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Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group

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42/3-9 Moo. 3 Rawai, Mueng, Phuket 83130 Thailand
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#2 of 4 hotels in Ko Racha Yai
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Rayaburi Resort (Racha Island) is a brand new resort, set on a pristine beach on Racha / Raya Yai Island (Phuket). The resort located on a private property set right beside Siam Bay - the longest and widest powdery white sand beach on Racha Yai Island. Its unique mixture of authentic Thai style beach resort facilities with calm and peaceful atmosphere, and heartfelt hospitality and service - suitable for all type of travellers.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids club
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Fishing
Taxi service
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Shops
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Safe
Bottled water
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Chinese, Japanese and 2 more
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Lea G wrote a review Apr 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark23 contributions8 helpful votes
We arrived in the morning with a boat we've booked through the hotel from Phuket - which was fine on the way over there. Check in was fine, but the staff is very young and barely speaks English, so it’s very hard commutating. They have a foreign owner but he wasn’t around much. The hotel has a lot of people on the tour coming for lunch. They take up the entire restaurant and the sun chairs - which there’s only 8 of. The hotel have to turn off the power 4 times a day on certain times which is informed by check in so that’s fine but it got turned off way more or for longer periods than promised and also their wifi in non-existing.. The next morning we got breakfast with undrinkable coffee and a piece of cake with hair in it. After this we just had to get out there, al though we booked two nights but we just had to get out of there. We bought a roundtrip speedboat ticket from Phuket to Koh Racha. But apparently you buy in on a snorkeling trip - which weren’t told. So on the way back to Phuket we were suddenly a part of a 2-hour long snorkeling trip? We even asked the staff if we were going directly to Phuket and they said yes (again with language barrier). We ended with not taking the boat and all of sudden it was the last boat that day so now we had to book a long boat for 4000 baht in stead of the 600 baht we payed for the shared. The staff gave me some woman on the phone that spoke English and she arranged the boat and gave us a better price, as I demanded she should. And also what is up with not telling people they have to be a part of a trip??!?! So all in all, a really unpleasant stay, would not recommend anyone staying here!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Christoffer N wrote a review Jan 2022
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Very beautiful hotel in a beautiful location on Racha island. Very friendly staff and managers that will provide you all the service you need. The rooms are very nice and got a lot of space. The pool is very nice aswell They have a great resturant by their beautiful beach.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jess Kaler wrote a review Dec 2021
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We completed our fantastic holiday with 3 days at Racha Island resort and before we depart tomorrow I wanted to share our days with you and urge you to book this fantastic, rustic back to nature resort experience. Kindness and genuine 5* hospitality is what defines a hotel more so than a price tag and glossy brochure that often can be sterile and overpriced..so the fact its not listed as a luxury resort and does not try to be is honest and endearing, they care for your experience and all the staff led my the lovely Peach are intrinsic to the 5* experience..from the welcome to the service at the bar, restaurants and just being on hand has been superb. I will 100% return and share our stunning stay with anyone coming to Thailand..so happy new year to all at the Racha Island Resort and I am sure you will have all the success you deserve .. Thank you all for a brilliant stay
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Angela wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything was perfect! This is our second year coming here and will not be our last! The staff are so attentive and welcoming you really feel at home from the moment you step off the speedboat! The check in and check out process is so easy they take care of all of your baggage and it's so fast. The food at the restaurant is delicious everything we ate , we loved. And all of the waiters are quick and always paying attention. The beach and the rooms are absolutely beautiful and the housekeeping does an amazing job!! Dont forget to tip , they work super hard and totally deserve it!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hijazzsp wrote a review Jan 2020
Barcelona, Spain60 contributions63 helpful votes
HOTEL: The hotel occupies its own beach in an extremely beautiful bay with coral-white sands and turquoise sea. Where other beaches are often photoshopped, here you get the actual colors. You can place your towel on the beach, or pick a deckchair with umbrella, or simply sit in the restaurant next to the beach. The premises are very large, you always feel like you are in a huge garden with birds and butterflies. They grow their own vegetables for the restaurant, and you can taste that. ROOM Our room (Chino pool view) and the bathroom were very, very spacious, nicely airy, and you had a terrace in front of it to sit, read, chill, or have a sundowner, while observing the vegetation and the pool. Flooring is made of beautiful Portuguese tiles. That whole Chino group around the pretty and shady pool is the center-piece of the resort and reminiscent of the Sino-Portuguese architecture you find in Phuket Old Town, Malacca, Georgetown, or Macau. STAFF The star of the hotel are the people working it. It is a family business, and what a nice family they are! The staff were also super helpful. Our daughter arrived with high fever, and at night I unfortunately broke the bottle of fever reducer. Next morning they had an equivalent shipped from a pharmacy on the mainland. There is also a permanent doctor in the hotel. We were also taken to a beautiful sunset spot on the rocks on the other side of the island and collected, opened and ate oysters right there... In general, everyone was accommodating of our every need. SUMMARY Upon booking, I was a bit unsure given the mixed reviews, and after arrival for a day or so I was trying to understand why some people were disappointed with this gem, and I can only explain some of the poor reviews with off expectations. This is not a sterile business or chain hotel, this is a very nice, beautiful, charming, and relaxed family-run resort.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Anton Stout wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
