The Racha - near Phuket, Thailand - 5 Star Boutique Luxury Resort

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Rooms & Suites: 70

The Racha, situated a dozen miles south of Phuket and sublimely set on Batok Beach on the island of Racha Yai, is a premier deluxe island hideaway where guests can balance body, mind and spirit in an environmentally friendly space.

Peace, Serenity, Balance. Life's simplest pleasures take on new meaning at Thailand's premier deluxe island hideaway. Located just 12 miles south of Phuket on Racha Yai island, The Racha is set on a pristine white-powdery beach overlooking the dazzling turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. All villas are designed in a minimalistic contemporary style and feature luxurious bathrooms with bathtubs and indoor showers, as well as outdoor rain showers. Guests can relax on comfortable day beds both inside or outside on their own terrace. All villas enjoy thoroughly modern conveniences, including LCD/plasma TV, DVD player, complimentary in-villa movie library, Apple iPod with Bose Sound dock, complimentary broadband internet, minibar with coffee & tea facilities, electronic safe, individual air conditioning, IDD telephone and satellite TV. On-site facilities The Racha boasts two swimming pools, flood-lit tennis and basketball courts, mountain bikes, ATVs, a pool table, and classes ranging from Batik painting to Thai cooking. Pamper yourself with an aromatic soothing massage at the award-winning Anumba Spa; or visit the new beach club, Club Del Mar where you can simply relax all day next to the pool and enjoy cool chill tunes both on deck and underwater. To discover the real water world, the resort's Activities Center offer trips both on- and off-island, and their 5-star PADI dive center caters to guests who which to explore the wonders beneath the sea. On-site dinning To offer you culinary diversity, the resort has three dining outlets serving delicious and attractively prepared food to suit every taste, and two bars. Start the day with a freshly brewed coffee and a lavish breakfast buffet at the Earth Café. For lunch, enjoy pizza and salads poolside at the Fire Grill, or sandwiches and traditional Thai fare at the Sunset Beach restaurant overlooking the Andaman Sea. As evening comes, watch yet another glorious sunset from the Lobby Bar patio, then choose between fine dining, sumptuous seafood or steak barbeque, or Thai and Western classics. For a more intimate meal, schedule a private barbeque in your villa. Finish your day perfectly by dancing and singing along with our resident virtuoso band at the Ice Bar.


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Accolades & Articles

"Voted one of the Top 10 Best Beach Resorts in the World in 2008 by Tablet Hotels" "Voted one of the Top 10 Island Spa Destinations in Asia in 2006 by AsiaSpa Baccarat Spa Awards" Read Conde Nast Johansen's review for The Racha


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Trip Type

Romantic Getaway, Wedding


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The Anumba Spa has nine treatment rooms, including four luxurious couples suites. Each with its own terrazzo plunge tub, steam cum shower room and outdoor rain shower. Four open-air Thai and aroma massage pavilions are interspersed amidst the verdant landscape and soothing water features. An express day spa features pampering foot treatments, manicures and pedicures. Balance Fitness, a full-range gym, gives you time to re-discover routine and a sense of equanimity. To complete the circle of wellness, choose from a range of programs, Mind - body classes and private yoga sessions in Om Studio.

Weddings, Events & Meetings

48 sq.m. meeting room with seating capacity for 40 persons (theatre style) and 34 sq.m. board room for 12 persons.


Set on Batok Beach overlooking one of Thailand's most spectacular bays on Racha Yai Island, 12 miles to the south of Phuket. Batok Bay and the beach in front of the resort are public areas and are used by other boats and tourists during the winter months from November to April.


Phuket International Airport (HKT)

Airport Distance

90 minutes

High Season

November through April

Getting There

A 45-minute transfer from Phuket International Airport (HKT) to Chalong Bay followed by an additional 30-45 minutes by sea.