Soneva Kiri, Thailand
Seen from above Soneva Kiri appears as a scattering of white canopies punctuating the emerald green of the jungle, curving around a gentle bay filled with impossibly blue water and gleaming white sand. Reached by private plane from Bangkok, Koh Kood is the Thailand of old, peaceful beaches, untamed jungle and smiling fishermen peacefully going about their business.
The 24 spacious pool villas – in this case the phrase ‘plus size’ is entirely apt – have a beach or hillside location. All have half-moon infinity pools, personal buggies for scooting around the resort, and the unobtrusive service of a personal Mr or Ms Friday to attend to your every whim and desire. Expect rustic beach chic, weather beaten wood and soaring ceilings, wafting sheer drapes and every conceivable creature comfort; think simple but not austere. As the tropical skies darken what could be better than bathing by moonlight in your outdoor bathroom – a jungle hideaway surrounded by elephant ear palms?
The dining choices here are no less extraordinary. Perched atop a rocky outcrop, the Dining Room indulges in life’s simple pleasures (don’t miss the dedicated ham and cheese room!). The View has you dining cantilevered over the cliff and focuses on the on-trend movement of slow-food; and yes the view is quite incredible! Benz’s is the signature Thai eatery and oozes romance from every pore – envisage artful food in a place which is lit by lanterns, perched on stilts and reached by a cruise through the mangroves of Klong Kai Kee. The Beach restaurant cajoles you to kick back and stop. Take your seat on the soft sand, or in one of the king size day beds, swinging gently in the ocean breeze.
For those with a child-like sense of adventure Treepod Dining is an absolute must. Seated in a bamboo pod you will be gently hoisted through the jungle canopy – gourmet delights are served via the zip-line acrobatics of your fearless waiter! Destination dining encourages you to break all the rules, you say where, you say what and you say when.
For those who can bear to leave the cocoon of Soneva Kiri there are some truly captivating experiences to enjoy. From epic underwater adventures to immersion in local village life, this is the stuff that memories are made of. For those of a more gentle persuasion, the Six Senses Spa is the perfect alternative.
Where is Soneva Kiri?
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