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Rayavadee

Rayavadee

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2242 Reviews
Guide Price £1,819 per person
Based on 17 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Thai Airways, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Pavilion (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Secluded resort with jaw dropping views

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, this romantic hideaway is accessible only by the hotels private speed boat and set within the famous National Marine Park. Being at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsula and spread over 26 acres of coconut groves and bordered by three beaches, Rayavadee boasts two-storey pavilion guestrooms hidden among the palm trees and surrounded by towering limestone cliffs to create an atmosphere reminiscent of an idyllic southern Thai village. The pavilions’ circular design blends perfectly with the natural surroundings and with the resorts' recent renovations throughout, luxury really does come as standard as well as fine cuisine in the resorts four restaurants.

Experience a remote tropical escape while relaxing by the swimming pool located amid the rainforest landscape overlooking the Andaman Sea; a walk along the sandy beach or alternatively enjoy a Thai cooking or fruit carving class. If this is all too much, then unwind with a relaxing first class treatment at the Rayavadee Spa. When it’s time to watch the sunset, the best place to go for a drink is The Grotto; nestled under an ancient limestone cliff on the edge of Phranang Beach, this venue provides a cave setting for an evening cocktail before returning back later for a romantic meal. With perfect settings, luxury accommodation and amazing service, there really isn’t anything to fault about this perfect romantic setting.

  • Secluded location accessible only by boat
  • Ideal for a honeymoon
  • Member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World'
  • Four dining options including a cave restaurant
  • Private pavilion accommodation

Top Tips from our Experts

Ceri

Destination Specialist

“Rayavadee in Krabi has one of the most romantic restaurants I have ever come across. The Grotto is located in an actual cave on the beach, and is lit by candlelight in the evenings – simply stunning.”

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
Location Highlights

Rayavadee

  • Away from it all
  • approx 40 minutes by road & boat from Krabi Airport
  • Located in the heart of Krabi's beautiful Phranang Peninsula
2242 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1752
  • Very Good 290
  • Average 104
  • Poor 52
  • Terrible 44

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 12, 2019

Probably The Best Hotel in The World

Brighton, United Kingdom

My wife and I, with our eighteen your old son, spent four nights at the Rayavadee at the end of our holiday in Thailand. What a truly wonderful place. This hotel is exceptional in every regard: The location is perfect, set on the end of a peninsular with beaches on three aspects. Real thought has been given to the layout and the landscaping of this resort with the individual villas set in beautiful extensive tropical gardens. The resort is kept in fantastic condition. The villas were beautifully clean and really well presented throughout our stay. The gardens, restaurants and common areas are maintained to the very highest standard. The thing that makes this place so special though is the staff. They are simply wonderful. Happy, attentive and very professional, at check in, in the restaurants, the gardeners and the cleaners. Everyone we came across was simply fantastic. There is an attention to detail which shines throughout. Staff training is clearly taken very seriously here. On more than one occasion we observed staff being extremely polite in the face of some very testing rude behaviour from guests. To their credit the staff remained courteous and professional, which is more than I would have been able to do in the same circumstances. The restaurants are all very good here. Lovely breakfasts with extensive choice; the grotto is an amazing location for drinks, lunch or dinner; Krua Phrangang is a perfect location to have a great Thai dinner. Other facilities are also top class. We used the tennis and squash courts, both are great, as is the gym. We didn’t use the spa but it looked lovely. The hotel has a nice shop with interesting souvenirs and a nice library where you can borrow books, play chess or use computers. We arranged our own transfer to the hotel by long tailed boat as we were travelling from the nearby Centara Grand. The transfer was really easy. We just arrived at the beach and jumped off. The hotel does have tractors to transport people off the long tailed boats if you don’t fancy getting your feet wet. The hotel is not cheap. But you will be well aware of that before you arrive. It does however offer an environment which sets it apart. So why not treat Yourself? Just one very small grumble....afternoon tea is served from 4pm to 5pm. We thought this was too late for those who are considering having dinner later. But to be honest, it would be wrong to criticise this hotel, our stay was out of this world and faultless.
Jul 12, 2019

Honeymoon Bliss

Dallas, Texas

From the time we arrived at the airport until we left, everything was 5 star. The hotel driver picked us up and took us to the dock (40 min drive) and then we got on the Rayavadee boat transfer (15 min) to the hotel. Very interesting once you get there because the tide is so low, they pull you in on a tractor. Check in was easy and the villa was absolutely adorable. If you stay on the pedestrian paths, it’s pretty easy to walk anywhere, if you try to walk the buggy paths, it’s wayyyyy longer which is why some people I read complained about walking... stay on the pedestrian paths and nothing is that far. If I had 1 constructive criticism it would be the prices for food were over priced for what you got in comparison to the other places we stayed in Thailand. The guys and security people at the pool were really good and you can’t beat that view when you’re out there. Overall, I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for breath taking views, monkey lovers and relaxation.
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Rayavadee

Facilities

Rayavadee Spa

The Rayavadee Spa is one of the most luxurious spas in Thailand and has an extensive range of therapies. The Rayavadee Spa offers revitalising facials and scrubs, energising body wraps, soothing massages, salon treatments and spa packages individually tailored to your needs. Relax, unwind and indulge as we pamper you from head to toe.

