As the self-proclaimed ‘premier deluxe island hideaway’, The Racha sets itself high-standards. But the whitewashed, crisp, spacious villas do not disappoint, The Racha has worked hard to maintain it’s prestigious reputation, as imitation and a raft of competitors have appeared throughout Thailand’s.
The crystal clear waters of Racha make for sparkling picture-perfect snapshots, and at high-tide swimming is a joy – but beware you will most likely be sharing the water with daytrippers and divers from Phuket.
The spacious villas are still impeccably stylish, and upon our visit a rather unique lighthouse was being converted to add an extra room or two. Despite spending minimal time outside of our dreamy private pool villa, a small stroll to the islands other beaches revealed a couple of (very basic) local restaurants, and further opportunity to enjoy some relaxed, quiet snorkelling.