“Its location between the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park and the sparkling Andaman Sea is reason enough to book yourself into Rayavadee immediately but, once you do, the hotel reveals many more reasons to stay. Each guest has their own home, a southern Thai-inspired, two-storey pavilion discreetly tucked amidst coconut groves and lush foliage. The decor inside is sumptuous but understated, with dark wood, elegant furnishings and the most comfortable bed this reviewer has ever experienced. The pavilion’s outdoor terraces offer a secluded spot to relax, but the hotel’s numerous facilities are even more appealing. The enormous free-form swimming pool, facing out to the sea, is dramatically fringed by rocky cliffs and palm trees. Each of the hotel’s four restaurants are equally scenic, serving up delicious food along with spectacular views. For the more activity-minded, Rayavadee has a daily schedule of exercise classes, a water sports center, tennis and squash courts, a fitness centre and spa, as well as the opportunity to sign up to cultural activities like Thai cooking classes.”
Written by Pip Usher
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Because Rayavadee's setting on the edge of Krabi's National Marine Park at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsula perfectly blends lush foliage, limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea. The resort's award winning architecture and tropical landscapes were inspired by the atmosphere of a southern Thai village. The resort's 96 two-storey pavilions and 5 luxurious villas are dotted throughout tropical gardens and coconut groves and feature fully equipped, spacious accommodation and stylish details throughout. The pavilions’ unique circular design blends perfectly with the resort's natural surroundings.
What is there to do in the area?
Nearby attractions include Phi Phi Island which can be reached in 35 minutes by speedboat from Rayavadee. The surrounding reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish and marine life. Closer still, Poda, Chicken, Tub & Hong Islands, with their lovely beaches and strange rock formations, are perfect for half day excursions. A stroll through Krabi Town's morning market offers a glimpse of traditional local life while elephant riding, scenic natural parks and waterfalls are also situated nearby. The cliff walls and green waterways of Ta Lane’s mangrove forests offer exciting opportunities to explore by kayak.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer variety of international and Asian dishes along with an assortment of fresh juices, seasonal fruits and daily fresh bakery.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We have 4 restaurants at Rayavadee:
Rayavadee serves delicious gourmet cuisine in venues offering everything from elegant dining to casual beachside fare.
Raya Dining: Raya Dining features international cuisine in an elegant yet informal setting. Innovative grill cuisine with Thai and Western influences with an emphasis on high-quality ingredients that include locally-sourced seafood and top cuts of meat
Krua Phranang: Stroll along a moonlit path to Phranang Beach and experince a memorable dinner by the sea at Krua Phranang, the resort's romantic Thai restaurant.
Raitalay Terrace: Raitalay Terrace offers casual style dining with a menu of light, Asian-inspired cuisine adjacent to our free-form swimming pool with views over Railay Beach.
The Grotto: Set against a backdrop of limestone cliffs with views onto stunning Phranang beach, The Grotto offers a selection of refreshing drinks, light snacks, fresh salads and tasty stir-fries in a casual beachside setting.
For good places, we would recommend 2 local restaurants which located in Krabi city (Ao Nang area) which nice view and quite good atmosphere for dinner:
1. The Hilltop Restaurant & Bar
2. Lae Lay Grill Krabi
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Most popular room types are:
1. DELUXE PAVILION
Because deluxe pavilions boast fully equipped, spacious accommodation and stylish, tropical decor with polished wood, richly coloured fabrics and handcrafted details throughout.
2. THE RAYAVADEE VILLA
Because The Rayavadee Villa has its own private pool with jacuzzi and views overlooking Phranang Beach. Furnished in elegant, contemporary Thai style, The Rayavadee Villa offers two large adjoining bedrooms (a master bedroom with lavish ensuite bath and a guest room with twin beds and ensuite bathroom) as well as a living and lounge area, kitchenette, dining room, sauna and plenty of space for outdoor entertainment. Dedicated butler service provided.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
Children can stay with their parents for all room types”