Other names: Ko Racha Noi, Raya Noi Island
Distance from Phuket: approx. 40 km
How to get there: from Chalong Pier by speedboat
To do's: snorkeling, fishing, swimming, explore, diving, relax
Racha Noi Island is a small island located in the Andaman Sea, just off the coast of Phuket, Thailand.
The island is uninhabited and has fewer beaches than its twin Island – Racha Yai. Even with lack of beaches, Racha Noi still has some crystal clear waters and abundance of marine life. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and is home to a variety of fish, including angel fish, parrotfish, and even the occasional shark.
Because of Racha Noi's rocky environment, location and rich marine life, it is considered a great fishing spot in Phuket or simply a perfect place for a peaceful boat getaway. The best time to visit Racha Noi is during the dry season, from November to April, when the weather is cooler and the waters are calm. The island can be reached by boat from Phuket, and it is some what of a short, scenic ride that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding islands.
Overall, Racha Noi Island is a beautiful destination for anyone looking to experience the beauty and tranquility of Thailand’s southern coast.