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Rayavadee

Krabi, Thailand

Accessible only by boat, Rayavadee is a beautiful luxury resort located amongst the beauty of Krabi’s National Marine Park. It is renowned for its glorious beaches, intricately designed two-storey pavilion rooms and of course the limestone rock landscape.

At a Glance

  • Beach can get quite busy between 10pm and 4pm, so get up early to enjoy it or head there later in the evening

  • By far the most luxurious place to stay on the Phra Nang headland, the Rayavadee is a unique resort surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty

  • Watching the sunset from the Grotto with a cocktail in hand is wonderful

  • The duplex pavilions are great for families

  • Great base from which to explore the surrounding islands

  • The secluded location means that you are distanced from the hustle and bustle of the nearby busy areas of Krabi

Family, Off the beaten track, Beach, Golf

Insider's View

Picture perfect Thai beach, complete with stunning rock formations and local fishing boats. It's just a shame that the rest of the world has also discovered it and the beach is overrun every day with day trippers.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a cocktail or two at sunset looking out at the dramatic limestone rocks.

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Insider's View

To avoid the beach crowds, head out on some day tours yourself to explore the scenic area.

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Insider's View

Get up early and walk the length of Phranang Beach before to enjoy the view all to yourself before the visiting day trippers arrive.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Rayavadee or take a look at our itineraries to West coast beaches and islands

Description

Located on the breathtaking Phra Nang headland and surrounded by three beautiful beaches and spectacular limestone cliffs, the Rayavadee almost resembles a village. It is set in 26 acres of coconut groves overlooking the Andaman Sea and surrounded by dramatic limestone karst cliffs and islands with the pavilions dotted around the grounds.

Rayavadee has 98 uniquely designed circular pavilions with one or two bedrooms plus spacious living areas and four beachfront villas with either garden or mountain views. All are luxuriously appointed and furnished in an elegant Thai style with polished woods, richly colored fabrics and hand crafted details. Bedroom and bathroom are located on the upper floor whilst the living area is on the ground floor. Each pavilion has its own little garden, some have small pools although I would stick to the Deluxe Pavilion and enjoy the main pool.

Rayavadee has four restaurants with different menu styles, offering international dishes and Thai specialties, there are also other bars and restaurants just a short stroll down the beach. The Grotto is the most well known with its setting half in a cave with views out to sea. The spa offers an extensive range of treatments, massages and therapies to take into a world of peace and relaxation. The main infinity pool is also a scenic place to while away some time taking in tropical vistas which surround you, and provides a relaxing escape from the beach which can get quite busy with day trippers.

Rayavadee provides a range of non-d water sports in its surrounding crystal clear waters in addition to rock climbing, exploring uninhabited islands in the marine reserve and treks in the lush forested interior. The rich marine life and variety of tropical fish provides some great diving and snorkeling opportunities. There are several attractions nearby for you to venture out to explore. The lovely island of Phi Phi is just a 35-minute speed boat ride away as are Poda, Chicken, Tub and Hong Islands which have some fantastic beaches and fascinating rock formations.

Just a forewarning, the departure pier from the mainland is not the most scenic and nor is the arrival beach but don't be disheartened because as soon as you are welcomed into the resort and see the other beaches and the dramatic scenery you will soon forget about it! Also the beach can get busy during the day with day trippers, the best way to avoid this is to head on day trips yourself or go to the beach early or late and spend some time by the quieter area of the pool during busy beach times.

Accommodation

All of Rayavadee's 98 Pavilions have a spacious living room downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Some have an additional bedroom downstairs, perfect for families and Hydro Pool Pavilions have a private garden with hydro pool and barbecue terrace. Spa Pavilions have a private garden with gazebo and outdoor Jacuzzi. The Raitalay two-bedroom villa has a kitchen, living and dining room and hydro pool, and the resort's other two and three bedroom villas all have swimming pools and a butler service.

Deluxe Pavilion

Each two-storey Deluxe Pavilion is stylishly decorated with polished wood and rich colored fabrics.

Terrace Pavilion

Terrace Pavilions are contemporarily designed and feature an open and airy ground floor living area with glass doors opening out onto a furnished terrace.

Spa Pavilion

Spa Pavilions have the added addition of an exotic garden with an outdoor Jacuzzi, shower, sun loungers and a gazebo.

Hydro Pool Pavilion

The Hydro Pool Pavilion has a 4.5 x 2.5 meter freshwater hydro-pool located in an enclosed tropical garden with a terrace. Great for those who enjoy indoor-outdoor living.

Family Pavilion

The Family Pavilion has an additional ground floor bedroom with two queen size beds and an en-suite bathroom. There is an outdoor dining area and a terrace for private barbecues.

Family Pavilion with Hydro Pool

These Pavilions offer the same amenities as the Family Pavilion but with the addition of a hydro pool located in an enclosed garden.

Childcare

Children from 4-12 can enjoy the Rayavadee's 'Just for Kids' program which includes tennis lessons, cooking, arts and crafts and discovery walks, all on a complimentary basis. Children under 4 are welcome to join in with a parent. Children's meals and babysitting are also available.

Facilities

Rayavadee's four restaurants offer an excellent variety of cuisines and locations including the Grotto which is nestled under an ancient limestone cliff where you can enjoy a lazy lunch or a magical sunset cocktail. Raya dining is the fine dining restaurant which a strong marine influence in both its décor and menu. Krua Phranang is the place to head to for some classic Thai dishes and a sea view. And finally Raitalay Terrace served international favorites at its poolside location.

The luxury Rayavadee Spa has an extensive range of therapies and there is also a swimming pool, extensive holistic spa, tennis court, squash court and table tennis.

Activities

The Rayavadee offers all guests complimentary non d watersports such as windsurfing, canoeing, hobie cat sailing and snorkeling. There is also diving , fishing, rock climbing and an extensive choice of day trips on land and at sea as well as cultural activities such as Thai cooking.

Location & Directions

Krabi, Thailand

Rayavadee is located in Krabi, on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Rayavadee or take a look at our itineraries to West coast beaches and islands

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