Bungalow Raya Resort
Bungalow Raya Resort
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8.0
Very good

"Comfortable, clean, simple, best value for money on Racha Is..."

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March 25, 2018

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What guests are saying:
The resort is beautiful and it's a very good price for staying in Racha Island. The only thing is the humid. It's too humid to sleep well, and there's no hot water to shower. But compare to the price, it's lovely. And the restaurant. Very pretty and relaxing.
Li from China
Solo traveler
It was a peaceful stay. If you would like a couple of days of doing nothing, relax, enjoy the view and have some great food this is the spot!
Saul from United States
Couple
Really enjoyed overnighting at Raya. Would book different hotel for longer stay. Great spot!
Jery from Australia
Family with teens
The staff was very nice and took me the pier without charge. I had a very good night even without air conditioner. Breakfast is very nice and enjoyed beach view from restaurant.
Rui from China
Couple
Awesome stay here. The staff are friendly, rooms basic(but all you need). I will be back again.
Matthew from South Africa
Solo traveler

Bungalow Raya Resort

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7.5
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Excellent value for money
8.0
Recommended by 91% of guests
Value for money8.0
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
Distance to airport55.6 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Balcony/terrace

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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 double bed
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What people love about the property

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Lovely place and staffs"

    Theerawan

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    May 5, 2016

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Great location"

    Dana

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    April 4, 2016

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "The hotel is perfect."

    Stefanie

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    January 27, 2016

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8.4
Excellent

"Enjoyed our stay here."

michelle

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August 10, 2016

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Airports

Phuket International Airport (HKT)
55.6 km
Krabi International Airport (KBV)
86.4 km
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What they offer

7.6
Very good

"It was seamless :) and helped us having a perfect stay."

