Racha, Racha Island  5 stars

42/12-13 Moo 5 Rawai , Muang ,, Phuket, Thailand, 83130  show mapSave
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Overview

The Racha, Thailand’s premier island hideaway, is set on the pristine Batok Beach overlooking one of Thailand's most spectacular bays on Racha Yai Island; only 15km south of Phuket.

This five-star resort is designed for sheer relaxation where you can balance body, mind and spirit in an environmentally friendly space.

You’ll find a well-equipped fitness center and full-service Anumba Spa, two pools with underwater music, tennis and basketball courts, canoeing and ATV (all-terrain vehicles), snorkeling and Five-Star PADI Dive Center, a business center with internet access.

The property features 70 luxurious villas and strives to be a leader in environmentally sustainable tourism.

The dining experience at the Racha is varied. From a mouthwatering and hearty breakfast at the Earth Cafe to a casual lunch at the Sunset Beach Restaurant, to dinner at the Fire Grill or in the privacy of your villa, dining here is simply a delight.

The Racha is a 45 minute drive from Phuket International Airport and a 35 to 45 minute ride by boat from Phuket's Chalong Bay to Racha Island.

Number of rooms   85.

Distance to:

  • City Center Phuket - 12.5 mi
  • Airport: Phuket International (HKT) - 21.4 mi, Krabi (KBV) - 48.8 mi
  • Restaurants: Barefoot Beach Shack (Food: Thai) - 1700 ft, HockHoeLee Coffee (Food: Coffee Shop, Café, Sandwiches) - 1900 ft

Rooms

The Racha’s guestrooms include its standard deluxe room villa, grand deluxe villa, grand deluxe pool villa, junior pool suite, grand pool suite and the lighthouse (two-bedroom villa with pool).

Each room features: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating, mini-bar with tea and coffee-making facilities, a safe, satellite TV with DVD player; bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain-shower and bathtub.

Guestrooms are non-smoking.

The larger villas can cater to families.

All children under three stay free of charge for extra baby cots.

Babysitting facility is available on request.

Dining options

Earth Café is contemporary style international cafe open for breakfast from 7am to 11am and for dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm, serving Western and Thai food in air-conditioned comfort or on the terrace.

Fire Grill, the fine dining restaurant located on the pool deck, offers pizza and pasta for lunch and transfers into an elegant dining outlet for dinner and opens from 11am to 10.30pm.

The Sunset Beach Restaurant is a casual restaurant overlooking the Andaman Sea and serving local specialties and snacks for lunch and fresh barbequed sea food and steaks for dinner from 11am to 10.30pm.

Ice Bar is the perfect place for a cocktail from 6pm to 1am, while listening to the live band.

Club Del Mar serves Mediterranean cuisine and refreshing cocktails from 10am till late.

At the hotel Racha, Racha Island guests are invited to a buffet breakfast served for free. 

Work

Business travelers will find all rooms equipped with a desk, office chair, and phone and internet access.

The 24-hour business center includes high-speed internet access and a printer/photo copier/scanner/fax.

Leisure

The Racha’s gymnasium, Balance Fitness Gym, features a range of fitness equipment and opens 7am to 10pm, while OM Studio is yoga and multipurpose studio offering a range of holistic and mind-body class.

The on-site Anumba Spa consists of four spacious air-conditioned VIP treatment suites/aroma rooms that offer full privacy for one or two people and four open-air private Thai massage pavilions with communal sauna and steam room and retail section in juice bar.

The resort also provides a large infinity swimming pool with deck overlooking the Andaman Sea and a second freestyle swimming pool with waterbeds and Jacuzzi set in lush tropical gardens, floor-lit tennis and basketball courts, beach volleyball, canoeing and ATV (all-terrain vehicles), snorkeling and well-appointed PADI Five-Star Dive Center.

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Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child may stay at the price of THB 713 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of THB 1413 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free transportation
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Cycling
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beach access
  • Tennis court
  • Library
Room view
  • Garden view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Sofa bed
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom telephone
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Living room
  • Slippers
  • iPod docking station

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The Racha’s guestrooms include its standard deluxe room villa, grand deluxe villa, grand deluxe pool villa, junior pool suite, grand pool suite and the lighthouse (two-bedroom villa with pool).

Each room features: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating, mini-bar with tea and coffee-making facilities, a safe, satellite TV with DVD player; bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain-shower and bathtub.

Guestrooms are non-smoking.

The larger villas can cater to families.

All children under three stay free of charge for extra baby cots.

Babysitting facility is available on request.

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          Size: 465 sq. feet
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            Racha, Racha Island LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            The Racha sublimely set on Batok Beach in one of Thailand's most spectacular bays. Siam Bay, a nice sandy beach, a great place for a picnic and swim, is just 10 minute walk away. Phuket is just 15km away, shopping can be found on Thalang Road and Dibuk Road.

