Amazingly, Rayavadee boasts three beautiful beaches. The tide-sensitive Nammao is the almost exclusive one, scenic Railay Beach is all powder white sand and emerald sea where the local long-tail boats draw up and disgorge day-tripping tourists and Phranang, with its drama of limestone cliffs rising from the edges is the perfect sunset spot.
The resort is a vast 26-acres, but there are soundless golf buggies to whisk guests up and down trails replete with tropical plants, spectacled langurs and koi-filled ponds.
Krua Phranang is the fine-dining restaurant that offers the most exquisite Thai cuisine and features mood lighting and ancient Thai artefacts. The Grotto, meanwhile, set in a craggy cave with sand underfoot, is great for pre-dinner sundowners. The spectacular sunset from here is better than any dinner show.
The spacious monkey-themed spa offers some really relaxing and rejuvenating therapies but for an authentic, invigorating experience, the classic Thai massage is an experience.
A swimming pool, tennis court, squash court and table tennis are available too.
- Around 45 minutes from Krabi airport via van and boat
- 96 pavilions and 5 villas
- 3 distinctly different beaches
- Swimming pool
- 4 restaurants plus bars
- Watersports and excursions