About Soneva Kiri
Untamed jungle, pristine beaches, and a local fishing village, Koh Kood is an unspoilt island far beyond Thailand's tourist trail. Located on this island is the serene and secluded Soneva Kiri, offering an unrivalled blend of luxury, environmentally friendly design and unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences. Barefoot luxury at its best, Soneva Kiri inspires the imagination, Thai style.
To reach Soneva Kiri from Bangkok guests can take our private plane from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Mai Si (Soneva Kiri’s Airport Island), with a flight time of 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then a 5 minute luxury speedboat transfer will take guests to Soneva Kiri’s jetty.
Flights to Soneva Kiri operate only during the day (sunrise to sunset). The first flight from Bangkok is at 06:00 and the last is around 15:40. The last flight from Koh Mai Si to Bangkok is at 17:30. There are six charter routes a day. We can book one for you in accordance with your arrival flight into Bangkok. There are only 8 seats per flight. It is recommended that guests check the availability of the domestic transfer before confirming international flights. Please also note that some flights may not be operational if there are not enough guest arrivals or departures, so it is better to always check in advance. There is no toilet on board the flight.
Soneva Kiri’s check-in counter for all transfer flights at SVB is located in the Departure Terminal, 4th door, Counter No. D24. The check-in counter is open 2 hours before the departure time, and check-in is 90 minutes before the flight is scheduled to depart. A buffer of at least 90 minutes should be kept between the arrival of international flights to Bangkok and the departure time of the flight to Soneva Kiri.
International flights: Guests arriving on international flights will be met at the aerobridge. For guests arriving from Bangkok, the meeting point is the Departure Hall, Counter D24. Those coming via domestic flight to Bangkok will be met at the arrivals gate.
Speedboat transfer from the Cambodian border: Guests can travel directly from the Yaem Border Check Pint (also known as the Ban Hat Lek Border in Thai) to Soneva Kiri by speedboat. The speedboat ride is between 60 to 80 minutes long depending on sea conditions. The cost of this transfer is THB 30,000 nett per way. The maximum capacity on the speedboat is 18 persons.
Soneva Kiri comprises 36 ultra-spacious pool villa located on the idyllic beach or sunny slopes in the rain forest. The impossibly chic furnishings are made of the highest quality sustainable materials, personal electric buggies and impeccable service courtesy of Mr./Ms. Friday private butlers.
Highlights include the open air Cinema Paradiso, Benz’ mangrove restaurant, the Chocolate and Ice cream parlour, the Observatory, The Den and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod.
Koh Kood's Biodiversity
Koh Kood is Thailand’s fourth largest and the least populated island, it is known for having some of the most vibrant natural ecology in the country. The amount of different ecosystems, combined with the island’s low population and relatively unspoiled environment, mean that Koh Kood supports a large diversity of life – it has more biodiversity than the entire United Kingdom. The sea around the island teems with marine life, while the interior is home to wild animals, lush flora and an exotic butterfly population. A report on Soneva Kiri’s Botanical Diversity can be found here.