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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Ko Racha Yai
Travelers' Choice
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
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Banquet room
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
Tennis court
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
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
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Burmese, Filipino and 3 more
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Nawaporn S wrote a review Nov 22
6 contributions
We have a wonderful honeymoon trip ever at The Racha. Racha Yai Island has a real beautiful beach with white sand, clear green+blue water and gentle waves. There are lot of activities provided by the resort during our stay and it's free of charges!!. The staff is helpful, nice and having a service mind. The resort GM Mr.Devan is super accommodated, he looked after every guesses and gave a very good hospitality. I will definitely come back here soon in April 2021 !
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Date of stay: November 2020
Eug11222 wrote a review Nov 9
Phuket, Thailand9 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
One of the most extraordinary resort I have ever been to. Breathtaking landscape laying on a white sand beach along with crystal blue water. Brings out the exquisiteness of each carefully crafted white villas. Every detail of the interior is designed with delicate mind. Elegant yet practical. Services are impeccable from welcome lounge to the island. Down to every gardener will greet you with a warm smile. This is truly a memorable experience. And i will come back definitely.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager at The Racha
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Eug11222, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you very much for your kind review. My team and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. 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. 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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Kae P wrote a review Nov 19
13 contributions
The Beautiful Beach and amazing blue waters, and nice sand. Clean and peaceful resort in Koh Racha Yai, Phuket in Thailand. I love this place, this is a heaven on earth for me. I will back to visit them again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Goetzed wrote a review Oct 2020
Bangkok, Thailand226 contributions102 helpful votes
Traveled to The Racha in the second half of July and upon arrival there were only two other rooms occupied.... Amazing to be in this paradise with hardly anyone around, surely this enhances the experience even more. Nevertheless I would recommend anyone who loves the beach to try and go here anytime. Waking up to the sound of the waves, and then a whole day relaxing by the beach and pool, enjoying a amazing sunset and to close of the day with good food and a lovely wine selection, will make your day even better.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager at The Racha
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Goetzed, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I'm delighted to hear of the wonderful stay you had with us. It's a pleasure for us to be able to make your stay a memorable one. My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Devan Bhaskaran
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RFlo Mali wrote a review Oct 2020
81 contributions3 helpful votes
This is an idyllic place with authentic (literally authentic) Thai food. This place was exactly what we needed. Thankfully half of our trip was extremely quiet, we had the small beach to ourselves... (But soon, a few families and groups came. Glad they could experience it.) Honestly, this place is good if you want to CONNECT with your family and put away phones & disconnect the technology. Now.. For the special mentions: JASPER was definitely the welcoming committee, with her big big smile and that giggle. ARM went above and beyond with loaning us a cellphone (on his day OFF!) for us to use because the WiFi is not great when it's windy, nor is AIS data good either on a windy day. (It's not the hotels fault. It's an island... Makes sense.) BEER always remembered how we wanted our morning eggs and was so efficient. BOY, at the bar, also had this quiet way of making drinks, but even though he was busy, he kept his head down and delivered again and again. That is his domain and his quick eyes see everything. BELLA served up dessert at the crazy hours when there was a craving for sweets at 11pm. The cook, GAEN, made the Massaman Curry which was amazing!!!!! (Like AMAZING! I ate it like 4x) KRAI was always there with a smile, almost guessing what food you might want to eat. And he made excellent suggestions...Trust him, he knows the menu! Mr DUDTY or Teuy at the Dive Center spoke crazy good English!!! He explained the waves and when to go snorkeling. Sweet KATE, the waitress, always had good energy. ANTON was the sweetest waiter, unassuming but there, ready to help. LENA was helpful at the front desk with the WiFi concerns. And finally, DEVAN, the GM. A world view and understanding of hospitality. He was seen everywhere and was involved with every aspect... Sometimes with just a look. The staff welcomed him and smiled easily. Truly a little treasure of a place. Will def come back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager at The Racha
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Ruth F: Warm Greetings from The Racha. Thank you for telling us about your experience at The Racha. It was nice to know that we made your anniversary stay truly enjoyable. Jasper, Arm, Beer, Boy, Bella, Gaen, Krai, Teuy, Anton Kate, and Lena (and all of our staff) believe in providing that personalized service and providing that extra guest experience. We are continually improving our services , and your positive words are much appreciated by everyone here. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best 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.
What are some restaurants close to The Racha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Racha Seafood Restaurant, Sunset Beach Restaurant, and Rayaburi On Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Racha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Racha have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Racha offers an airport shuttle 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 Chinese and Thai.
Does The Racha have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.