Swimming Pool

Set against a backdrop of lush rainforest and overlooking the Andaman Ocean, the Rayavadee swimming pool offers a unique setting and an expanse of waters.

Sports and Entertainment

Rayavadee's Activities Centre offers a range of facilities and activities such as sea canoes, snorkelling and wind surfing equipment is available at the watersports centre whilst back at the resort, tennis and squash can be enjoyed.

Rayavadee Boutique

The Rayavadee Boutique has many items from jewellery, clothes, ceramics, home accessories and antiques.

Fitness Centre

The fitness centre is free of charge and is located next to the resort's tennis and squash courts.

Classes

Try a Thai cooking class and take back the memories and flavours of your luxury Thai experience, or learn batik printing, flower garland making or the art of traditional Thai fruit carving.

Rayavadee

Room Types

Deluxe Pavilion

Deluxe Pavilions come with 90 square metres of beautiful living space and are spread over two floors and boast stylish, tropical decor with polished wood, richly coloured fabrics and handcrafted details throughout. These rounded pavilions are fully equipped and overlook the resorts gardens. Each Deluxe Pavilion comes with it's own outdoor area with seating. Your en suite is fitted with all the amenities you would expect including double sinks, a bathtub and separate shower. Complimentary WiFi is available for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Spa Pavilion

Spa Pavilions come with 115 square metres of beautiful living space and feature an exotic private garden with an outdoor Jacuzzi®, shower, living space and a gazebo for total relaxation. Spread over two floors, these pavilions are beautifully appointed and overlook lush surroundings. All feature complimentary WiFi.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Terrace Pavilion

Terrace Pavilions come with 115 square metres of beautiful living space and are spread over two floors and offer an open and airy ground floor living space with tropical décor and glass doors that open onto a private outdoor terrace with seating. Here you will find a lounge area and lots of space for relaxation, as well as a private barbecue surrounded by lush palms and garden greenery. Your en suite is fitted with all the amenities you would expect including double sinks, a bathtub and separate shower. Complimentary WiFi is available for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Rayavadee

Food & Drink

The Grotto

The Grotto

The Grotto, nestled under an ancient limestone cliff on the edge of Phranang Beach, provides cave settings for a romantic meal. Here you can enjoy a leisurely lunch or lose yourself in the magic of a perfect sunset with a cocktail. Special seafood barbecue dinners are served here several times each week. Open daily: 12.00pm to 8.00pm. Dress code: casual.

Raya Dining

Raya Dining

Open for breakfast this elegant restaurant is where you can enjoy a wholesome menu to start the day. In the evening, the menu is sophisticated and varied. Choose from light bites to classic dishes - such as lobster and steak. Open daily: 7.00am to 11.00pm. Dress code: Smart casual

Beach Restaurant

Raitalay Terrace

Located next to the beach and open for lunch and dinner, the stylish Raitalay Terrace Restaurant serves a wide range of dishes containing the exotic flavors of southeast Asia, as well as international delicacies. Here you can enjoy a relaxing setting overlooking the ocean and enjoy a cocktail or other refreshment whilst watching the beautiful sunset. Open daily from 11.00am to 11.00pm. Dress code: Casual

Krua Phranang

Located with stunning views of the beach, limestone cliffs, outlying island and sparkling Andaman Ocean, Krua Phranang serves Thai delights in a romantic setting. Open for dinner only, Krua Phranag serves a plethora of cuisine options including curries, salads, soups, seafood and freshly-caught fish. Open daily: 6.00am to 11.00pm. Dress code: Smart Casual.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

Half Board may be used in any of the resort restaurants.

Full Board

Full Board may be used in any of the resorts restaurants.

Rayavadee

Special Offers

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon

Honeymoon couples receive a welcome drink on arrival, a selection of tropical fruit, floral arrangement in room, one bottle of Champagne in room and one 75 minute massage for two people at the Rayavadee Spa.

Minimum 4 night stay

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