Inspiring Calendar of Rare Experiences and Visiting Experts
Pioneering luxury resorts brand Soneva has announced a spectacular festive calendar across its award-winning destinations in Thailand for December 2022. For guests at Soneva Kiri in Thailand, this holiday season will be a time to reconnect with loved ones and revel in the magic of the festivities.
Rare, one-of-a-kind experiences will create a lifetime of precious memories: exquisite dining from Michelin- starred chefs, festive feasts, world-renowned wellness specialists, sporting legends and an exciting holiday programme for children of all ages, as well as a special visit from Santa himself and one of the world’s best mentalists, Lior Suchard.
The festive holidays at Soneva Kiri on idyllic Koh Kood are a wonderful opportunity to unwind and reconnect with the slower, tropical rhythm of island life. Guests are spoiled for choice with a selection of seasonal dining experiences and festive feasts for every taste.
On December 24, the fun begins with a plant-based Christmas cookie-making class at Chef’s Table during the day. When evening falls, guests can start the celebrations with cocktails at So Spirited, followed by Christmas drinks with Santa at the Pier.
From there, guests can embark on a Christmas Eve Journey at the Dining Room, followed by the resident DJ spinning tropical tunes at the Living Room to wind down the evening.
On Christmas Day itself, guests can linger over a grand Christmas Lunch at the Dining Room or set sail to explore the beauty of Koh Kood’s coastline on a Seven Days, Seven Beaches voyage, which drops anchor at Takhian Beach, one of Thailand’s hidden treasures.
When evening falls, there will be rum and tapas at So Spirited, a Mediterranean Journey at the beach, and the annual Soneva’s Got Talent competition at the Living Room. Soneva Kiri’s youngest guests can also join in the Christmas fun with facepainting at the Eco Den, followed by a surprise party with Santa at the beach.
Guests can also try their hand at making their favourite cuisines this holiday season with sushi and sashimi masterclasses at Soneva Kiri’s Chef’s Table, a Thai cooking class with chef Tuk, a chocolate masterclass with Soneva Kiri’s chocolatiers, or a dessert-making workshop with renowned British pastry chef Claire Clark. As part of the Soneva Stars programme, she will also be hosting a series of exclusive dinners for guests throughout the festive period.
For those looking to reconnect mind, body and soul during their stay, each day during the festive holidays will begin with complimentary yoga, Pilates, tai chi or guided meditation sessions at the Soneva Kiri Spa. As the sun starts to lower in the late afternoon, guests can also learn the ancient art of Muay Thai, stay fit during a Mind and Body Conditioning class, or discover how Soneva Kiri makes its homemade coconut oil with a hands-on workshop.
At the Eco Den, there’s a packed calendar of festive activities and experiences for Young Sonevians and their families. Children can tempt their tastebuds with gingerbread house decorating, take part in Christmas arts and crafts such as card and ornament-making, embark on a Christmas tree hunt on the beach, join in the pool parties, or put their skills to the test during a friendly game of beach volley or badminton battle on the island tennis courts.
This year, Soneva Kiri’s So Local So Global New Year’s Eve Journey will take guests on a culinary voyage of discovery and delight. Starting at The View with cocktails and canapés, from there twinkling lights lead to dining destinations around the resort, where live cooking stations serve delectable dishes, with show-stopping entertainment along the route.
The evening culminates with a countdown to 2023 at the beach, with a spectacular fire show to welcome in the new year and music until the early hours by Soneva Kiri’s resident DJ.
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