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Asia Travel: A Photo Journal of Rayavadee Resort, Krabi, Thailand

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In this post we share photos from Rayavadee Resort, Krabi, Thailand.

Set on the Andaman Sea between Railay and Phranang Beaches, the Rayavadee Resort is the premier hotel in the area. With the three white-sand beaches, cinematic limestone cliff-sides and glistening azure waters, this idyllic place in the world has you wishing time would stand still.


  • Rayavadee Resort
  • Address: Rayavadee 214 Moo 2, Tambon Ao-Nang, Amphoe Maung, Krabi, 81000

Property Highlights

  • Grotto Restaurant is set within a limestone cavern – live music and fresh-caught seafood is on offer
  • Krua Phranang for phenomenal Thai seafood dinner
  • Well incorporated villas into natural surroundings
  • Lounge chairs set on the Phranang Beach
  • Infinity pool overlooking Railay Beach
  • Located right next to Krabi Marine National Park

Map of Rayavadee Resort

Map of Andaman Sea

Getting to Rayavadee

  • Getting there: Fly from Bangkok and Krabi Airport (1 hour flight). Transfer by private ran to Nong Nuch Pier (approx. 20 minutes) and take a private speedboat to the resort (20 minutes). This location is only accessible by the sea.
  • Getting around: Available long-tail boats and ferries to Ko Phi Phi, Ko Lanta and Ko Yao Noi, Phuket or Phang Nga towns, or Phuket International Airport. Phuket International Airport is 2 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from the resort pier. Phi Phi Island is a 35-minute speedboat trip from Railay Beach.

Arrival to Krabi

First views of the limestone cliffs & Phranang Beach

Entry to Rayavadee Resort

Phranang Beach

Rayavadee Resort is nestled between two beaches. Lounge chairs for guests are situated on the Phranang Beach, and offers a more secluded experience, as visitors to this beach have to take a longer walking path than from Railay Beach.

The Grotto


The infinity pool has sweeping views of the Andaman Seas and its towering limestone cliffs. If you happen to be around the pool in the early evening, you may see fruit bats in great swarms flying about, with monkeys trapezing on the palm trees just off the water.

Hotel grounds details

Brick waking paths guide guests to various points of interest throughout the property. The paths also serve as a transport for the golf carts to bring guests to their rooms and restaurants. Admittedly, these paths are tricky to navigate but the verdant surrounds make for a secondary sightseeing experience in and of itself.



There’s simply few places in the world where breakfast is served under limestone cliffs and azure waters. The local monkeys make their presence known to guests by swinging from the trees and hooting wildly.

Morning low tide to normal tide

A walk through Krabi Town

Krabi Beach

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