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
We were visiting Krabi, Thailand for my wife’s birthday. The day before, my daughter personally walked to the Resort to book a reservation for the night. The woman at the desk confirmed a 6 pm time. My daughter asked if she need to call on the day to further confirm the reservation and was told that it would not be necessary. When we arrived at the property, we were greeted by a very unfriendly guard who would not let us in despite the fact that we told him that we have a reservation. He made us wait as he called someone. Soon a front desk employee showed up and informed us that they have no record of the reservation. When we objected, he invited us into the foyer of the Resort to try to sort things out. Minutes passed when a manager showed up to let us know that the restaurant was “fully booked” and that the lady the previous day should have never made that reservation. When I informed him that this was a special night to celebrate my wife’s birthday and insisted that we get seated, he disappeared for a few more minutes. He finally came back and told his that he was able to get us a table in the same restaurant after all. To our utter amazement, when we finally reached the “fully booked” restaurant, only 3 tables were occupied from a total of 20 or so. These tables remained unoccupied for the duration of our meal. Although the food was very good, we really did not enjoy it after the treatment we endured. Incredibly, The final insult was yet to come. After we left the restaurant, WE WERE ESCORTED OFF THE PROPERTY BY A SECURITY GUARD!!!!!! In this land of smiles and respect, this is a very inappropriate, disrespectful treatment.
The Resort is fabulous, Pavilions are super, Restaurants and Food exeptional. Lovely infinity Swimming Pool, Great Beaches, great Staff. But!, it was spoiled by the Long tail Boats ferrying day trippers to the resort, the noise is non-stop and quite unbearable. Also there is a down market Resort that shares one of the Beaches, which also spoils the experience. The Authorities should do something about these Long Tail Boats, as it is ruining the people’s Holidays and will kill Tourism.
Perfect as always
We are returning guests to the Rayavadee.
We stayed one week end of January there. It was our fourth visit to this magical place. By all means it is magical. Beautiful property. Great rooms (it is actually a house) and the nicest staff. We love the staff at the sport activities so much . As well to point out is Warre, incredible person. We are always happy to see you again.
Our little son got to do so many activities such as Thai boxing. We love all their restaurants but I think our favourite is the grotto. The most special situation and view.
We look forward to come back next year. Lots of love to the rayavadee family and thank you for our wonderful stay
First of all - this hotel is located at a great location (access to 2 beautiful but super crowded white sand beaches). However, the rooms and restaurants are too small for the price it's charging.
Secondly - the staff (reception and morning restaurant crew) are great...but the GUESTS HERE ARE RUDE. GUESTS ARE MOSTLY FROM EUROPE (UK, GERMANY AND RUSSAN). GUESTS ARE SUPER PRETENTIOUS AND WOULD LOOK AT YOU FROM TOP TO BOTTOM...VERY DISGUSTING AND RUDE IN MY OPINION. For example - at breakfast by lobby, the food is great but the area itself is small tight. The hotel tries to fit in wayyyyy too big of furnitures in such a small area and places them so tight to each other. You could basically HEAR NEXT TABLE's conversation. Having to dine with a bunch of pretentious Europeans kills the experience and that's something you have to do EVERY MORNING.
Last but not least - food at restaurants - just look at their menus online you'd get the idea. The so-called THAI food at their restaurant is NOT even authentic. Go dine outside the hotel..you'll find better Thai food at much better prices.
We have just spent 10 nights here in a Terrace Suite. This is a great 5* Thai resort. Other reviews have mentioned the resort is tired... I don't agree. This is not Dubai, it's Thailand; everything is not pristine and new but it is beautiful and you feel like you are in a Thai jungle! It takes a while to find your way around the resort as you literally feel like you are walking through a village in a jungle!
The villa was great; air con worked perfectly, absolutely huge bed, 2 toilets, plenty of hot water, super house keeping, daily fresh fruit, free cookies, free tea / coffee / water, very spacious, very private and wifi.
There are 4 restaurants and all 4 have vegetarian menus. The food really was excellent.
Every other day the resort has complimentary afternoon tea which was lovely. I do agree that the drinks are rather expensive but to be expected in a 5* resort.
The wildlife was a real plus point for us... wild monkeys (some very cheeky), thai squirrels, monitor lizards and turtles!
The beaches are quite busy as there are no private beaches in Thailand however the resort provides areas overlooking the beaches with sun beds. There was never any problem getting sunbeds at all. Service at the beach areas was very good; complimentary bottled water and fruit was available.
We enjoyed a fantastic massage in the Spa.
A very short walk out of the resort there are a number of bars, restaurants, shops and mini marts. There are also boats serving food at one of the beaches.
Our host for the week, Luna, was fantastic. Luna made sure we were always enjoying ourselves and went out of her way to ensure we were happy.
A fantastic place to relax, people watch, read a few books, enjoy great food and generally relax.