The Racha Resort is located on the beautiful Andaman island of Racha Yai, just 40 min speedboat transfer from Phuket. It is an exquisite resort for the sanctuary of mind, body, and spirit. Beautiful beach, amazing villas, great restaurants and turquoise sea can be found there. Every villa is strategically positioned to make the most of the breathtaking views. White sand and azure waters create the postcard-perfect backdrop for this luxury resort.
As mentioned before there is just a 40 minutes speedboat drive away from the mainland and you will get to the small but beautiful island of Racha Yai. You can explore the island in a couple of hours and you will find beautiful beaches, natural beauty and ideal places for snorkeling.
The Racha Chalong Lounge
When we arrived we were pleasantly greeted by one of the staff members from The Racha who picked us up at the airport with the latest Mercedes E-class limousine and took us to the Racha Chalong Lounge. The drive was about 50 minutes long. From the lounge to the island it takes an approximately 40-minute ride with a speedboat but before our departure, we waited in a lounge where we were offered small bites, tea, and coffee. It’s really nice that you can freshen up before the departure and enjoy many complimentary amenities like welcome drink, wi-fi, reading material and light snacks.
The first impression when we arrived at the island was amazing. A small island in the middle of the sea with vivid turquoise water, powder-white sand, and towering coconut trees. Simply unbelievable! The resort itself was beautiful. White villas with terraces, beautiful beach view restaurants, lovely spa and an amazing pool with a spectacular view of the sea and palm trees.
There are 85 chic villas dotted around the lush gardens. You will also have access to the beautiful beach, restaurants and bars, ice cream place and spa area with fitness, yoga place, and massage rooms. Everything is perfectly designed. They are also building new kids place for the youngest.
There are seven different villa-types to choose from at The Racha Resort. Most of them have their own private pool and a view of the ocean. There is even the Lighthouse, which is a five-story villa and has the 360-degree view of the island. The Lighthouse was closed for maintenance work during our time on the island. We stayed at the Junior Pool Suite spread over 86 sqm. The villa was equipped with the latest multimedia entertainment, large living room, bedroom with king size bed, small working area and enormous bathroom with bathtub and shower. Central to the layout of the villa is a very private 14 Sq m indoor Jacuzzi pool. Next to the living room is an outdoor terrace with a nice seating area and a table. Much thought has gone into the amenities of every villa, with practical touches such as a beach bag, insect repellent for use during the stay.
The Racha Resort has 3 restaurants. The Earth Cafe is the main restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, at Sunset Restaurant there is a variety of seafood and at the Fire Grill, you will have plenty of Mediterian food.
The breakfast at the Racha Resort is served at the Earth Café where you can enjoy indoor or outdoor dining. It has many variations from Thai, Chinese or western style. So, there are plenty of options to choose from, like pan-fried dishes, fresh vegetables, cereals, freshly squeezed fruit, pastries and more… You can also get various types of eggs and omelets at the egg station freshly cooked.
The second restaurant is called The Sunset Restaurant and it is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset while you have a drink or two. In the evening there is a wonderful seafood barbeque. The third restaurant is called Fire Grill and here you can enjoy amazing Italian dishes like steak, pasta and also delicious pizza. Club Del Mar is a beautiful place to relax, drink a cocktail and have a light snack. The resort also has its own ice cream station with homemade gelatos. Just delicious!
There are lots of activities that you can enjoy at The Racha Resort. From the amazing main pool with infinity edge and an incredible view over the Andaman Sea to the beautiful beach with white sand. The Racha has three swimming pools, a beautiful spa area, different water sports and lots of live entertainment every night. So, as you can see, you will not get bored here. In accordance with Thai law, all beaches in Thailand are accessible to the public. The pristine sandy beach of Batok Bay is no exception and day-trippers visit the beach between 10 am and 4 pm, but after that, you will have the beach just for yourself.
If you wish to work out, there is a fitness studio with a range of machines that provide cardio and resistance training. You can also enjoy complimentary yoga from Monday to Saturday. Nature lovers can explore the island by taking a hike or riding a mountain bike. You can also go snorkeling, jump on an ATV or book a tour to the nearby islands.
The Anumba Spa offers different treatments and massages to rejuvenate your mind and body.
The Racha is located on the small island of Koh Racha Yai, one of the Andaman Seas’ most beautiful islands and is accessible only by sea. Beautiful resort, amazing villas, incredible dining options and lots of fun things to do, awaits you at the resort. It is definitely one of a kind destination to visit while you are in Thailand. The resort is perfect for couples and families as they all can enjoy the beauties of the island.
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