Rayavadee is spread over 26 acres of lush, tropical landscapes and surrounded by towering limestone, jungle-topped cliffs on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park. For those who appreciate the beauty and diversity of nature, a stroll through the resort grounds is certainly a highlight of any visit with more than 120 types of plants and tropical trees and more than 250 types of ferns and herbal trees to discover.
Many of them such as the Tamarind, Gooseberry, Mango and Coconut, are edible and provide essential ingredients for a number of traditional Thai recipes. We also have a variety of medicinal plants such as the Sea Lily, the White Bat Flower and the Spiral Flag, whose healing properties have been incorporated into Thai remedies for ailments ranging from toothache and sore throats to stomach disorders and coughs. Others such as the Lotus flower have religious symbolism and are used in Buddhist offerings and ceremonies. One can learn many things about Thai culture by studying our gardens.
No visit to our resort would be complete without at least one sighting of the delightful Spectacled Langurs jumping through the branches of the trees overhead or of the families of Macaque monkeys that inhabit the nearby cliffs. Rarer and more difficult to spot are the Monitor Lizards and the Hornbills that inhabit the surroundings as well. A self-guided garden walk map is provided to guests to accompany a wander along our garden paths, perfect for exploring and learning about the area's great variety of flora and fauna.