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The Racha

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location of the Racha is amazing, overlooking a small cove with a white sand beach. We loved the pool villa accommodation, which was bright, fresh, recently refurbished and very comfortable. Being only 40 minutes by boat from Phuket means that the cove and the beach gets overrun with day tourists (mostly Chinese) during the high season, but there is enough sanctuary within the resort for day-time relaxation. At night the Racha is a romantic jewel...with the hoards heading back to Phuket long before the sunset.

Perfect Place, Great food, Great Beach ! Personalized Service and Hospitality at the best ! The Snorkeling team was just great made my snorkeling experience very comfortable as i was so scared of water !! Highly Recommended !

We just came back from Racha. It was one of our best holidays ever... The Racha Resort is just fantastic. We booked the Deluxe Room (the smallest) but was really big and clean, with open air shower, coffee machine and nice terrace. Every evening we found some special good night gift. Only the wradrobe is too small for three people. The restaurants are fine, but I think the quality for the price we paid could be better. The beach: I read every time that people dont't like the beach because of the boats and tourits which come every day: it's true, from 10 to 16.30 is really a mess, but... the hotel informed us many times about it and if you are a good traveler, you should also inform yourself before departure. And because the Island is so small I think some movement is fine. Nature of the island is unbelievable! The only really bad felling was... about all the chinese guests...too many (90%) and not educated.

Just returned from a visit at the The Racha. What a resort! From the minute you arrive for your departure to the resort you know your visit is going to be special. We were upgraded to a junior suite, which was a pleasant surprise. The suite was amazing! There were so many special touches! We took took the one hour walk the next morning with an resort employee, which I highly recommend, to get acclimated to the island. The service was impeccable, certainly the best we’ve ever encountered. We frequented the adults only pool every day, where you are provided with a bucket of ice with spritzer, and cold, scented washcloths. By pushing a button, a cold, refreshing beverage or snack is quickly brought by the amazing staff. The island is rustic where you can view water buffaloes, monitor lizards, and beautiful butterflies. What sets this resort apart is the attentive service. Manager Devan and his team take wonderful care of their guests. Highly recommend the spa, snorkeling, walking the island, and booking the Mercedes to the airport. Go to this resort; you won’t be disappointed!

very nicely landscaped resort with enough privacy and activities. we had a beautiful sea view. very friendly staff and good kitchen. despite the busy beach, there is enough peace at the pool. there is a swimming pool for adults and for families with children. in short, it is a wonderful place

What an amazing trip to Thailand! My best girlfriends and I started out with two days in Bangkok, super fun! Then overnight in Au Chalong to catch the boat the next morning to our next stop...the island of Ko Racha Yai to The Racha Resort! Pulling up, I think we all stop breathing! It was stunning! We were greeted with welcome drinks native to Thailand and friendly staff who offered us beach towels so we could catch a quick dip as we arrived before check in. Our villa and the entire property was spectacular and pristine! The staff was outstanding, friendly and always there to serve you. We also explored the Phi Phi islands and its purest white sandy beaches during our stay. The private boat charter set up by the Racha Resort is a must, worth every Baht (Thai money)! Our guides were truly amazing. They personally walked us onto to each beach & provided us with fresh beach towels constantly including carrying our bags to & from the boat, up to pouring our every drop of rosé & champagne! They took us throughout the breathtaking channel of islands. It was incredibly beautiful and just to much to capture in pictures. Lastly, our boat captain surprised us by taking us to Monkey Beach where we were greeted by the local Monkeys! The Racha Resort is top notch. Mr. Devan Bhaskaran, the General Manager was phenomenal and ensured we had an amazing experience. Including expediting a speedy exit off the transfer boat and into a taxi as he knew we were pressed for time. Definitely extended the VIP treatment.... Maria, Shannon and I had the best time and would definitely return to The Racha Resort! We are the traveling trio!

Fantastic place. Indulge in luxury and relax. Great Staff. Great Boss. Great Food I had my own running coach and jogged every morning around the Island passing water buffaloes and wizards. The villas are minimalistic, the ambience is wonderful and relaxed. The resort villas are wonderfully situated on the rising coast,- you have a perfect feeling of privacy in your villa and there is no feeling of tourist ghetto.

This truly is an absolutely wonderful resort. Beautiful site on a fantastic beach and most of the rooms/villas had lovely views over the bay. The service was a little bit hit and miss at times but overall there was very very little to comment about in the hotel itself. It generally worked very smoothly indeed and the staff were excellent. Hotel guests should be aware that the beach might be overrun in the height of the day by visitors coming in on boats from the mainland for a few hours. It can be quite noisy with so many boats coming in and out of the bay for much of the day. On the other hand their is an adult only swim/sunbathing area where you can hide out. during this time. The staff were very good to ensure that the children are not allowed in the water .....for which we were truly grateful. We found the food in the hotel restaurants better than the alternatives elsewhere on the island and well worth the little extra cost We would consider a second visit.

This was our third visit to The Racha. Transfer from the airport and check in and transfer to the resort seamless. Diving and spa excellent as ever. The reason for 4 stars is a result of housekeeping servicing the room at 4pm on three consecutive days. I recognise that rooms need to be turned around quickly for new guests, but to return to a room that requires servicing late afternoon is at best an irritation. To be fair once this was flagged up it was swiftly resolved. Management may like to examine its housekeeping service in more detail, and address this problem?

Magnificent resort spectacular room with view of bay and private pool. Service was not always what one would expect from a resort of this caliber. Great beach with snorkelling and standup paddle boarding. Excellent yoga classes on sight.

42/12-13 Moo 5 Rawai Ko Racha Yai Phuket

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 3 outdoor pools

The Racha is within the area of popular sights such as Promthep Cape. This 85-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. It's on the beach and also within the region of Patong Beach and Phuket Aquarium.


There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Earth Cafe, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Fire Grill with its ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 85 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and LED TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. IPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars are also standard.

Property features

Guests of The Racha have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 1942 per vehicle one way, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Deluxe Villa (Compulsory roundtripBoat pay at hotel)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Grand Deluxe Villa Compulsory Roundtrip Boat Transfer pay at hotel

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, Private Pool (Compulsory roundtrip BoatTrsfPayHotel)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Grand Deluxe Pool Villa-Compulsory roundtrip BoatTrsf pay at hotel

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1216 reviews