The Racha

One of the world’s most stunning destinations can be found 12 nautical miles south of Phuket, on the Andaman island of Racha Yai. An expansive white-sand crescent bay with azure waters creates the postcard-perfect backdrop for the five-star luxury island resort, The Racha. With eco-chic luxury living, guests choose to ‘get-way from-it-all’ without taking anything away from the environment. You may experience the exquisite Racha resort, a sanctuary for mind, body and spirit. Spread over 20 acres of verdant tropical grounds and built in low-rise harmony with the environment, 85 villas of eight category types provide for every creature comfort.

At The Racha, the island is your playground. For starters, the five-star Racha Dive Center provides personalized scuba instruction and trips to the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful sites. Energetic guests may choose to kayak, snorkel the island’s famed house reefs, learn Thai craft making, ride ATVs or hike the island. For those preferring serenity, one might wish to connect with nature while strolling the resort’s grounds, swim in three ozonated pools, peruse the library, or indulge in treatments at The Racha’s famed Anumba Spa.

The 85 Villas at The Racha are spread over 20 acres of verdant tropical grounds and built in low-rise harmony with the environment. There are eight category types all very bright, breezy and tropical and providing every creature comfort.

Deluxe Villas - Laid out in pairs, Deluxe Villas are luxuriously appointed and share a detached pavilion. Some offer inter-connecting doors. Located throughout the resort, guests enjoy serene pool or lush garden views from their private terraces.

Grand Villa Deluxe - These standalone bright and airy villas offer guests more spacious accommodations with added privacy. Grand Deluxe Villas provide sea or lush garden views. Each villa is superbly designed and features a luxurious bathroom and a rain-shower outside.

Grand Villa Deluxe with Pool - These villas are similar to The Grand Deluxe Villas in layout with the addition of a very private outdoor pool. Located within the prime areas of the resort, Grand Deluxe Villas offer spectacular sea views.

Junior Pool Suite - Equipped with the latest in multimedia entertainment, these handsome pool suites come with large living and bedroom areas. Central to the layout of the villa is a very private 14 Sq m indoor Jacuzzi pool. Guests can soak in sea views from a large outdoor terrace.

Spa Pool Suite - The sublime Spa Pool Suites feature a luxuriously appointed bedroom and state-of-the-art living room with spa pool view. Equipped with the latest in-villa automation and multimedia entertainment systems, these accommodations ensure that guests are amply entertained indoors and out. A 14 Sq m indoor Jacuzzi pool with spectacular fiber-optic lighting lends a touch of magic to these beautifully designed accommodations. These villas offer resort and garden views.

Grand Pool Suite - With a 35 Sq m sunlit infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea, Grand Pool Suites are among the most prestigious of accommodations at The Racha. These large, airy suites offer unparalleled privacy and are situated on the prime elevated sites of the resort. Expansive sea views can be had from the deep Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom as well as from the outdoor pavilion sundeck.

Grand Pool Suite Beachfront - This is our most popular beachfront pool villa offering panoramic views of the Andaman Sea with unparalleled privacy, just a few steps away from the beach. Soak up the views from the large sunlit infinity pool with underwater music and large private terrace.

2-Bedroom Grand Pool Suite

Situated on elevated ground, these ultra-luxurious villas offer sweeping views of the resort grounds and the ocean yonder. The Master bedroom comes with its own large en-suite bathroom and spacious two-person Jacuzzi spa tub. The second bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. The entire villa is equipped with the very latest in-villa automation and multimedia entertainment systems. A ten-meter infinity pool offers direct swim-up access from the master bedroom and spectacular sunset views.

