourmet delights.
Khun Benz’ Restaurant
Cruise deep into the mangroves to Khun Benz’ atmospheric restaurant built on stilts. Arguably the best food in Thailand, food is fresh from the daily market; Benz chooses her favourite dishes for you.
A Giant Wonderland in the Trees – Kids’ Club ‘The Den’
Shaped like a manta ray, giant moulded bamboo comprises this child’s haven. Uncompromising as ever in its pursuit for perfection, Soneva Kiri creates activities that incorporate fun, meaningful experience and education – a dream for parents as well as children!  The Den boasts a Thai music room, a library, an art room, yoga sessions and cookery classes. In keeping with Soneva Kiri’s resolute eco-credentials, there are also eco-centre tours around the resort’s organic gardens.
Cinema Paradiso
Watch the stars, under the stars at Cinema Paradiso at Soneva Kiri.  Enjoy a classic film at our magical outdoor cinema with an overwater screen in the middle of our reservoir lagoon.
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, complemented by a gourmet canapé menu, complete the soiree to remember.
Movies are screened on a complimentary basis for guests, and the cinema can also be rented out for personal screenings on request - An unforgettable experience.
Observatory 
We’ve always been fascinated by the night sky. Its thick, impenetrable darkness scattered with glimmering specks of light.Here, on remote Koh Kood, we felt a sense of wonder as we stared into its open sky, far from the obscuring lights of civilization. That’s why we were inspired to build a state-of-the-art observatory. With the infectious passion of our visiting astronomers, you’ll soon be identifying constellations, counting the moons of Jupiter and peering at the graceful halo of Saturn’s translucent ring. 
 
Extra Perks:
IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities, DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod, Electric buggy for personal use and 24 hours Ms./Mr.Friday butler service 
 
Awards & Notables Awards

2015 
CONDÉ NAST TRAVEL CHINA 2015 
Gold List, Best Resorts in Thailand – Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
CONDÉ NAST JOHANSENS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2015
Finalist, Best for Families - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
JETSETTER 'Best of the Best' Award 2015
Best Far Flung Escape - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
ENERGY GLOBE AWARDS 2015
Winner of the National Energy Globe Award Thailand - The Soneva Group
WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL -Tourism for Tomorrow2015 Award
Winner in the 'Environment' category in the annual World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards - The Soneva Group
 
2014
TAT (TOURISM OF THAILAND AUTHORITY)'s Wanderlust Magazine Thai Green Excellence award 2014TAT (Tourism of Thailand Authority)'s Wanderlust Magazine Thai Green Excellence award for Nature, Maritime and Heritage - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
IE Awards for Sustainability in the Premium & Luxury SectorsIE Sustainable Luxury Award 2014 in recognition for its sustainability work in the luxury an premium sector of the hospitality industry - The Soneva Group
GLOBAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE AWARD - Zanadu, ChinaBest Children's program - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
WORLD LUXURY HOTELS AWARDS 2014Nominee - Six Senses Spa at Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
 
2013
THE SMITH HOTEL AWARDS 2013Best for Families - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
WILD ASIAWinner of "Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Accommodation Provider" Award - The Soneva Group
 
2012
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER —  WORLD SAVERS AWARDS 2012
"Doing it All" Award for Small Hotel Chain Category-The Soneva Group
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MODERN BUTLERS 2012
Award for Butler Serices to our Mr. & Ms. Fridays - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
WORLD TRAVELLER AWARDS 2012
Winner of World's Leading Eco Resort and Spa - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
TRIPADVISOR TRAVELER'S CHOICE AWARDS 2012
Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in Asia - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
 
2011
THAILAND PROPERTY AWARD WINNER 2011
Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard) - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
Green Development - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
Best Residential Architectural Design - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
Best Hotel Architectural Design - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
Best Villa Thailand - Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand
 
