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

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

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.

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.

4 restaurants: 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, sunset 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*. Rayavadee's Just for Kids activities include: tennis, Thai cooking, arts and crafts and Garden Discovery Walk (4-12 years of age). Boutique jewellery and craft store.

Complimentary WiFi access in all pavilions and public areas. Babysitting service available*. 24-hour room service*. Laundry/valet service*.

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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May 23, 2024 Nico-Anneso Lille, France

Great hotel surrounded by a jungle (where we got lost a few times…!) with plenty of monkeys! We have never enjoyed a swimming pool so huge! It was the highlight of our stay (jellyfish in the sea but that was not annoying). We also enjoyed a trip to Koh phi phi via the hotel, they took really good care of us and we felt privileged! The spa was… Read more
Great hotel surrounded by a jungle (where we got lost a few times…!) with plenty of monkeys! We have never enjoyed a swimming pool so huge! It was the highlight of our stay (jellyfish in the sea but that was not annoying). We also enjoyed a trip to Koh phi phi via the hotel, they took really good care of us and we felt privileged! The spa was also really nice, perfect Thai massage! We enjoyed a dinner at the Grotto, the tomahawk was perfect! We enjoyed our stay but we must admit that we were not expecting so many tourists to land on the beach in front of the hotel! (Not as quiet as could claim the advertising video on the website…) Read less
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May 22, 2024 Beth H

Beautiful place to stay in Krabi-access to the three beaches was the best. Kayaks available, great beaches, nice accommodations , great a/c, good food. Walking street close by very entertaining. The path around the grounds can be a bit confusing but all part of the adventure! Book it now!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel but overpriced food/excursions

May 19, 2024 BethanyFoodAndTravel

We had a very relaxing stay at Rayavadee. The grounds of the resort are absolutely stunning and the 'rooms' are actually small two storey buildings that are very comfortable and well designed. The staff were all super friendly and welcoming. The only thing that put a dampner on the trip for us was the price of food, drink and excursions at the… Read more
We had a very relaxing stay at Rayavadee. The grounds of the resort are absolutely stunning and the 'rooms' are actually small two storey buildings that are very comfortable and well designed. The staff were all super friendly and welcoming. The only thing that put a dampner on the trip for us was the price of food, drink and excursions at the resort. There aren't many other options nearby so we did end up eating most of our meals onsite. The prices are at least 2 or 3x more prices for Thailand, and more than we would even expect to pay in the UK. For example, one Pad Thai was THB790 (£17), a couple of bottles of sparkling water at dinner cost over £10 (no free water options). Our meal at the Grotto cost £240 for 3 courses and 2 cocktails. The food was no where near the best we had in Thailand. We ended up booking a local provider for a private excursion as Rayavadee were charging more than double the local provider for a shorter excursion. We expect to pay a premium for being in a luxury resort but the level of overpricing left a bad taste in our mouth - we've stayed at luxury resorts all over Asia and South America and never seen prices like this. I'm not sure we would come again on this basis. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tasteful hotel, impeccable services

May 18, 2024 Patricka C

Absolutely memorable stay. Rayawadee is my favorite hotel in Thailand, and the quality of service never fails to impress me everytime. The decor and interior design is extremely elegant and tasteful, combining different styles and inspiration from all over the globe highlighting our tropical asian heritage. Garden landscape, walk ways, brings me… Read more
Absolutely memorable stay. Rayawadee is my favorite hotel in Thailand, and the quality of service never fails to impress me everytime. The decor and interior design is extremely elegant and tasteful, combining different styles and inspiration from all over the globe highlighting our tropical asian heritage. Garden landscape, walk ways, brings me back to Henri Rousseau’s paintings. I never want to leave. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely staff, attentive and respectful

May 17, 2024 OrangeElephant69

About an hour transfer from Krabi airport by 40 mins minibus and 20 mins boat, and because the tide was out, by tractor and trailer up the beach! Rooms were spacious two story suites, we didn’t have a pool, but some do. Fully air conditioned and a welcome break from the heat and humidity. So you are effectively in your own part of the ground… Read more
About an hour transfer from Krabi airport by 40 mins minibus and 20 mins boat, and because the tide was out, by tractor and trailer up the beach! Rooms were spacious two story suites, we didn’t have a pool, but some do. Fully air conditioned and a welcome break from the heat and humidity. So you are effectively in your own part of the ground making it very quiet and peaceful. Pool area was clean and spacious with a nice area overlooking the beach. Loungers, towels, cold water and ice lollies were provided. All the restaurants on site were really good offering a nice variety of food. The Grotto definitely one for a special night out, get there before sunset for some stunning photos. We had the seafood platter to share which was delicious. The Krua Phranang is more Thai specialised and was probably the best food we had. What makes the place special are the staff. So polite, helpful and welcoming. Our room was spotless and there was a turndown service each evening. Towels etc were replaced as often as needed. In the restaurants and bars they quickly got to know you and where you like to seat and what to drink. All helps you feel special. The beaches are shallow, sandy and safe (no patrols) with canoeing and boarding if desired. Sunset on Railay beach is beautiful and you can also take boats out to see the islands. There is some great wildlife. 3 different troups of monkeys (some cuter than others!) some pretty impressive lizards, massive snails, even a tortoise! Read less