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Koh Racha Yai

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Address: Phuket, Thailand
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Racha Yai Dive Trip from Phuket

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excellent dive sites for diving beginners

good depth for beginners, excellent visibility and I have seen mantas, turtles, giant grouper, giant GT etc... lovely place for diving.

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I went here with Aussie Divers for day of diving. Water has loads of marine life inc Manta Rays. The island gets lots of day trips on the beach and snorkelling. It's about 1.5 hours on one of the dive boats.

1 Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Novosibirsk, Russia
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The island is low-paced, serene and filled with beautiful scenery and nature. Wildlife is all around, as well as domestic animals. Sea water is among the cleanest I've ever seen, and the beaches among the most beautiful. The garbage and waste scattered all along the paths and trails are a disappointment but not to a degree of spoiling the overall... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

good depth for beginners, excellent visibility and I have seen mantas, turtles, giant grouper, giant GT etc... lovely place for diving.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Koh Racha is a beautiful island just 30 minutes speedboat ride from Phuket. My grilfriend and I spent 4 nights here over NYE and found the experience to be very relaxing and a much slower pace to Phuket. Cows, cats and chickens roam the roads, and there isn;t much to do other than snorkel, swim or lay on the beach,... More 

Thank Ben H
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We took a 3 hour stop at Racha Yai during a fishing boat trip. We were moored out with all the other boats about 300 meters from shore and have to take a long boat onto shore. White sands and every clear clean waters with sea life close to shore and around the coral reefs. Clear waters and can see... More 

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

calm and nice island - except if you run in to daytrippers. the main beach is flooded with people, on the other beaches it is a bit calmer. good jogging track in the jungle, just watch out for the 2m long lizards and aggressive water buffalos :). everything is overpriced on the island and tourists are pumped empty on money.... More 

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Take a speed boat to the Island - a 30 minute trip from Phuket. Many day trip options are available. The main beach is beautiful with pristine white sands We enjoyed a 2 stop snorkeling option . The sea water is very clear with very safe and controlled snorkeling areas. A nice day trip with good easy snorkeling .

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The most beautiful memories were made here. the best place for snorkeling and for diving . i wish i had a hotel in this island.

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We visited racha island with a tour after visiting phi phi island which was very crowded to be enjoyed.when we arrived to racha,i felt i am looking at a swimming pool very clear water ,emerald green with colord fish ,very very white sand and a fascinating surrounding trees on the beach.when the tour guide said those who wants to stay... More 

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I did a day trip to Koh Racha Yai and ha a great time. Our first stop was Coral island (I would recommended skipping this as the beach was full of glass and rubbish) and the we headed to Koh Racha Yai. White sandy beaches and clear blue water. There is also lots of places to snorkel/scuba dive with lots... More 

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