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Koh Racha Yai

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Address: Phuket, Thailand
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Koh Lanta Yai, Krabi, Thailand

Idyllic island, still not fully developed. Azure blue seas. West coast is for tourism. Traces of rubber and oil palm plantation. Mainly Muslim local community, small 2-3 star... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Idyllic island, still not fully developed. Azure blue seas. West coast is for tourism. Traces of rubber and oil palm plantation. Mainly Muslim local community, small 2-3 star hotels, but there are big ones such as Rawiwarin. Several 7-11 stores to cater for tourists. Lots of Europeans coming for sun, sand, sea and blue skies. However, some beach are rocky... More 

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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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Shanghai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

the sand is very nice and soft, very nice view on the beach. You can alraedy see many fishes without snockeling.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Went here for a day trip with andaman sea tours. Lovely & clean & great snorkelling. Nice resturant too.

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Patong, Thailand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Went there on day trip. Very easy and quick from Phuket. 30 minutes only from Chalong peer. The island is quite small but amaizing clear water and so beautiful white sand beach in Siam Bay. You can spend overnight on the island as there are few resort but a day trip is enough if you don't enough time. I will... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went on a day tour. snorkelled off speed boat. clear water, clean beaches, good restaurant on beach. much better than coral island.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We booked this trip via the tourist information office at Jungceylon. If I was working at the tourist office I would burn all this companies leaflets. It gives them a bad name. From start to finish this was terrible. The Raya Island (Racha Island) trip was organised through Golden Region Travel. Hotel pickup was fine, until we got to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We booked a trip to Racha (Raya) island through golden region travel. They picked us up from our hotel and took us to Chalong Pier where their office is based. It felt like we were in a cattle market as there were 60+ people going on the trip. We were scaremongers into renting fins for snorkelling and told that if... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The island's most popular tourist attraction in Phuket. Is known as a top destination. In tourism to the islands. With just 30 minutes from Chalong Pier. You can see beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and relaxing on the island and you can snorkel around the island. Including a diving course here. Racha Yai Island is ideal for a short time.... More 

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Aarup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We came on a day trip.. went snorkling (bring bread for the fish) We came back a few days later and stayed overnight.. we booked with one of the tour providers in Patong..

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