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Our stay at the Soneva Kiri in Thailand has been an absolute dream. Here is our review about this Eco-Luxury Hotel.

THE LOCATION

The Soneva Kiri is just a short 1 hour flight from the BKK airport in Bangkok. After checking in to your Soneva Flight you can relax in the Lounge until the take off with the private Jet!!
During the flight we’re enjoying the incredible views over several islands and the luxury of the private Jet until we land on the own airport of the Soneva Kiri.

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The Resort is located on Koh Kood in the North East of Thailand close to the Cambodian border. This island is an absolut paradise which is completely covered with deep jungles and pristine beaches.

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THE RESORT

The main motto of the Soneva is “No shoes – No news”. So after we get out of the jet and take the last two minute transfer to the resort, we take off our shoes. We put them in a linen bag where they wait for us until departure 🙂 Being barefoot the whole day is maybe strange at the beginning but feels relaxing very soon.

Arriving to the resort feels like escaping the daily busy life to enjoy luxury and being close to nature. For a few days with no worries and stress at all! For this reason you won’t find any newspaper or news channels in the resort.

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What impressed me the most was, that the Soneva not only offers a next level of luxury but also cares extremely about sustainability. The resort is banning any single use plastic and avoids to produce trash in any way. For all the rest they have their own recycling area to sort all trash and reuse a lot of it. For example they produce their own Eco-gas from used kitchen oil.

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Beside that, the resort has a huge garden to grow countless herbs and all of the veggies they use in the restaurant. They even harvest bananas, guavas and many more. It’s the biggest garden I’ve ever seen in a resort!

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At the Soneva all the used water of the resort gets collected in special ponds for filtration & purifation. Therefore they only use natural techniques like specific plants which clean the water over several weeks.

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THE VILLAS

Every Villa has a supervising Host – the so called Ms. or Mr. Friday who takes care of the guests from the moment they leave the plane.
Our Mr. Friday, Martin, was super friendly, helped us with any requests we had and showed us around the whole resort.

Another highlight is that every villa has a private buggy to get around the island! It’s not only a very fast way to reach different spots but also so much fun 😀

Beach Pool Villa Suite

We stayed in a Beach Pool Villa Suite which completely blew us away!
Like all accommodations the villa is completely built out of wood and bamboo and has full privacy.

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You enter the Villa to the huge outdoor area. It’s a roofed “living room” and a large pool with sun beds from where you can overlook the beach. All Villas of this category have a direct beach access.
Over a little bridge you enter the bedroom with a giant bed in the middle of it. A huge vintage suitcase can be opened and you will find the TV with a huge movie selection in it.

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The outdoor living room

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The bed room

From the bedroom you enter the large walk-in wardrobe which leads outside to the best part of the Villa:
The bathroom is completely outdoor and the biggest one I’ve ever seen in a hotel! It felt like being completely in the middle of the jungle with the perfect tropical vibes!

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Villa 63

The biggest Villa of the Soneva Kiri has 6 Bedrooms and can host up to 18 people! Which makes it perfect when traveling as a huge family or with friends. There are two private pools in the villa: One is really huge with a panoramic view over the ocean and the second one even has a little (but super fast) water slide which leads from one bedroom to the other. The whole Villa is kind of a large playground for adults! 🙂

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BREAKFAST & RESTAURANT

Every morning after waking up I really looked forward to the amazing breakfast of the Soneva with a lot of homemade options. Beside the Salad & Fruit Bar you have a “street food” market with traditional Asian dishes, a cold room with cheese, ham etc. plus an additional menu to order warm dishes from healthy choices to classic banana pancakes 🙂

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All dining experiences at the Soneva Kiri are excellent!
The Restaurant THE VIEW is located right on a cliff next to the ocean at the sunset side of the island – for a romantic dinner experience.
We really enjoyed the modern food with European & Asian influences made from fresh ingredients. The veggies I had for my course & my salad came completely from own garden of the Soneva.

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For one evening we had a reservation in the famous BENZ’S restaurant. It’s a small dinner place right by the water which serves only traditional Thai food with local ingredients from the island. It’s a no-menu dining concept with daily changing dishes. The little restaurant got discovered by the Founders of Soneva.

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The Soneva Kiri is famous for it’s unique Tree Pods. Which are some small kind of tree houses in which you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. The food gets served via a zip line which makes it to a truly unique way to enjoy your meal 😀

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SPECIALS

The Soneva Kiri not only has a unlimited ice cream bar with countless homemade flavors but also a CHOCOLATE ROOM! This place has been a dream coming true for me – especially the Peanut Butter-Chocolate bites have been to die for!

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Countless unforgettable experiences like snorkeling tours or jungle adventures to explore the island can be booked during the stay. We had to switch our planned waterfall tour to a Spa treatment since we had one really rainy day. But that’s a fair change don’t you think ? 🙂

The Six Senses Spa is designed in the same way like the whole resort: with many natural elements like wood & bamboo. It makes you feel super calmed down but at the same time it looks very luxurious!

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During a warm summer night you can enjoy a movie under the stars and over the water. The Cinema Paradiso is clearly a magical way to spend the evening!

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The Soneva Kiri even has its own observatory to watch star constellations and planets on a clear night. So bad we could only see it from the outside since it’s been always a little cloudy in the evening during our stay…

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RÉSUMÉ

The Soneva Kiri defines a new level of luxury compared with a great sense for sustainability! I was so impressed by how deep you can be connected with nature while enjoying a crazy lifestyle… which felt like stepping into another world 🙂

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We had a sponsored stay at the Soneva Kiri.

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