Escape the crowds for a day of water sports and beaches on Racha Island during this 8-hour day trip. Travel by speedboat to this tropical paradise, enjoying snorkeling and scuba diving in the island’s crystal-clear waters (own expense), or just choose to chill out, swim or sunbathe on one of several white-sand beaches. A Thai-food lunch at a local restaurant is also included.
What to Expect
Get picked up in the morning from your Phuket hotel, transferring to Phuket’s Chalong boat pier where you’ll catch your speedboat for the (7-mile) 12-kilometer ride to Racha Island. The beauty of this scenic island will be obvious as your speedboat approaches shore. You’ll usually land along a long strip of sand situated in the U-shaped main bay of the island, also known as Ao Bungalow or Ao Tawan Tok. Surrounding the beach are the sparkling waters of the bay, a site that’s perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling thanks to its good visibility and ample marine life. Additional reefs near Kon Kae Bay offer even more options. Whatever your interest, various underwater adventures can be arranged for guests for an additional fee. For those less interested in water sports, a wealth of beautiful beaches await. Whenever you get hungry, head to one of the selected beachfront restaurants to enjoy an included lunch. As you digest your tasty meal, feel free to enjoy some additional beach time, hit the water for a dip, or head back out to the bay for more snorkeling and scuba diving fun. At the end of your beach trip, return back to Phuket by speedboat, after which you’ll receive a transfer to your hotel. You’ll return home by late afternoon.