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Located on the
Tucked into this landscape is a magical luxury beach resort, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World luxury collection of 5-star resorts. It is simply called Rayavadee. Translated, Rayavadee means “Land of a Princess.” According to ancient legend, a beautiful Hindu princess and her maidens were sailing off the Krabi when a ferocious storm tossed their vessel into the land. The shipwrecked royal princess took shelter in a cave that stands on today's
Rayavadee is best described as spectacular, serene and secluded. Blending seamlessly with its environment, the resort takes great pride in its commitment to eco-friendly development and awareness. Deluxe guest pavilions and private villas are tucked among lush tropical paths with private gardens and lotus and fish-filled lagoons. Since Rayavadee is limited to 98 deluxe pavilion-style guestrooms and six villas and the resort can only be reached by its private motorboat, guests are assured of the highest levels of privacy, pleasure and personalized pampering. It might be tempting to hibernate in the haven of serenity and comfort of the pavilions and villas, but there is much more to savor at Rayavadee. The Rayavadee Spa rejuvenates guests with a menu of traditional Thai and contemporary international massages and treatments. The well-stocked library invites hours of relaxation with an extensive collection of reading material, DVDs and CDs. Four diverse dining venues are a sensory culinary experience. For active travelers, the sun, sand and sea offer plenty of diversions including: snorkeling, diving, kayaking, sailing, fishing and mountain or rainforest treks. Not-to be missed at Rayavadee: a seaside barbeque at
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|