Award-winning luxury resort Soneva Kiri is located on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood – just one hour by private plane southeast of Bangkok. It offers an unrivalled combination of luxury, an integral environmental approach, authentic Thai experiences and mouth-watering organic food, a lot of which is grown in the resort’s own gardens. Soneva Kiri’s 34 vast pool villas on the beach, hillsides and cliff tops, vary in size from one to six bedrooms. All of the villas have island-chic furnishings, personal electric buggies or bicycles and impeccable service courtesy of a Barefoot Butler. Dive and snorkel the bay, or head to the nearby National Marine Park to get up close to the vibrant marine life of the Gulf of Thailand. For families, the manta ray shaped Den is where children’s imaginations and curiosity can be unleashed, while the Eco Den, for those aged one to five will let them take part in age-specific activities. When it comes to dining, guests can choose from eight restaurants and bars. At Kruua Mae Tuk, a restaurant on stilts amidst the mangroves, traditional Thai cuisine is the star. With views out across the sea, The View offers the zesty flavours of Nikkei cuisine. Colours of the Garden is a plant-based dining experience in the organic gardens, where four menus highlight the four culinary regions of Thailand. At the recently opened Down to Earth, Chef Umed takes diners to India’s Northern Frontier with dishes that were once served to kings and queens. Other highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, complimentary resort-made chocolates and 60 flavours of ice cream, a high-tech observatory a spa, and the spectacular Treepod Dining experience that takes fine dining to new heights in the rainforest canopy.