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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The island is stunning. One of the most beautiful beaches in the area and also a fantastic place to snorkel from the beach. No boat trips required! The brilliance of the snorkelling does mean that day trippers arrive every day between 10-4 from Phuket and I was very concerned about this when I booked our holiday HOWEVER the security of...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are in the Racha now for the third time and didn't regret it. This time we had a junior pool suite/villa directly on the beach. We had a Jura coffee maschine, bose soundlink and a collection of movies on a hard disk. The whole hotel and Resort is managed well and is maintained properly. Most of the guest as...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to The Racha in Apr 2016, and stayed for 2 nights. Appreciated the thoughtfulness of the resort from the pick-up at Phuket International Airport, to the transport on the last day of departure; each detail was meticulously well-planned. We were picked up from Phuket International Airport with a comfortable SUV, and were immediately welcomed with cold towels and ice...

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel is simply stunning!! The beach is the nearest we have been to beaches in the Maldives. Sand like white flour, and crystal clear sea. It is sooo sad that 350 umbrella's are put up every morning, until 5pm in the evening!! If only there were HALF that amount, it would give us a view, and,...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from our 4 night stay at the Racha. I must say, the clear blue water, white sand beach and the beautiful resort among lush foliage really looks as good if not better than the gorgeous photos we had been admiring online. Airport and boat transfers went smoothly. On arrival, we were warmly welcomed and given a brief...

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3Thank lautan48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are family of three and spent a week in The Racha after four busy days in Bangkok. It was everything we were hoping for: beautiful, luxurious, tranquil place. From the moment we arrived to Phuket airport, we were greeted by the Racha driver who took us to the Chalong Pier in a super comfortable van. The ride took about...

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Bristol, UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in February for 2 nights. My partner found out how much it cost just before we went there so was a bit grumpy. As soon as we got there he asked why we weren't staying there longer! The villas and grounds are immaculate and all the staff are very smiley. Despite it being a 5star resort it...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear UKMorwenna: We are always grateful for the time our guests take to share their reviews on TripAdvisor and receiving feedback from our guests is essential to improve our service and meet guest's expectations. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the villa design, the resort grounds, the hydroponic farm, the pool and the activities. Your comment regarding the...

Copenhagen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time at The Racha. This is one of the best resorts I have ever stayed at: the estate is absolutely stunning and perfectly maintained, the staff is amazing and breakfast is probably the best I've ever had in a hotel. The spa is delightful, the gym is state-of-the-art, the 3 restaurants offer great food and quality,...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear sarazu: Thank you for telling us about your experience at The Racha. It was nice to know that we made your stay truly wonderful in all possible way. I am also pleased to know my associates looked after you. We are dedicated to constantly improve our services and your positive words are much appreciated by everyone here. We look...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed March 15, 2017

The natural view and environment of this resort is gorgeous! The price is high, at least for us, but the beach, the trees, flowers, butterflies, birds, cats (yes, there are lots of well-fed fatty cutie cats)... do justice to what we paid. YET!!! the service in this resort falls short sadly! They seriously need major training on how to smile,...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear minminfm: I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Phuket and am glad that you enjoyed the beach, garden and surrounding and the smiling watersports staff. Nevertheless, it is with great concern to read your review pertaining to your villa and snorkeling experience and would like to sincerely apologise for...

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here one night in Grand Deluxe Pool Villa. Direct view from bed to sea and very private own pool. Had absolutely fantastic Dinner at the Fire Grill restaurant terrace. Peaceful place for lovers ❤

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear sirkkus_1: Warm greetings and thank you very much for your kind review here. Your kind comment is much valued from the villa to dining experience. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us. We all do look forward to welcoming you back the next time you travel to Thailand. Warm regards, Devan Bhaskaran. General Manager

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just 12 miles south of Phuket on Racha Yai island, The Racha is Thailand's premier deluxe island hideaway. Set on a pristine white-powdery beach and surrounded by the dazzling turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, this five star resort features 70 stylish villas offering the ultimate in luxurious comfort, from private pool villas with underwater music, to a very unique 5-storey Lighthouse Pool Villa with an observation deck offering panoramic views around the island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Racha

Address: 42/12-13 Moo 5 Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Ko Racha Yai
Price Range: $229 - $578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Racha 5*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
The Racha Hotel Ko Racha Yai
Racha Hotel Yai Island
Racha Yai Island
Racha Phuket
The Racha Ko Racha Yai, Phuket, Thailand
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“I'd recommend getting a room as close as possible to the central area (pool, restaurants, spa, and beach)”
sarazu, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“villa 346 is nice.”
minminfm, Mar 15, 2017 | Read review
“Junior Pool Suite”
DrBeach77, Mar 3, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are amazing”
maryskye2017, Feb 11, 2017 | Read review
“Pool suites are excellent but you have further to walk to the beach ,bar and restaurants but a golf buggy can always collect you.”
timwD7564FQ, Jan 30, 2017 | Read review
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