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By Chris Boyle

Ocean Villa Suite

While Soneva Kiri’s idyllic environment, beautiful architecture and warm service are model representations of Thai hospitality standards, the resort’s spirit of innovation transcends tradition, resulting in unique experiences not found elsewhere.

Set on an island within the embrace of the Indian Ocean, this gorgeous property’s signature element is a celebration of Intelligent Luxury, a concept that focuses on indulging all senses. A holistic spa and international fusion cuisine, ingredients for which are culled from the resort’s organic gardens, riff on Soneva’s deep-seated theme. Excep- tional and inspired service, accommodations with furnishings crafted from renewable and sustainable sources, generous personal space and guest experiences fused with nature are all part of Soneva’s smart and sophisticated take on luxury, which has borne a destination unlike any other.




Beach Residences

  • Square footage: 5,457
  • Nightly rate: $5,640
  • Number of rooms in suite: Three
  • Number of entrances to suite: One
  • Number of baths: Two full bathrooms with a Jacuzzi in the master bedroom

Suite style: Island hideaway

Key selling points: A private half moon-shaped infinity-edge pool skirts a deck with an abundance of outdoor living space shielded by lush foliage. Tech amenities are not lost in this ru- ral environment, with Wi-Fi connection, Bose Hi-fi system and a DVD player on hand for 21st-century entertainment. Indoors, a gorgeous master bedroom and walk-through dressing area create a haven of privacy, while the bathroom completes the open-air theme with a vanity, shower and bath under the sky.

Number of suites in hotel: 12



Six Senses Spa at Soneva Kiri takes guests on a sensory journey with à la carte and local treatments that balance the senses. A team of highly skilled international and Thai thera- pists bring unique talents to the spa, enlightening, informing and, above all, pampering guests.

Signature treatments: Holistic and Oriental massages

Mark Sand,Spa Director




The Dining Pod: Perched 16 feet high, The Dining Pod is a unique eatery tucked within a canopy of trees. Up to four guests will be served by a flying waiter harnessed to a zip line.

Mr. Anus,Manager


Benz Restaurant: A classic wooden Thai structure stilted amongst the mangroves that fringe Klong Yai Kee waterfall, Benz serves a vast repertoire of Thai dishes.


Evenings offer stargazing and astronomy classes at Soneva Kiri’s very own Observatory, or classic movies under the stars at Cinema Paradiso, an immense outdoor screen comple- mented by cocktails, popcorn and gourmet cinema eats.

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