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The Racha

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#1 of 4 resorts in Ko Racha Yai
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One of the world’s most stunning destinations can be found 12 nautical miles south of Phuket, on the Andaman island of Racha Yai. An expansive white-sand crescent bay with azure crystal waters creates the postcard-perfect backdrop for The Racha. Recently voted The Best Island Resort in South East Asia*, The Racha offers a truly amazing experience in a magical setting. With eco-chic luxury living, guests choose to ‘get-way from-it-all’ without taking anything away from the environment. Spread over 20 acres of verdant tropical grounds and built in low-rise harmony with the environment, 85 villas of eight category types provide for every creature comfort. The resort offers some of the best snorkelling in Thailand and has its own 5-Star PADI Dive Centre offering a variety of dive trips and courses, and a purpose-built instructional pool for beginners. The three ozone-treated swimming pools with underwater music offer plenty of options to chill and relax.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Billiards
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Burmese, Filipino and 3 more
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42/12-13 Moo 5 44, Batok Bay, Phuket 83100 Thailand
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The Racha
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Victor K wrote a review 11 Apr
Hong Kong, China487 contributions171 helpful votes
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We stayed three nights in a basic twin room with Pool view. There are rooms of higher grade but the basic one is already very good size with a big bathroom and additionally an open shower. It's a lovely resort and casually luxuorious. The ground is tropical and very nicely maintained. The breakfast is exceptional. There is an Italian and a Thai Restaurant where lunch and dinner are served. We sticked to the latter which is called Sunset Restaurant. At first I was concerned about the price. It turned out to be very reasonable and the food was very good. There are many complimentary activities. What interested us most was the free use of kayak and paddle board during 8-10am and 4-6pm. But there are only two kayak and two paddle boards available. Not sure why they are not better equipped. The Water Sports Centre provided many good tips for snorkeling sites in the Island. All staff were exceptional. Three nights were a suitable duration for us.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Victor K, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you for taking the time to send us your review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and that the team delivered beyond expectation. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Warmest regards, Devan
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Luca F wrote a review 6 Apr
Vienna, Austria44 contributions34 helpful votes
Excellent experience. The Location and view are great, the staff extremely friendly. We much enjoyed the food at the Sunset BBQ Service sometimes a bit slow but overall top class. We had amazing diving experiences including the night dive and a very supportive diving instructor. Big thanks to Deuw and to the General Manager
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Luca F, Thank you for sharing your kind compliments with us and for reviewing The Racha after your recent stay. I am glad you had the most amazing stay with us and enjoyed our diving, the extremely friendly staff and the location. We appreciate your recommendations and will be taken on board for review. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments soon. Warm regards, Devan Bhaskaran
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yousif wrote a review Mar 2024
Drammen, Norway1 contribution
We've explored Thailand extensively, but this hotel surpasses them all – it's simply the most beautiful we've ever seen. The service is top-notch, the location feels like paradise, and they clean our room twice daily. While we've noticed some complaints from Asian guests, it seems many of them spend their time taking a hundred photos a day and aren't exactly popular with others. But that hasn't affected our experience – to us, this place truly feels magical.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Best hotel
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Yousif, Warm greetings from The Racha. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and that the team delivered beyond expectation. Thank you for taking the time to send us your review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Warmest regards, Devan
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Juraj V wrote a review Mar 2024
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel with a brilliant location on the most beautiful beach in the area. I consider the tropical greenery, transort services, beach service to be a plus. Considering the category of the hotel, which presents itself as luxurious, I have to be critical of the restaurant services and the absence of a night bar. after 10:00 p.m. everything is closed. The wine list during the dinner was missing, while the hotel has a wine room, which I have not seen in operation. Untapped potential that the place offers. Personally, I would rate the hotel as good, but not luxurious. In any case, it is worth a visit, you just need to moderate your expectations.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Juraj V, Thank you very much for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the location, the beach, and the transport service. However, we understand that certain aspects of your experience fell short of your expectations, and we apologize for any inconvenience. At the restaurants, our service personnel presents both the drink and the food menu as soon as you are seated. The wine cellar has a perfect collection of wines. You could have asked my team to take you to the cellar to select your preferred wine. As you mentioned, the lobby bar closes at 11:00 p.m., not at 10:00 p.m. My lobby bar team is always there to serve guests, even if they are sitting until midnight. The Racha is a hideaway and a quiet place to chill. Once again, we appreciate your valuable feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future, providing you with an amazing stay that exceeds your expectations. Kind regards, Devan.
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BangkokSachse wrote a review Mar 2024
Bangkok, Thailand42497 contributions693 helpful votes
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We drove to Chalong Pier and paid for overnight parking. The Racha Resort has a check in lounge near the pier. The resort officers were friendly and helpful. We took the speed boat shuttle to the Racha island in 30 minutes. The beach was beautiful. The breakfast was delicious. The pool was amazing. The services were excellent. The views were beautiful.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear BangkokSachse, Warm greetings from The Racha. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and that the team delivered beyond expectation. Thank you for taking the time to send us your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest regards, Devan
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adib823 wrote a review Mar 2024
Frankfurt, Germany27 contributions43 helpful votes
I visited The Racha for the second time, and once again, it exceeded my expectations. The Racha stands out, for me, as a great beach resort. The 2-bedroom villa we stayed in was comfortable, clean, and featured a spacious swimming pool. Despite the hotel being fully booked, I had no trouble finding available loungers at the beach. It seemed most guests opted to spend their time at the infinity pool, and thus, balancing well the beach loungers availability 😀. I thoroughly enjoyed the food served at the hotel's restaurants. In my view the prices for food and drinks are reasonable, especially considering the remote location of Racha Island. The Sunset restaurant was open this year for dinner, it was our preferred option. The resort offers complimentary eco-friendly drinking bottles at the beach and in the villas, showcasing their commitment to sustainability. I want to express my thanks to the entire hotel staff for their exceptional hospitality. I am immensely grateful for their genuine efforts to ensure we have an enjoyable stay. In particular, I want to extend special thanks to Jane from the reception, Bim and C at the restaurants, and Wan, whose care of our 2-bedroom villa made me and my family feel truly pampered. Additionally, I am deeply thankful to the resort nurse for her invaluable assistance, Roj for inviting my daughter to participate in the Thai Navy release of Sea Turtles ceremony, and, above all, Yuyi for going above and beyond to ensure that every need was met with a smile. No doubtable that I will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 8 Mar 2024
Dear adib, Thank you so much for sharing your experience following your recent stay with us! We're thrilled to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations. We're delighted you'd choose to stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back whenever you're ready for another unforgettable getaway. Warm regards.
