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
Every year we go to Thailand and like to spend a few days in Bangkok followed by two nights somewhere new before we go onto our favourite island. This year we chose Rayavadee for the two nights, it looked really nice form the website and reviews.
overall it is a lovely hotel; the staff are extremely efficient and very friendly and make sure that you are comfortable. The breakfast is very good with a wide selection of foods to choose from and well made.
The villa, we had a Deluxe Villa, is exceptional overall, it is spacious, clean and has almost every amenity you could wish for, it was very comfortable and a delight to spend time in. The accommodation is luxurious and has managed to mix the modern with traditional exceptionally well.
The grounds of the hotel are massive, and takes an age to walk around, they are very well maintained and beautiful to look at, there is an abundance of wildlife to see and it is overall peaceful.
However, there are some negatives about the resort. There is no beach to speak of as although there are three right on the resort’s doorstep, they are inundated with tourists that the boats bring every hour, the boats that are very noisy and you can hear them throughout the resort. There is also a bar or club on the island that plays loud music until 12:00 or 1:00 each night that you can clearly hear from your villa. The villa has no radio downstairs, a small oversight that would have been nice to have. There are also not enough power sockets in the bedroom, and this caused a minor irritation.
When we arrived we were not given flower garlands, although the 3 couples in front of us got them.
These things may seem minor, and on the whole they are, but the resort is very expensive and for this price bracket you do not expect any minor issues at all.
I have no problem with the hotel. The house we had was perfect. Super high quality, everything clean, nice beds etc. Restaurants on the site also very nice, however think the Grotto is overstated in reviews that I have seen. What was not clear when booked this accommodation via hotels.com is that you are dependent on Rayavadee to get there and that add substantial money to the price you think you are paying.
This was such a welcoming and smooth experience from the beginning! We were picked up and transported from the airport and received by reception with understanding, flowers, drinks and a cold towel! We ended up needed to book an additional room right then and there! I was worried they were going to be upset with the hassle but they were so accommodating and made us ALL feel welcome even though we added a room last minute. The nature all around is STUNNING. The breakfast was the best I've ever had, I love that it changes slightly every morning so you aren't eating the same thing. The entire staff was so warm and welcome, I felt like our room was cleaned multiple times a day and was impressed! I have not one bad thing I could say about this place! Will be recommending to everyone I know!