The Racha

42/12-13 Moo 5, Phuket Area, Thailand
70 Rooms
Modern Design & Quiet
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taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Not so very long ago Phuket was an undiscovered paradise, an Eden on the Andaman Sea. Today it’s one of the world’s most popular destinations, and while there are some remarkable resorts, that sense of Phuket as a remote escape is a thing of the past.

You don’t have to go far to get that feeling back, though. Half an hour south from Phuket by speedboat is Racha Yai island, home to The Racha, a complex of seventy gleaming white modernist villas on a hillside above a soft sandy beach on a secluded cove.

There’s little in the way of jungle island kitsch here — the interiors are as urbane as any city hotel, polished white surfaces positively sparkling, with crisp contemporary furnishings and dark wood accents. Each comes with a private terrace to enjoy the view of the bay (best seen at sunset) and an indoor-outdoor bathroom complete with open-air shower. The low-lying villas are a stone’s throw from the pristine white sand beach, while those higher up the hill boast superior views and private plunge pools.

A palatial spa complex offers a bewildering array of treatments, and the dive center outfits and instructs guests in preparation for exploring the island’s coral-reef fringe. Out here on Racha Yai there’s no town center to explore — surely a selling point rather than a limitation — but the hotel’s bar and two restaurants are more than up to the task, serving Thai and Italian cuisine in a stylish setting against the backdrop of the waters of Batok Bay.

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The Racha
42/12-13 Moo 5, Phuket Area, Thailand

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • EV Charging Station
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Tennis court
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Compulsory round trip speedboat transfer and complimentary transfer for long staying booking as follows;
  • Compulsory round trip speed boat transfer will be charged at THB 1,980 per person upon check in (50% discount for children under 12 years & no charge for infants under 4 years).
  • Stay up to 5 paid nights, receive complimentary round trip scheduled speed boat transfer and 50% round trip Airport Transfer. No discount for one-way Airport transfer.
  • Stay up to 7 paid nights, receive complimentary round trip Airport transfer and round trip schedule speed boat transfer.
  • We recommend guests to arrive at The Racha’s Chalong Lounge at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled boat departure time. Guests will enjoy complimentary amenities including welcome drinks, beverages, light snacks, complimentary Wi-Fi, charging stations, reading materials and shower facilities. For safety reasons, we do not operate the boat at night.
  • The safety of guests is paramount and in the event of unsafe adverse sea conditions, The Racha may temporarily cease boat transfers until weather conditions improve.
  • Scheduled Speed Boat transfers operate from Phuket (Chalong Bay) to Racha at 1pm and from Racha to Phuket (Chalong Bay) at 11:30am.
  • Rates listed are for 2 persons max occupancy. One extra person is allowed except Deluxe villa. Extra person charge for 12 years old and above at THB 2,472 net per person per night with daily breakfast. 50% discount for child 3 – 11 years old (Existing sofa bed will be provided)
  • For guests staying on New Years Eve, The Racha pricing includes a mandatory charge for a New Year's gala dinner.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • EarthCheck Certified, Silver
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions

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