Soneva Kiri is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats.
Opened in 2009, Soneva Kiri offers 42 pool villas set along the beach front in the lush vegetation of the hillside, as well as Junior Beach and Cliff Retreats, The Private Beach, Cliff Reserves, and Eco Villas. All villas have spectacular views of the tropical landscapes, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches of Koh Kood, one of the most pristine and untouched islands of Thailand.
The zero emission Eco Villas are tucked into a jungle clearing and built from local driftwood - each has a 209 square metre natural swimming pool and luscious, bush-filled gardens – even a tree house! It’s all very ‘Flintstones’: cavernous curves, natural materials and a back to nature vibe. Indulgence is not scrimped at cutting-edge Kiri - the design is hip and plush, and the interiors and mod cons are of the highest calibre. Each villa is serviced by its own butler, Mr or Mrs Friday, who meets you upon arrival and pampers you throughout your stay.
Explore the surrounding jungle on guided treks and mountain bikes, and enjoy water activities like waterskiing, wakeboarding, snorkelling and catamaran excursions. You’re also situated close enough to the Cambodian border for a temple-hunting day trip to Angkor Wat. On-site entertainment at Kiri includes an outdoor cinema screening classic movies with popcorn, a state-of-the-art observatory for star-gazing and astronomy classes, and a world-class spa with couples’ Thai massages.
Soneva Kiri is a vanguard for sustainable travel, using its own organic produce, solar power and local staff, who helped build this eco palace. It is an inspired choice for honeymooners and laid-back luxury seekers.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India