Location: Situated on the stunning Phranang Peninsular on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park and only accessible by a 30 minute speedboat ride, Rayavadee is an exclusive hideaway amidst 26 acres of tropical gardens and coconut groves against a backdrop of sheer jungle clad cliffs, and bordered by 3 beautiful beaches.
Rooms: 98 two-story pavilions and 4 private villas.
Facilities: 4 dining options, large spa and massage centre, boutique shop, Thai cooking class.
Activities: Several speedboats for day trips around PhangNga Bay, diving, rock- climbing, kayaking, jungle hiking. Tennis, squash, fitness centre
Children: Children of all ages welcome and well catered for.
Our opinion: The large swimming pool, spacious grounds, picturesque beaches and varied activities on offer make it suitable for both families and couples; due to accessibility visitors tend to stay put once at the hotel. The beaches, particularly Railey beach get crowded with day visitors but on the plus side it is easy to walk to local restaurants. The hotel offers a high standard of service, excellent spa and F&B.