An untouched island escape

Unparalleled luxury meets sustainable design, rare experiences and exquisite culinary concepts. Just 90 minutes from Bangkok, discover an unspoiled island with some of Thailand’s finest beaches.

Signature luxury meets Thai hospitality

Thirty-three private villas range from one to five bedrooms. Whether next to the beach, hidden in jungle on the hillsides, or commanding spectacular views from the clifftops, each has a private pool, vast indoor and outdoor living spaces and verdant gardens. Every villa comes with an electric buggy or bicycles to explore Soneva Kiri’s winding forest paths, and all have a Barefoot Guardian, offering a personalised service 24/7.

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Soneva Kiri Experiences

Ao Salat Seafood BBQ

Step aboard a wooden boat and sip on a glass of Champagne as the sun sets on the horizon. When you arrive at Ao Salat fishing village, you’ll be welcomed by a local family into their traditional house to experience their way of life, and indulge in a seafood barbecue, prepared by our chef from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients.

Khun Tuk’s Cooking Class​

Learn the culinary arts from our talented team of chefs. Discover the secrets of authentic Thai cuisine with Chef Tuk, which includes a visit to the Ao Salat fishing village to source the freshest ingredients. Take a tour around our organic gardens with a cooking class at Colours of the Garden, including medicinal mixology with our Botanical Bartender. Or take your place at our Chef’s Table to learn how to recreate some of your favourite dishes from our menus. Advanced reservation required.

Koh Kood Discovery

Learn more about the local way of life on Koh Kood. Visit the Ao Salat fishing village, lose yourself in the natural beauty of the lush mangrove forest, and take a dip in the magnificent Klong Chao waterfall and its cooling freshwater pools.

Koh Raet Snorkelling & Solar Reef

Soneva Kiri’s Solar reef garden, a man-made Eco solar powered reef. An artificial structure with coral transplantation grafted to it. This naturally attracts numerous species of fish which will settle and then choose it as a place for reproduction. The sculpture garden just off Koh Raet’s south coast is definitely one of the most unique dive sites around Koh Kood. Koh Raet, just 5 minutes from Soneva Kiri by boat, is one of Koh Kood’s most unique dive and snorkelling sites – with a dense natural reef, teeming with fish and crustacea, and a sunken sculpture garden, where you can spot an elephant, tiger, horse, cow and a dog on the sandy seabed.

Mushroom Cave Lunch

Join us for this dining experience, for a maximum of four guests, which features a menu that has been specially designed around our mushrooms. Take your time and savour a healthy and delicious five-course vegetarian Thai menu or a non-vegetarian Western menu made with more than six different varieties of mushrooms, all of which have been grown in Soneva Kiri’s Mushroom Hut. The main dish will be prepared live by one of our chefs, who will explain the nutritional benefits of mushrooms.
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Private Cinema Paradiso​

Watch classic and contemporary favourites beneath the stars or take your Cinema Paradiso experience to new heights, while our chefs craft a menu of comfort food and nibbles. Refreshing cocktails, complimentary popcorn and ice creams can also be arranged.

Treepod Dining

Take fine dining to remarkable new heights. Comfortably seated in a bamboo pod, we gently hoist you high up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest. Gaze out across the ocean as you savour gourmet delights and wines, delivered via your personal ziplining waiter. Guests can choose from our Gourmet or Luxury Picnics in the air. Our Luxury Picnic can be combined with champagne and prosecco tastings. The Gourmet Picnic lasts for 1 hour whilst the Luxury Picnic takes you on a 2-hour long journey.

Yai Ki Trek

Explore Koh Kood’s unspoiled rainforest ecosystems with a hike to the nearby Yai Ki waterfall. Cool off in the cascade and take a refreshing dip in the clear natural pool, then discover the nearby flora and fauna with our expert guide. If you would rather not hike, we can arrange for you to get to the waterfall by car. Only available between May and November.

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Soneva Stars

Howard Ko

Raised in Los Angeles, Howard recognised a deep-rooted love for food at a young age and found himself exploring his curiosity in his childhood kitchen. To pursue his dream of becoming a chef, he moved to New York to train at The Culinary Institute of America, which focuses on culinary, baking and pastry arts education with renowned alumni including Anthony Bourdain and Grant Achatz. He began his culinary journey in 2006 at DANIEL, a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York, and has since worked with several Michelin-starred venues including Picholine, Restaurant Mélisse, The Restaurant at Meadowood and The French Laundry. Chef Howard currently runs the kitchen at CÉ LA VI Dubai, where he focuses on reinventing the classics; finding that perfect balance between tradition and modernity. His menu is contemporary Asian with a European and American approach. Pairing this with his own approachable, rustic culinary style and attention to detail, he constantly strives to not just feed people, but to create memories.
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Judy Joo & Esther Choi

