Spread over 26 acres of lush tropical gardens and bordered by two National Park beaches, Rayavadee is a divine oasis that makes for a truly romantic base for exploring the region.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Ao Nang, this luxury resort can only be accessed by boat. The 98 pavilions and four villas are two-storey and secluded among the well-manicured gardens, coconut groves and limestone cliffs that the region is famed for. Built to resemble a traditional Thai village, the resort has a tranquil and natural feel to it.
Facilities range from an excellent spa with an extensive treatment menu that draws on ancient Thai healing traditions, to a large pool and access to three stunning beaches.
The dining scene here is exquisite. Choose from a range of restaurants including Raya Dining, which is open all day and offers the choice of indoor or alfresco eating. Serving international fusion cuisine, it is always a firm favourite. Alternatively, take a stroll along a moonlit path to the beach and find Krua Phranang, which serves traditional Thai food and is the resort’s romantic, candlelit offering. For a sundowner or two, The Grotto offers stunning views of Phranang Beach. Set into the limestone cliffs, it also serves light snacks, fresh salad and stir fries.