Rayavadee

Krabi, Thailand

The hotel

The setting for this award-winning Thai hideaway is just about as tropical screen-saver as you can ever imagine; with limestone cliffs and palm trees juxtaposed against white sand and the warm blues of the Andaman Sea. Thanks to the location, adjacent to Krabi Marine National Park, you'll find no end of excuses to stroll and soak up the scenery with beautiful gardens, coconut groves and faraway islands helping to pleasure all of your senses. Rayavadee's award-winning architecture also pays homage to the surrounding environment and local culture with an arrangement of exceptional guest pavilions presenting an authentic and calming Thai village ambience. What with the sights and sounds of Thailand fulfilling your wildest dreams it almost seems greedy to wish for anything more although, as you're on holiday, dining out is always an extra treat that's not to be missed. Five-star grills, signature dishes, romantic settings and sunset views, from underneath a limestone cliff, are what you have to look forward to and if you're expecting rice with everything then be prepared to fully increase your expectations. No trip to Thailand would be complete without a trip to the spa and as Rayavadee offers an extensive range of tailor-made packages you're bound to find the right blend of beauty, pampering and spiritual relaxation to suit your every mood. It's no surprise that Rayavadee has won a plethora of awards with Best Hotel in the World, Certificates of Excellence and The Royal Gold Medal for Environmentally-conscious Architecture all helping you get a feel for things to come.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

At the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsular on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park. Transfer time from Krabi Airport: 40 minutes (20 minutes by land from Krabi Airport to pier and 20 minutes from pier to resort).

Hotel information

94 two-storey guest pavilions are scattered throughout the resort’s gardens and coconut groves. All of the circular pavilions feature tropical décor with polished wood and handcrafted details throughout. Deluxe Pavilions sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

 



Half Board option: includes lunch or dinner (food only). Half Board includes choice of salad, soup or starter plus one main course plus one dessert per person per meal. Supplementary charge will be applied to a small number of specialty menu items (i.e. lobster, seafood platter, tenderloin. Barbecue dinner and theme nights).

Full Board option: is available on a dine-around basis and includes lunch and dinner at any Rayavadee signature restaurant (food only). Full Board includes choice of salad, soup or starter plus one main course plus one dessert per person per meal. Supplementary charge will be applied to a small number of specialty menu items (i.e. lobster, seafood platter, tenderloin. Barbecue dinner and theme nights). Children 0-6 years (inclusive) are complimentary on same board basis as paying adults.

Terrace Pavilions feature an open and airy ground floor which opens up to a spacious outdoor terrace situated amongst the lush gardens, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (up to 12 years).

The luxurious Pool Pavilions feature a private 3x8 metre pool with Jacuzzi set in a lush tropical garden with sun loungers - perfect for those looking for some privacy! Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (up to 12 years).

Family Pavilions sleep maximum 5 people with an additional bedroom on the ground floor. Family Pavilions with Pool are also available with private 3x8 metre pool and Jacuzzi with sun loungers offering plenty of space.

Raya Dining (fine-dining menu; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Krua Phranang (classic Thai dishes; open for dinner), Raitalay Terrace (International cuisine and cocktails; open for lunch and dinner), The Grotto (light bites, barbecue dinner and cocktails). Freeform swimming pool. Rayavadee Spa*. Fully-equipped fitness centre, tennis courts*, squash courts*, nature trails*, rock climbing wall*, Thai cooking classes*, snorkelling* and sea kayaks*. Daily kids' activities* including: tennis, cooking, languages, arts and crafts and nature walks (4-12 years of age). Complimentary WiFi access in all pavilions and public areas. Babysitting service available*. 24-hour room service*. Boutique jewellery and craft store. Laundry/valet service*. Safe.

7 nights between 27 Dec-2 Jan.

No check in/out policy for stays between 31 Dec-1 Jan. 

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A extraordinary and ultra luxurious experience

Jul 12, 2021 L8942YUrahuln Ko Kret, Thailand

This was one of my best luxury resort experience in Thailand. This resort is very very well maintained and surrounded by real natural beauty which makes this resort extraordinary. Their rooms are ultra luxurious with outstanding facilities. I booked a Pool Pavilion room and I enjoyed each and every second of my stay. A very special thanks to Mr.… Read more
This was one of my best luxury resort experience in Thailand. This resort is very very well maintained and surrounded by real natural beauty which makes this resort extraordinary. Their rooms are ultra luxurious with outstanding facilities. I booked a Pool Pavilion room and I enjoyed each and every second of my stay. A very special thanks to Mr. Tony from guest service who assisted us from check-in to check-out and made our stay more convenient. This resort is highly recommended for those who really want to enjoy the luxury and nature at the same time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The location is out of this world but rooms are a little run down

