Rayee Beach Phuket is nestled between Hua Beach and Kamala Beach. You won’t find this beach listed on maps as Rayee Beach, in most cases. Some just call it part of Kamala Beach. This is a scenic beach, that is basically nothing more than that. This 500 meters (547 yards) long beach faces northwest and visitors can see a partial sunset from the beach, but there are much better places for watching the sunset on the island at any of the west-facing beaches like Surin, Banana, Patong, Freedom, and Karon, to name just a few. Rayee Beach is not the best beach to choose for swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, or wading. It might be possible to snorkel during high tide, but the rocks and coral are just under the surface and present a danger of scratches and cuts. It’s a great beach to lay out on and enjoy peace and quiet though! This is a serene retreat from Kamala Beach just down the road.
Rayee Beach Clubs
Rayee Beach Restaurants / Bars
With the exception of the White Orchid restaurant described below, there are no private restaurants, just restaurants within the grounds of the resorts mentioned in our Accommodations section below. Rayee Beach is taken up by these large resorts and there isn’t any private land for other restaurants to open. If you’d like to find more private restaurants in the area, there are others mentioned at our entry for Kamala Beach.
- White Orchid Restaurant – an older restaurant that some reviewers say is in need of renovation. White Orchid receives great reviews for their food and friendly service. Some tables on the beach are available but fill up quickly. Located next to the Hyatt Regency. Some reviewers recommended the White Orchid instead to save some money on your meals.
Tri Trang Beach Accommodations
- Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort – the Hyatt Regency is a 5-star resort on Rayee Beach. Reviews by guests are very positive, and there are hundreds of them – the mark of a fine hotel. The rooms and furnishings are updated and luxurious. They have a 60-meter-long (66 yd.) lap pool with lounge chairs, umbrellas and massage tables for on-the-spot massage. Room rates begin around 4,000 THB – a reasonable rate!
- Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas – on the east end of Rayee Beach is this sprawling 5-star resort on the hill overlooking the ocean in front of Rayee and Kamala beaches. Villas include hot tubs and private pools and are quite nice. On the grounds are a gym and tennis court. This is another very reasonably priced hotel with prices for hotel rooms beginning at 3,000 THB per night.
- Aquamarine Resort & Villa – an older, traditional Thai styled resort on the beach. The rooms, furnishings and grounds seem nice enough for budget accommodations. Moderately positive reviews by past guests. The food was mentioned as delicious a number of times. Very reasonable rates beginning around 2,000 THB per night, but we saw a wide range of rates. Shop online for the best deal.
Rayee Beach Facts
- Location in Phuket: Northwest side of the island just north of Phuket, in Kamala Bay.
- GPS Data: 7° 56’ 53” N, 98° 16’ 18” E
- Distance to Patong / Phuket Town / Airport in km: 9 / 21 / 30
- Taxis available: No
- Surrounding Beaches: Hua Beach to the west, and Kamala Beach to the east.
- Direction Facing: North-northwest
- Beach Length: 660 meters (722 yd.)
- Beach Width: Close to 20 meters (22 yd.)
- Estimated Beach Area: 13’200 m2 (15,787 square yd.)
- Beach Quality: The sand is nice, light colored and soft but mixed with large broken shells and rocks. The beach is beautiful to look at, and gently slopes into the sea, which is ideal for kids wanting to play in the sand and the shallows.
- Ocean Bottom: Covered with rocks and coral. Not good for swimming or wading.
- Restroom / showers facilities? No public facilities here, but of course the resorts along the beach have both.
- Beach features: Lots of soft sand and a gradually sloping beach makes a great place to walk or for kids to play when there are no waves.
- Lifeguard Available? No
- Sunbeds Available? Resorts along the beach have sunbeds.
- Umbrellas? Umbrellas over sunbeds at all the resorts along the beach.
- Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public, but all of the land behind the beach is privately owned.
- Water quality: Good
- Boat anchorage possible? No, too many rocks.
- Boat dock and marina? N/A
- Longtail boat rental possible? No
- Speedboat/longtail boat tours possible? No/No
- Sea inflow:: Yes
- Slope into sea until 1m deep: 40m
- Convenience shop available? No
- Attractions: Nothing here we’d call an attraction.
- Activities: There are rarely people at the beach, and we didn’t see any kayaks or paddle boards for rent. You might try snorkeling on a high tide.
- FKK possible? Not permitted, but if empty…
- Massage available? Yes
- Picnic possible? Yes
- Surfing? Not known as a great place for surfing.
- Smoking? In November Thailand is cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. In November 2017 in Phuket, Patong Beach is affected. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.
- Warnings: Because this is a west-facing beach, the undertow can be bad when wave height grows. Be especially careful with children in or near the water and be aware that larger waves come every now and again.
- Waste runoff into the sea? No
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