Culture

In our dedication to the SLOW life, cherishing the local is a cornerstone of our chosen, sustainable way of being. From local seafood to the sweet ambrosia of the island’s honey to supporting islanders’ wellbeing, we nurture close connections between Soneva Kiri and the communities of Koh Kood.

Experience the Thai culture of our island home as our hosts escort you to Ao Salad village on the northeastern coast. One of the oldest settlements on the island, this Thai fishing village built on stilts offers glimpses of life as it is lived day to day throughout our home. Meet fishermen unloading the day’s catch from colourful boats. Stroll through the trees of a rubber plantation. Visit a local school where your children can enjoy a fun cultural exchange with Thai students their own age, or taste honey straight from the comb with a beekeeper on Koh Mai Si.

From Koh Kood’s untouched beaches to the majestic temples at Angkor Wat: now you can combine both with our luxurious flight service, avoiding the hassles of transiting in Bangkok.

Soneva Kiri is the closest luxury beach resort to Siem Reap, and our personalised eight-seater private charter flight experience lets you take in every moment of the dramatic scenery between the two. Our one-of-a-kind flight operates twice weekly, flying at low altitude over rice paddies, stunning forests and verdant jungle, finally revealing the breath-taking sight of the Siem Reap from above.
This Flight service is not available in June, July and August 2017.

Some recommended cultural activities at Soneva Kiri:

Ao Salat Seafood BBQ

Start this one-of-a-kind experience with a glass of champagne accompanied by a breathtaking sunset whilst our boat takes you to Ao Salad fishing village at the North East tip of Koh Kood. A local family will welcome you to their authentic fishing house to experience the traditional way of life while our renowned Chef Benz will enchant your senses with an exquisite local sea food barbecue.

Full Day Angkor Wat Experience

Complete one of life’s ‘must do’ experiences with a visit to Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and richly decorated Khmer temple. Catch a speedboat to transfer at Ban Hat Lek, the Cambodian border town, before boarding your very own private helicopter to enjoy breathtaking views as you fly over the Cardamom Mountain Range National Park.

Benz’s Thai Cooking Class

Inviting all Thai food lovers to master the art of traditional Thai cooking. Join talented chef Khun Benz as she sources freshly caught fish in the local fishing village of Ao Salad, before learning how to prepare your first authentic Thai dish, a perfect day of culinary discovery.

Contact us for more details: lifes-kiri@soneva.com

Soneva Kiri Experiences Brochure
View a complete selection of experiences available at Soneva Kiri.