Koh Kood, Thailand
Perched on the cliff overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Siam, the 6 Bedroom Private Cliff Pool Reserve features a waterslide and large swimming pool that wraps around the master bedroom. The villa has multiple outdoor dining and lounging areas, with a dining table that can seat over 8 guests. There is also a gym, multiple spa rooms, a wine cellar, a library and a multi-purpose room. The signature outdoor bathrooms are dazzling. Soneva's villas are inspired by Swedish and Asian design. Co-founder and Creative Director of Soneva, Eva Shivdasani, is from Sweden and this is reflected in the light-colored walls, open areas and minimalist design.
Suite Talk Q&A
- What is a typical day in the life of a suite? My typical day when guests have left consists of a lot of maintenance work. I’m a very big villa, six full bedrooms with a large pool, and I’m situated on a cliff in lush greenery. Soneva Hosts will come in and sweep away dried leaves and make me look pretty; they’ll clean my pool, change the sheets, and give me a deep clean in all of the corners. Sometimes, engineers and project hosts will come in and tweak a few things to make me more sustainable, like attaching sensors to my lights.
- What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? It’s hard to choose my favorite indulgence; every guest that comes to stay with me has their personal Mr./Ms. Friday butler, but I also have a waterslide and wine cellar! But my favorite is probably the complimentary chocolate and ice cream room, which has over 60 flavors.
- What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? My advice for first time guests visiting is to embrace our philosophy; no news no shoes. Put away all the electronics and soak in nature, the view and the fresh air. Embrace the slow life, and let everything, your mind, your body and your phone, have a vacation. Also, always remember our intelligent luxury philosophy; that luxury in my villa is not about gold and silver and marble. Intelligent luxury with me means the sustainable materials, the organic food and the rare experiences.
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