Rayavadee: Tropical Relaxation in Krabi, Thailand's Hidden Gem

Rayavadee is situated in the heart of Krabi‘s beautiful Phranang Peninsula on the border of Krabi Marine National Park, an area renowned for its natural beauty and rich flora, fauna, and marine life. When the resort was built, it was with the idea of living in balance within this unique environment. The accommodation was constructed to nestle in between the property’s many trees, none of which were cut during the process, in order to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. With the resort’s low-key approach to building, the habitat of the area’s many varieties of birds and animals was not disturbed.

Accessed by a stylish speedboat, the resort is surrounded on three sides by glorious sand beaches and lush jungle greenery, imbuing a sense of tropical relaxation.

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, the Poda, Chicken, Tub, and Hong Islands, with their lovely beaches and strange rock formations, are perfect for half-day excursions.

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A stroll through Krabi Town’s morning market offers a glimpse of traditional local life, while 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.


The resort’s 94 two-story pavilions and 7 luxurious villas are dotted throughout tropical gardens and coconut groves just a few minutes’ walk from Railay and Phranang Beaches and feature fully equipped, spacious accommodation and stylish Thai-inspired details throughout.

The pavilion’s unique design and award-winning architecture blend perfectly with the resort’s natural surroundings, while the villas offer another level of luxury and space with dedicated butler service.



The resort may feel like a secret, but its restaurant is one of Thailand’s most renowned. Aptly named The Grotto, it is built into an ancient cave, giving it an ideal vantage point for guests who linger over cocktails while admiring a sunset-tinged sky.


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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. Air-conditioned indoor and open-air seating is available.


Stroll along a moonlit path to Phranang Beach and experience a memorable dinner by the sea at Krua Phranang, the resort’s romantic Thai restaurant. The dining room offers air-conditioned and open-air seating with views over the stunning beach, limestone cliffs, and outlying islands.


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. 


Rayavadee: Tropical Relaxation in Krabi, Thailand's Hidden Gem

The Rayavadee Spa‘s extensive range of therapies draws on ancient Thai healing traditions and a philosophy of well-being that combines body, mind, and spirit to create treatments that impart a deeply felt sense of relaxation in luxurious, private surroundings. Choose between revitalizing facials and scrubs, energizing body wraps, soothing massages, and a variety of salon treatments, or combine several offerings into a package.

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Rayavadee’s Activities Center offers a full range of excursions to Krabi’s most interesting sites as well as half- and full-day trips aboard its luxury speedboats to the area’s outlying islands. In addition, sea canoes, snorkeling, and wind surfing equipment are available at the Water Sports Centre. The fitness center is located next to the resort’s tennis and squash courts.

Cultural offerings include Thai cooking classes, batik printing, flower garland making, and learning the art of traditional Thai fruit carving.


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