SONEVA KIRI LUXURY THAI RESORT CONNECTS GUESTS TO WONDERS OF ANGKOR WAT Twice-weekly flights to Siem Reap
Soneva Kiri, the Thai award-winning resort and standard-setter for Intelligent Luxury, today announced the launch of a twice weekly flight by private plane to Siem Reap in Cambodia, home to the captivating world heritage wonders of Angkor Wat. The service will commence on Sunday 16th November 2014.
Soneva Kiri’s newly appointed General Manager, Graham Grant, said the new service comprises flights to Siem Reap and back every Sunday and Wednesday with brief stops on the ground at Trat airport to clear Thai customs and immigration. “This adds an enticing new dimension to holidays at Soneva Kiri,” Graham said. “It is also our aim to attract customers, who are doing their ‘Cultural Grand Indo China Tour’ too – the ‘trip of a lifetime’ types who are doing Luang Prabang, Angkor Wat, and perhaps onto Vietnam or Burma. This way, they can treat themselves to a few days after their grand tour or come to Soneva Kiri beforehand to revitalise energy levels before embarking on the full immersions of amazing antiquities and temple ruins.
With an average flight time of 50 – 60 minutes, Graham said he expected the new service and fast-tracked customs escort would prove popular with guests.
“We fly much lower (10-12,000 feet) than commercial flights, so the views are dramatic. The journey carries you across an endless, infinitely detailed carpet of jungle, giving passengers a rare glimpse of the lush beauty in anticipation of the famous landmark temples like Bayon, Tha Phrom and Angkor Wat.”
“This really is the sort of trip where the destination is the journey. And the journey just became an infinitely more pleasurable experience with attentive personal service for which the Soneva brand is renowned.”
The price is $650 plus taxes for adults and children over twelve and $325 plus taxes for the under twelve’s – with an opening offer until the 20th December of $450 plus taxes per head. A private charter for up to eight people is also possible.
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- Cambodian law states that all visitors must spend at least one night in Cambodia, so day return trips are not possible.
- Rates are subject to government taxes ( 7 % ) and service charge ( 10 % )
- This is a charter flight and cannot be referred to as scheduled; we are not operating as a commercial carrier. Airport authority approvals are required in advance. Bookings must be therefore confirmed 30 days in advance or the flight will be removed from sale
- Thai visas are not available at Trat airport so need to be secured in advance.
- Timings are subject to weather conditions.
- The luggage restriction is 25 kg / person including hand luggage
- Flight schedules have limited availability and seats are confirmed on a first come first served basis
- Doctor certificates are required for pregnant guests.
About Soneva Kiri
Award-winning luxury resort Soneva Kiri sits on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood – just one hour by private plane south-east of Bangkok. It offers an unrivalled combination of luxury, an integral environmental approach, authentic Thai experiences and mouth-watering organic food.
Soneva Kiri Resort comprises 35 vast pool villas on beach level, hillsides or cliff tops, all overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Available to rent or purchase, all have impossibly chic furnishings, personal electric buggies and impeccable service courtesy of Mr./Ms. Friday private butlers.
Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, a home-made chocolate and ice cream parlour, a high-tech Observatory, a manta ray shaped children’s Den and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod.
Soneva Kiri has a sister resort Soneva Fushi, in the Maldives and forms part of the Soneva Group. The Group is steadfast in leading the hospitality industry in environmentally responsible tourism.
Soneva Kiri is committed to the Soneva Group’s SLOW LIFE philosophy: Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences.