24 July 2019
Located on the breath-taking island of Koh Racha Yai, just twelve miles south of Phuket, The Racha is one of Thailand’s most stunning hideaways.
With an ethos that luxury doesn’t have to come at a price for the environment, The Racha is also a champion of responsible and sustainable travel - seamlessly blending the best environmental practices with the highest standards of indulgence.
All of the resort’s structures are built in harmony with the island’s natural topography, with no land being cut or filled in the building process.
The coconut tree, the symbol of The Racha, takes pride of place at the resort, with many of these trees being the island’s original inhabitants. The sumptuous villas have been built around them and for every coconut tree that was cut, two were planted to replace it.
To save on power, energy saving bulbs or LED rope lights are used throughout the resort, and instead of using chlorine, all of the swimming pool water is ozone treated – the most environmentally sound, chemical free, skin-friendly technology available.
In the spa, only the highest quality locally sourced, paraben-free products are used.
Special heat exchangers are used to provide an ample supply of zero-energy hot water for the bathrooms from each villa’s air conditioning system, whilst the condensation water created is used to fill the footbath outside each villa’s front door.
The villas don’t have any fabric curtains, so no laundry is required to clean them, and all villas have double thick exterior walls, thus reducing the energy load on the air-conditioning system.
As in the spa, all of the luxurious shower and bath toiletries are made from locally-sourced organic products, and are contained in ceramic vessels instead of plastic.
The resort’s lush greenery provides a stable ecosystem for many of the island’s animal inhabitants, and mountain bikes and low emission ATVs are available for guests to explore at their leisure.
For bespoke advice and to book your eco-friendly holiday, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of a range of benefits including a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.