My partner and I intended to stay for 3 nights we ended up staying for 5. The private beach, the exceptional staff and the room was unforgettable. With a unique Portuguese colonial plantation inspired set on a spacious white sand and palm tree acreages, it is definitely one of the most unforgettable stays in Thailand. Each day we would head to the beach front restaurant to have breakfast before jumping into the crystal clear water but beyond that it was hard to leave the room - it was beautiful- we were fortune enough to have the chino garden view room with the extended balcony, which we spent a great deal of time; reading, writing and mediating. If you prefer character and spaciousness over modern and uniformity, this place is for you.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HeBCN wrote a review Jan 2020
Barcelona, Spain236 contributions73 helpful votes
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My 8th time to Thailand and this was a positive surprise for us. Wanted to meet with Thai friends in Phuket after NYE and wanted something nice close to Phuket for a couple of days. We had a wonderful time. Very recommendable! It is not a 5 star but you pay much less and feel treated like a 5 star. Family run and extremely nice and helpful people. The rooms in the new house next to the pool are just great. Some people from the Racha Hotel next door, 4 times more expensive came over to our beach since much better as well as the food. They grow some of their food in own garden which is excellent. A paradise and we will return for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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flower1901 wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions1 helpful vote
Over the many times I have visited Phuket, I never realised that there was an island so close which was so nice. The private speed boat journey lasted 30 min in a safe boat coordinated through the resort. There are 3 resorts on the island which I would class as high end, mid range family and backpacker. Rayaburi was a well priced family style resort in mid range pricing. We rented the 2 x1 bedroom villas which shared a pool on the deck between the two. The villas had a small living area downstairs and 2 double beds upstairs. The villas were an older wooden thai style building in good condition. We were a family with 3 young kids, so it was a little cramped in bedding for us, therefore we decided to rent another room beside the villas for space, which was affordable to do. The individual rooms are in blocks of 2, similar to duplexes. It was great having the pool to jump in, even though it was a little cold. The rooms and villas are all maybe a 10 metre walk to the beach which was a soft white clean sand, and turquoise blue warmish water. The restaurant had good food, and theres a little convenient store next to the restaurant. There are also another 1-2 little convenient stores a short walk from the resort, and you can access the beach on the other side of the island easily with a short walk. All in all, my family really enjoyed our 3 days on the island.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Ahmad Suleiman wrote a review Oct 2019
Kuwait City, Kuwait241 contributions95 helpful votes
My son & I went all day fishing and by mid day, we decided to have lunch! We approached the island resort just like everyone else. As we got closer to the the outside resort, we waited to be seated just like everyone, however the waiter had seated us outside the canopy stating that the canopy is only for hotel guests. This is not my understanding to neither Thai culture, nor international standards. This is a descrimnation that I don't accept. We were dressed properly, even better than some of the guests that were staying at the resort and our money is the same. If for any reason the resort does not accept non-resort guests, then there should be a sign or a formal form of notification stating the same, otherwise this is not correct. That said, the food was good since we ordered seafood. Once we completed our lunch we left the island back to fishing.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Anton D wrote a review Aug 2019
Gardabaer, Iceland36 contributions67 helpful votes
My experience was very mixed at this resort. Good things first: - beach is beautiful - pool by the Chino rooms is very nice - staff we encountered were very nice and willing to help - breakfast was pretty solid. Bad: - Rooms look very nice on pictures but everything looks and feels pretty old and run down - my girlfriend ordered a chicken cordon bleu,the chicken was raw,not undercooked,raw. She noticed after a couple of bites. The staff asked her if she wanted something else instead free of charge,she didn't so they gave us ice cream. Good reaction from the staff but it does not excuse serving absolutely raw chicken. - cockroaches in our bed - Lizard in our room - gigantic huntsman spider in our room,we got a room switch after a member of staff came and tried to get rid of it,kudos to that employee though,he did the best he could. - you get picked up from the boat in a tractor Honestly,if the idea of being in a nice 4 star resort on an island is what you're looking for,this is not the place for you,this is by no means a 4 star experience. However if you just want to spend your time snorkling/walking/sunbathing and relaxing and aren't too bothered about your room you'll be fine
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rayaburi resort (racha island) hotel rawai
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rayaburi Resort (Racha Island)
LOCATION
ThailandPhuketKo Racha Yai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
69
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Frequently Asked Questions about Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group
Which popular attractions are close to Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
Nearby attractions include Rawai Palm Tailor (0.5 km), Phuket Seashell Museum (0.02 km), and Friendship Beach (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hana Cafe + Ramen Rawai, The Family Restaurant, and Rossovivo Ristorante Italiano E Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Korean.
Does Racha Island Resort by Rayaburi Group have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.