Magazines 

Konsept Projeler, Turkey
Conde Nast Traveller, UK
Conde Nast Traveller: Brides Honeymoon Guide, UK
Conde Nast Traveller, Middle East
Travel & Leisure China
India Today Spice
Lufthansa Exclusive, Germany
London Evening Standard
Telegraph Platinum, India
The Mail on Sunday, UK
The Telegraph, UK
Two Magazine, Thailand
Lonely Planet Traveller, UK
Imagine Magazine, Switzerland
Air France Magazine
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia  
Tatler China
Elle Decoraton, Russia
Vogue Brazil   
Porter, UK
National Geographic Traveller, Russia
World Property Journal, USA
Hôtels du Monde (TV), France 
Celebration Locations
The View:
We are a progressive restaurant using the freshest local ingredients applied with European cooking techniques and lots of love. Items on our menu change daily grooving with the cycles of our organic garden and trusted purveyors. All our products are cruelty free, slow grown, organic and gifts from our own garden wherever possible. The view bar is ideal for a sunset cocktail, overlooking the gulf of Thailand from the bar located on a cliff.
- View: Coastline, Ocean, Cliff, Sunset
- Max Capacity: 60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Dining Room:
Nestled high on the hill with panoramic views of the bay, spanning the lush jungle flora across to the sea and tented beach villas, The “Dining Room” comprises of various satellite outlets which diversify the culinary offerings towards a luxurious interactive food-arena, featuring an ice-cream parlour, chocolate room, gourmet deli and the interactive cooking hut.
- View: Bay, Rain forest, Ocean,
- Max Capacity: 100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Benz:
Welcome to Khun Benz’s home, planted between the mangroves on the scenic river, Klong Yai Ki. Here, chef Benz and team will prepare an authentic Thai family dinner for you using only the freshest local seasonal ingredients. Benz is not just a dining experience; it’s a culinary Journey located ten minutes by speed boat along the scenic coast line of the resort.
- View: River and Mangroves
- Max Capacity: 40
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Beach:
“The Beach” is the place to chill out in our open air dining venue at the southern tip of the resort, the seating comprises of interspersed mats and cushions around the central cooking pit and wood fired oven. This area is ideal for special occasions and romantic dinners, as it’s conveniently located some distance from the resort. Available for lunch everyday
- View: Beach
- Max Capacity: 60+
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The “Dining Room”
Nestled high on the hill with panoramic views of the bay, spanning the lush jungle flora across to the sea and tented beach villas, The “Dining Room” comprises of various satellite outlets which diversify the culinary offerings towards a luxurious interactive food-arena, featuring an ice-cream parlour, chocolate room, gourmet deli and the interactive cooking hut.

“Ever Soneva So Interactive…” – Cooking hut
A cascading glass fall greats you at the entrance of the cooking hut, where you can perch on glass stools and watch the chefs skillfully prepare your meal.
 
“Ever Soneva So Choco-licious…” – Chocolate room
Soneva Kiri’s “Chocolate Room” is the place where you deserve to be spoilt. Indulge yourself on infinite varieties of handmade chocolates, petit fours, macaroons, truffles and much much more….
 
“Ever Soneva So Chilled…” - Ice-cream parlour
“Ever So Chilled” features an impressive “wall of ice cream” in a custom built glass freezer. Enjoy 60 flavours from the indulgent classics to the more adventurous! 

“Ever Soneva So Spirited”
Brown & White bars perfectly in harmony to blend cocktails of choice and creative concoctions; in fact any refreshment imaginable.
Available everyday for all day menu and variety of beverages

“Benz's”
Welcome to Khun Benz’s home, planted between the mangroves on the scenic river, Klong Yai Ki. Here, chef Benz and team will prepare an authentic Thai family dinner for you using only the freshest local seasonal ingredients. Benz is not just a dining experience; it’s a culinary Journey located ten minutes by speed boat along the scenic coast line of the resort.

“The View”
Welcome to our The View experience.
We are a progressive restaurant using the freshest local ingredients applied with European cooking techniques and lots of love. Items on our menu change daily grooving with the cycles of our organic garden and trusted purveyors. All our products are cruelty free, slow grown, organic and gifts from our own garden wherever possible.

“The Beach”
“The Beach” is the place to chill out in our open air dining venue at the southern tip of the resort, the seating comprises of interspersed mats and cushions around the central cooking pit and wood fired oven. This area is ideal for special occasions and romantic dinners, as it’s conveniently located some distance from the resort.
Available for lunch everyday
Bars & Lounges:
The beach, The View, Benz and Ever Soneva So Spirited have their own bar. 

Enjoy your tropical holiday with a cocktail on the beach! 
Sipping a Sunset Cocktail at The View Bar, overlooking the panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand is a must.
Ever Soneva So Spirited offers a bar with a great selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages by the pool, perfect for a sunny day.
Guests can enjoy the views of the beautiful Klong Yai Ki river, surrounded by mangroves with a drink at Benz's bar.   
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