Uwern Jong, Martin Perry and Ohm Mornphan enjoying a villa at Soneva Kiri

Celebrating milestones

Inclusivity has always been at the heart of the escapist luxury brand that is Soneva. From their stunning, experiential island resorts in the Maldives – Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani – to their luxurious Thai outpost on Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri. To celebrate ten years of OutThere travel and our special anniversary issue all about Thailand, Soneva sent OutThere’s founders, Martin Perry and Uwern Jong, on a very special journey to experience the property first-hand.

Last year, we covered OutThere travellers David Aleyeto and his partner’s special journey to Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani; and we have to admit that we were more than a little jealous. But, after two years of the pandemic, it was great to celebrate travel once again and see the couple and their friends enjoy themselves in the special brand of castaway luxury that Soneva has to offer.

It’s no secret that OutThere celebrates ten glorious years as a travel journal this year. We count ourselves so very lucky, that our decade of traversing the world has meant we’ve had the opportunity to see and experience some truly spellbinding journeys and mindblowing properties, to help inspire your journeys.

But one of the countries that we love and return to time and time again, is Thailand. It’s a truly OutThere destination that is brimming with exciting experiences and stunning places to stay… not to mention charming, future-forward and ever welcoming of visitors from all backgrounds.

So it came as no surprise that we highlighted Thailand as our featured destination in our inaugural issue ten years ago. And over a decade later, we’re thrilled to have done it again, launching our Thailand Rediscovered Issue to showcase the amazing new chapters that lie in store in the country.

To help us celebrate, Soneva offered to send our Founding Experientialists, Martin Perry and Uwern Jong to Soneva Kiri, its luxurious resort in Thailand’s Koh Kood. It made absolute sense, it is the perfect place for OutThere’s founders to celebrate this milestone (it is after all a favourite destination for those looking to come together to commemorate a birthday or anniversary). And what an absolutely glorious time we had discovering Soneva Kiri… you can read all about what we thought of the resort here, but you are also welcome to join us on our trip, by way of the memories captured by Soneva’s on-resort storyteller…


This article is in partnership with Soneva.