Estancia Cristina

Rayavadee is situated in the heart of Krabi's beautiful Phranang Peninsula on the border of Krabi Marine National Park, an area renowned for its natural beauty and rich flora, fauna and marine life. When the resort was built more than two decades ago, it was with the idea of living in balance within this unique environment. The accommodations were constructed to nestle in between the property's many trees, none of which were cut during the process, in order to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. With the resort's low-key approach to building, the habitats of the area's many varieties of birds and animals were not disturbed. In addition, the resort employs a number of practices to reduce the negative impact on the surroundings with a focus on sustainable water and waste management as well as energy efficiency.

The resort's 94 two-story pavilions and 7 luxurious villas are dotted throughout tropical gardens and coconut groves just a few minutes’ walk from Railay and Phranang Beaches, and feature fully equipped, spacious accommodation and stylish Thai-inspired details throughout. The pavilion’ unique design and award-winning architecture blends perfectly with the resort's natural surroundings whilst the villas offer another level of luxury and space with dedicated butler service.

Rayavadee has 4 dining venues to choose with cuisine that ranges from international to light Asian fare to traditional Thai served in a variety of attractive settings. In addition, there is a full service relaxation spa offering massage therapies, facials, wraps, scrubs and salon services. The resort’s activities center with its own guides and fleet of speedboats invite guests to experience the very best that Rayavadee and the surrounding area have to offer.

Rayavadee's excursions provide memorable, personalized experiences that put you in touch with the best the area has to offer. Whether you're looking to escape to a deserted beach at sunset or spend the day on one of our luxurious speedboats visiting Phi Phi Island or Phang Nga Bay, our sea excursions promise exhilarating adventure and romance.

You can kayak through a pristine mangrove forest through the Krabi landscape. Scale a rock wall with private rock climbing instruction, hike a nature trail to a waterfall, learn to scuba dive from your own private dive boat or discover the art of Thai cooking.

Deluxe, Family & Terrace Pavilions

Each two-story Pavilion offers fully-equipped, spacious accommodation and stylish, tropical decor with polished wood, richly-colored fabrics and hand-crafted details throughout as well as an outdoor terrace with seating. The circular design of the pavilions blends perfectly with the resort's natural surroundings, echoing the rounded cliffs of the rock formations that characterize the area's unique landscape.

All of our pavilions feature flat screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player and wireless internet service. A hairdryer, flashlight, slippers and bathrobes as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Signature bath amenities are also provided. Some have private pools!

Family, Rayavadee, Raitalay & Phrangang Villas

The Villas are set on a sheltered corner of gorgeous Railay Beach or a short walking distance from both beach. They overlook the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. The Villas feature two adjoining bedrooms, with king size bed and ensuite bath as well as a living and dining room, kitchenette and an outdoor deck with hydro pool. Dedicated butler service provided.

All of the pavilions feature flat screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player and wireless internet service. A hairdryer, flashlight, slippers and bathrobes as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Signature bath amenities are also provided.

Rayavadee’s excursions go beyond ordinary tour offerings to create memorable, personalized experiences that put you in touch with the best the area has to offer. Whether you’re looking to escape to a deserted beach at sunset with that special someone or spend the day with family and friends snorkeling over coral reefs and exploring the beauty of the surrounding islands on one of the luxurious speedboats, our sea excursions promise exhilarating adventure and romance. Kayak through a pristine mangrove forest. Scale a rock wall with our private half and full day climbing instruction, hike a nature trail to a waterfall, learn to scuba dive from your own private dive boat or discover the art of Thai cooking with our single and multi-day classes. Whatever your fancy, allow our attentive staff to help you choose a program to perfectly suit your needs. Below is a sampling of the many sublime excursions offered at Rayvadee:

PHANG NGA BAY ADVENTURE

Phang Nga Bay's otherworldly seascape was formed over thousands of years by the shifting of plates deep in the earth. Today the bay's limestone cliffs and islands, weathered by the elements, appear to melt into strange shapes that invite you to dream of a time long ago when locals believe that mythical creatures inhabited the area alongside legendary pirates and princesses. Cruise the bay in the comfort of one of Rayavadee's luxurious two-engine speedboats and explore a cave and mangrove forest by sea kayak. Pay an afternoon visit to stunning Hong Island, where you can swim, picnic and relax on the beach.