Mathieu

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November 5, 2016

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Agoda Reviews (527)
7.5
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10
Cleanliness6.8
Facilities6.7
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality6.4
Service7.4
Value for money8.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Michael from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
Have a postcard beach all to yourself”
This was one of the highlights of our trip, the bays here are truly picturesque with powder soft sand and tuqoise blue water. There is a lot to see out of the resort area so make sure you go and hike around. One thing to know is that the transfer to the island is part of a day trip. So in the morning, you will spend it with the day trip crew and go snorkeling, have some time on the beach and then have a buffet lunch at the Bungalow Raya Resort - this was all included in the price of our transfer. So definitely worth it - just make sure you dress right and pack the right things! Once the day trips all clear out (around 2:30 - 3pm) the magic of the place comes to the fore, you have the entire beach and island to yourself. It was amazing there.
Reviewed September 28, 2018
5.6
Richard from Australia
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
Accomdation ”
Accomdation was very basic all the way down to no hot water , but they did have rooms you could upgrade to for more then double the price of the basic room once we upgraded it was all fine the island is lovely.
Reviewed November 12, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Stefanie from Germany
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Best stay”
First to know about koh racha is that there is no ferry to koh racha! On the Internet stays wrong thinks. Contact the hotel a day before you arrive. They can pick you up at the pier. We have payed 500 baht per person. When you wanna go to koh racha on your own the only Chance is to go with a boat of a daily tour and this is really expensive. We payed 1000 baht per Person. You arrive directly on the beach. On the hill there is the hotel. You can reach them only on the beach. There is no way. Its really hard when you have normal luggage. It is 500 meters to walk. The hotel is perfect. We had a nice Bungalow on the first row. Really comfortable. Big enought for 2 people and 2 luggages. They clean the Bungalow every day. Bathroom was also great. The Restaurant was amazing. Really tasty. The breakfast is small but ok. Try the strawberry shake its the best. The Restaurant close between 9 and 10pm. The Island is really quite. To go to another part of the Island is useless. There is nothing than the main beach. The beach is amazing. Clear water and white sand. A few stones are in the water. But it is ok. It is important to know that there are coming many boats with day tourists. Most of them are Chinese. They coming between 9:30 am and 5pm. At that time the beach is really crowded. But when they leaf you feel like on a lonely Island because you have the beach totally for your own. Go there. But 2 nights are enough.
Reviewed January 27, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
DANIELA from Italy
Family with young children
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Paradise lost”
The island is still beautifull But it is distroyed a lot by the uman hand....too much buildings....more of them are being left to fall into disrepair...too much trash along the path and into the forest...please stop to do it!!! The Raya bungalow is the oldest resort of The island...It has been renovate very well and keep the old spirit of island and we love it Very much! Thanks a lot to The great staff a special goodby to Bang !! We will come back soon!
Reviewed December 19, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Michael
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
Beautiful spot fantastic serenity”
No hot water although it didn’t deter from the location and peace
Reviewed July 29, 2018
4.4
Emelie from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Beautiful view but unkind staff”
We had the best bungalow of the resort, but only because of the beautiful seaview. The bathroom was really terrible (dirty and toilet didnt flush). Another negative point; the staff isnt friendly at all. You dont get a warm welcome and they dont talk back. And its not because they dont speak English. Only the boss, at least- i think he is ,is ok. For us the perfect view and the lovely beach makes the stay on the island one we will never forget.
Reviewed July 30, 2017
4.0
Rory from Canada
Solo traveler
Standard Fan
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
Go somewhere else”
Gettting to this Island is completely over priced. From the dock they tried to charge us 14K THB to rent a speedboat one way. We ended up booking a Long Tail boat for 4000 THB. Took 2 hours. If you arrive near sunset the entrace bay is lovely, clear blue water and white sand beach. The hotel is located just to the left of the dock so its quite convenient. We checked in, bungalows were disappointing to say the least. Hotel has a restaurant/bar area, food is average but not ridiculously over priced. So now we decide to explore the island. Well there is hardly anything here. The main resort on the beach you are not allowed to enter at all, not the bar, not the restaurant. Only for guests staying at the hotel. So we walk to the centre where the "town" is. By 9pm everything was closed or closing. Only a couple restaurants anyway and no people around. So we cross the island to the other resort. Also desolate and empty, no one around, restaurant closed, bar open but no music and no people. Decide to call it a day and wake up early to enjoy the beach. Well the main beach you arrive on is flooded with day trippers from Phuket, beach is completely covered in rental blankets and umbrellas. Crowded, noisy, overpriced blankets, no place to set up your own spot. Just a disaster overall. Literally hundreds of tourists coming on and off this beach every hour, speed boats and catamarans pulling into the harbour making it not the most enjoyable place to take a swim. We had booked to stay 3 nights but decided 2 would be enough. So we contact Agoda to cancel our last night stay. They say we need to speak with the hotel operator. He refuses. He already has business, we are already paying 2x nights and giving him a days notice but he just wont refund our last night. We spend the evening drinking over priced sangsom at his restaurant which they kick us out of at 10pm. Woke up early the next day and decided to try the resort on the other side of the island again. Ok this was
Reviewed June 29, 2017
4.0
rita from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Wild adventure”
The place is ok but the room was something absurd and terrific! The bungalow has hole everywhere ( we close the holes with our shoes in the floor) i was in the toilet with lots of ants and one day i also found a big gecko. Fortunately i could sleep because there is a mosquito net on the bed so at least if you close any possible entrance you feel safe. The restaurant is good but expensive compared to the rest of thailand ( pad thai 180 bht). As a recomendation i will say that only the room with a/r are decent but the price goes up a lot! Varans are only in one aerea of the resort and they never come across to people.
Reviewed February 10, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
YILONG from China
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in October 2015
Very nice experience. Well exceeded my expectation”
Location. View. Service.
The house we lived in was facing the sea, surrounded by plants and flowers and having two lounges in front of it under the roof. It's so cozy to just lie down on the lounges and look into the sea and feel the breeze on the face. The location is perfect. 1 min to get to the sea in front of the house, 5 min to get to the white beach of the most luxurious hotel on the island. Before we arrived, we were afraid that the house might be too shabby or bugs might appear everywhere. But actually the house seemed to have been repaired. No holes, no bugs or lizards. Only one cockroach appeared and then disappeared, causing no problem. The service is quite good to that price. They offered a tractor to take us to the dock the next day, which is very convenient. There's no air conditioner but two fans. But we liked it because it made the outer environment cozy instead of too hot because of the heat transfer. At night it's not hot inside either. No hot water, but the tap water is not sea water either. It's fresh. In one words, we are very satisfied with the house. That night we wandered about and thought ours was the best house in this hotel. We called ourselves lucky.
