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Switzerland
Reviewed 26 December 2009

It was our second time at the racha (first time in 2006) and we loved it again. In 2006 we booked a grand pool suite (we got the most beautiful room in the whole resort with best bay view, number 102) while this time, we had one of the two new junior pool suite, we had number 304. Originally, this...

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NYC
Reviewed 15 December 2009

My husband and I were there for our honeymoon. Prior to arriving at The Racha, we were in Bangkok, Patong beach and the Elephant Hills, north of Phuket. When we arrived at the Racha, we couldn't believe the clarity of the water and the beautiful fish we were able to encounter. The personal touches was most appreciated. Even before we...

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edinburgh
Reviewed 6 December 2009

Everything about this place is wonderful. The only gripe would be that the food was international, dull and expensive, but there are a couple of restaurants on the island that serve great, fresh, cheap thai food. After the first night we eat out every time and really enjoyed it, especially the one on the rocks to the right of the...

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Singapore
Reviewed 30 November 2009

The Racha itself is AMAZING, the set up of the place makes you feel like you are in paradise and I had an amazing time because I went with my boyfriend and the beach is just incredible. The resort's decor is stunning and very well designed. However, the staff NEEDS TRAINING! It was very disappointing considering we paid about US$500/night....

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

Dear Clara, Thank you kindly for your valuable comments on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you found The Racha “amazing” and had an “amazing time” with us. Unfortunately, we do apologize for the following events which did not meet with your expectations and we wish to let you know that we have taken steps to address these as follows:...

South Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2009

On this site I tend to read the reviews rather than write any myself but after reading some bad reviews about The Racha, I thought it was time to set the record straight. First of all, for the people who say the food is expensive and there are no other options but the resort's food, remember you are on an...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 20 October 2009

The Racha looks every bit as good in the flesh as the pictures on their website. We were delighted with our grand deluxe villa and the view overlooking the bay. The air con was very effective, bed comfortable and the mini-bar reasonably priced. The resort facilities are great; well equiped gym, lovely pools and free bike and snorkelling hire( the...

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Beijing
Reviewed 8 October 2009

Finally after 2 very disappointing stays in Phuket and Koh Phi Phi, we finally found what we were looking for: paradise! Beautiful bay on a small island, wonderful sand (I could not find the stones from former reviews!?), clear blue water... just perfect! Wonderful hotel, very friendly staff!! The perfect hide-away!

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 30 September 2009

The Racha is just amazing. We just did not want to go when we had to leave the place to go home. The only thing that was less relaxed was the very bumpy boat ride to the island, but of course, that is about the one thing the hotel cannot help. The hotel was fully booked but it still felt...

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Singapore
Reviewed 7 September 2009

We stayed at the Racha from the 21st -24th of December last year. We stayed at one of the Kata Beach resorts for 2 nights prior to our visit and arrived at the Chalong Racha office by taxi. We were met with refreshments and told to wait for the boat. The boat came and the journey wasn't too long. However,...

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Bahrain
Reviewed 16 August 2009

The Racha is amazing. We loved every minute of our stay. The other reviews are not exaggerating. The photos on the web site and here are accurate, it is beautiful. What you can see through the pictures is the quality of the staff and the attention to detail. Wow. The staff are genuinely happy and happy to help. They anticipate...

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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: $364 - $1,260 (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
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“Rooms at the front of the resort have the best beach views and are more windy. We enjoyed having an outside private pool.”
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“Go through the large selection of photos made available, of which I did and got myself the best view possible on the resort.”
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“Villas 101 , beautiful views of bay and sunsets.”
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