Sublimely set on Batok Beach, on the island of Racha Yai, discover a premier deluxe island hideaway where guests can balance body, mind and spirit in an environmentally friendly space.
Guests arriving at Phuket airport are whisked away in a limousine to The Racha’s Chalong Bay Lounge for check-in. Then it’s on-board one of the resort’s speedboats for a 30-minute ride to the island with postcard-perfect views of azure waters and a powdery-white coral sand beach.
Spread over 20 acres of verdant tropical grounds and built in harmony with the environment, The Racha’s 85 serene whitewashed villas are available in eight categories, and provide every creature comfort. All accommodation features private terraces, spacious bathrooms, openair rain showers, indoor/outdoor daybeds, and are equipped with the latest in multimedia entertainment. Pool Villa guests can luxuriate in ozonated (not chlorinated) water.
The Lighthouse is one of the world’s most unique living spaces. This superb five-story structure offers a light-filled living room, which leads out to a sun-drenched pool. Two exquisite master bedrooms are located on the two lowest floors, both with gorgeous bathrooms and jacuzzi tubs. There are also two single rooms on the third and fourth floor, which share an outdoor landscaped bathroom on the ground floor. Atop The Lighthouse, a magnificent observation lounge with 360-degree views of Racha Yai and the Andaman Sea is the place to contemplate life from a higher perspective.
The Racha has restaurants to suit all tastes. The all-day dining, contemporary Earth Cafe hosts an expansive breakfast buffet complete with sparkling wine. Seating is indoors or al fresco with sublime views of the bay. The romantic Fire Grill, by the resort’s stunning infinity pool, plates up Mediterranean fare indoors or under the stars. For a beach vibe, there’s the casual Sunset Restaurant right by the sand. In the evening, this is the go-to place for the catch of the day, barbequed just right. Fresh greens are delivered daily to all dining establishments from the resort’s hydroponic farm.
The five-star dive centre provides personalised scuba instruction and trips to the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful sites. The watersports centre assists guests with guided land and sea exploration, sports and craft classes. Also not to be missed are the exquisite treatments at the world-renowned Anumba Spa.