What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Inviting mushroom-like cottages that seem straight out of a Grimm’s fairy tale
- For an extra charge, the resort can arrange activities, from hiking to cooking classes
- The exhilarating arrival by speedboat (included in the rate)
- The resort occasionally has free yoga under a canopy of coconut trees
- A gracious staff
What To Know
- There is a three-night minimum stay
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The beaches are public and can be crowded (they’re part of Krabi Marine National Park; note that lounge chairs are not allowed directly on the beach)
- Expect rain in September and October
- Resident monkeys swinging overhead during breakfast can be startling — but they’re harmless
- Free WiFi
With a stay at Rayavadee in Krabi, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from West Railay Beach and close to Ao Phra Nang Beach. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Phra Nang Beach and East Railay Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 102 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private patios. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
How to Get There
This resort is one of the best I’ve been to! It’s on 3 beaches, amazing staff, beautiful nature, great food!
The boat trips are a must to the islands, ask to go to islands with less tourists..
The perfect vacation.
Thank you Rayavadee staff!!
Having visited Railay Bay for over 20 years, Rayavadee was always a place I wanted to stay, and a few years ago was our first visit. A truly memorable one at that, and once was never enough hence our return visit to this incredible resort in paradise.
Absolute peace and quiet, complete privacy in luxurious villas. The customer service is impeccable, world class in every possible conceivable way. The location, the views, the beaches, the jungle, the destination.
The is by far the worlds best hotel resort, Definitely recommended.
A positive remark first: the staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean and spacious. But that is where the positive aspects end...
We chose this hotel, because we wanted to relax and chill out on a beautiful beach. We traveled 16 hours to get to Krabi (which is only reachable by boat, which made us mistakingly believe it must be tranquil, and here is what we found:
The beach is beautiful, but is a major day excursion trip and as of 10am until 9pm is crowed with hundreds of tourists who are brought over mostly in very noisy, polluting long tail boats. The beach is so full of these parked boats that you think you are in a parking lot of a big supermarket. Many boats blast out some daft music and compete with each other on terms of who has the loudest speaker system. They come and go the whole day, so that there is constant noise which make you feel you are at Grand Central Station in New York.
These hundreds of day-tourists need to go to the toilet, and yes - you guessed right - they try to sneak in to the hotel, and use the hotel's facility. There is some security, but they can only do so much. People will climb over the rocks and walk through the bar to use the toilets (or worse, do their business right at the beach or in the ocean...)
The hotel said, they build public toilets for these day-guests, but they are not enough and moreover not visible as they are built to the side of the resort so most day-tourists never see them or know that they exist (there is no signage visible from the beach).
There are bars and restaurants nearby, and they bang out the music until 4am EVERY NIGHT. We arrived on a Saturday, and first thought they had a wedding at the hotel, only to realize the music came from further away, and they party every night of the week until 4 in the morning. Forget about sleeping with open windows...
The food at the restaurant is ok, but the atmosphere is from decades ago. The life band plays cover versions from the fifties and sixties like Burt Bacharach's "Raindrops keep falling on my head" from 1969 and the like... My grandmother would probably have enjoyed this type of music...
Now you can argue that the noise of the nearby bars as well as the invasion of day tourists at the beach is beyond the hotel's control, and I might even agree with that to some point. But then why is the hotel publishing photos that show a vastly different environment and not even using small print to warn potential guest that there might be noise and massive hordes of day-tourists at the beach? (See photos).
And above all that, how does the hotel justify its exorbitant price levels when it fails to provide the luxury of a nice beach with tranquility?
We booked for 6 nights, but checked out after 3 and went to another luxury resort a short boat trip away, where we found what we were looking for in every aspect.
We will definitely return to Thailand but surely not to the Rayavadee and certainly not at these prices.
We was burn out from Bangkok looking for a place where to relax, enjoy the good food, nice views, good snorkeling and running... honestly we have since 7 years ago been visiting koh lipe, krabi, phiket, samed, samui, khao lak etc... the best service from the staff is at Rayawadee all smiles and nice words... the best breakfast ever, for the food you can choose from western food, Mediterranean, asian fusion.
Walking all round the rooms on the way to the beach or just walking will be an u ique experiences you will meet monkeys, lezards, etc...
This resort is absolutely beautiful and the service is top notch. I just went here for a few days on my honeymoon and we were very pleased. The prices, however, are a bit outrageous and deterred us from wanting to eat/drink at the resort when we realized how much cheaper things are right around the corner. That being said, it’s by far the nicest resort and the landscape is absolutely perfect! I would just suggest stocking the mini bar with some of your own snacks/alcohol and do some exploring on the “walking street”.