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Experience Krabi at Rayavadee

Words Kate Ross

Offering five-star elegance surrounded by white sands and tropical mangroves, Rayavadee is the hideout of your dreams, providing adventure, luxury and stunning beaches right on your doorstep. Best of all, it’s accessible only by sea, which feels like something straight out of James Bond.

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View over The Rayavadee, Nammao & Railay Beaches.

ROOMS
Rayavadee’s villas come in the form of the luxury tree houses, huddled under the rainforest’s lush canopies, and boarded by coconut groves and three velvet sand beaches. Furnished in sophisticated, contemporary Thai style, some feature a private sauna, freshwater hydro-pool or outdoor Jacuzzi. Private barbeques are very much encouraged, which will probably please the resident monkeys.

SERVICE
The resort exceeds expectations with regards to Thailand’s reputation for impeccable service, and every care is taken to ensure your stay is unforgettable.

DINING
Rayavadee’s restaurants are, naturally, beachside. Choose from classic Thai at romantic Krua Phranang, lamb and lobster at Raya Dining, or burgers and chicken curry at Raitalay Terrace. For more laidback dining, the beachfront is lined with local food stalls.

DO
Not content to kick it on the sand all day? There are coral reefs to snorkel through, hilltop temples and ethereal caves to explore, mangroves to navigate by kayak, and boat trips to nearby Koh Phi Phi and Chicken Island.

MAKE TIME…
For a sundowner and barbeque at The Grotto. Rayavadee’s resident beachfront bar is tucked under Krabi’s angular limestone karsts.

PACK
Sunnies, swimmers and, if you’re planning on cliff climbing or waterfall hiking: sturdy shoes.

 

 

Rayavadee, Krabi

214 Moo 2, Tambon Ao-Nang, Amphoe Maung, Krabi, 81000, Thailand | rayavadee.com

By Oliver Grand

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