Soneva Kiri is always a good idea.
Soneva Kiri is one of the most luxurious resorts in the world, where guests are shuttled by Soneva's own private jet from the big city to a landing strip in the middle of paradise; once off the plane shoes come off too until they board again in a few days. They'll be living in the heart of nature where even the drinking water receives special treatment - it is exposed to classical music because they believe that Bach and Beethoven infused H2O just tastes better.
Today, as the third wave of Covid-19 pummels Thailand, Bangkokians are seeking refuge. While for a while there, Phuket was the alternate residence of choice, the new policy of testing every visitor to Phuket at the airport has caused travelers to think twice - what happens if heaven forbid you test positive upon landing? Even if asymptomatic, a holiday in paradise could turn into a game of survivor in a field hospital in Phuket. Enter Soneva Kiri - because after all, Soneva Kiri Koh Kood is always a good idea.
So How does it Work for Travelers?
Soneva Kiri is offering complimentary COVID-19 RT-PCR testing for all paid guests coming stay at the resort from traveling from Bangkok between and May 15, 2021. Soneva covers the cost of the testing only. This initiative is Soneva's response following the Trat government’s recent declaration mandating that all visitors to the province must show a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival date.
Guests will be tested at the Bangkok Genomics Medical Technology Clinic (BGMTC) and will receive the RT-PCR test results within 24-36 hours after the sample having been collected.
Should tests return positive, guests may choose to come back and stay anytime within 12 months of the original purchase date.