Chefs Judy Joo and Esther Choi will conduct a spectacular four-hands dinner at Soneva Kiri. Their dishes will showcase their amazing talent and rich Korean heritage. Chef Judy Joo In 2003, following an engineering degree at Columbia University and a career on Wall Street, Judy Joo decided it was time for a change. Realising that her passion was in cooking, she enrolled at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and received her Grand Diplome in Pastry Arts before becoming a test kitchen and editorial assistant at SAVEUR magazine. Excited about the thriving UK food scene, Judy moved to London in 2007, and joined Restaurant Gordon Ramsay as a pastry chef. For the following few years, she also worked throughout other Gordon Ramsay restaurants including Maze, under Jason Atherton, Claridge’s, Pétrus, and Boxwood Café as a chef and pastry chef. Judy also staged around the world at restaurants including 3 Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville, California; Heston Blumenthal’s 3 Michelin-starred The Fat Duck in Bray; as well as Bangkok’s 1 Michelin-starred Nahm restaurant. In 2011, Judy became a regular face on TV, starring in Iron Chef UK and securing herself the title ‘Iron Chef UK’, becoming the only female Iron Chef in the UK and the second female Iron Chef worldwide. Off the back of her success in the UK show, Judy became a resident judge on Iron Chef America. Her expertise in Korean cooking led to her own shows: Judy Joo’s Return to Korea and two seasons of Korean Food Made Simple. Since then she published her debut cookbook, Korean Food Made Simple and has made regular appearances on numerous programs in the USA including The Today Show, Wendy Williams, The Talk, and various Food Network shows, and in the UK she has popped up on Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch,  James Martin’s Saturday Morning and ITV’s Cooking with the Stars. Having settled in the UK, London was the obvious choice for Judy’s first restaurant as Chef Patron, and she opened the doors to her modern Korean restaurant Jinjuu – meaning ‘pearl’ – in 2014. Judy’s cooking is focused on the flavours of her childhood – raised in a Korean-American family in New Jersey, her back porch was lined with her mother’s clay pots, filled with fermenting kimchi, gochujang and doenjang. The house’s garage had racks of drying seaweed, and a Korean barbecue grill tucked in the corner. Judy and her sister were often drafted in to help fold row upon row of dumplings. Her multicultural heritage and training is evident in her dishes today: from ‘disco fries’ influenced by New Jersey highway diners, and topped with spicy cabbage kimchi, to classic French pastries that incorporate traditional Korean ingredients. In 2019, Judy left Jinjuu after five years in order to start a new chapter, which included the launch of her new cookbook, Korean Soul Food in October 2019, and has since launched her latest restaurant, Seoul Bird, in Westfield and Canary Wharf specialising in the Korean fried chicken for which Judy is known. Chef Esther Choi Chef Esther Choi, owner and founder of New York City’s mŏkbar and partner of Ms. Yoo, is an influential female chef driven by her Korean roots. With a personal passion for introducing New Yorkers to the flavors of Korean culture, Chef Esther’s cooking combines traditional and modern influences with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Inspired by the old-aged techniques of her Korean grandmother’s cooking, Chef Esther believes that food is the ultimate expression of a country’s culture. From its history and social customs to its language, geography, and arts, Chef Esther seeks to offer guests an understanding and appreciation of Korean foods. Chef Esther received formal training at New York’s institute of culinary education and has worked across the kitchens of ilili, La Esquina, and the Food Network. Esther has received numerous awards for her culinary pursuits and was named “New York City’s Culinary Rock star” in Zagat’s 30 under 30.
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Mark Lundgaard

The Chef and Director at Kong Hans Kælder Restaurant, located in the oldest building in Copenhagen. In Mark’s universe, food is not a gift sent down from heaven. In order to understand the taste and the composition of a dish, it is essential to respect its origin and understand the craftsmanship in its preparation. With a distinctive mix of classic French cuisine and new Nordic kitchen, Mark creates dishes that define palatability at its best.
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Jonathan Zandbergen

Executive Chef at Restaurant Merlet in Schoorl, Netherlands, since 2015, Jonathan Zandbergen is considered one of the greatest Dutch culinary talents. With cooking methods that combine both tradition and innovation, he has won numerous prestigious awards, including the ‘Prix Culinary Le Taittinger’ in 2014, as well as being crowned Gault & Millau’s ‘Most Talented Chef’ in 2017. The Dutch public became better acquainted with Zandbergen through his TV appearances, most recently as a jury member in the RTL series, Topchef Academy and as a judge on Masterchef Holland in 2018. With over 20 years of experience in Michelin-starred restaurants and cooking competitions, Zandbergen has created his own unique style of Dutch cuisine, inspiring people from all over the world through his culinary streaming platform, CHEFFD. Chef Jonathan Zandbergen will be hosting a series of exclusive dining events at Soneva Kiri during his stay.
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