The Racha, Koh Racha Yai
The island of Koh Racha Yai is located approximately 20 kilometres south of Phuket, and is conveniently under 1 hour by boat. Koh Racha Yai provides an ideal destination to appreciate nature, with some of the best diving and snorkelling spots, tropical white powdery beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters.
Here you will discover The Racha, part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, this property sits on the island’s idyllic crescent of Batok Bay. This five-star luxurious island resort offers an exquisite tropical oasis combining relaxation, opulent eco-chic living and a chance to ‘get away from it all’.
Take in the surrounding scenery from one of the region’s most luxurious yachts (the 76 ft MY Olympia). Spend your time appreciating the sights at a more relaxed and leisurely pace with a night or two onboard this floating masterpiece. MY Olympia comes complete with 4 cabins and elegant leisure and dining areas combining luxury, contemporary design and cruising perfection for the ultimate yachting experience.
Enjoy bespoke multi-night itineraries to suit your requirements whilst you explore the stunning islands around Phuket. Venture to Phang Nga Bay where the vast karst rock scenery presents a visually stunning location for caving and canoeing; alternatively explore around Krabi to discover lagoons, 360-degree view points and quiet sandy bays.
Cape Kudu Hotel, Koh Yao Noi
In Phang Nga Bay you will come across the smaller and more tranquil sibling of Koh Yao Yai, which provides a perfect island spot to unwind in peace, surrounded by nature. With an abundance of animal and bird species to discover and rich coral reefs in the vicinity, this is considered to be among the best scuba diving areas.
Ideally located just a short boat trip from Phuket, you will find the Cape Kudu Hotel cocooned by sapphire seas and positioned as an island escape for modern-day castaways. Revel in this five-star experience which focusses on relaxation with rustic-yet-chic décor, bright and airy spaces and offers guests the essence of tropical elegance.
Pimalai Resort & Spa, Lanta Island
Located in the Krabi Province, Ko Lanta is an island renowned for its coral reefs, mangroves, limestone cliffs, and lush tropical rainforests. It generally takes between 3.5 to 6 hours to get to Koh Lanta from Phuket, so it is better suited to a couple of nights stays to make the most of your time there.
The Pimalai Resort and Spa is dedicated to fostering an atmosphere of ‘peace, serenity and solitude’ and is a truly secluded island paradise tucked away on Koh Lanta, facing the Andaman Sea. Boasting over 900 meters of beachfront and 100 acres of grounds, this resort calls to you to get in touch with nature amidst flourishing forests and turquoise waters.
Rayavadee, Railay Beach, Krabi
In between Krabi and Ao Nang lies a small peninsula known as Railay. Since towering limestone cliffs prevent the ability to get there by land, guest must arrive by boat to this incredible beach paradise. This area offers something to suit everyone; from easy to navigate caves to expert climbing cliffs, canoeing, snorkelling trips and winding lanes with restaurants and bars.
Shrouded by natural beauty and rich flora, the luxurious Rayavadee can be found at the far end of Railay Beach. For something a little different head to The Grotto; a unique restaurant for hotel guests nestled under the limestone cliffs on the edge of Phranang Beach to experience a romantic open cave style fine dining meal.
You’ll find something for everyone here in Phuket, whether you’re travelling single, as a couple or as a group. However, if you feel the need to go farther, we hope these beautiful islands have piqued your interest.