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  • 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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#1 of 4 hotels in Ko Racha Yai
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4.5
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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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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Billiards
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Kamoltip J. wrote a review Sep 2022
Bangkok, Thailand211 contributions3 helpful votes
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I booked with social giver website which is the platform that participated hotels contribute 'half of the room charge' not from the profit! Super generous owner. The Staff and hotel's activities are arranged well. Swimming is best! I though visit the most beautiful island for diving why need to swim in the pool but I swim in the pool everyday. :) The diving area is not far but have to pay a bit high but private. Breakfast is great, on Sunday Morning it was buffet self-service, but on Monday mooring it was a la cart but we can ordered as we can. The speed boat service is nice too, even it has only 1 time a day but staying in the Racha hotel is not boring.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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ryosuke77 wrote a review Sep 2022
Tokyo, Japan60 contributions5 helpful votes
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I had a wonderful two days at the Racha. The beach and the views on the island were stunning, and the entire place was extremely well kept. Staff were very friendly and one member even gave us help securing a different boat ride back home, as we wanted to spend more time on the island. We were told that there were still not as many visitors as usual due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, so our restaurant choices were more limited than they usually would have been, but the meals we had at the Earth Cafe were excellent. The view of the ocean from the main pool was amazing, and we could have spent an eternity there. Overall, I could not recommend this place more and would definitely choose to come here again in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you arrive early for the boat ride to the island provided by the hotel!
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear ryosuke77, Warm Greetings From The Racha. Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We take great pride in providing the best possible service to our guests, and your check will help us motivate our team to strive for even higher goals. The pandemic has taken a drastic change in the hospitality industry, and finding staff to work in hotels in an island environment is challenging. However, we have managed to open the second restaurant for now. 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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KTrev123 wrote a review Sep 2022
Perth, Australia41 contributions48 helpful votes
We spent four nights at the Racha Resort last week and had the most wonderful time! The resort is secluded and remote which makes it feel even more special being away from the crowds in Phuket. The grounds are beautiful and being so close to nature was very soothing. The staff are absolutely phenomenal and really made our stay. In the restaurant Nong and Jane took great care of us. We also received excellent service from Anton, Bim, Au and Zara. Even though there was limited choice with food because of it being low season, the restaurant staff made every meal very pleasurable Zai and Kod made us fabulous cocktails every evening and took some of the best photos of us for our trip. Happy hour was a real treat, watching the sunset from the bar was one of my favourite things to do each day. We did some diving with O from the dive centre and he was awesome! The water visibility was outstanding and the only thing holding us back from more dives was the weather (September is the rainy month). O is very knowledgeable and so helpful refreshing our skills and leading us underwater. Another highlight was coming back to our room every evening and seeing what little treats the gorgeous housekeeping girls had left, Mee and Khin. They were so sweet and their attention to detail in our room was second to none. The evening turndown service was not present at any of the other hotels we stayed at (and some were double the price of the Racha!) and it really made a difference to my stay. I loved our room, the bathroom was divine and I made use of the outdoor shower everyday. Devan and his team are doing a brilliant job at The Racha and I can't recommend this property highly enough.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Chose a room near the front of the property so you can see the ocean
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear KTrev123, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are glad that you had a pleasant time and that the team delivered beyond expectation. Thank you for taking the time to send us your review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest regards, Devan Bhaskaran.
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Antonio H wrote a review Sep 2022
144 contributions60 helpful votes
I am making this review a bit late due to lack of time.We stayed one week in April 2022 in a reservation that initially was made to stay in January but it could not be possible due to a pre-flight positive covid test made to my wife.Everything was good,the support received by their reservation team,specially Ms. Sophita(Katy),the organized transfers,the ample villa with outdoor shower and espresso machine,,the restaurant's food and service,the gym,the beautiful beach which is perfect for swimming.The only two drawbacks which are not the fault of them are that sadly the island is full of rubbish at the back,outside their premises and the continuous arrivals of "full day" visitors.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Antonio H, Warm Greetings From The Racha. Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the villa, in-room facilities, reservation team, food service, the gym and the beautiful beach. We take great pride in providing the best possible service to our guests, and your check will help us motivate our team to strive for even higher goals. 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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Nicole W wrote a review Sep 2022
Singapore, Singapore263 contributions72 helpful votes
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Stayed at the lighthouse. Beautiful view from lvl 5. You can catch a sky full of stars at night and if you are lucky, a couple of shooting stars. The rooms, jacuzzi and private pool were great too. Mini bar on all 4 floors included and topped up each day so you won't be thirsty (beer, soda, perrier) or hungry (some chocolate, peanuts and chips) in the day. Restaurant was definitely pricier than town, maybe 3x, taste was great.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Go snorkeling as early as possible, before the boats bring in the crowd and it gets really warm...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear NicWang, Warm Greetings From The Racha. Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed The Lighthouse's facilities and offerings. Thank you for the stay experience. We take great pride in providing the best possible service to our guests, and your review will help us motivate our team to strive for even higher goals. 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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Ratchanee sang wrote a review Sep 2022
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Beautiful hotel, beautiful beach, so relaxing, well maintain hotel. Staff team is very friendly, so professional and helpful, my husband and I enjoy and are happy with this place. We will come back again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Marcoyingchan, Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you very much for the review. I am glad to hear of the beautiful hotel and beach, well-maintained hotel, and friendly professional staff. We take great pride in providing the best possible service to our guests, and your review will help us motivate our team to strive for even higher goals. Thank you 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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Bangkok_TH wrote a review Aug 2022
Bangkok, Thailand45 contributions37 helpful votes
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Excellent ambience and services, staff team was top quality, breathtaking views at the bar and breakfast, but inflexibility on check in and check out time should be considered. Breakfast quality and taste is at best equivalent to 3 to 4-star hotel, this was very disappointing. We won’t return mainly because of these two areas.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Be prepared for inflexibility on check in and check out time and don’t expect too much from...