Jul 8, 2021 tumtantayopin Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

This hotel has got 3 beaches each has a breathtaking view. You have to at least come to visit when you are in Thailand it’s just stunning. Rooms are a little run down, food was mediocre. The staff was good and the hotel land was nicely kept. Will come back
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Breathtaking resort with wonderful staff :)

Jul 6, 2021 tazjacks Kelowna, Canada

The hotel is beautiful and we really had an amazing time here. The views are breathtaking especially from the grotto restaurant and the resorts pool. The staff was very warm and friendly and the room service was superb! I loved the wrap around staircase in our villa and the bathtub. We will definitely come back with more friends :) thank you for… Read more
The hotel is beautiful and we really had an amazing time here. The views are breathtaking especially from the grotto restaurant and the resorts pool. The staff was very warm and friendly and the room service was superb! I loved the wrap around staircase in our villa and the bathtub. We will definitely come back with more friends :) thank you for the wonderful experience Read less
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Jun 18, 2021 Pattysia Krabi Province, Thailand

My amazing boyfriend took me again to Rayavadee for our 2nd trip there We had the best time playing in the pool and on the beach. The food especially the breakfast was first class The staff were always very helpful. We will be definately going back again to enjoy this magical hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise by the Sea

May 16, 2021 WalterE66 Thailand

We visited Rayavadee back at the end of March 2021, and it was a truly memorable stay. Over four days and three nights we were well-pampered by excellent service with many thoughtful touches, while being surrounded by some of the most stunning natural settings of any resort we’ve ever visited in Thailand. From our arrival/pickup as we were… Read more
We visited Rayavadee back at the end of March 2021, and it was a truly memorable stay. Over four days and three nights we were well-pampered by excellent service with many thoughtful touches, while being surrounded by some of the most stunning natural settings of any resort we’ve ever visited in Thailand. From our arrival/pickup as we were transported by private boat to Rayavadee, the tone was set for a ‘fantasy island’ experience. Rayavadee is a long established property that has been very well maintained and more so than many other places, it truly is a resort that is a destination within itself. With soaring limestone cliffs and three distinctly different but equally dramatic beachfronts, you are hard pressed to find a reason to even leave the resort because there’s so much to be experienced on property, especially for a 3 nights stay like ours. Our two storey Pool Pavilion was elegantly appointed with thoughtful design touches—everything in the selection of materials down to the ‘monkey’ motifs was very evocative of pleasing tropical style. Our room had been recently refurbished and we especially like the thoughtful lighting design. The split-level nature of the pavilion made it feel more like a small villa. Although most of room do not have views of the ocean/beachfront, we honestly felt that this was not an issue. The rooms afford very good privacy and we definitely took advantage of our private pool, especially post-beach time. Rayavadee has achieved a very good balance between laidback and luxury. The resort is fully equipped and yet unpretentious in its services. Due to its many years of operation the staff manage to provide very efficient and welcoming services while also always appearing present and attentive. There are many dining options at Rayavadee and we managed to take in all of them including in-room dining. By far the most memorable was The Grotto, a singularly unique dining experience in a natural seaside cave/grotto that delivered not just in its location, but also in the quality of the fresh seafood and excellent cocktails. Booking in advance is a MUST, don’t expect to get a table on the day. The restaurant is extremely popular and with good reason, so book a table well before you arrive on property. While dinner is certainly the most dramatic, a casual ‘feet-in-sand’ lunch at The Grotto is also highly recommend. If you’re thinking about taking an island excursion and are looking for one that has a local flavour, we’d definitely recommend a Rayavadee organised trip on a Long Tail boat with private guide and lunch etc… The boats are ideal for two to four people and due to their size you can visit many spots that larger boats avoid. Our private guide was provided by Rayavadee and was very knowledgeable and we felt it was a nice change from the usual motor speedboat excursion. Rayavadee has fully established itself as a definite ‘Bucket List’ property. It is not just for couples, the resort is very capable of catering to families and groups although we though the way the resort of divided and with three different beachfront, we never felt inconvenience by family groups. The property is seasoned, but very well maintained and the key thing is the charm that is exuded everywhere. It doesn’t feel dated… its a property that feels well loved and full of life. We give our full recommendation of this property and the wonderful team there. Ultimately the true test of any great stay is whether you’d want to come back. We will definitely return one day. Read less