The Racha, Thailand’s premier island hideaway, is set on the pristine Batok Beach overlooking one of Thailand's most spectacular bays on Racha Yai Island; only 15km south of Phuket.
This five-star resort is designed for sheer relaxation where you can balance body, mind and spirit in an environmentally friendly space.
You’ll find a well-equipped fitness center and full-service Anumba Spa, two pools with underwater music, tennis and basketball courts, canoeing and ATV (all-terrain vehicles), snorkeling and Five-Star PADI Dive Center, a business center with internet access.
The property features 70 luxurious villas and strives to be a leader in environmentally sustainable tourism.
The dining experience at the Racha is varied. From a mouthwatering and hearty breakfast at the Earth Cafe to a casual lunch at the Sunset Beach Restaurant, to dinner at the Fire Grill or in the privacy of your villa, dining here is simply a delight.
The Racha is a 45 minute drive from Phuket International Airport and a 35 to 45 minute ride by boat from Phuket's Chalong Bay to Racha Island.
Year renovated: 2006.
Number of rooms: 85.
The Racha’s guestrooms include its standard deluxe room villa, grand deluxe villa, grand deluxe pool villa, junior pool suite, grand pool suite and the lighthouse (two-bedroom villa with pool).
Each room features: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating, mini-bar with tea and coffee-making facilities, a safe, satellite TV with DVD player; bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain-shower and bathtub.
Guestrooms are non-smoking.
The larger villas can cater to families.
All children under three stay free of charge for extra baby cots.
Babysitting facility is available on request.
Earth Café is contemporary style international cafe open for breakfast from 7am to 11am and for dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm, serving Western and Thai food in air-conditioned comfort or on the terrace.
Fire Grill, the fine dining restaurant located on the pool deck, offers pizza and pasta for lunch and transfers into an elegant dining outlet for dinner and opens from 11am to 10.30pm.
The Sunset Beach Restaurant is a casual restaurant overlooking the Andaman Sea and serving local specialties and snacks for lunch and fresh barbequed sea food and steaks for dinner from 11am to 10.30pm.
Ice Bar is the perfect place for a cocktail from 6pm to 1am, while listening to the live band.
Club Del Mar serves Mediterranean cuisine and refreshing cocktails from 10am till late.
At the hotel Racha guests are invited to a buffet breakfast served for free.
Business travelers will find all rooms equipped with a desk, office chair, and phone and internet access.
The 24-hour business center includes high-speed internet access and a printer/photo copier/scanner/fax.
The Racha’s gymnasium, Balance Fitness Gym, features a range of fitness equipment and opens 7am to 10pm, while OM Studio is yoga and multipurpose studio offering a range of holistic and mind-body class.
The on-site Anumba Spa consists of four spacious air-conditioned VIP treatment suites/aroma rooms that offer full privacy for one or two people and four open-air private Thai massage pavilions with communal sauna and steam room and retail section in juice bar.
The resort also provides a large infinity swimming pool with deck overlooking the Andaman Sea and a second freestyle swimming pool with waterbeds and Jacuzzi set in lush tropical gardens, floor-lit tennis and basketball courts, beach volleyball, canoeing and ATV (all-terrain vehicles), snorkeling and well-appointed PADI Five-Star Dive Center.
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