By Meena Thiruvengadam
Nov 23, 2021
WHY VISIT JUST ONE BEACH when you could discover a new stretch every single day for a week without having to do any of the planning? At Soneva Kiri, a luxury resort on the island of Koh Kood, all of the legwork is done for you, taking you to seven secret Thai beaches in seven days. All you have to do is show up, feel the sand between your toes, and relax.
The property’s Seven Days, Seven Beaches program offers visitors the opportunity to explore a different far-flung beach every day for a week. Guests will travel from the idyllic resort to these unspoiled beaches, secluded bays, and secret coves via a wooden Thai fishing boat, which turns into private beach club — complete with bean bags for lounging, kayaks and paddleboards, and a kitchen with a private chef — once it’s time to anchor. Each night, they’ll return to the property to enjoy a stunning sunset.
The itinerary comes as Thailand has eased international travel restrictions. Since November 1, fully vaccinated travelers from 46 countries dubbed low risk will be exempt from quarantining in Thailand, as long as they test negative for Covid-19 before their flight and again after landing in the country.
Soneva Kiri also requires a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of checking in, regardless of a guest’s vaccination status. But that’s a small price to pay in exchange for settling into this rain forest oasis, where you can swim in gorgeous blue waters, dine high above the trees, and enjoy beautiful sunsets from the deck of your luxury villa.
Prices for Soneva Kiri‘s Seven Days, Seven Beaches program start at US$200 per day, including lunch, some beverages, and certain water activities. A shorter, three-day version is also available, with prices starting at US$500 per person.
All photos courtesy of Soneva