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Koh Racha Yai

Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #35 of 85 Attractions in Phuket
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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 via mobile

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This island is about a 30 minute trip via speedboat from Chalong and is apparently owned or leased by some sort of resort. The tour operator warned us everything costs money, and he was right -- sit on a chair, 100 baht. Use the toilet, 20 baht. We did some OK snorkeling from the boat not far from the flexible... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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14 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We took Raya Princess (company) day tour to Koh Racha Yai (or Raya Island) It took us only about 40 min to the island from Southern Phuket I am sure Koh Racha Rai is a beautiful island but the beach the tour operator took us to for snorkeling was congested with people and practically unlike the beautiful pictures in tour... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Thanks, Easy229 - you have pretty much told my story too! Wish I'd read it before we went on our day of disappointment. The only changes are that life-jackets on the boats have improved from Hello Kitty gear, and the extra cost of sitting on a lounger was 200 baht. Almost nothing promised on the brochure eventuated. Shortly after arrival... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I don't like to give a poor review because everyone's thoughts are different. My rating will say what I think but you my friends will make up your mind. This is just how our day went. Pickup from hotel was spot on time. Speedy minibus until we get to another hotel. 20 minute wait for two immaculately dressed and prepared... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A day trip snorkeling and scuba diving took us out to this small island. The boat trip from Phuket was scenic and fun in some of the bigger waves we ran into. Once at the island and having jumped into the water I was shocked to discover a revolting amount of trash and plastic floating around the multiple bays we... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place have awesome beaches, just be aware that the pier is a mobile pier which moves a lot with the waves. Therefore, bring comfortable shoes. No HILLS, I saw some girls on hills having issues at the pier.

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