            Major attraction nearby include Phuket Marine Biological Center which is within 23km, Ao Chalong - 26km, Patong - 34 km, Phi Phi Island, Raja Yai Island and Thalang National Museum Phuket are 42km from the resort, Phuket Fantasea Theme Park, Coral Island, Kamala Beach, Laem Sing Beach and Promthep Cape are 43km away.

            Popular areas
            • Kata View Point
              2.5 mi
            Places of interest
            • Largest Buddha Statue
              2.3 mi
            Amusement
            • Kinnaree Elephant Camp
              1.2 mi
            • Freedom Bar
              2.1 mi
            • Thaimassage am Kata Beach
              3.0 mi
            Monuments and Landmarks
            • Chalong Temple
              2.9 mi
            Parks
            • Chalong Beach
              1.2 mi
            • Phuket Zoo
              2.9 mi

            Local Attractions

            • Rawai Beach
              2.3 mi
              Rawai, Rawai
            • Seaview Elephant Camp
              2.3 mi
              Saiyuan Road, Kathu
            • Phuket Big Buddha
              2.6 mi
              Karon, PhuketThailand
            • Don's Gym
              2.7 mi
              18/5 Ket Kwan Rd
            • Kata Beach
              2.8 mi
              Kathu, PhuketThailand

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Barefoot Beach Shack

              80% likes this, based on 20 reviews
              Food: Thai

              1700 ft
              Soi Loma
            • HockHoeLee Coffee

              64% likes this, based on 75 reviews
              Food: Coffee Shop, Café, Sandwiches, Tea Room
              Price Range: USD 4 - USD 17

              1900 ft
              28/9 Moo 5, Wiset Rd.

              Phone: 076-381-975

            • Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort

              64% likes this, based on 29 reviews
              Food: Thai

              2200 ft
              27/1 Soi Mittrapap
            Getting there.

            The Racha is only a one hour and 15 minute flight from Bangkok. It is a 45 minute drive from Phuket International Airport and just a 35 minute ride by boat from Phuket's Chalong Bay to Racha Island. For a surcharge, an airport limousine transfer is available upon request.

            Important Notice: Guest arriving later than 15:30h at Phuket International Airport cannot be transferred to The Racha on the same evening as the resort does not operate the boat at night time. The Racha will assist in making alternative arrangements for overnight stays in Phuket in case of late arriving flights or delays, but will not be financially responsible.

            Getting around.

            The Racha is just 35 minutes by speed boat from Phuket’s Chalong Bay.

            The speed boat schedule may be changed subject to flight arrival times of guests or weather and sea conditions, but the boat will not leave earlier than at the advertise times in any case.

            Private speed boat transfers subject to surcharge on request.

            The Racha will not operate the boats if there is the slightest safety concern in case of high winds or uncertain sea conditions and will make alternative arrangements for the guests until the situation is considered safe.

            Racha, Racha Island Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Racha, Racha Island

            Average guest rating

            8.4
            out of 10
            Exceptional
            Based on 85 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Rooms
            8.4
            Service
            7.3
            Value
            8.3
            Dining
            8.2
            Location
            9.1

            Individual guest reviews

            • Couple

              Stunning location, great room, pools, service etc. Exactly what we wanted for a quiet, luxurious getaway

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Couple

              1. as mentioned above a lot of ships were coming to the harbor in front of the hotel at 10 a.m. and till night. All the time there was a bunch of hippies at the beach. There was a situation that at night one huge ship stayed in the harbor and loud music was heard from it till 4 a.m., we could not fall asleep peacefully. 2. The Internet speed was terrible: 5kb/s. 3. Clean plates at breakfast stink ! They were probably washed by hand or their dishwasher came out of order. I understand the I was was on island, but for such money that the hotel charges for the stay everything could be done perfectly. 4. Housekeeping knocks on the door even if you use your plate "do not disturb".

              • Average rating
                6.2
            • Couple

              Everything at the Racha was 10/10 perfect. Would recommend it to anyone.

              Cost. However quality as good as the Racha costs

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Family with children

              The beach and the island itself is gorgeous. The hotel is stunning.

              Very poor English from some of the staff. Hard to communicate at times . Service is not 5 star. We came from 4 seasons and it doesnt even come close to that level. Food could be better. There should be more variety.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Couple

              1. as mentioned above a lot of ships were coming to the harbor in front of the hotel at 10 a.m. and till night. All the time there was a bunch of hippies at the beach. There was a situation that at night one huge ship stayed in the harbor and loud music was heard from it till 4 a.m., we could not fall asleep peacefully. 2. The Internet speed was terrible: 5kb/s. 3. Clean plates at breakfast stink ! They were probably washed by hand or their dishwasher came out of order. I understand the I was was on island, but for such money that the hotel charges for the stay everything could be done perfectly. 4. Housekeeping knocks on the door even if you use your plate "do not disturb".

              • Average rating
                6.2
            • Madeleine Reynolds
              January  2011

              Everything about this hotel was awesome. Great stay.

              • Average rating
                10.0
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                10
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                10
              • Dining
                10
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