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Koh Racha Yai

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Great for snorkel but too many day-tours group

Great Island that not too far from Phuket but too many chinese day tours so it make the place lack of peaceful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of he best beach I have visited in Thailand. White sand beach and blue water. The view is simply breathtaking. If you are beach lover like me must come. But please be aware a small blue creature that sting when you snorkeling near the resort. It take a while to recover. Just sting no swollen.

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great Island that not too far from Phuket but too many chinese day tours so it make the place lack of peaceful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Unfortunately the sea conditions were not so flash the day we visited this island which we felt put a damper on our time here, however this is a rather rough island. The beach we spent the most of our time on (where the speedboats drop tourists) was littered with so much rubbish, and the setting for all of the beach... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I did the Racha Island tour via speed boat with Nikorn marine. When we arrived at Racha Island and the first beach was disappointing compared to what I expected from the brochure, the beach was very rocky. We stayed there about 1 hour before getting back on the speed boat to go snorkelling for 1 hour. The snorkelling was lovely... More 

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Damansara, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The water here was very clear when I came. Snorkeling towards the rocky area was not bad, even at shallow waters there were many fishes. Umbrellas and mats are for rent here at 300baht. Recommended to snorkel a little bit on this island and to just take a nap while admiring how clear and clean the water is :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We didn't know much about this island and just found out through a local tour center when we asked for a good place to do snorkeling. We weren't dissapointed by the experience and the beautiful coral riefs in this island. I'd highly recommed going to this island if you want to do some quality snorkeling. Although we didn't spend the... More 

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Mandurah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Of course being one of many tourists visiting the island for the day I was aware how busy it was but what is a real shame is that mass tourism brings with it rubbish, which doesn't need to happen! We enjoyed our day with Golden Region Travel, although speedboat was packed to the max! Pick up from hotel was fine,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was our second trip to Racha. This time was with nicorn marine. They run a good operation even though you may feel a bit worried at the chalong bay marina with the throng of people waiting. The guides do a great job of keeping their group on track and really make sure you have a great day. Even making... More 

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Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I can recommand for all lovers of coral riefs and colorfull fishes to visit this island!!!! such a big experience I'd maybe only in Maldives... and,, of cause such a white sand... think about to spend 2 days here, I'd just suggestes this to my doughter who'll visit Thailand in April.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I joined a one-day tour to this island. On arrival, the astonishing view already took my breath away. The beach is extremely beautiful, white & soft sand, crystal blue water. A must-go destination if you are visiting Phuket!

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