PODA & CHICKEN ISLAND SNORKELING

Poda, Chicken, Tub and Si Islands are just a 15 minute speedboat trip away from Phranang Beach. Spend the morning or the afternoon exploring Poda Island's fine beaches, swim or snorkel amidst tropical fish and, when the tide is right, relax on a magical powder white sandbar. The perfect half-day experience!

BAMBOO ISLAND ESCAPE

Less well known than neighbouring Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, Bamboo Island boasts gorgeous scenery, crystal clear waters and white sand beaches and is an ideal destination for those looking to 'escape' for just a few hours. Swim, snorkel or just lie on the beach as you relax and leave the world behind. Perfect if you have already visited Phi Phi Island or prefer a half-day island experience.

TA LANE NATURE RESERVE

The breathtaking scenery of Ta Lane Nature Reserve with its steep cliffs, canyons and lagoons is a nature lover's paradise. Explore this unique area’s mangroves and rich bird and animal life by sea kayak and experience the beauty of one of Thailand's most unique landscapes.

Your guide will instruct you on how to use a canoe before leading you on your adventure. Paddle and glide your way through the green waterways of the mangrove forest surrounded by dramatically carved cliff walls. The trip to Ta Lane takes 30 minutes by speedboat.

ELEPHANT HOUSE SANCTUARY

Offers the chance to walk beside elephants in the forest, mud spa, elephant bathing and feeding them. Sometimes you can learn how to cook the herbal medicine for elephants. Visitor can observe the elephants from a distance for most of the time. This place offers the elephants a complete sanctuary and allows them to live in their natural habitat. They do not ride them, no activity show, no tricks or painting, they are a genuine elephant welfare center in Krabi.

ELEPHANT CARE & WATER RAFTING

The day starts with a scenic drive through Krabi and Phang Nga Provinces and onto the Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary, for the start of your up close, personal and exclusive time with the gentle giant, the “elephant.” This elephant camp provides an enjoyable cruel free experience that is harmless to the elephant. They rescued them from logging and treat the elephants with heart and spirit, so that they can live in harmony with the natural environment. Learn how to cook a traditional meal for an elephant, which contains nutritional ingredients that fit them the most. After lunch, is the Water rafting which gives you the most exciting and thrilling experience, in the safest way. Needless to say, you are sure to get wet!!!

ROCK CLIMBING IN THE RAILAY BAY AREA

Rayavadee sits at the centre of the world-famous rock climbing destination of Railay Bay on the Phranang Peninsula in beautiful Krabi province. The area’s stunning scenery and craggy limestone cliff formations draw both first-time climbers and passionate enthusiasts to Krabi’s shores each year.

KLONG THOM EMERALD POOL & HOT SPRING

Krabi's Klong Thom District takes its name from the picturesque stream which flows through the area’s lowland wildlife forest. Famous for the healing water of its natural hot springs and its emerald-colored pool surrounded by lush forest paths, Klong Thom is a lovely place to explore for those who enjoy communing with nature. After a short boat trip from the resort to the pier, you'll drive about 40 minutes to Klong Thom District where you can enjoy its beautiful natural scenery. Afterwards wind up the trip with a delicious Thai lunch at a local restaurant.

The resort’s commitment to giving back to the community and to those in need stems from an underlying philosophy that believes a business is only really successful when employees and society benefit alongside shareholders. For this reason, our owning company, The Premier Group of Companies, has founded and actively supports a number of charitable organizations that benefit less advantaged members of society. These include the Yuvabhadhana Foundation which offers scholarships for children from poor families across Thailand, Pan Kan, which resells donated second hand items to support children’s education and Food 4 Good, which offers funding towards nutritious meals for children in disadvantaged circumstances.

YUVABADHANA FOUNDATION

Yuvabadhana Foundation was started two decades ago under the care of Rayavadee’s owning company, the Premier Group of Companies, with the purpose of providing education scholarships to students of limited financial means. There are currently over 3 million disadvantaged children living below the poverty line in Thailand and over 800,000 young people who have to leave school to work once they are finished with the compulsory primary level of studies. Forced into the labor market at a young age, they do not get the education or opportunities needed to improve their lives.

To date, Yuvabadhana has sponsored more than 4,000 children across the country, enabling them to complete a high school level education. In addition to scholarships, the foundation also offers programs that help build self-esteem by developing individual talents that will last as a child grows into adulthood. Each year Yuvabadhana arranges an art and a literature contest to foster participant’s creativity with the belief that art and literature are vital tools for teaching children to reflect on the world around them. Each company within the Premier Group of Companies donates 5% of its profits annually to the foundation. Outside funding is also sought and donations are greatly appreciated. 

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