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
I can’t say enough good things about this hotel, from the fairytale-like rooms (your own two-story cottage in the jungle!) to the friendliness of the staff, our stay was perfect from start to finish. Our concierge Fang was incredibly helpful and constantly on hand. She helped us on a number of occasions throughout our stay. On initially booking our time at the hotel we we’re a little anxious at the cost, but it was worth every penny. The excellent hotel transfer, facilities included in the stay (including snorkel and kayak hire), the extremely high quality of the breakfast, and the proximity of the hotel to the beaches (and for us - climbing) were entirely worth it. However the most memorable and enjoyable part of the stay for us were the staff, who not only seemed genuinely happy and welcoming in their work, but also went out of their way to help teach us Thai!
One thing worth mentioning is that we were slightly concerned by some negative TripAdvisor reviews when originally booking, but in hindsight it’s worth being aware that the majority of these are written by non-guests who tried to access the hotel for one reason or another. Security guards at all entrances stop non-guests from entering, which is understandable, as the hotel grounds themselves are so beautiful that it would otherwise quickly become a tourist attraction, rather than the relaxing respite it currently is.
We really did fall in love with both Rayavadee and Railay, and we’re already planning our next trip :)
My husband and I got married here in July. We booked it with 1.5years notice and liased with Lisa from their Events/Sales team. As an event planner, it was very difficult to book an event (particularly my wedding!) without having ever seen the venue. But it was absolutely stunning and I am so glad that we did.
On arrival at the airport, we were met by a friendly face, with a name card and driven to the Rayavadee private pier. They loaded our bags for us whilst we climbed onboard. They then offered cold towels and water.
The boat journey was absolutely stunning and took around 15 minutes. On arrival at the hotel were greeted by name by the hotel manager and checked in. We made arrangements to meet Pin (our onsite events contact) the following day.
We had a villa with a hydro-pool- room 105.
The villa was beautiful, lots of space and with the most amazing complimentary cookies each day. The pool was a great feature to have. We could often watch the monkeys in the trees from our pool which was an amazing experience.
The main pool has plenty of sunbeds and the staff bring around towels and water and sometimes ice lollies.
We dined at the Grotto and had a perfect meal but the portions are very large. The ladies that worked there were fantastic, and they loved our daughter and nephew and knew them by name from the wedding.
Now to the wedding- I had my hair done in the spa and had a really good experience. We also had a couples massage the day after which was heavenly. Great service.
Pin was amazing and was there for every minute to help and assist- could not have done it without her.
We had our ceremony in the grotto and our reception on the umbrella tree court.
Just perfect! The food was such an amazing selection and we received so many compliments from our guests.
We booked a singer and a fire show ourselves which the hotel accommodated.
Honestly, it was the most amazing venue and experience and we will forever have the best memories. Looking forward to coming back to celebrate our anniversary.
Tips- ask for a mosquito net to be placed over your bed. As its in jungle terrain- there are lots of them.
Don't leave drinks etc outside your room, we left one for ten minutes and came back and a monkey had stolen it.
Very large grounds- the staff can call for a buggy to drop you off.
As this was our third visit to this wonderful resort we have nothing but positives to extol; the welcome at the airport, transfer, check-in; all were excellently and efficiently handled, exactly as expected and as previously experienced.
It was fantastic to be back at this wonderful resort and be able to relax fully in, what turned out to be, the peaceful and tranquil surroundings we remember from our very first visit; some days we were the only people in the pool and even the dreaded Long tail boats were not as prevalent.
Thank yous go to the entire team again for everything and may we make special mention of Chumpol (GM) Susan ( Front Office ), Salma, Bond and the Activities team for a great experience on the James Bond Island day out, the Spa ladies who looked after us so well; especially Cat, Phang & Jum and of course not forgetting the entire team of F&B and Housekeeping staff for their devoted hard work.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Rayavadee is a lovely hotel resort and the rooms are fantastic with great amenities. However, we did not think it was worth what you pay to stay here. In our opinion, the restaurants and bars are overpriced as were the spa treatments. The fitness room was quite basic. The paths around the resort need repair. The beaches are tourist traps, so all day / evening there are boats arriving / leaving which are noisy and pollute the beach. It is a beautiful spot on Krabi but we were disappointed for the money we paid to stay here.
I stayed here for 3 nights and it was just wonderful. Honestly, I only have compliments. The hotel grounds are beautiful, like you are in a forest with ponds everywhere. The pavilions are beautiful and spacious with everything you may need. Rooms were punctually cleaned twice daily. Breakfast was amazing. The pool was great and the pool boys very attentive. Pong at the watersport centre was a delightful young man.
We had dinner at Krua Phranang, the Thai restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing, a foodie’s dream!
The hotel grounds are huge and it’s quite a walk from one place to the next depending where your room is situated, but that was not a problem. Just phone for a buggy (golf cart) and they will pick you up and take you wherever you want to go on the hotel grounds.
We were really sad to leave and will definitely be back!