Ban Raya Resort and Spa7/26- Moo 3 T. Rasssada Road Muang 83000 Phuket
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Ban Raya is situated 2 minutes walk away from a lovely snorkeling & diving beach and 20 minutes walk away from the main beach and boat anchorage. Ban Raya only has 38 rustic bungalows situated in a garden atmosphere so that everyone has a feeling of space and relaxation. 24 of these rooms are air-conditioned and all have en-suite bathrooms and are furnished to international standards. Showers are cool and refreshing and the emphasis is on maintaining the natural environment at Ban Raya. Ban Raya consists of 60 acres on the south east corner of the island. The resort sits on a headland and the property stretches down to two bays.
The first Ao Konkare has some of the best diving and snorkeling in the region and the other, Ao Tue, has beautiful white sands and shallow safe water for swimming and snorkeling. Ao Tue also has safe sheltered moorings in the Green season when the popular west coast bay, Ao Paktok, tends to be exposed to the south west monsoon.
Getting to Racha is part of the experience and you can choose from a number of alternatives. Fast speed boats takes visitors there in about 20 min., while a more leisurely way is by traditional long tail boat which takes about 1-2 hours. Daily speed boat service is available in the high season or travelers can hire a own speed boat. Long tails are available at any time but may be dependent on the weather particularly in the rainy season (May-October). Most daily services depart from Phuket in the morning and return late afternoon. In order to meet flight schedules etc. it may be necessary to spend a night in Phuket.
Transportation to the island & Ban Raya can be arranged by the resort. There are no shops, nightlife or restaurants on RachaIsland but a limited range of toiletries and souvenirs are available at the Resort. The sea around Racha Yai and its neighbor Racha Noi is famous for game fishing and trips can be arranged at the resort. While snorkeling equipment is available at the resort for guests, arrangements can be made for those who wish to dive in what is possibly the best location in the area. Many guests travel to Racha for the diving particularly during the High Season (Nov-April).