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.

Some recommended cultural activities at Soneva Kiri:

  • Koh Kood Discovery Trip
  • Half day island tour including snorkelling, sunset cruise
  • Koh Chang Discovery
  • Fishing adventure with local fishing boat
  • Trip to nearby Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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

Soneva Kiri Experiences Brochure

View a complete selection of experiences and excursions available at Soneva Kiri.