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Rayee Beach ⛱️

Rayee Beach in Kamala

Rayee beach is one of those beaches people drive by without ever knowing its name. When I ask someone if they have been to Rayee Beach in Phuket, I always get that puzzled look or a negative answer. Now, if I describe where this beach is, in front of the Hyatt Regency Phuket in Kamala Beach, I always get an “Aaaah! ‘That’ beach!’ Probably the only beach in Phuket with a name no one can remember.

Rayee Beach

Of course, Rayee is not the prettiest beach on the island. Apparently, it has everything right: it is long and fringed with tall casuarina and coconut trees with a nice strip of sand and is virtually deserted. But the downside will reveal itself at low tide when the receding sea uncovers large rock surfaces. Rayee Beach is not a swimming beach. It’s not uninhabited; you can find a small restaurant with massage attached at the south end, built on a small wooden terrace reached via a tiny bridge, and another little dining place near the centre of the beach.

Rayee Beach in Kamala

The beach makes the superb Hyatt Regency Phuket unique, offering a beautiful sea view from almost every room, not to mention the amazing sunset from their rooftop bar!

Hyatt Regency Rooftop Bar

If you continue driving along the beach, you will reach the famous ‘Millionaire Row’ with all these amazing villas built along the grassy cliffs between Kamala and Thavorn Beach.

Rayee Beach Phuket

To find Rayee beach is very simple. From Patong Beach, drive until you are about to enter Kamala beach. At the bottom of the hill, you will see a road on your left; follow the signs to Paresa Resort, but you will reach the beach just a couple of kilometres from that sign.

Where to stay on Rayee Beach

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Hyatt Regency Kamala

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is a superb 5-star resort built on a hillside of Kamala, overlooking Rayee Beach, which is just a little south of the main Kamala beach, far from any crowd. This luxurious 190 rooms resort on the west coast of Phuket, offers splendid sea views from almost every balcony. Obviously, the higher the room, the better the panorama!

Location: Kamala Beach
Address: 16/12 Moo 6 Tambon Kamala, Amphur Kathu Phuket Chang Wat Phuket 83150
Open: 24 Hours
Phone: 076 231 234
Bookings: see the rates

Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the beach: across the street
Distance from airport: 28 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 20 km
Distance to Kamala Center: 3.5 km

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!