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The Racha

Romantic hotel on a small tropical island south of Phuket.

This is a luxurious eco-friendly resort, placed on one of the world’s most stunning destinations – just 12 nautical miles south of Phuket on the tiny island of Racha Yai.

Life’s simple pleasures are important here, where serenity and harmony are all around you. There are only 85 low rise, white washed villas, dotted across the expansive grounds – making this an ultimate get-away-from-it-all escape. The look is simple with clean lines, hints of dark wood and rattan furnishings, fragrant frangipani trees, pretty patios and large comfy day beds.

Although this is primarily a couples retreat, children are welcome, and will love the powdery white beach and crystal clear sea. Older children can be happily entertained by the various creative classes and excursions run by the hotel.

Many guests come to The Racha for the diving. It’s a beautiful place to learn to dive, and has many interesting and fun dive locations for the more experienced.

The Racha’s Anumba Spa has been voted the Top Island Resort Spa in Asia 2017 at The World Luxury Spa Awards. “Expert caring therapists restore and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit with signature natural treatments and oils. VIP couples’ suites, steam rooms and rain showers are just part of the pampering. Within the lush spa grounds, an ocean-facing balance-fitness gym and OM yoga studio offers guided holistic movement classes.”

 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,499  per person
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1532 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Eco-friendly retreat
  • Tranquil secluded feel
  • Outstanding diving and snorkeling
  • Sublime infinity pool

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 85 rooms

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Family Rooms

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Racha

  • Beach
  • Guests arriving later than 3.00pm at Phuket International Airport cannot be transferred to The Racha on the same evening.
1532 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1131
  • Very Good 254
  • Average 75
  • Poor 51
  • Terrible 21

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Dec 07, 2019

We lost money in the resport. It is an unpleasant experience even if the resort has nice service and view.

這是一個不愉快的經歷。我們在這裡被偷錢了,非常懷疑是SPA的按摩技師做的。可惜我們在投訴後得不到合理的解釋和回應,經理只是用回贈敷衍了事。我們不是希望補償,而是了解真相和不想有下一位受害者。這酒店的處理手法還是不能挽回我的信任,我不推薦大家選擇這間酒店。 There is not doubt that the service and the view of the resort is excellent. However, I am disappointed on what it happened during my stay. I lost money in the resort. As we don’t have to use cash in the resort, and I went to the Racha right after I arrived Phuket, so I am so sure that I lost 1000baht and 500hkd. We think that it is the spa staff, as it is without locker in the private room of the spa. But when we report to the front desk, the manager just offer us some rebate and try to peace us without investigating or suspecting his staff. It is actually not a big amount of money, and we are not asking for any refund at all, it is issue of honesty and trust. We just wanna know the truth, but we didn’t get any answer till now. Even the whole environment, facilities and experience of the Racha is good, I couldn’t trust the resort and won’t recommend it. I am writing this to tell my unhappy experience so everyone can be aware and not to lose money there.
Dec 05, 2019

Most amazing place of stay so far

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

I booked at the Racha on a recommendation by a friend and you can be rest assured that you can't go wrong. Everything about this place is magical, the color of water and the marine life you get to experience while diving abd snorkelling at the bay is unbelievable. Water is prestine and to top it all, the staff at The Racha is very courteous and always available and go the extra mile. I would love to go back to this place any day. Although the stay is pricey but food at the island resort is decently priced.
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The Racha

Facilities

Anumba Spa

Anumba Spa

The beautiful Anumba Spa has nine treatment rooms, including four designed for couples. Each has its own plunge tub, steam/shower room and outdoor rain shower. Expert therapists will restore and rejuvenate your mind and body with natural treatments and fragrant oils. Book and enjoy a private yoga class available at the spa during your stay.

diving

The Racha Dive Centre

Diving is a huge highlight at The Racha – with its own 5-star PADI dive centre, and an area which has fascinating corals, clear waters and colourful sea life. Ideal for both beginners and experienced divers with specialities such as night dives, wreck dives and digital underwater photography instruction.

The Racha

Room Types

Deluxe Villa

Deluxe villas are meticulously designed with comfort and style in mind. Rooms are white, bright and very spacious – and are luxuriously appointed. Enjoy views of the pool or tropical gardens from your private furnished terrace with the scent of the many Frangipani trees around you.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Grand Deluxe Villa

Grand Deluxe villas are meticulously designed with comfort and style in mind. These rooms are detached and extremely private. Enjoy views of the sea or tropical gardens from your private furnished terrace, with the scent of the many Frangipani trees around you.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Grand Deluxe Pool Villa

Sit back and relax in your Grand Deluxe Pool Villa and look out at the stunning sea views from your terrace. The villas are meticulously designed with comfort and style in mind. Unwind and bask in the warm sun in your pool area on a lounger, and take a dip in your very own private pool to keep cool. The stunning bathroom has a shower and Jacuzzi as well as an outdoor rain shower. Enjoy views of the sea or tropical gardens from your private furnished terrace, with the scent of the many Frangipani trees around you.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
The Racha

Food & Drink

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Earth Cafe

What better way to start your day than with a sumptuous champagne breakfast? The buffet is extensive and fresh, and can be as hearty or healthy as you choose. Casual lunch and dinner is also available here.

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Club Del Mar

Choose to dine al fresco or in air-conditioned comfort – either way you will enjoy beautiful sea views whilst enjoying a light and fresh menu. Gerados Gelato is also found here, where you can tuck into an extensive range of mouthwatering, refreshing flavors of homemade ice-cream.

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Fire Grill

Serving Mediterranean cuisine – the Fire Grill offers you an elegant fine dining experience. Located next to the pool, you can choose to sit indoors or savour the sea breeze with a table outside. There is an extensive wine cellar to ensure the perfect pairing – or sample some of the unique cocktails that are on offer.

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Sunset Beach Restaurant

Enjoy the freshest mouth-watering seafood BBQ whilst taking in the beautiful sunset. Dine al fresco on the deck, or under the thatched roof pavilion.

Ice Bar

Lobby Bar and Ice Bar

Guest participation is encouraged when the karaoke starts, and delicious cocktails and snacks are served until the small hours.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

Based on a three course a la carte menu - available to be taken at Earth Cafe and Sunset Beach restaurant.

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