Koh Racha Islands, also known as Raya Islands lies at 20 km in from the east coast of Phuket, blessed with marvelous turquoise water. Traveling by boat is the only way to reach these incredible beaches. The types of boats which operate to Koh Racha Island are long-tail and speedboats, all of them depart from Chalong Pier and Rawai. The journey is around 45 minutes but it can vary depending on where you depart from.
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Koh Racha Islands are one of the islands most predominant in the southeast coast of Phuket, due to their crystalline waters and being the favorite spot for many divers and some tourists who want to have some relaxing days in the soft white sand. Koh Racha Island is formed by two islands, one called Koh Racha Yai which is the main one and full of life, meanwhile its sister Koh Racha Noi is the isolated and smaller one of the two.
Raya Coral Island
On your way to Racha Islands, you should make a stop and experience a day tour in Coral Island, an island less popular than Racha yet, it has great opportunities to practice some water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and scuba, or you can just enjoy swimming in their refreshing waters. This island is ideal for families who are traveling with kids who want to learn how to snorkel. To get here you can take the speedboat that departs from Chalong pier, the trip is just 15 minutes. Coral Island has many local restaurants and accommodations.
Racha Islands can be very busy during the high season, however staying a night here is a great chance to enjoy the beaches as its maximum splendor. Besides being an undeveloped island, Racha offers different types of accommodations that suit any budget and necessity. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay, then Bungalow Raya is the best option, these bungalows are located in a cliff, excellent to catch some fresh breeze, for something more luxury then Racha Resort is the ideal choice, the resort provides restaurants and a swimming pool.
Full Day Snorkelling & Scuba Diving
Racha islands receive hundreds of divers every year who come to these waters to explore the colorful submarine world hidden just a few feet below. With more than 12 dive sites with a wide range of reefs and corals, Racha provides day tripping tours all year. It's possible to organize a full day snorkeling or scuba diving in groups or individually, the tours include all the equipment, food, snacks and transportation, and it doesn't matter if you aren't an expert, all the tours include a beginner introduction.
If you want a rest from the crowded beaches, you should definitely get away to Siam Beach. This isolated beach decorated with coconut trees is less popular than Racha beach but still rich with flora and fauna, abundant reefs and is the perfect escape to relax and have some walks around the nearby beaches. Just a few minutes away from this beach, you can contemplate magnificent views and if you are lucky you will get a peek at the water buffalo which wander around in the zone.
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