“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” That’s certainly the case right at the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park in Thailand. Nestled amongst lush gardens, limestone cliffs, and surrounded on three sides by pristine beaches sits the Rayavadee Hotel. The sprawling 26-acre property is a splendid display of the perfect balance of luxury, and casual comfort that promises to evoke relaxation and absolute peace.
This five-star, award-winning hotel has a lot to offer. There are 102 rooms (98 Pavilions and 4 private villas), several pools, a spa, fitness center, tennis court, world-class restaurant, a boutique and easy access to a wealth of cultural experiences. The property is quite secluded; guests arrive via short speedboat ride.
The hotel offers 4 dinning options. Raya which offers a five-star, formal dining experience. Krua Phranang, a romantic restaurant by the sea serving traditional Thai cuisine, and Raitalay Terrace which offers international fare in a casual setting, and finally light snacking options are available on the beach under a limestone cliff at The Grotto.
THE RAYAVADEE SPA
If the ambiance of this hotel isn’t enough to slip you into state of otherworldly nirvana, then spend some time at the Rayavadee Spa. Drawing on ancient Thai traditions and philosophies of wellbeing, the Rayavadee Spa is “a haven for the senses.” Offering an elevated range of facials, body wraps, massages, scrubs and salon treatments sure to transport you into a deeply relaxed and indulged state.
Opt for the classic Thai traditional massage. It works the body’s deep tissues using firm strokes and thumb pressure as well as stretching techniques. By concentrating on the “Sen Sib” or 10 meridian lines of the body, this treatment restores flexibility and energy flow and alleviates pain in the muscles and joints.
The hotel has some amazing shopping onsite. The Rayavadee boutique offers beautifully crafted pieces of jewelry, clothing, textiles, and home accessories.
Once you’ve taken the time to enjoy all that the hotel has to offer, venture out on some of the local excursions – and there are plenty.
Land excursions include the “Touch of Thailand” experience, which immerse guests deep into Krabi life and culture with a visit to the local market, a local Buddhist temple, an opportunity to ride Asian elephants through streams and lush fields. Finish the day with a swim at the Huay Tho Waterfall and a traditional Thai lunch. Other land excursions include the Khao Sok Jungle Adventure, A hike to the highest peak at Mu Ko Phi National Park, Rock climbing at Krabi’s limestone cliffs, a lesson in the “Art of Thai Cooking.”
Sea Excursions include a private experience for two discovering the natural beauty of the Phi Phi Islands, swimming, snorkeling and enjoying a picnic on the beach. Other sea excursions offer the exploration of nearby Rok Island, and Ta Lane & Hong Island Islands – where guests can snorkel, swim or just relax.
If you’re looking for the prefect balance of luxury, relaxation, culture and adventure – look no further than the Rayavadee Hotel, Thailand.