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Response from Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager at The Racha
Responded Aug 15, 2022
Dear Bangkok_TH Thank you very much for your recent stay at The Racha. I want to seize the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor regarding your experience at The Racha. While we are glad that the resort's staff and ambience were excellent, I am very concerned to learn of the comments on the breakfast you had at our hotel. All our guests highly raved about the resort's breakfast. I wish you could have mentioned this to my team, and they would have assisted you with your breakfast choice. As you know, the resort is situated on an island, and unlike hotels in mainland Phuket, you can check in anytime you wish. Our check-in and check-out time follows the scheduled speedboat timing. You can always come earlier or depart later with our private boat services. Our goal is to deliver high-quality hospitality to every guest on every stay, starting from your arrival at the hotel until departure. Please get in touch with me directly should your travel bring you back to The Racha again. Sincerely, Devan Bhaskaran.
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Ken Yeo wrote a review Aug 2022
19 contributions16 helpful votes
The Racha friendly staff and services are commendable. My entire family enjoyed the Villa pool suite dearly, the Bose Bluetooth speaker sound system is so fantastic, especially inside the pool also can hear the music, really amazing. The Earth restaurant served tasty and delicious F&B, we loved both the barbecue and Thai cooking lobster very much. Kept up the excellent services. Thank you and sure hope to visit The Racha again in the near future.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 2, 2022
Dear Ken Yeo, Warm Greetings From The Racha. Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed the pool villa, its facilities and the Earth Cafes' tasty and delicious food. Thank you for the detailed stay experience. We take great pride in providing the best possible service to our guests, and your review will help us motivate our team to strive for even higher goals. 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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Jeni D wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had the most beautiful 4 night stay at The Racha in a 2 bed villa with private pool. The villa was amazing, very spacious, amazing views and very comfortable. The pool was incredible with views out to the ocean and a beautiful temperature. The actual resort is amazing, I can not fault it. The staff were so friendly and kind and the facilities are all in excellent condition. We used the spa once and it was wonderful, a beautiful experience. Unfortunately only one of the restaurants was open, I assume due to covid and low season however there was heaps of variety and we never got sick of the food. There are other (small local) restaurants on the islands but they were all closed unfortunately but would be even better when the rest of the island opens up and you can explore and support some of the locals. We honestly can’t fault The Racha, it was an incredible stay and we will definitely return!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 27, 2022
Dear Jeni D, Warm Greetings From The Racha. Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed the 2 bedroom suite and its facilities. Thank you for the detailed stay experience. We take great pride in providing the best possible service to our guests, and your review will help us motivate our team to strive for even higher goals. 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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Ivan V wrote a review Jul 2022
Garden Grove, California41 contributions2 helpful votes
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Since the moment we arrived by speed boat from Phuket we felt we were in Paradise. The water is crystal clear with colorful fishes all over and great snorkel and scuba diving options.The island is so green an beautiful including all flora and fauna. This is a 5 stars hotel in a gorgeous island, what else could you ask for? We stay at the lighthouse and was a fantastic experience. Very modern villa with the best amenities and technology, nice pool and jacuzzi and my daughter really enjoy going every afternoon to the 4th floor observatory to watch the beautiful sunsets and every morning to do bird watching. Delicious breakfast buffet with a lot of options was included in our rate. I recommended the seafood bbq at night, excellent quality and view and the part we like the most the warm service of Thai people they make you feel you are at home. We’ve been in a lot of beach destinations around the world but this one is the best so far!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 15, 2022
Dear Ivan V, Warm Greetings From The Racha. Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed The Lighthouse and its facilities. Thank you for the detailed stay experience. We take great pride in providing the best possible service to our guests, and your review will help us motivate our team to strive for even higher goals. 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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$153 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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the racha hotel ko racha yai, racha hotel yai island, racha yai island, racha phuket
LOCATION
ThailandPhuketKo Racha Yai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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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.