Location: Well off the south coast.
How to get there: Take a boat from Chalong Pier or Rawai Beach.
Koh Racha is actually made up of two islands: Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi. Koh Racha Noi is just south of Koh Racha Yai, and is difficult to get too, although it attracts many divers and the occasional cluster of tourists.
Koh Racha Noi is tiny and has rocky beaches and pretty little tide pools where you can find small, temporary eco-systems with little creatures. There are hardly any services to Koh Racha Noi and there isn’t much point in going there.
Koh Racha Yai is much larger and is home to a few large resorts, the most popular of which is The Racha. The Racha is a luxury resort that attracts the cream of high-end tourists. There are cheaper accommodations on this Phuket island, starting at around 500 baht per night. Budget travelers need not fear if they fancy spending a bit of time on the island
Koh Racha Yai has two long, large beaches. One has shallow water, good for adventuring and a bit of swimming, but not so great for large boats. The other beach has much deeper water, providing an ideal spot for boats to achor.
The beautiful beachfront at Koh Racha Yai is the main reason why this Phuket island is growing in popularity. With no cars on the island, you’ll find yourself walking around most of the time. There are a couple of bars and restaurants on the island, too.