I cannot say enough amazing things about this resort and its staff. Where do I begin! My husband and I got married there on June 19. We had decided on Rayavadee based on tripadvisor reviews and recommendations from friends who had traveled there before. Planning a wedding from the other side of the world in a different time zone was not easy. Luckily we had Lisa who was in constant correspondence with us and making the process extremely easy and streamlined. We exchanged e-mails frequently regarding the logistics of the wedding and she was able to answer all of my questions and concerns which I regret were a lot given that we had never visited the resort before and had no idea what to expect. She was extremely kind, gracious, and patient with my questions and was able to reassure me that everything would be OK! Prior to leaving for our wedding, we still had many loose ends that needed to be sorted but again Lisa had reassured me that things would be taken care of once we arrived and met our event planner, Pin.
The greeting from the Airport and transit to the hotel was phenomenal. Everything was pre-arranged for us and the journey was pleasant and quick - approximately 20 minutes to the dock and another 20 minutes on a beautiful boat to the hotel. We were offered cold towels and water in the car taking us to the boat. It was great. We arrive at the hotel in the evening and are greeted by 6 staff members. It was a warm welcome to what we would call home for the next 5 days. The check in process was extremely easy where we received a nice introduction to the grounds and where they answered our questions. There during the introduction was when we met our event planner, Pin.
That evening Pin had arranged for us to have our dinner at the Grotto which was included in our wedding package. It as PHENOMENAL. The food was excellent and the service was even better. Pin met us and discussed logistics for what to expect over the following days. My nerves were calmed knowing that there was a plan in place and that we had somebody reliable keeping track of all the details that we weren't even thinking of. They were extremely accommodating as well and had us do a wine tasting to help pick our beverages for the wedding. It was a great first evening at the resort and a wonderful dinner for my fiance (at the time) to enjoy.
It was time to turn in for the evening and we went to our rooms which were stunning. The rooms were so unique. Two stories and feeling completely private, like you're in your own home separated from the rest of the guests. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The room temperature was perfect even given the heat and humidity outside. It was absolutely perfect. The bathroom was spacious and clean. We were excited to have multiple nights ahead to look forward to in this beautiful space. The grounds in general were stunning. Easy to get around by buggie but also very walk-able. My favorite was the pool area with the stunning view of the ocean in the backdrop and the cliffs. Absolutely breathtaking.
The following days were the rehearsal dinner, the wedding, and the farewell brunch. They could not have been more perfect. To be honest I had no idea what to expect. I had seen some photos before of the setup and they were stunning. But being there in person was a completely different experience. The set ups were UNBELIEVABLE. For the rehearsal dinner there was concern that it may rain and there may be high winds. Pin had warned of us this and had a backup plan for us immediately. We were adamant on keeping the dinner near the beach and she made this happen for us. Everything from the seating chart, the buffet setup, the food at the buffet (DELICIOUS), and THE SERVICE - WOW. I cannot say enough good things about the service. There were people assisting at the buffet line, the servers helping us in and out of our chairs and placing our napkins, the bartenders...the list goes on. Everyone was absolutely wonderful. And this continued throughout the following days. Our guests were treated like royalty. We ate like kings and queen and were treated like kings and queens.
I truly can never thank the staff enough for how great of a job they did throughout our wedding. In addition, Pin was accessible throughout the entire stay and was present at all of the events, ensuring that everything was going as planned and we had everything we needed. We appreciated her SO MUCH - she truly went above and beyond anything we could have asked for.
I have traveled to many places and stayed in a variety of hotels and this is by far the best service and stay in a hotel I have ever experienced in my entire life. The staff and especially Pin made our wedding the best day of our lives and greatest event our friends/family said they had ever been to. We all were extremely impressed by the attention to detail and hard work that everyone had put into making it so special for all of us.
Thank you to the entire staff for making this the most memorable vacation/event of our lives. A wedding is of course magical no matter where in the world it takes place but this is more special than anything I could have ever imagined or planned on my own. We will forever treasure Rayavadee and their incredible staff for making Krabi our favorite place in the world. I wish there was more we could do to show our gratitude for your patience, service, kindness, and hospitality throughout our stay.
I want to say a special thank you to Pin who made this the happiest/best day of our lives. She is such hard working, kind, professional and it was a pleasure and honor to have her help plan and organize the wedding. She made our experience fun, easy, and extremely memorable. Our families and guests would like to thank you as well for your hard work, fun spirit, and attention to detail. We will never forget you.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all again <3