Posted on Sun, 1 May 2011
The Most Extraordinary Kid’s Club!
Luxury Thai resort Soneva Kiri by Six Senses just unveiled one of the most extraordinary kids’ clubhouses ever seen and something fantasies are made of. Made largely out of bamboo, it is built above ground to resemble a gigantic manta ray hovering amongst the tree tops. And it’s in its belly where the kids hang out. Designed by Dutch architect Olav Bruin, it’s an eco-friendly, organic piece of work, with a structure of bamboo and covered in a skin of bamboo shingles.
Measuring approximately 30 metres by 30 metres, the free flow space inside is divided into an Art Room, Music Room, Fashion Room and a library with a catamaran-style netting floor covered with overstuffed cushions. Windows in the flooring peek down to the forest floor below and at the main entrance, a drawbridge leads up to a wave of stairs.
So adults get the enjoy their grown up fun, like spa treatments and general chilling out in luxurious surrounds, undisturbed and guiltless, the kids can have a screaming good time. At the Den, they try their hand at playing Thai music, designing clothes and making crafts, and expeditions to the resort’s Eco Centro recycling hub.
Beyond the den, there are other family activities too, like kayaking, snorkelling, stargazing and nature walks, and private movie screenings at Cinema Paradiso, an outdoor screen inflated over a reservoir. Good to know too is that the resort’s Six Senses Spa also offers specialist junior treatments. Definitely a resort to consider when planning your June holiday getaways.
Soneva Kiri by Six Senses is located on Koh Kood, a remote island situated in the east of Thailand. To get there, take a 60 minutes by private plane to Soneva Kiri Airport, then a 2 km ride by speed boat to the resort.