Our favourite resort in Thailand, Soneva Kiri, gets ready to welcome guests celebrating Eid al-Adha. From July 7th to 16th, guests can enjoy an unforgettable Eid with exceptional dining events and festive feasts, rare experiences, family fun and more.
There are daily Eid-inspired dining programmes such as breakfast with Middle Eastern live cooking stations before stretching out to relax on the secluded sands of North Beach with a delectable lunch of pit-cooked roast lamb. For dinner, a feast of flavours from across North Africa and the Middle East await at the Middle Eastern and Moroccan Street Buffet. There is also hands-on cooking classes where guests can master Indonesian, Indian or Thai dishes.
Then explore the beauty of Koh Kood with the Seven Days, Seven Beaches tour. Hop on a traditional fishing boat and explore secluded beaches, hidden coves and azure bays.
Young guests are not forgotten, too. The Den – a giant moulded bamboo playground shaped like a manta ray – is filled with activities that explore their creativity and imagination. Elsewhere, the Eco Den is specially made for 1 to 5 year olds, with age-specific activities where guests are looked after by qualified childcare experts and local child carers.
Since our last stay, Soneva Kiri has moved up on so many levels. For example, the organic Eco Centre garden now hosts Colours of the Garden where guests can dine on plant-based menu using ingredients that come directly from the garden. Benz Restaurant has been renamed Tuk’s Kitchen but remains the quaint on-stilts building with offering of a ‘no menu’ multicourse Thai meal.
Elsewhere, the resort continues to maintain its halal commitment, sharing with Halaluxe the various halal certificates for the meats and selected ingredients. Chef Cristophe says, “(For) special religion dietary (halal, kosher, etc..), we always use a separate kitchen and special kitchen equipment for respective faith-based needs.”