The Racha

42/12-13 Moo 5, Rawai Muang, Thailand

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Hotel Description

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.

Please note: To access the island where The Racha is located, clients must comply with a strict speedboat schedule. When booking, please contact Tablet Hotels Customer Service for information.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 70 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wine Cellar
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Compulsory round trip speedboat transfer and complimentary transfer for long staying booking as follows; Rates valid from 1st November 2016 - 31st October 2017 • Compulsory round trip speed boat transfer will be charged at THB 1,800++ (THB 2,118.60) per person upon check in (*50% discount for children under 12 years & no charge for infants under 3 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 scheduled speed boat transfer. Rates valid from 1st November 2017 - 31st October 2018 • Compulsory round trip speed boat transfer will be charged at THB 1,980++ (THB 2,330.46) per person upon check in (*50% discount for children under 12 years & no charge for infants under 3 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. Land transfer service on Phuket mainland areas is available on request. Luxury car 1,650 THB++ per car per way (Max 3 people) Mini Van 2,000 THB++ per van per way (Max 4 people) Restriction no departure date: 30, 31 Dec & 1 Jan Late check-out extension till 4:00 PM will be charged at 50% of the Villa Rate and is subject to availability. Full charge of the Villa Rate will apply for villas occupied after 4:00 PM. Important Notice Check out time is 11:30 hrs. * The first boat from the Racha to Chalong pier is at 09:00 hr. We recommend booking departure flights for 13:00 hr or later from Phuket International Airport. * Guests arriving later than 15:00 hrs. at Phuket International Airport cannot be transferred to The Racha on the same evening as we do not operate our boats at night due to the safety reasons. The Racha will assist in making alternative arrangements for overnight stays in Phuket in case of late arriving flights or delays, but will not be financially responsible. Join Scheduled Speed Boat From Phuket (Chalong Bay) to Racha at: 12:00 hrs 14.00 hrs 17.00 hrs From Racha to Phuket (Chalong Bay) at: 09.00 hrs 11:30 hrs 16.00 hrs The above schedule may change subject to weather and sea conditions, but the boat will not leave earlier than the advertised times in any case. The private speedboat @THB 12,000++ per way can be your choice of time 07:00 hr - 17:30 hrs but preferably not after 17:30 hr and is subject to the weather condition on that day. The estimate travelling time is 60 minutes from Phuket International Airport to Chalong Pier and 30-35 minutes to the Racha by speedboat. The travelling time may vary and is subject to traffic and weather conditions. Please take note that sea conditions during the boat transfer can be unpredictable and guests are advised to wear appropriate and light attire. The Racha will not operate its boats in case of strong winds or uncertain sea conditions. In such cases, our staff will assist you in making alternative arrangements until the situation is considered safe; however, the hotel will not be financially responsible. The Racha Lounge at Chalong Pier can be reached at: 42/12-13 Moo 5, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 76280811 email: phuketoffice@theracha.com Please be advised that the bay and beach in front of the resort are public areas and are used by other boats and tourists. Unfortunately, The Racha has no control over day-trippers visiting the island from 10:00 hr - 15:30 hr as all beaches in Thailand are by law public. That said we kindly assure you that we do our very best to ensure your stay is as relaxing and pleasant as it should be.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Grand Pool Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1001 ft²/93 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial ocean, garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • outdoor shower
    • plunge pool
    • Private Pool
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 2 Bedroom Grand Pool Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 1130 ft²/105 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial ocean or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Villa

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 Double/Full Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 462 ft²/43 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • outdoor shower
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Grand Deluxe Villa

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 581 ft²/53 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • outdoor shower
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Grand Deluxe Pool Villa

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 581 ft²/53 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial ocean, pool or partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Spa Pool Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 775 ft²/72 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • plunge pool
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa sleeper
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Pool Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 925 ft²/86 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • Private Pool
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wine Cellar
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Compulsory round trip speedboat transfer and complimentary transfer for long staying booking as follows; Rates valid from 1st November 2016 - 31st October 2017 • Compulsory round trip speed boat transfer will be charged at THB 1,800++ (THB 2,118.60) per person upon check in (*50% discount for children under 12 years & no charge for infants under 3 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 scheduled speed boat transfer. Rates valid from 1st November 2017 - 31st October 2018 • Compulsory round trip speed boat transfer will be charged at THB 1,980++ (THB 2,330.46) per person upon check in (*50% discount for children under 12 years & no charge for infants under 3 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. Land transfer service on Phuket mainland areas is available on request. Luxury car 1,650 THB++ per car per way (Max 3 people) Mini Van 2,000 THB++ per van per way (Max 4 people) Restriction no departure date: 30, 31 Dec & 1 Jan Late check-out extension till 4:00 PM will be charged at 50% of the Villa Rate and is subject to availability. Full charge of the Villa Rate will apply for villas occupied after 4:00 PM. Important Notice Check out time is 11:30 hrs. * The first boat from the Racha to Chalong pier is at 09:00 hr. We recommend booking departure flights for 13:00 hr or later from Phuket International Airport. * Guests arriving later than 15:00 hrs. at Phuket International Airport cannot be transferred to The Racha on the same evening as we do not operate our boats at night due to the safety reasons. The Racha will assist in making alternative arrangements for overnight stays in Phuket in case of late arriving flights or delays, but will not be financially responsible. Join Scheduled Speed Boat From Phuket (Chalong Bay) to Racha at: 12:00 hrs 14.00 hrs 17.00 hrs From Racha to Phuket (Chalong Bay) at: 09.00 hrs 11:30 hrs 16.00 hrs The above schedule may change subject to weather and sea conditions, but the boat will not leave earlier than the advertised times in any case. The private speedboat @THB 12,000++ per way can be your choice of time 07:00 hr - 17:30 hrs but preferably not after 17:30 hr and is subject to the weather condition on that day. The estimate travelling time is 60 minutes from Phuket International Airport to Chalong Pier and 30-35 minutes to the Racha by speedboat. The travelling time may vary and is subject to traffic and weather conditions. Please take note that sea conditions during the boat transfer can be unpredictable and guests are advised to wear appropriate and light attire. The Racha will not operate its boats in case of strong winds or uncertain sea conditions. In such cases, our staff will assist you in making alternative arrangements until the situation is considered safe; however, the hotel will not be financially responsible. The Racha Lounge at Chalong Pier can be reached at: 42/12-13 Moo 5, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 76280811 email: phuketoffice@theracha.com Please be advised that the bay and beach in front of the resort are public areas and are used by other boats and tourists. Unfortunately, The Racha has no control over day-trippers visiting the island from 10:00 hr - 15:30 hr as all beaches in Thailand are by law public. That said we kindly assure you that we do our very best to ensure your stay is as relaxing and pleasant as it should be.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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