Need to know
Ninety-eight one- and two-bedroom pavilions and four beachfront villas.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 11am (2pm is standard).
Double rooms from $284.88 (THB9,361), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.
Rates include breakfast and Krabi airport transfers (please give at least 24 hours' notice of your arrival). Transfers are not available between 11.00pm and 5.30am; if your arrival or departure falls between these hours, contact the hotel in advance.
Krua Phranang restaurant will be closed for renovation from 15 July–15 September 2018. During this time, the restaurant's Thai menu will be served in the Raya Dining restaurant instead, open from 6pm to 11pm. Raitalay Terrace will be open for lunch and dinner as usual, and The Grotto will be serving an à la carte menu alongside the usual sunset barbecue.
At the hotel
Spa, tennis and squash courts, gym, watersports and activities centres, billiards table, table tennis, jogging path, games room, boutique, library with CDs, DVDs and free WiFi. In rooms: TV, DVD/CD player, Erb toiletries, minibar, free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
To add lashings of romance to your stay, opt for a garden-endowed Spa Pavilion and bubble away in the outdoor Jacuzzi. Rayavadee’s mushroom-like pavilions all have two floors, large couple’s bath tubs and snuggly-cushioned wooden swings instead of sofas.
The large lagoon-style infinity pool is encircled by verdant landscaped gardens and looks out onto the sea.
Don’t forget your sea legs and anti-nausea tablets if you plan to leave the resort – the only way to get anywhere is by boat. If hanging off craggy cliffs is your thing, make space for your climbing shoes.
Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas and in the four restaurants. All pavilions are non-smoking. Room rates for New Year's Eve include a Gala Dinner (for two), extra guests can attend for THB 14,900. Extra beds cost THB 5767.30 on New Year's.
Welcome: baby cots are free, and extra beds for older children are available for THB2,450 a child a night. Babysitting can be arranged with hotel staff for THB350 a child an hour, with two days' notice.
Rayavadee uses local food where possible, including seasonal fruits and herbs grown on site. Recycling is encouraged and pavilions and villas were designed to blend into the tropical landscape, preserving existing plants and coconut trees.