Many people are deeply disappointed on arrival here, as they had been led to believe that this resort occupies a prime beachside setting. It emphatically does not. Railay East beach at high tide is attractive enough, but at low tide it becomes a messy and muddy magrove-swamp, with rubbish floating around the water. Whether at high or low tide, not even the most oblivious of bathers would consider taking a dip here.
Quite why this new resort was built here is a mystery. Among local residents it is regarded as a bit of a joke, a 4-star resort in a 1-star setting.
We don't recommend this resort, as we think it's a bad choice. Also, we object to the way that the resort's builders levelled a mature and extremely beautiful coconut tree grove, and replaced them with vast quantities of poured concrete.
Whilst it is a very comfortable and immaculate resort, the prices charged represent very bad value for money, when compared with other high-end places such as the Railay Bay Resort of the Railay Village.
The above rates are net per room per night and inclusive of service charge and breakfast for 2 people.
Compulsory gala dinner:
Compulsory gala dinner on 24 Dec 09 is Baht 3,500 per adult and Baht 1,750 per child
Compulsory gala dinner on 31 Dec 09 is Baht 4,500 per adult and Baht 2,250 per child