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Joanne wrote a review Mar 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent!! this is our 6th stay in 3 years..what an amazing place, relaxing, great service and selection of restaurants. The staff team are very well trained and communicate perfectly. The rooms are gorgeous, not to mention the facilities and fantastic beach. GM Devan is the best, he runs a very slick operation, Yuyi F & B is always happy to help too. You always feel very looked after and nurtured during your stay, it's very difficult to leave!!..Highly recommend
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Mar 2024
Dear Joanne, Thank you so much for sharing your experience following your recent stay with us! We're thrilled to hear that your return visit exceeded your expectations. We're delighted that you have chosen to stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back with open arms whenever you're ready for another unforgettable getaway. Warm regards.
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Valerie T wrote a review Feb 2024
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My 3rd stay with the resort in a long time... it did not fail me. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Excellent service from the staff who are very attentive. They make you feel at home and pampered. Great ambience, food spread, good maintenance of the property
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: -The beach can get crowded with the daytrippers at times.
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Responded 26 Feb 2024
Dear U4197ZXvaleriet, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Racha. I am glad my team took care of your needs and that you were pampered throughout your stay, the ambience and maintenance of the resort. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest regards,
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happyeater347 wrote a review Feb 2024
Zhuhai, China2 contributions
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World-class resort and if I'd imagine what a luxury resort at a tropical island should look like, then this is what it should be. Location is truly paradise, one of Thailand’s best natural sceneries. Visitors from Phuket take daytime boat trips and make for a nice vibe on the beaches in the afternoon but never over-crowded. Last boats are late afternoon and so the mornings and evenings the entire island belongs almost exclusively to the guests of the Racha. This resort is doing a superb job at tranquility, exclusivity, harmony with nature. There is peace, harmony, nature, great people in both the other Guests and the Staff who are all friendly and helpful, thoughtful and polite, personal service. At the Racha everyone is treated as privileged, respected, welcomed. Excellent! The suites and all the public facilities are all very well done, everything is just right, home away from home, nothing is too small or too big, too close or too far, too little or too much. Pure convenience. Cars and motorbikes are banned from this island, wonderful, safe & silent, and everything is in walking distance. Great outdoor private pool also inside the suite. We had both breakfast and dinner at the restaurant at the Racha, great staff and service, upscale setting, great Thai food, amazing sea views. The breakfast variety and quality is bang on just right for this setting and a nice setup, it's all there. The beach bar with terrace is perfect for drinks under the trees. The outdoor infinity swimming pool is excellent and so is the library lounge, great places to hang for a break. Activities are plentiful including diving, snorkeling, canoeing, or take a Muay Thai class on the beach. We also did a treatment at the Spa of course, topnotch massages. The beaches are scenic and second to none in the world, and, without the crowds… White sand, clear water, coral, and fish! There are original forests, tropical jungle, great for a morning stroll. Tips: 1. Sunset view with sunset cocktails at 18:30 from the Racha's own beach, or bar, or the outdoor pool. 2. A 10-minute morning walk to the island’s other nice beach, Siam Beach, go before 8 am to find yourself alone on this paradise-like beach. 3. The resort has a few Monitor Dragons, beautiful and harmless (not to be mistaken for Komodo Dragons), and they make for an awesome sight. They shy away from people but if you walk around enough you will surely spot one. 4. Get on a hill in the evening for a perfect crystal clear view of the stars and galaxy. Big thanks to all the Racha Staff for an amazing stay ! Read less Tip: Spectacular starry skies and sunsets. 'Monitor Dragons' spotting. Early morning beach visit for a 'True Paradise Experience'.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Early morning beach visit for a "Blue Lagoon" paradise experience. Spectacular starry skies and...
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Responded 19 Feb 2024
Dear Khun happyeater347, Warm greetings from The Racha. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and that the team delivered beyond expectation. Thank you for taking the time to send us your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest regards, The Management
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Mana R wrote a review Feb 2024
Fort Worth, Texas83 contributions14 helpful votes
The Racha has one of the best beaches in Thailand. It has beautiful white sand and clear aqua blue water surrounded by luscious green hills. The facilities are excellent featuring very clean, modern suites. Everything is conveniently located near the beach. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 13 Feb 2024
Dear Khun Mana, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and that the team delivered beyond expectation. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest regards, The Management
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PRICE RANGE
£170 - £363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the racha hotel ko racha yai, racha hotel yai island, racha yai island, racha phuket
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ThailandPhuketKo Racha Yai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Racha
What are some of the property amenities at The Racha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Racha?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Racha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Racha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Racha have airport transportation?
Yes, The Racha offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Racha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Racha offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Racha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, and Burmese.
Does The Racha have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Racha accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.