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Located 38 km south of Phuket, Koh Racha comprises of two beautiful islands with stunning cottony white sand beaches, peaceful bars, and glorious snorkelling and diving spots. The locals can be heard calling them Koh Raya islands. These pair of islands are known for their clear turquoise water and coral reef that make them an ideal place for divers to visit. The wide range of sea creatures, ocean gibbers, deep water wrecks and coral reefs make Koh Racha the best diving spot in the whole of Thailand.
Koh Racha Yai is the bigger island and Koh Racha Noi the smaller one with the former being more developed. You are also to find a better selection of restaurants, bars, and bread and breakfast options at Koh Racha Yai Island than at Koh Racha Noi. The interior of the island is steep and filled with exotic vegetation. You can trek on the marked paths to get to the flatter areas. Most tourists prefer Koh Racha Yai over Noi as the latter is uninhabited and there are no accommodation options. If you're looking for some quiet time away from the city amidst secluded picturesque beaches, Koh Racha Yai is your place to be.
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