Racha Island Resort
Ban Raya resort
Snorkeling resort at Racha Yai
- House reef on the east side of Racha Yai. Really nice for shore snorkeling.
- Air Conditioned bungalows
- Swimming pool
- Dive centre attached to the resort
First Day: 9.00-10.00 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.
11.00-11.30 hrs: The speedboat takes about 30 minutes to reach Racha Yai Island. Those who want to snorkel first stay in the speedboat, anyone who just wants to relax on the beach or at the resort can jump off the boat here.
11.45 hrs: The speedboat and snorkeling guide takes snorkelers on a tour to a great spot for snorkeling.
13.00 hrs: Lunch and check in to your room at Ban Raya resort.
14.00 hrs: In the afternoon you are at your leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities or go snorkeling again. The small bay in front of the resort has a lovely little reef that you can swim out to. The beach bar is a great place to chillax until around sunset.
The resort restaurant is open until 10.00 pm. Meals are tasty and prices are reasonable. Or you can walk out of the resort and eat at a small selection of other restaurants around the island.
Subsequent days: After the inclusive breakfast you have some tough choices to make. There are several snorkeling and swimming bays to choose from, the island is small enough that you can walk between the bays (see map below). Or you can go on a nature trail (the resort can make up a picnic lunch box), go mountain biking or ask about scuba diving at the PADI dive centre in the resort. If that all seems a bit too energetic how about a spa treatment? Or just relax in the pool and order a cocktail.
Departure Day: Just as the days begin to blend into one and you start to truly unwind it’ll be time to leave 😉
16.00 hrs: Depart Racha Island by speedboat for the 30 minute ride back to Chalong Bay, Phuket.
16.30-18.00 hrs: Transfer back to your hotel
*itineraries subject to change
High Season (1 Nov-21 Dec & 11 Jan-30 Apr)
2 days 1 night: 4,700 baht
3 days 2 nights: 6,800 baht
4 days 3 nights: 8,900 baht
5 days 4 nights: 11,000 baht
Peak Season (22 Dec-10 Jan. Minimum 4 night stay)
5 days 4 nights: 11,900 baht
Low Season (1 May-31 Oct)
2 days 1 night: 4,200 baht
3 days 2 nights: 5,800 baht
4 days 3 nights: 7,400 baht
5 days 4 nights: 9,000 baht
Prices are per person based on two sharing in a superior room
Price includes: snorkeling excursion on the first day, lunch on the first day, breakfast on subsequent days, fresh fruits, round trip transfers from Phuket town, Rawai, Naiharn, Kata, Karon and Patong beach areas (transfer fees may be charged for other areas).
Not included: Extra activities at the resort such as scuba diving, spa treatments etc, lunch on subsequent days.
Extra bed is 1500 baht
If you need transfers directly from or back to the airport we can arrange those for you.
– 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. 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.
Cheaper resort option
Want a cheaper resort at Racha Yai?
The basic fan bungalows at Raya resort are really cheap.
How to book
How to book
Please contact us to check availability and make a booking.
What to expect
Escape from it all with a night or two at Ban Raya Racha island resort. A luxury resort and spa on a tiny tropical island just 25 minutes boat ride from Phuket. No paved roads, no cars, no worries.
Koh Racha Yai (Racha Yai Island, also sometimes called Koh Raya) is about 20 nautical miles south of Phuket Island. It is a granite island with palm fringed bays dotted around it’s shoreline. All around the island are hard coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and swimming.
Ban Raya private spa resort is the perfect place to stay after a hard day of snorkeling over coral reefs. There are no roads on Racha Yai so no traffic, no noise and no interuptions from the peace and tranquility. The resort has it’s own restaurant or you can enjoy a cool beer at the beach bar in Kon Kare Bay.
The resort sits in 60 acres of coconut palm gardens. It has it’s own infinity pool looking out on the Andaman Sea. It has it’s own spa. From the resort you can trek through the middle of the island or take a mountain bike instead. You can walk to Patok bay with it’s clear water, white sand beach and a couple of local seafood restaurants. Or to Siam Bay, with it’s underwater elephant statues, great for scuba diving. Or Ter bay and Lha Bay on the east side of the island if you really want seclusion.
All bungalows in the resort have air conditioning, private bathrooms, in room safes and WIFI. None are more than 2 minutes walk to the water’s edge.