Koh Kood, Thailand
Rainforest by the Sea
What it is
A sustainably-minded retreat with a host of curated adventures, where luxury villas front some of Thailand’s best beaches.
What it isn't
All about laying on the sand. Regarding those curated adventures, how does diving a reef with 58% coral cover or swimming with exfoliating (seriously) Garra Rufa fish at Yai Ki Waterfall sound to you?
What we think
You might feel like you’ve entered your own private island paradise when you check in to Soneva Kiri: the doting staffers will do that to you, the amenities too. This is the type of place where whichever room you pick, you’re in heaven, whether you want to bunk in a Bayview Pool Villa Suite made of local wood and shrouded in cacophonous rainforest, or upgrade to a 2 Bedroom Junior Beach Pool Retreat—where you’ll have a half-moon private pool and spiral staircase among your room’s many perks. (Wherever you sleep, you’ll rest like a Disney Princess or Prince, thanks to gauzy sheer white canopies—a must for protecting your sleep in open-air tropical environs).
You're here because
It’s one of the most family-oriented resorts you’ve ever encountered, complete with playgrounds made of bamboo (and shaped like manta rays), guided walks through the thick rainforest and an ice cream parlor with 65 flavors—take that, Baskin Robbins.
Snorkeling can sometimes give you The Sads—especially if you don’t see anything. But not at Koh Rang. Here, swimming alongside your own guide, you notice diamond fish, chevron barracuda and playful schools of yellow fusiliers dart around you in an untouched underwater world. It’s everything you’ve ever imagined—and everything you didn’t, which is the best part.
Restaurants & Bars
Treepod Dining - Invites you to take fine dining to new heights.
So Spirited - Indulge in every child’s dream of never-ending chocolate.
The View - Savour your selection of creations made in the slow food tradition.
Benz - Each bite tells a story.
You’ll arrive via private plane on an hour-ish long flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, then hop on a speedboat to the resort’s private jetty.