Raya Island

One-day speedboat tour. Available daily. Departure time (from hotel) from 7:15 am til 8:30 am.
1,100 THB
  • Licensed Tour Company
    We are holding TAT license from government of Thailand. This means your safety is our top priority.
  • Free Transportation
    Available from hotels located on the main beaches of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon, Patong, Kalim, Kamala, Bang Tao. Other locations may be subject for extra charge for transportation.
  • Free Cancellation
    You can cancel your reservation free of charge until 24 hours before it starts. After that time no changes, no cancellations or refunds will be made.

Enjoy snorkelling among coral reefs off Chalong, swimming and relaxing on white sandy beach.

Payment Terms: 

How do I pay for the tour?
Pay by cash directly to your guide before the tour starts.

What currency does the guide accept?
Baht is the best option; US dollars and euros are also accepted, but an exchange rate will apply.

What to take on tour: 
  • Beach towel
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Some extra cash to pay for pics and souvenirs
Tour program: 

07:30-08:30 – Departure from the Phuket hotels and transfer to Chalong;

09:00 – Departure from Chalong Pier by speedboat;

09:30 – Arrival at Koh Racha, swimming on the beach;

10:30 – Departure from Patok Bay to Siam Bay and Kon Kae Bay for swimming and snorkelling;

12:30 – Lunch, free time;

15:00 – Departure for Chalong;

15:40 – Arrival at Chalong, transfer to the hotel.

Welcome to Paradise Island – Koh Racha Yai

There is no need to search high and low for the best place to visit in Thailand – it is right here, 12 kilometres south of Phuket. Raya Island, or Koh Racha Yai, is a hands-down winner among the best holiday vacations in Thailand. It is perfect for those desperately in need of a relaxing break. With its long sandy beaches, Raya Island is a great place for snorkeling, diving and fishing all year round. The island harbour is a divers’ paradise in any season, so you do not have to be picky when choosing your tour dates.

Racha Yai in Thai means "the great king" – understandably so, as this island offers luxury holidays to please even a royal family. Enjoy its white sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea during a day on the beach or a boat tour along the island shores; take a walk among coconut trees, and watch buffaloes graze on endless emerald green pastures. To add a romantic touch, take a stroll through Racha Yai meadows, where thousands of tropical flowers perfume the air to the songs of birds. You will soon be convinced that Racha Yai is the Garden of Eden.

 

Words are not enough to describe the splendour of unique tropical wildlife, pure sea water, and rich flora and fauna. Local coral reefs, tropical fishes and sea creatures – in every colour imaginable – enchant all divers, beginners and experienced alike.

Diving at Racha Yai is a must-do for every visitor, as the Andaman Sea in this area offers optimal conditions – quiet and peaceful, with clear and transparent water. Tourists from Phuket choose Racha Yai as one of the most popular diving destinations in the area, so put on your gear and dive into a marine wonderland.

The purity of the Andaman Sea may take you by surprise; it makes even deep waters seem shallow. It takes a dive to discover you are deep in the underwater world. If you are looking for a way to coax little fish out of their coral shelters, try doing it the Thai way by offering them some cooked rice. If you are lucky, you will get a chance to feed a moray eel or a whitetip reef shark.

If you go by speed boat, it will take you about half an hour to get here from Phuket. Raya Island offers two beaches, among which tourists favour Bungalo Bay Beach, making Siam Bay Beach a quieter and more peaceful option. If you decide on snorkeling, you may want a speed boat to take you farther from the shore.

If you’re feeling stressed with life, press 'pause' and get away from stuffy offices and the city bustle. Try a little Thai relaxation – escape to the tropical tranquility of Paradise Island.

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Hi. My Hotel is ( Grand Sunset Karon Beach Phuket )
Maria Louise Aschwanden
, 28.03.2014

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