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Reviewed 3 June 2010

Our flight from Malaysia was 1/2 hour delayed and we were supposed to take the 11.30am boat to The Racha. We were worried that we might missed it when we landed 1/2 hr late at the Phuket airport. Luckily the immigration process was quite fast and our bags were already on the belt when we passed the immigration. But to...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 May 2010

I chose this hotel because it is member of the "Small Luxury Hotels", and on top of that it has many good reviews here on Tripadvisor. However I must say I was really disappointed. Positive: - The rooms are large, modern and nicely decorated, have good lighting, a large bathroom with 2 showers (1 inside, 1 outside). The view from...

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6Thank TandTSwitzerland
Singapore
Reviewed 18 May 2010

We stayed at the Grand Deluxe Villa for 2 nights in May 2010 with our toddler and another couple. Overall we were satisfied with The Racha, although some small aspects did let us down. However, I must say we would definitely come back, and we sure hope that by the time we do, The Racha would have improved on these...

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1Thank ummumar
Bangkok
Reviewed 9 May 2010

Was just there this past weekend. The service was good, no doubt about that. The staff are friendly (except for that one at the service desk personal not being very knowledgeable). We were going to go else where when we initially book this resort due to the reservation personal at the hotel is not giving us the right information, and...

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2Thank jacksonwu1
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 May 2010

My husband & I chose the Racha for our honeymoon early April 2010. We absolutely adored the Racha. It was an absolutely gorgeous spot a stone’s throw from Phuket. The transfer from Chalong Bay was seamless as was the 40 min speedboat we took to the island. Once we arrived we literally fell in love with the stunning beauty of...

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1Thank Camnicsydney
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 2 May 2010

I loved every minute at The Racha! The design of the resort is simple but elegant and fresh. The rooms are lovely and very spacious. Mine was right in front of pool number 2. Only complaint: pillow was sooo stiff I hated it and the air conditioning was freezing and strong even with lowest settings and aimed right at the...

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Somerset England
Reviewed 1 May 2010

We had the most amazing wedding at the Racha - thanks to Nee and Nam, our coordinators. Nothing disapoints at the Racha, it is as described. A premier deluxe hideaway, environmentally friendly. Arriving by speedboat we were greeted as soon as we stepped off with friendly faces, full of smiles and that continued throughout our stay. We stayed in a...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2010

We stayed at the Racha for seven nights as part of our honeymoon in March 2010. It was the most luxurious resort we have ever stayed in, with excellent service from start to finish. We were picked up from the airport and taken to the marina in Phuket (given cool towels and water), where we checked in at the Racha...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2010

Just back from 8 nights at the Racha with my husband - both in our thirties. Loved The Racha for being a relaxing, stylish, immaculate haven with great food and spa. We would highly recommend! Don't go if you want any sort of night-life and probably not with children as there are no special facilities for them and the ones...

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Auckland
Reviewed 5 April 2010

Visited the Racha with my girlfriend in the low season. It was the most relaxing trip ever. No mosquitoes and pests, quiet and peaceful and there was a constant warm sea breeze blowing over the island. It did not rain while we were there and it was just so comfortable during that time. It is the best place to go...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $324 - $1,168 (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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