The Lighthouse - The Lighthouse is one of the world’s most unique living spaces. This superb five-story structure is also very private. A light-filled living room with state-of-the-art entertainment system leads out to a sun-drenched pool with decks. Accommodations include two exquisite master bedrooms on the two lowest floors, both with gorgeous bathrooms and Jacuzzi tubs. Two single rooms, (one with convertible day bed and the other with a single bed) on the third and fourth floor share an outdoor landscaped bathroom on the ground floor. Atop The Lighthouse, a magnificent

Dive Scene

The five-star Racha Dive Center is fully equipped with a purpose-built three-meter deep ozonated instructional pool, air-conditioned classroom and spacious retail shop.The center offers personalized PADI scuba instruction and diving trips to the Andaman Islands most unique and beautiful sites.Superb water clarity and abundant marine life makes diving at our island home one for the bucket list. Water temperature ranges from 27-30 degree Celsius. Coral begins almost immediately at the waters edge and starts to taper off around 20 meters. Beginners start their dive in a shallow bay with a sandy bottom, surrounded by coral gardens. Certified divers will be dropped in deeper water and can enjoy drift dives

encountering blue-spotted stingray, shoals of barracuda, grouper, and a many unforgettable colorful reef fish.

Dive Sites

A brief introduction to some of the island’s best sites… just minutes from the resort. The east side contains the majority of the dive sites – gently sloping Lucy’s Reef is home to moray eels, lionfish, nemo and a good selection of tropical reef fish. Staghorn Reef has large staghorn corals, giant clams, visiting olive turtles, titan triggers and if you are lucky, manta rays.

At Lah Bay, you’ll find 3 boat wrecks at a depth of 18-25 meters with resident batfish,shoals of glassfish, giant morays and large groupers under the wrecks.

Batok Bay, fronting The Racha is home to 250 pH-neutral concrete Reef Balls. Reef balls, a Racha environmental initiative project, provide homes for octopus,

And Beyond…

Enjoy day dive trips to Racha Noi Island / Phi Phi Island / Shark Point / Anemone Reef King Cruiser Wreck & Dok Mai island in the Dive Center’s purpose-built dive boats.

Few settings on earth are as inspired as Batok Bay, which boasts a myriad of activities, including snorkeling, swimming, people watching and picturesque beach strolling. Stop by the Water Sports Center to inquire about activities and equipment rental, sea conditions, hike routes or just for a chat with our enthusiastic staff.

Complimentary Services:

Guided morning island walk/jog

Mountain bikes

Tennis gear

Snorkel gear (masks/fins)

Body boards

Kayaks*

Stand up paddle boards*

*complimentary – first hour

With Charge:

Guided discovery nature walks to viewpoint

Full day/Half day fishing trips

Private boat charters

Sunset cruise

Guided snorkeling trips

ATV (Guided/Self-ride)

Batik painting • Mosaic picture frame making

Plaster doll coin bank making • Candle making

And don’t forget…Anumba Spa

How apt is it that one of the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful islands also plays host to one of Asia’s top ten island spa destinations? At The Racha’s serene Anumba Spa, expert and caring therapists restore and rejuvenate mind and body 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 studio offers guided holistic movement classes. Relax, stretch and breathe. And find oneself.

The resort maintains a fleet of the latest Mercedes E-class limousines. For guests requiring more space, luxury VW vans are also available. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi to keep you entertained and connected all the way.

Travel time from Phuket Airport to The Racha Chalong Lounge is approximately 50 mins to one hour, depending on traffic conditions. The journey from Chalong Pier to The Racha usually takes between 30-40 minutes (depending on sea conditions).

Guests arriving later than 2.30pm at Phuket International Airport cannot be transferred to The Racha on the same evening. For safety reasons, we do not operate boat transfers after sunset. In the unfortunate event of a delayed flight arrival (later than 2.30pm), guests will be required to stay the night in Phuket. TheGuest Services Staff will be happy to assist in making overnight arrangements. We will however, not be financially liable for costs incurred.

The safety of our guests is paramount. In the event of inclement weather and extreme sea conditions, we will not operate boat transfers. As such, Racha Guest Services Staff will make alternative arrangements for our guests until conditions are optimal for travel.

Sea conditions may change very quickly and as such we would like our guests to be as comfortable as possible. Guests will be required to wear floatation vests onboard. Light and loose clothing, non-slip footwear is recommended.

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