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42/12-13 Moo 5, Phuket 83130 Thailand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 04/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Ko Racha Yai
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
One of the world’s most stunning destinations can be found 12 nautical miles south of Phuket, on the Andaman island of Racha Yai. An expansive white-sand crescent bay with azure crystal waters creates the postcard-perfect backdrop for The Racha. Recently voted The Best Island Resort in South East Asia*, The Racha offers a truly amazing experience in a magical setting. With eco-chic luxury living, guests choose to ‘get-way from-it-all’ without taking anything away from the environment. Spread over 20 acres of verdant tropical grounds and built in low-rise harmony with the environment, 85 villas of eight category types provide for every creature comfort. The resort offers some of the best snorkelling in Thailand and has its own 5-Star PADI Dive Centre offering a variety of dive trips and courses, and a purpose-built instructional pool for beginners. The three ozone-treated swimming pools with underwater music offer plenty of options to chill and relax.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Burmese, Filipino and 3 more
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Alexandra S wrote a review Jan 17
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution
amazing location, great staff, nice view , the water is amazing i would go again to this place without hesitation even if they have a pool for adults only , there were some guest who didn't respect that , I would suggest that the staff still ask them to follow this rule, as some children are very noisy
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Date of stay: January 2022
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johnkel1 wrote a review Jan 2
Atlanta, Georgia251 contributions60 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My partner and I just returned from a fantastic six-night stay at this stunning property. From arrival at the HKT airport to return to the HKT airport everything was handled with care and professionalism. The resort’s location away from the hustle of Phuket mainland was just what we needed to relax and feel safe from Covid. We traveled from Atlanta and spent nearly 30 hours in transit to get to the resort and can honestly say it was worth all the effort to get there. The resort itself is stunning in the beautiful bay it is located, with calm, crystal clear blue waters. We had booked a Grand Deluxe Ocean View Pool Villa and were assigned Villa #203 which we could not have been happier with. The villa was well appointed, extremely clean with a stunning view of the beach and bay from the patio area in front of the room, the bed, the private pool area. The staff at the resort all went out of there way to see that we were well taken care of and looked after. A special thanks to Nong at the restaurant who seemed to make an extra effort every time we saw her. The other servers, Mod, Orgust, Coco, Tim and others were all friendly, professional and hard working in the restaurant. Jasper at the Front Desk also was extremely helpful. Several times throughout the stay, the General Manager, Devan Bhaskaran, took time out of his day to stop and chat with us to ensure our stay was going well. We greatly appreciated his attention to us and enjoyed chatting with him. He has assembled a well-trained and friendly staff at the property, and it showed in the service that is provided to us as guests. We have traveled extensively throughout the world and can honestly say, our stay at The Racha was a standout, more than worth the time involved to travel to the other side of the world for a week’s stay. Covid protocols in place at the property made us feel safe as everyone was required to wear masks while indoor. The additional Thai government requirements of Covid test on arrival and vaccination, though a hassle, made us feel secure that we should not be exposed to anyone with Covid. We would have liked to enjoy the other restaurants, during our stay, though only the main restaurant was open, which was understandable because of Covid. Food quality was good, and we enjoyed the Thai food presented at each of our meals. The champagne at breakfast was a nice touch. Only minor inconvenience during our stay was the spotty and relatively slow internet speed of the Wi-Fi. We would highly recommend this resort to anyone who is looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful natural setting.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Grand Deluxe Ocean View Pool Villa was exceptional (Villa 203)
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Response from Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager at The Racha
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear johnkel1, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you very much for your detailed review. I'm delighted to hear about the stay you had with us. We endeavour to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience. We have noted your comments about the slow internet. My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Devan Bhaskaran
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Antonio Araujo wrote a review Jan 11
Porto, Portugal647 contributions69 helpful votes
During our trip to Thailand we decided to spend 2 nights at The Racha and it was one of the best decisions of our trip. The hotel feels like a dream. The beach is stunning and the staff is always available and attentive to detail. Our villa was perfect to relax but the highlight was the morning strolls at the beach at sunrise and enjoying a drink at the beach bar for sunset. Just 40 minutes from Chalong pier, it was the perfect getaway and a truly romantic getaway for those seeking a luxury and unique experience. We hope to be back to this small piece of paradise soon for another lovely getaway. Highly recommended hotel!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager at The Racha
Responded 1 week ago
Dear AntonioAraujoPT, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the perfect villa to relax, the stunning beach, the staff always available and attention to detail. the excellent pick-up service, lovely and spacious room with plunge pool, good food and the spa. We take all guest comments very seriously as many of our guests have our best interest at heart when they take the time to give us constructive feedback to help us improve. Thank you once again for choosing The Racha, it has been our pleasure to serve you and we sincerely hope to welcome you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Devan Bhaskaran.
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saoud wrote a review Jan 10
Doha, Qatar10 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything was excellent in island but the check in experience was very bad in the Racha lounge in Phuket , Au she was not professional and she was talk to me in very bad way and she wants to keep my Credit card with her for nothing because when I have it back she not ask me again for the credit card, but in hotel in island people there super lovely and I will go back as soon as possible
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager at The Racha
Responded 1 week ago
Dear saoud, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you for sharing your experience here at The Racha during your recent stay. We regret that there were some complications during your check-in. My sincere apologies for the incident. I have shared your experience with my team. We always strive to please our guests and always hope that our guests will leave happy with fond memories of their holidays here. My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Devan Bhaskaran
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Sam L wrote a review Jan 9
Bangkok, Thailand24 contributions36 helpful votes
We took our 2 adult children to the Racha to do their PADI open water course after a recommendation from our friend. It’s 30 mins south of Phuket on the resort speedboat. The lounge at Chalong Bay is well equipped and comfortable. The transfer was smooth, safe and comfortable. We got the 2 br villa with own pool overlooking the beach. Not fully open to tourists after 2 years of COVID, the beach and surrounding water and coral were pristine. The 3 restaurants were combined into one due to low occupancy. However, the menu was extensive and offered quality tasty dishes. Service was excellent and resort is well kept even after some 20 years! Day trippers were minimal so we felt like a truly private island. We know they are rehiring after the pandemic lull but felt the older staff was well trained. Our thanks to ‘Nong’ for looking after our large table of 8! The dive centre is well equipped with a training pool and we feel very comfortable with our instructor ‘Nun’. We will come back for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Get there before day trippers come back. Only hotel guests can use the resort facilities,...
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Response from Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager at The Racha
Responded 1 week ago
Dear samIA2388DD, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review. I am glad you have enjoyed the villa, comfortable transfer, the pristine coral, the extensive menu with quality tasty dishes and the excellent service. We take great pride in providing the best possible service to our guests and your review will help us to motivate our team to strive for even higher goals. Ms Nong and Mr Nun and all of our staff believe in providing that personalized service and providing that extra guest experience. Thank you once again for choosing The Racha, it has been our pleasure to serve you and we sincerely hope to welcome you back again soon. Warmest regards, Devan Bhaskaran.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Racha
Which popular attractions are close to The Racha?
Nearby attractions include Koh Racha Yai (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Racha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Racha?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Racha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Racha?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Racha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does The Racha have airport transportation?
Yes, The Racha offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Racha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Racha offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Racha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, and Burmese.
Does The Racha have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.