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Thailand, Phuket The Lighthouse

Striking lighthouse with 360 degree views of Racha Island and the Andaman Sea

The Lighthouse is a superb five floor retreat with private pool, terrace, sundeck and guaranteed spectacular views from the 360 degree observation lounge. Located on Racha Island 12 Nautical miles south of Phuket and accessible only by speedboat, The Lighthouse features three magnificent bedrooms, three bathrooms and large private outdoor area with pool. The interiors are simple yet sumptuous with white walls and fabrics contrasting against the dark solid wood furnishings.  Whilst outside, an outdoor rain shower, underwater pool music and sundeck continue the luxurious feel.

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The location of The Lighthouse within sister SLH property The Racha, means that guests can enjoy all the facilities of the resort and retreat back to their private villa. Start the day with fresh coffee and a buffet breakfast in the Earth Café, head for a spot of traditional Thai lunch at the Sunset Beach Restaurant or finish the day with a cocktail watching the sunset in the Lobby Bar or a fine dining meal by the pool at Fire Grill. As well as authentic dining and drinking outlets, the hotel also offers a host of activities for all to enjoy. When staying here, the island really is your playground – hire bikes and explore on two wheels or bring out your competitive side with a game of tennis. For the more adventurous guests pick up an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) and take an off-road look at what the island has to offer. For those looking for a more relaxing break the Anumba spa facilities are on hand ready to really allow you to unwind.

No trip to Racha Island would be complete without experiencing the local world-class diving sites. No matter what level of experience you have diving packages and lessons can be put together to suit all levels – the Racha Diving Centre has a training pool, perfect for complete beginners. On the north of the island are two beautiful bays famous for their deep clear waters and colourful coral formations, great for both snorkelling and scuba diving. Off the east coast of the island is where the best diving can be found – the soft current allows for a gentle drift along sloping rocky surfaces covered with an amazing array of hard corals and the nutrient rich waters draw in schools of tropical fish.

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Sleeps
3 bedrooms / up to 6 guests
Price from
THB 230,100 for 5 nights
Open Seasons
All year
  • By The Beach
  • {Honeymoon Romance
  • Private Pool
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Location



Accessible only by sea, 35 minute by
speedboat from Chalong Bay. 43 km
from Phuket International Airport

42/12-13 Moo 5,
Rawai, Muang,
Phuket, 83130,
Thailand

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  • Best local fine dining restaurant – Opening onto the main pool deck the romantic Fire Grill dishes up a range of foods from pizzas, pastas and salads during the day to gourmet offerings at night. http://www.theracha.com/new/index.htm
  • Best casual restaurant – Casual dining at its best takes place at the Sunset Beach Restaurant. Guests can enjoy freshly cooked authentic Thai food, burgers, barbecued seafood and steak right by the beach.
  • Best restaurant for lunch – There are few places to eat and drink outside of the hotel complex but one of them is Gerardo’s Beach Club - serving Thai-Western fusion dishes and beach front cocktails perfect for a spot of lunch as you explore the island.
  • Best place for a sundowner – With a 360 degree observation lounge on the 5th floor of The Lighthouse it seems foolish to suggest anywhere else. Take a cocktail or class of campaign and enjoy the sunset from your very private viewing point.
  • Best local bar – With a quiet night scene on the island the bars on site have everything to offer. Whilst the Ice Bar provides live music and cocktails, the Lobby bar provides beautiful views in a relaxed environment.
  • Best nightclub – Racha Island is no party island, it’s a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle. However, the Racha resorts own bar, Club Del Mar, has DJs playing music into the night.
    Best place for a picnic – With the whole island to explore grab your picnic, find a secluded bay and enjoy.
  • Must see – Join a guide from the hotel and hike 30 minutes up to the Viewing Point for stunning views of the surrounding islands and seas.
  • Must do – Whether a complete novice or experienced diver you can’t leave Racha Island without experiencing the beauty of the local diving sites. The Racha Dive Centre provides personalised diving classes and trips for guests.
  • Must try – Thai Cooking Class – learn the secrets behind the beautiful flavours of Thai cooking. Classes are offered at The Racha resort.
  • Hidden secret – Guests at The Lighthouse can choose the scent of rooms before arrival – choose between Jasmine, Lavender or Lemongrass.
  • Best time to visit for the weather – November - April
  • Best time to visit to avoid the crowds – May - October

Rooms

The rooms at The Lighthouse are luxuriously appointed with modern conveniences and state of the art entertainment, not to mention the 360 degree views of the island and coast line. Wireless internet access, LCD TV’s, Band & Olufsen and Bose sound systems, iPhone docks, Espresso machines and mini-bar can all be found in The Lighthouse, allowing guests to create that real home-from-home comfort.

The Lighthouse is 150 square metres (excluding outdoor terrace and pool area)

Two magnificent master bedrooms on the lower floors of The Lighthouse include king size beds and Jacuzzi bathrooms.

Single bedroom on the third floor, with a single bed and beautifully landscaped outdoor bathroom.

On the second floor is a games room and the fourth floor a 360 degree observation deck.

Services & Facilities

Services

Services

  • Private chef available on request for Barbeques at the villa
  • Room service
  • Security – 24 hour
  • Speedboat transfer service
  • Turndown Service

Facilities

Facilities

  • 360 degree observation lounge
  • Private garden
  • Private pool
  • Private terrace