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Treetop Dining, Soneva Kiri, Thailand

Treetop Dining at Soneva Kiri, Thailand: A Pinnacle of Eco-Luxury in Resort Design

Introduction to Treetop Dining at Soneva Kiri

Set within the lush tropical rainforest of Koh Kood, Thailand, the Treetop Dining experience at Soneva Kiri, designed by Nomadic Resorts, offers guests an extraordinary approach to fine dining. Perched high in the canopy, diners enjoy exquisite meals in custom-designed bamboo pods, ingeniously blending sustainability with luxury.

Architectural Innovation and Sustainability

The dining pods, inspired by the intricately woven nests of weaver birds, are constructed primarily from bamboo, an eco-friendly material that perfectly complements the natural setting. These structures not only minimize environmental impact but also demonstrate innovative use of sustainable building materials in luxury resort architecture.

Unique Culinary Experience

Elevated roughly seven meters above the forest floor, these pods provide a dining experience like no other. Guests are served by waitstaff who zip-line to each pod, delivering not just meals but a memorable adventure. This setup not only enhances the dining experience but also respects the tranquility and privacy of the natural surroundings.

Commitment to Eco-Friendly Practices

The Treetop Dining project underscores Nomadic Resorts’ dedication to sustainability. From the low-impact construction methods to the organic ingredients used in the kitchen, every aspect of the dining experience is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, setting a benchmark for future projects in eco-tourism.

The Role of Leadership in Project Execution

The success of the Treetop Dining experience can be attributed to the visionary leadership of the Nomadic Resorts team, including the creative insights of architect Olav Bruin and the strategic project management by CEO Louis Thompson. Their combined efforts have ensured that the project not only aligns with but also advances the standards of sustainable luxury.

Conclusion: A Model for Future Developments

The Treetop Dining at Soneva Kiri is more than just a meal; it’s an immersive experience that exemplifies how luxury resort design can coexist with nature conservation. It serves as a model for integrating eco-friendly practices into the luxury hospitality industry, promising a sustainable future for similar ventures.


Treetop Dining, Soneva Kiri, Thailand

The Treetop Dining Pod at Soneva Kiri offers guests the chance to dine in the rainforest canopy. But there are no walkways or terraces here – instead, the pod is hoisted up from ground level and are served by zip-lining waiters.

The bamboo-clad pod can house two to four people who are hoisted around seven metres (23 feet) up in the air to gaze out at the ocean and the great trees that tower all around. The pods are fairly spacious, with a wood-hewn table, cushions, napkins and cutlery, and their spindly exteriors are inspired by the nests produced by the local weaver bird.

Our Creative Director Olav Bruin was working for 24H-architecture and was responsible for the architectural design while our CEO Louis Thompson was responsible for  the project management and installation of the Treetop Dining pod.

Soneva Kiri, Thailand
Treetop dining pod
Olav Bruin, Louis Thompson

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