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Copenhagen
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our time at The Racha. This is one of the best resorts I have ever stayed at: the estate is absolutely stunning and perfectly maintained, the staff is amazing and breakfast is probably the best I've ever had in a hotel. The spa is delightful, the gym is state-of-the-art, the 3 restaurants offer great food and quality,...

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

Dear sarazu: Thank you for telling us about your experience at The Racha. It was nice to know that we made your stay truly wonderful in all possible way. I am also pleased to know my associates looked after you. We are dedicated to constantly improve our services and your positive words are much appreciated by everyone here. We look...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

The natural view and environment of this resort is gorgeous! The price is high, at least for us, but the beach, the trees, flowers, butterflies, birds, cats (yes, there are lots of well-fed fatty cutie cats)... do justice to what we paid. YET!!! the service in this resort falls short sadly! They seriously need major training on how to smile,...

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

Dear minminfm: I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Phuket and am glad that you enjoyed the beach, garden and surrounding and the smiling watersports staff. Nevertheless, it is with great concern to read your review pertaining to your villa and snorkeling experience and would like to sincerely apologise for...

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here one night in Grand Deluxe Pool Villa. Direct view from bed to sea and very private own pool. Had absolutely fantastic Dinner at the Fire Grill restaurant terrace. Peaceful place for lovers ❤

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

Dear sirkkus_1: Warm greetings and thank you very much for your kind review here. Your kind comment is much valued from the villa to dining experience. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us. We all do look forward to welcoming you back the next time you travel to Thailand. Warm regards, Devan Bhaskaran. General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here in march this year. Friendly staff very good food. Try the restaurant across from the hotel. Reasonably priced food. Beach rather full of day trippers but turn left at the tennis court walk for ten minutes and you will find an idyllic beach. Diving I'm informed by my husband is good. Garden pool quiet and shady with very...

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

Dear JAT262: Warm greetings from the Racha. Thank you so much for sharing your review and I am certainly delighted to know that you had an "Blissful" vacation with us. It's truly a great pleasure to receive wonderful compliments and I am indeed proud of the team here. I certainly enjoyed sharing your comments with the team and we all...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in. We were upgraded to a grande deluxe pool villa and it was a brilliant surprise. The hotel is clean, comfortable, has beautiful surroundings, a great pool and delicious food. The speedboat transfer was really fun on a lovely speedboat. The staff are lovely and you are able...

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

Dear 05ictn04: Warm greetings and thank you very much your kind 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. Warm regards, Devan Bhaskaran. General Manager.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of our trip to Thailand. Our first impressions were excellent, we arrived at 4.40pm by private transfer to a truly stunning beach. We were upgraded to a pool villa right opposite the beach which was a huge bonus. The room was perfectly comfortable and we loved the huge...

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

Dear Tamsin01: Warm greetings and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us. While I am glad that the resort was good, needless to say, I honestly regret that overall, we failed to meet your expectations during your stay. Your feedback is much appreciated and my sincere apologies for the...

West Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the Junior Pool Suite for 5 nights...this suite was exceptional. The Racha beach is paradise before 10 am and after 4 pm....it can be hell between 10 - 4 pm. In our opinion the problem is not the day trippers that are enjoying the beach...as the beach is not busier than Waikiki, Cote D'Azur,...

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

Dear DrBeach77: 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 service, facilities and dining experience. Once again, thank you for taking the time to post your comment and for choosing to stay...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had concerns after booking this hotel. First, the boat ride. I was worried our party of four might get sea sick from the 30-minute ride, but the ride of Racha's own speed boat was smooth and almost bump-less. As soon as we arrived, we were each given a clean wet towel and a cold local drink. We arrived at...

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

Dear Minjung K: I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with the Racha during your recent trip to Phuket. While I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the property whilst here, I regret to note that we failed to meet your food expectations. Your feedback is very important to us and I sincerely appreciate your sharing...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all the island is very nice and the rooms are good. But this is not what to expect from such a luxurious hotel and at this price! It is a private island but the beach is full of tourists who come by boat during the day. Breakfast below level and service, dont even start about it. Tables that...

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

Dear Charlie W: Thank you for sharing your review at The Racha. The Racha is located on a beautiful inlet called Batok Bay on Koh Racha. Unfortunately the resort does not own the island although we certainly wish the bay is private; but by Thai law, all beaches are accessible to the public. During breakfast, our waiter/waitress will lead the...

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Racha is an exquisite resort on a remote, largely undeveloped island only 35 minutes off the southern coast of Phuket. The property is immaculate with beautiful landscaping. The rooms are so lovely, modern and sleek, with private verandas with ocean views, indoor and outdoor showers, and some even with a private pool! The food was quite good with three...

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

Dear dressagealexis 18: Warm greetings and thank you very much your kind 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 till...

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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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
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: €212 - €477 (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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“I'd recommend getting a room as close as possible to the central area (pool, restaurants, spa, and beach)”
 of 5 bubbles sarazu, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“villa 346 is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles minminfm, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Junior Pool Suite”
 of 5 bubbles DrBeach77, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles maryskye2017, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pool suites are excellent but you have further to walk to the beach ,bar and restaurants but a golf buggy can always collect you.”
 of 5 bubbles timwD7564FQ, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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