During 2012, Soneva Kiri has invited some of the most pioneering explorers from around the world, and beyond, to visit its resorts to share their stories with guests over dinner.
The line up itself is almost legendary, being led by the man on the moon himself, Buzz Aldrin.
Aldrin will be on hand to discuss the effects of climate change and to lead guest adventures in and around the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding area – on land and on sea.
The stories will be epic, the talks, dinners and excursions intimate and personal.
Buzz, who over forty years ago was the first to travel through space and spend 21 hours on the moon, will meet with his contemporary Sir Robin Knox Johnston, the first man to sail solo around the world.
Both men crossed their frontiers in 1969, applauded and revered each other’s achievement but have met only fleetingly.
They will meet for what promises to be an historic dinner, held under the stars and beside the sea, at Soneva Kiri in Thailand in April.
The calendar of adventures began in January when TV presenter and explorer, Ben Fogle visited Soneva Kiri in Thailand.
He led guests on a diving excursion to discover the waters around Koh Kood, to view marine life and ancient caves and then hosted a very British Tea Party back at the resort to tell tales of his travels.
Soneva is delighted to welcome these intrepid explorers to share their unique experiences with its guests.
Along with the tall tales and excitement there will be an element of education, of learning more about our planet and beyond and of its current challenges, embracing the Soneva core philosophy of SLOW LIFE; sustainable, local, organic, wellness – learning, inspiring, fun, experiences.