Reviewed October 07, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Lui from Singapore
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
Great location”
Location, Price, Service
Great location, traditional building and decoration. Near to beach and shopping zone, value for money for hotel with swimming pool and big room, although breakfast are so so but acceptable. recommended.
Reviewed October 28, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Li from China
Solo traveler
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in August 2014
Good price”
Location, price and the environment
The resort is beautiful and it's a very good price for staying in Racha Island. The only thing is the humid. It's too humid to sleep well, and there's no hot water to shower. But compare to the price, it's lovely. And the restaurant. Very pretty and relaxing.
Reviewed August 17, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
silvia from Italy
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 4 nights in May 2014
Casual bungalow right on amazing beach”
The view, the beach, the restaurant!
Great location, directly on the best beach, the sunset is right in front of you. Perfect for a beach vacation of total relax , the restaurant and staff are both great! Bungalow are casual, in the nature , expect some insects in your room. This island has special pets around... Varanus ! They go around in the resort but they are fine!
Reviewed May 07, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Meruyert from Kazakhstan
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 3 nights in March 2014
Paradise, Eden”
View to the sea, wild nature, smiling people around
I was reading some of the feedbacks that there are lizzards and other insects, but to tell the truth I was happy to see them all even if I am afraid of them. It is amazing place to stay, it is the place where You and just a Nature. Just try to avoid stepping to them and enjoy your trip. There are amazing staff who are ready to help you anytime, beautiful view to the sea. Comparing to other hotels around Raya Bungalow has affordable price for staying and good location. I am very thankful for this Resort for helping me to organize birthday for my love =)
Reviewed March 28, 2014
6.7
Good
Terry from Australia
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 3 nights in February 2014
Killer location.”
Views, close to beach, bargain transfers.
BR has the best views of Raya resorts on a headland overlooking the nicest beach&bay. A few bungalows are 2nd row with interrupted or blocked views. Abt 3 front rowers have tree-interrupted or blocked views. Our fan bungalow (trad thatched wall/tin roof) looked the oldest with a 5 degree slant but had best position, just behind the headland viewpoint. Probably first built & must soon be replaced with one of the newer aircon jobs. Ours was spacious, comfy (although my wife thought the slight slant made one side of the bed a bit sloped-didn't worry me), had a nice fan&effective screens.The veranda was unlined & the tin roof radiated bulk heat after 1100 – but plenty of nearby trees to sit under & admire the view. The restaurant has good food&service but prices 50-100% higher than I am used to in places of this type reflecting the influx of diners from the nearby luxury resort whose prices are eye watering by Thai standards. But BR's breakfasts were fair value. For budget lunches/dinner/beers go 10 mins up the cross island track to RAYA FATHER. BR's island transfers are a bargain because for 1000b total you get to do all the activities incl buffet lunch&snorkeling trip for half the price the many day trippers on the boat pa + it includes free transfers to/from your Phuket hotel. But the return at 1500-1600 will not suit people heading for some flights etc. We came one way with BR & they organised an earlier return with another outfit (it didn't have free transfers) for 600b each way. Ring the resort to organise pick up and boat - they didn't answer my emails. Value? I've stayed at dozens of Thai island bungalows, some with even better views - rooms of this standard average 600-1000b. BR's 1250 without breakfast is thus high. But is the location worth 250 over say Raya Father's similar standard 1000 jobs? Oh yes.
Reviewed February 27, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Stephanie from Canada
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 4 nights in November 2013
Gorgeous view from Cabins 6-9; quiet; friendly”
restaurant, balcony, friendly staff from Thailand and Burma
My partner and I spent a glorious 5 days on Ko Racha Yai. It is a beautiful, accessible island. Bungalow Raya is just off the main beach (which is a good thing, as the main beach gets crowded with speedboats depositing and collecting day-trippers from and to Phuket). This is not a reason to avoid Ko Racha Yai and the Bungalow resort, because we would simply walk a mere 10 minutes through jungle paths to the very quiet and beautiful Siam Beach. Bungalow Raya's restaurant is popular with the day-trippers at lunch, so we avoided the 12 o'clock package lunch crowds and ate at Siam Bar on Siam beach, or have a late lunch. The beer was always cold and the food was so very good at Bungalow Raya. Do NOT miss out on the amazing massages right beside the restaurant and the cool Rasta bar beside it!!
Reviewed January 04, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Onusa from Thailand
Solo traveler
Standard Fan
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013
Great location, value for money”
Location, sea veiw, pricing
Simple & easy life, great value for money for the Raya island stay. The hotel locate on the best bay of this island with the unbelievable price compare to others. If you like the backpacker lifestyle, you will enjoy it here. The price for food is quite high but it's also normal for all tourist area. They also accept major credit card. And if you want the transfer boat to the island, they also have their own boat service to.
Reviewed November 09, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Shari-Lee from Australia
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012
Fantastic rooms, amazing views and friendly staff”
room is better in real life than internet!!!
This resort would have to be the best place i've ever stayed...and i've travelled a lot. i was expecting the Junior suite to be nice but to find out i had 2 spas instead of 1 was a very nice surprise...the staff are very friendly and lovely pool and restaurant!
Reviewed July 08, 2012
6.7
Good
Shirley from Brazil
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 3 nights in March 2012
For a 1 star hotel, not bad at all!!”
staff not really friendly
nice hotel, good food, rooms were cleaner than expected, rooms locations were 5 star (specially the ones we stayed, rooms 6 and 7). i am six month pregnant and i felt that going up the hill was a bit tiring (as you need to walk up to the room) but apart from that the stay was quite nice! believe to be best food around the area and prices also were reasonable.. the staff were ok, not a great service, i thought they were quite indifferent.. but, hey, what can you expect from a one star hotel?
Reviewed March 26, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Kaycie from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
the best ever for the price”
We've been here 3x and love it room 7 & 8 have amazing beach & sea views, food is yummy, restaurant is fab' and staff are lovely as long as you smile!
Reviewed January 08, 2017
8.3
Excellent
Saul from United States
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014
Very peaceful, wonderful food”
Great view, great beach and excellent food
It was a peaceful stay. If you would like a couple of days of doing nothing, relax, enjoy the view and have some great food this is the spot!
Reviewed January 17, 2014
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