Rayavadee’s jungle-style pavilions perfectly complement the idyllic location in Krabi Marine National Park, perfectly nestled between intimidating limestone karst formations and no fewer than three beaches. The outstanding service and facilities here make this a standout hotel within Thailand.
Immediately, there is a sense that nature is wild but carefully managed within the resort – coconut palms and taro plants compete for space and offer a playground for the monkeys that roam freely. Paths that navigate through the resort resemble nature trails, hopping over idyllic pools teeming with tropical fish. This celebration of nature is further evident through the resort’s branding as an eco-friendly hotel, using organic products, reusable materials and taking an active role in the conservation of the area.
Rayavadee’s 96 two-storey pavilions and five luxury villas are spread out across the vast resort. Some of the pavilions have private pools or hot tubs, while the villas have both. All have expansive en-suite bathrooms with giant freestanding bathtubs. The rooms are exquisitely designed – oak furniture offset with whitewashed walls and hints of terracotta. The king-sized beds are indulgently comfortable, while the lounge space features classy, sleek coffee tables and a flat-screen tv.
The welcoming hospitality is always on show here, with friendly staff really endorsing Thailand’s reputation as ‘the Land of Smiles’. The team really go above and beyond to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay. Guests can make use here of the personal butler service and daily turn-down service, as well as buggies on call.
The resort boasts a fantastic variety of eating options, with restaurants offering a mix of Thai, East Asian, and Western-influenced dishes. Choose from more upscale fine-dining to beachside barbecues. Enjoying a cocktail on the Railay Terrace is a must for out-of-this-world views of the bay at sunset.
The on-site spa offers a wealth of treatments performed by expert therapists who know their way around stubborn knots. There are squash courts and tennis courts, while kayaks and snorkels are available free from the watersports centre. Also, the helpful staff can arrange and book tours to the surrounding islands or other activities, including rock climbing those famous Railay beach karst formations.