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Koh Racha Yai

Phuket, Thailand
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Full-Day Racha Noi and Racha Yai Snorkeling from Phuket
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Full-Day Racha Islands Tour Including Lunch and Speedboat Transfers from Phuket
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Racha Yai Dive Trip from Phuket
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“clear water” (18 reviews)
“siam bay” (6 reviews)
“day trip” (23 reviews)
Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the corals are dead, we just saw 2 fishes in one hour of snorkelling. There is one small beach which is occupied by the resorts and umbrellas. The water is very choppy and has high current, not recommended unless you are an expert...More

Thank som_gc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Racha Yai island is 30 mins boat ride away from Phuket. If you are tired of Phuket island, Racha Yai island may be a perfect getaway. The water is crystal clear. The beach is quite long and there are shed to sit and relax. Though...More

Thank TheNayzer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a boat tour here and the beach we went to for lounging and for lunch was very tranquil and quiet. We went out to a great snorkeling location with crystal clear water. The water was so clear you could see the rocks on...More

Thank Korrene R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best part of the beach is the tranquility..less crowd and the waters were super clear especially during the afternoon.. Though quite far from mainland..it's worth giving a shot

Thank Ramjeeee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We planned a dive trip to Koh Rach Yai and Racha Noi with Santana Diving Patong. It's the most amazing and beautiful dive ever. Must say that we are just started but seeing a turtle 🐢 and all the rest, one word.. amazing! Both islands...More

1  Thank oranje40
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful My favourite place. Beautiful little cabin for the night, perfect sunset and sunrise viewpoint, basically empty from 5pm

Thank Fsargeant
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We did a day trip here last month. The water was incredibly blue green and crystal clear. Lots of fish and wildlife which made for great snorkeling but there were so many people from all the speed boats. Lots of Chinese tourists and kids peeing...More

Thank 37aprila
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Koh Racha Yai is underrated and we are really glad we chose to come here. Previously been to Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay but Koh Racha Yai beats them hands down. Clear blue water, soft sandy beach, clean toilets, ample space because it wasn't...More

1  Thank Nursha S
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We went to Maya beach previously and was the first time we encountered emerald water to swim in. This Raya Island (aka Koh Racha Yai), also have similar feature. Good thing is that it was less crowded so more space to spread out. Unfortunately, when...More

Thank Erico2709
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We had visited these two islands as part of our diving day trip, diving was wonderful, same for the islands, it was such a relaxing trip with diving and snorkeling. not too busy, it was a little bit windy that day and we enjoyed a...More

Thank Sobhan S
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Sarah B
what is there to do on the island itself if you go there on a day trip? and what is the Best way to get there?
September 17, 2016|
Response from Samira A | Reviewed this property |
You could snorkel, but the water is not very clear and little bit choppy! You could also go to the village where there is a nice Muslim family restaurant (if you want) and swim at the beach!