2 days 1 night package to Raya island

Racha Yai overnight

Mini break to beautiful Racha Yai island. Peace and tranquility just 30 minutes boat ride from Phuket.

  • Paradise when the day trippers leave
  • Island life. Like Thailand 20 years ago
  • Simple and cheap fan bungalows
  • Explore the island on foot




Available starting any day, all year round.


Day 1:

7.30-8.30 hrs: You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred by air con minibus to Chalong Bay. Exact pick up time depends on your hotel location. Here you will check and get a general briefing for the first day’s activities. You will be a ssigned a guidde who will take you to the speedboat.

9.30-10.00 hrs: The speedboat takes about 30 minutes to reach Racha Yai Island. From November to April the boat goes to Patok bay on the north west of Racha Yai. From May to October the boat will go to bay 3 on the east coast of Racha Yai. The boat will dock at the jetty for a couple of minutes to allow anyone the chance to disembark the boat if they do not want to go snorkeling. Then it will move off again for the morning snorkeling excursion.

10.00-11.00 hrs: One hour snorkeling excursion from the speedboat. The location depends on the time of year. It could be on the east coast or at Siam bay or Patok bay.

11.00-11.15 hrs: Transfer to Patok bay where you can relax at the beach until lunchtime.

12.00-13.00 hrs: Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Raya seafood restaurant. Food is Thai, non spicy but with chilli fish sauce available if you want to spice it up. Fresh fruits, tea, coffee and water are also freely available. There is a bar serving beer and soft drinks at your own expense if you wish.

13.00 hrs: Bungalow check in is at the restaurant. Normal check in time is 2pm. You can leave your bags at the reception until later if you want to go and explore the island. You are free at your own leisure for the rest of the day.

In the afternoon you can snorkel and swim from the beach or just relax. Or you can walk to the view point for a photo of the bay or walk inland to look for monitor lizards or water buffalo. From behind the resort you can walk around the headland or down to Siam Bay.

**Patok bay is sheltered from Nov to April so the water is normally calm and suitable for snorkeling on the reefs that fringe either side of the bay. From late April until early November during the north east monsoon season there can be surf at the beach which makes snorkeling difficult. During these months the better snorkeling is on the east side of the island.

In the evening you can eat at the resort restaurant, a typical dish is around 200 baht. Or there are a few other restaurants on the island to try.

Racha Yai snorkeling

Day 2:

Breakfast is provided in the resort restaurant between 8.00 am and 10.00 am. It is an American breakfast (choice of fruit juice, choice of tea or coffee, choice of eggs, toast and butter). Then you are free to enjoy the island until 3.00 pm when the speedboat returns to Phuket. Check out of the bungalows is midday. You can leave your bags at reception and there are showers available to rinse off when you get back from the beach.

You will arrive back to Chalong bay, Phuket at around 4.00 pm and then be transferred back to your hotel.



2 day 1 night price: 3,100 baht per adult / 2,450 baht per child (4-10 years)

3 day 2 night price: 3,900 baht per adult / 3,200 baht per child (4-10 years)

Single supplement: 850 baht per night

Price includes: Lunch on day 1, breakfast on day 2, twin share accommodation in a fan bungalow, round trip transfers from Kata, Karon and Patong areas (transfer fees may be charged for other areas).

– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 7 days of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.

Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it is raining in the morning. The tour will be cancelled if the forecast is for rough sea unsafe for small boats. The decision to cancel is made on the morning of the tour by the boat captain and the harbour master, not the passengers. If a trip is cancelled because of bad weather you can reschedule to the next available day. If you cannot reschedule you will be refunded in full.

How to book

How to book

Please contact us to check availability and make a booking.

    Other Racha Resort options

    • If you prefer air conditioned bungalows look here.
    • Ban Raya resort has a pool and a house reef. More info here.

    Reef at Racha Yai

    What to expect

    The bungalows at Raya Resort are the simple bamboo style that Thailand was famous for 15 years ago before the fancy resorts sprang up. They have no air con, the fan and the cool breeze blowing across the bay will ensure a  good night’s sleep.

    Racha Yai island is popular with day trippers but after 3.00 pm when they all leave you have paradise all to yourselves. There are no cars on Racha Yai, no nightlife and just a couple of beach restaurants. This is a place to get away from it all (but there is free wifi so you can stay connected).

    Waiting for departure to Racha Yai

    Briefing for Racha Yai day trip

    Check in to Racha Yai day trip

    Speedboat to Racha Yai


    Racha Island


    Jetty at Racha Yai

    Raya seafood restaurant

    Bungalow Raya resort

    Raya resort fan bungalow

    Bungalow at Racha Yai

    Night at Racha Yai

    For more photos of the island and the snorkeling have a look on the day trip page.


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