The Racha

Phuket, Thailand

Captivating paradise on a small tropical island near Phuket

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At a glance

85 rooms

The Racha is Thailand’s premier sanctuary for mind, body and spirit. Located on Racha Yai, one of the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful and pristine islands, the resort offers ultra-luxurious accommodations for guests who wish to ‘get-away-from-it-all’ without taking anything away from the environment.

Location

Accessible only by sea, the resort is twelve nautical miles south of Phuket and thirty-five minute speedboat ride from Chalong Bay.

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Things to enjoy

Anumba Spa, scuba diving, fitness centre, live entertainment, chill-out tunes at Clud Del Mar, swimming pools, tennis, mountain biking, nature walks, non-motorised watersports, Thai cooking lessons.

Number of floors: 1

In detail

The décor at The Racha for each of the 85 luxurious villas is simple yet sumptuous, with brilliant-white walls and fabrics that contrast with dark wood furnishings, a private terrace and an outdoor shower. Choose a pool villa for the maximum privacy or the Lighthouse for the ultimate in sophisticated living, a gleaming white, five-storey high retreat with 360-degree views across the island and the Andaman Sea. Batok bay and the beach in front of the resort are public areas and are used by other boats and tourists during the months of November to April.

At The Racha, the island is your playground. The five-star Dive Centre provides personalized scuba instruction and trips to the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful sites. You may also choose to kayak, snorkel the island, learn Thai cooking, attend yoga class, ride ATVs, mountain bike or hike to some of the island’s most spectacular vantage points. Alternatively, you could stroll the resort’s twenty-acre grounds with to-die-for views complimentary, laze in the ozone-treated pools, read in state-of-the-art library, or indulge in treatments at the acclaimed Anumba Spa.

Rooms

In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from - Deluxe Villa, Grand Deluxe Villa, Grand Deluxe Pool, Junior Pool Suite, Grand Pool Suite, Lighthouse.

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Deluxe Villa

The superior villas are laid out in pairs sharing a detached pavilion and are all luxuriously appointed with private terraces and spacious bathrooms; offering both indoor and outdoor shower pleasure. Some feature connecting doors. Size: 43 sq. metres, excluding the terrace.

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Grand Deluxe

These individual villas are larger and some of them boast the best sea views on the island. They offer a large living area and a spacious private terrace. Each deluxe villa is superbly designed and features a luxurious bathroom and a rain-shower outside. Size: 54 sq. metres, excluding the terrace.

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Grand Deluxe Pool

The deluxe villas with pool are similar to the deluxe villas in the layout and furnishing. In addition, they feature a private swimming pool or plunge pool with Jacuzzi and are located within the prime area of the resort. Size: 54 sq. metres, excluding private pool & terrace.

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Grand Pool Suite

The large and luxurious pool villas feature private infinity-edge swimming pools overlooking the Andaman Sea, a large sun deck and an open-air relaxation pavilion. All pool villas occupy the prime sites within the resort. Size: 93 sq. metres, excluding private pool & terrace.

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Lighthouse

This is the ultimate luxury accommodation at The Racha. This superb two storey villa features two bedrooms, both with private Jacuzzi in the bathroom. The swimming pool is located privately and offers guests and ideal place to relax in a peaceful setting. Size: 150 sq. metres, excluding private pool & terrace.

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Junior Pool Suite

These exquisitely elegant pool villas feature a very private pool with Jacuzzi and offer a large living room with the latest in multimedia entertainment. All villas enjoy panoramic sea views and are centrally located within the resort. The spacious bathroom comes complete with a relaxing spa bathtub.Size 86 sq.metres exclude private pool and terrace.

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Spa Pool Suites

These luxuriously-appointed Spa Pool Suites feature a large living room and bedroom with a generous en-suite bathroom offering a combined area of 72 m2 (not including the private terrace and outdoor day bed); and boast an intimately designed 5m x 2.5m indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi pool with spectacular fiber optic lighting. A full glass wall allows views of the pool while relaxing in the state-of-the-art living room either on the luxurious sofa or indoor day bed. These ultra-luxurious villas feature high-end Crestron™ lighting controllers, electric blinds; the latest multimedia Bose™ theatre system with a sleek 55” LED TV in the living room, a retractable 46” LED TV and Bose™ iPod dock in the bedroom, and our complimentary in-villa movie library system. The large en-suite bathroom offers a Jacuzzi bathtub and has indoor showers as well as an outdoor rain shower.

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2-Bedroom Grand Pool Suite

This 105sqm 2 bedroom suite offers spacious bedrooms and luxurious en-suite bathrooms. 2 indoor daybeds, a large infinity edge pool with underwater music and Jacuzzi with large pool terrace and outdoor daybed to enjoy the spectacular sunset views over the Andaman sea. The large master bedroom offers an oversized Jacuzzi bathtub for two and has indoor showers as well as an outdoor rain shower.

Services

At The Racha, the island is your playground. For starters, the five-star Dive Center provides personalized scuba instruction and trips to the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful sites. You may also choose to kayak, snorkel the island, learn Thai cooking, attend yoga class, ride ATVs, mountain bike or hike to some of the island’s most spectacular vantage points. Alternatively, you could stroll the resort’s twenty-acre grounds, laze in the ozone-treated pools, read in state-of-the-art library, or indulge in treatments at the famed Anumba Spa. Or simply watch the world go by.


Directory of services

  • Concierge

Languages spoken

  • English

Dining

The resort has three dining outlets and two bars. Start the day with a freshly brewed coffee and a breakfast buffet at the Earth Café which turn into all-day dining. Lunch sandwiches and traditional Thai fare at the Sunset Beach restaurant overlooking the Andaman Sea. As the evening comes, watch yet another glorious sunset from the Lobby Bar patio, then finish off your day with fine dining dinner by the pool at Fire Grill. and head off to Ice Bar for a nightcap, live music, karaoke. Some special night party at Club Del Mar!

Leisure

Anumba Spa - The luxurious spa offers a wide range of treatments to pamper your body, mind and spirit. Facilities include a sauna, steam room, yoga room, gym, shop and bar.


Activities

  • Bike Riding - On Site
  • Sea Fishing - On Site
  • Horse Riding - Nearby
  • Jacuzzi - On Site
  • Jogging Track - On Site
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool - On Site
  • Private Beach - On Site
  • Safari - On Site
  • Scuba Diving - On Site
  • Snorkeling - On Site
  • Tennis - On Site

Meetings and Business

Air-conditioned function room (8x12 m) up to 40 persons and boardroom (4.5x7.5m) for 12 persons. Both function rooms have broadband internet access, LCD projector, flip chart, TV / VCR, white board.

Getting there

Hotel Address

The Racha
42/12-13 Moo 5
Rawai
Muang
Phuket 83130. Thailand Muang83130Thailand

Transportation

International Airport: 42 kms (to Chalong Pier) /Taxi from BHT 700-1,000, Hotel Limousine BHT 1,600++/way (maximum 3 pax) From Chalong pier to hotel: 19 kms. by Schedueld speed boat at THB 800++/pax//Scheduled speed boat time in 11.30/14.00/17.00 hrs. Out 09.00/12.00/16.00 hrs

Airports

Nearest international airport: Phuket Airport (More than 50 Km.)
Nearest local airport: Phuket Airport (More than 50 Km.)

Car Rental

Nearest car rental office: Chalong's Transection

Directions

Approximately 45 minutes from Phuket International Airport to Chalong Pier then another 35 to 50 minutes (Depending on seas Conditions) speed boat ride to the resort.

Near The Racha

Private boat excursions, Islands of the Andaman Sea, Phuket Island.

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