Island paradiseA sanctuary for mind, body and spirit
Island luxury, serenity and stunning dive sites
Vacation: Beach paradise
Seeking: Sanctuary for mind, body and spirit
Highlight: Pristine white sand
On the Andaman island of Racha Yai, 12 nautical miles south of Phuket, Thailand, one of the world’s most stunning luxury beach resorts has been carefully created around a pristine white sand crescent bay.
The Racha Resort in Thailand is the kind of far flung island paradise fantasies are made of. Arriving on its secluded shores and making your way to one of its luxury villas and suites surrounded by towering palm trees is an adventure in itself. If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation where you want nothing more than to take in the immediate scenery, gaze out at mesmerising azure waters and enjoy exotic local cuisine then the Racha has you covered.
But there is so much more on offer too. The eco-chic resort is a tropical playground. The five-star Racha Dive Center provides personalized scuba instruction and trips to the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful sites. Energetic guests can kayak, snorkel the island’s famed house reefs, learn Thai craft making, ride ATVs or hike the island. For those preferring serenity, guests can connect with nature while strolling the resort’s grounds, swim in three ozonated pools, peruse the library, or indulge in treatments at The Racha’s famed Anumba Spa – making the exquisite Racha resort a perfect sanctuary for mind, body and spirit.
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“Elegant eco-friendly resort on the best beach. The Villas are elegantly built, with nice surrounding green garden. The beach in front of the hotel is one of the top most beautiful white sand beach in Phuket. We really enjoy the white sand beach and the crystal clear, turquoise colored water. The best of the best.” Tripadvisor Review
One of the world’s most stunning destinations can be found 12 nautical miles south of Phuket, on the Andaman island of Racha Yai. An expansive white-sand crescent bay with azure waters creates the postcard-perfect backdrop for the five-star luxury island resort, The Racha.
Best food & drink
1. Earth Cafe
With spectacular views of Batok Bay, this is the place to start off your day. A sumptuous champagne International breakfast buffet offers choices from hearty to healthy – pan-fried dishes, grilled and deli meats, garden-fresh vegetables, cereals and crepes, freshly squeezed island fruit, homemade pastries and more.
2. Seafood barbeque
By night at the Sunset Restaurant, chefs prepare a mouth-watering seafood barbeque, with the day’s catch from the island fishermen included. Guests dine al fresco on the ocean deck or under the thatched roof pavilion.
3. Cherry Jubilee
Dining at The Fire Grill is a delight for the senses – from the snap-crackle of the wood fire pizza oven to the caress of the sea breeze. Watch the chefs in the open kitchen expertly prepare pasta, steak and seafood and other Mediterranean masterpieces. Further your experience with a refreshing cocktail or discover that perfect pairing from the Racha’s impressive international wine list – and a Cherry Jubilee flambéed tableside and under the stars is a stunning way to end the night.
The Racha Resort offers ultra-luxurious accommodations for guests who wish to ‘get-away-from-it-all’ without taking anything away from the environment.
Spread over 20 acres of verdant tropical grounds and built in low-rise harmony with the environment, 85 villas of eight category types provide for every creature comfort.
The resort is a multi-award winner in both luxury and conservation.
One of the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful islands is also one of Asia’s top ten island spa destinations.
At The Racha’s serene Anumba Spa, expert and caring therapists restore and rejuvenate mind and body with signature natural treatments and oils. VIP couples’ suites, steam rooms and rain showers are just part of the pampering. Within the lush spa grounds, an ocean-facing balance-fitness gym and OM studio offers guided holistic movement classes.
Relax, stretch and breathe.
There’s so much natural beauty to take in around the Racha, and so many ways to do it.
The resort itself has three spectacular pools to swim in, plus snorkelling, fishing trips, craft classes and guided hikes are all on offer and if you feel like venturing slightly further afield you can explore neighbouring islands for bucket-list experiences.
Guests can also make use of the Racha Dive Center and explore the Andaman Sea’s most stunning dive sites with five-star service.
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