Koh Racha Yai

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Mandy S
Saint-Nicolas-lez-Arras, France19 contributions
Fabulous stay
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a fabulous resort and island. Amazing place, staff extremely friendly and helpful. Spa soooo relaxing. Choice of 3 pools. Good choice of food in the restaurants. The only slight downside was part of the beach being busy during the day with boat trips.
Book a trip for snorkelling round the island and venture out of the resort to try the local food. Can't praise it highly enough.
Written August 12, 2020
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Alex B
London, UK382 contributions
5* from 4pm to 11am
Feb 2020
Sadly, this paradise is semi spoilt by the cheer volume of boats that turn up and drop people off during the hours of 11am to 4pm.

If you are staying on the island then best to stay in your resorts until the crowds have gone home at 4pm. After this, you can then enjoy this spectacular paradise with soft white sands and clear turquoise ocean.

I really hope this doesn’t become another maya bay. Something needs to be done to protect this beautiful island.
Written February 16, 2020
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lazytraveller13
Toronto, Canada370 contributions
A nice visit
Jan 2020 • Couples
Did a combo Racha, Coral island tour. Racha is a beautiful spot. The beach was very busy where we were dropped off due to all the tourists.
Written January 22, 2020
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madre&padre
Montenegro2,630 contributions
Cristal clear water!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Big white sand beach but little problem is small rock in water when tide is low. Colour water is tirquose. Too many boat and speed boat. No sunbeds and umbrella for hire. No shadow, this is big problem!!!
Written January 15, 2020
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Ryan
The Netherlands113 contributions
Amazing beach!
Dec 2019 • Couples
By far one of the prettiest beaches I've seen! It has all the ingredients for an amazing experience: looks very clean, beautiful clear water, white sands, amazing palm trees, enough places to grab some food and/or drinks and above all a great ambience and it's less crowded that other beaches I've been too. You can even go snorkeling in the area or partake in other fun activities. Definitely recommend visit Racha Island 💚
Written January 5, 2020
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Christal
Rotterdam, The Netherlands72 contributions
Beautiful beach not too crowdy
Dec 2019 • Couples
We booked a half day trip to Racha and Corals islands. Because of vicinity of both Islands to Phuket we didn’t spend as much time travelling to and from the islands as with other excursions and a got to spend a good amount of time on the islands themselves and the ‘late’ pick up time (around 08:00 from our hotel in Kata beach) gave us enough time to still have breakfast in our hotel.

We really loved Racha beach. It was beautiful and a bit more quiet than Coral Island. There is nog a lot of shade there though and only a couple hours of stores so be mindful of that when you want to spend a lot of time here.

Lunch was included in our tour but if we go next time we’ll look into eating at the hotel there.

At trip here is definitely very goof value for the money and something we’d consider again

I would advise to come early. The later it gets the more crowded it gets and the less places available in the shade
Written January 4, 2020
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Lex Brit
Malaysia9 contributions
White Sand and Crystal Clear Water
Nov 2019
Patok Bay in Racha Yai is super pretty and it will make you feel not wanting to leave the island anymore. From Patok bay, you can just walk to explore other bays. There are restaurants and you can also rent ATV. There are a lot of tourists though but it is still quiet and you can still enjoy.

Siam bay is very very quiet. It is located near the Racha Island Resort. The said resort has restaurant facing the beach where you can order even if you are not a guest there. There are also other stores along the beach. There are much less tourists here except to those hotel guests and noticed that most of the guests were Koreans.
Written November 15, 2019
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chris048
Erlangen, Germany115 contributions
White beach, clear water, little bit too many tourists
Oct 2019 • Family
It is a nice day trip. We started 9 in the morning, 30 min drive to Koh Racha Yai from Phuket with speed boat. 1,5h bathing (few tourists in morning). Then snorkeling 1,5h at another spot (nice, but less fish and corals compared to e.g. Egypt). Returning to bathing Beach at 12 noon (many tourists now). Had some nice food and 2.30 pm started trip back to phuket. Arrived there 3.30pm. Enjoyed it. NWorth to see.
Written October 30, 2019
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ROBERT
15 contributions
great and lovely island
Aug 2019
here are 5 small beaches on Racha Yai Island: Ter Bay and Lha Bay to the east, Kon Kare Bay to the southeast, Patok Bay to the west and Siam Bay to the north. This is a good place for snorkeling. The water temperature is just right and the waves are relatively small. The beach line is quite long. The fish seen in different snorkeling places on the island are different too. Compared to the boisterousness of Phuket, the environment here is exceptionally quiet. It's a good island to go by boat about half an hour.
Written September 8, 2019
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H.T NG
Penang, Malaysia44 contributions
Nice island to visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
The sand is so soft, quiet and good place for sunbath. a good place for photos as well.
However, it took 30 minutes from phuket jetty.
Written July 29, 2019
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