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Berlin, Germany
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We had an excellent 8 night stay at the Racha - much better than expected - the day tourist were no bother at all for us - (we had lowered our expectations after reading so much here about large hordes of loud day tourist and were positively surprised!) The food was wonderful and our SPA suite just beautiful. We used...

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best resort experience to date! Best staff, facilities and dining experience while providing privacy and exclusivity amongst busy tourist season. Highly recommend to friends and family. This will become an annual trip.

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited the Racha for the first time in January. Most staff was very friendly and helpful yet some of them gave us attitude when we didn't communicate very well. One thing I was very disappointed with is the view from the beach chair. I was told that the beach is public and many day trippers come during day time. I...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

It really was such a pleasure to be back at Racha Resort. We had the junior pool suite which was simply an amazing experience. Als always staff is very friendly and takes care about everything. Food is great and you have a choice of several restaurants... Since we had some rainy days, we checked out the spa, which was really...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear Ankratz: Warm greetings from The Racha. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. The efforts and commitment from the team are commendable and will enjoy sharing your comments. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we would all be so delighted to welcome you back once again. Warm regards, Devan Bhaskaran. General...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at The Racha in November and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The transfer from Phuket was seamless, the waiting room at the pier was perfect for after a long flight - aircon, nice bathroom and fresh juice. There was a bit of waiting around as there at set times for departure. The boat trip over was quick and easy...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear vonxtwo: I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Racha. Thank you for appreciating the service rendered by our team who work so diligently. Your kind comment is much valued from your villa to dining and housekeeping. Once again, thank you for taking the time to post your comment and for choosing to...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Racha during the last week of December 2016 on our Honeymoon and the experience was just fantastic. The resort in itself is extremely beautiful and well maintained, while the service is top-notch. Perfect escape, just can't wait to come back again. There is a lot to do, from simply relaxing by one of the pools / the beach...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear SHailDudha: Warm greetings and thank you very much your kind and detailed review. Providing our guests with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our mission. I will most certainly be sharing your comments with the team. We certainly look forward to having you with us again in the near future. Please accept our sincerest gratitude and...

Tunbridge Wells
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Racha for 8 nights from 2nd January 2016 and travelled as a family with two children aged 12 and 9. The transfer via speedboat from Phuket was wonderful, if a little choppy. For those who suffer from sea sickness, it's worth taking a tablet before embarking. One poor lady in our group felt very nauseous for...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear LizY123: Thank you for choosing The Racha, Phuket for your holiday and for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that you had a great time here and note your appreciation of the villa, beach, snorkeling and the main pool. Certainly it is fabulous to know that you were impressed with the level of service extended by the...

Neuchatel, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have spent 7 days with my family and we enjoyed it from beginning to end. we booked the Grand Pool villa room with 2 bedrooms, the room was really nice, big, clean with an amazing swimming pool. We could not ask for a better room and view. the hotel facilities are really nice and well maintained, the restaurants were...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear Yasmina R: Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am glad you and your family had a wonderful time with us. Your positive reviews on the hotel are very encouraging but we always pay special attention to any comments highlighting issues which we deem as important for improvement. Your constructive feedback on reception staff poor...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eco-Chic. The beach is perfect! The water is crystal clear and bright turquoise. The staff keep the beach spotlessly clean and take care of the marine life. If the beach was a little busy due to day trippers visiting the island we would retreat to the adults-only resort-exclusive infinity pool. The Sunset Cafe/Restaurant is fabulous, we went there every night...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear Jessica B: It is a pleasure knowing you had enjoyed your stay with us - thank you for choosing the The Racha. I am delighted to learn you had utilized all our services and appreciated the fresh seafood served at the Sunset Restaurant. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Warm regards, Devan Bhaskaran. General Manager.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Racha is a beautiful, very stylish and luxurious resort on a gorgeous island off the coast of Phuket. After spending time in Phuket it was such a pleasant change to arrive at this quiet, relaxing resort. We stayed in a 2 bedroom pool villa, which was absolutely wonderful. The villa is very spacious and with a breath-taking view over...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear Bjorkfamily: Thank you very much for your recent stay with us and this detailed review. I was delighted to learn you enjoyed the spacious and well appointed villa, with tasteful furnishings, recreation to spa. We are glad we managed to provide solid service, and are beyond grateful for the feedback you kindly shared with us. We pride ourselves in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just 12 miles south of Phuket on Racha Yai island, The Racha is Thailand's premier deluxe island hideaway. Set on a pristine white-powdery beach and surrounded by the dazzling turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, this five star resort features 70 stylish villas offering the ultimate in luxurious comfort, from private pool villas with underwater music, to a very unique 5-storey Lighthouse Pool Villa with an observation deck offering panoramic views around the island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Racha

Address: 42/12-13 Moo 5 Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Ko Racha Yai
Price Range: $302 - $933 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Racha 5*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
The Racha Hotel Ko Racha Yai
Racha Hotel Yai Island
Racha Yai Island
Racha Phuket
The Racha Ko Racha Yai, Phuket, Thailand
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“Spa Suite with huge plunge pool / jacuzzi”
 of 5 bubbles 343vivianw, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa 201-203 are ocean front.”
 of 5 bubbles fasteddiekim, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beach Luxury”
 of 5 bubbles ShailDudhia, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“charge boat transfer from Chalong pier to Racha normally 3 times a day”
  • villa room has front garden
  • rain shower in open top area behind this bath room
 of 5 bubbles devilcoach, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Take advantage of the day trips the staff can organize for you, the spa and the complimentary snorkeling”
 of 5 bubbles W3505YTjacquelineh, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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