The Best Resort in Koh Lanta – Rawi Warin Resort and Spa Review

After an intense week in Bangkok, it was time for a well-deserved beach holiday and I decided to spend 8 days at the Rawi Warin Resort and Spa in Koh Lanta.

rawi warin resort koh lanta review

Rawi Warin Video Review

Watch our video review of the Rawi Warin in Koh Lanta and then keep reading for all the details. 🙂

Getting to Rawi Warin Resort

I thought it was best to book a package which included a round trip transfer from/to the airport in order to make the trip as smooth and as easy as possible.

getting to rawi warin resort and spa

When we arrived at the Krabi International Airport there was a person waiting for us. He helped us with our luggage and walked us to the resort’s shuttle where we were going to spend the next couple of hours.

The shuttle was very comfortable, it had large reclining seats and perfectly working air conditioning.

rawi warin resort transfer

The driver was so friendly and he even offered us cooled bottles of water.

The trip from the Krabi Airport to the Rawi Warin Resort took about two hours and it included a short 15-minute ride on a ferry as well.

I have to say the transfer organized by the resort worked out perfectly for us. I am glad we didn’t have to worry about it and organize everything by ourselves.

rawi warin resort shuttle

As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by lovely reception staff that rapidly completed all the check-in formalities and proceeded to give us a tour of the entire place in one of their buggy cars.

Rawi Warin Resort and Spa Staff

Before I move on to reviewing our room and all the resort’s facilities I would like to start by giving my opinion about the staff of the Rawi Warin.

If you read my blog long enough you know one of the reasons I love Thailand so much is its incredible people.

I am always impressed by their kindness and lovely attitude towards everybody and the same thing happened during my stay at the Rawi Warin Resort.

rawi warin reception staff

The staff working there was incredibly kind, helpful and patient even with the most “annoying” guests I’ve ever seen.

During our holiday they were always ready to assist us with anything we needed and every time with a big smile on their faces.

Most of them speak English very well and those who don’t will make their best to communicate with you.

Also, I believe kindness is a universal language regardless of nationality and a smile can say more than a thousand words.

rawi warin resort koh lanta

The reception desk staff helped us with organizing our Island excursions and assisted us with renting a motorbike as well.
We loved every person working at the restaurant, bar or at the pool and we are looking forward to meeting all of them again soon.

Rawi Warin Resort and Spa Room Review

We stayed in the Deluxe Double Room with a queen bed and a private balcony.

rawi warin resort room review

In our case, the room was located at the base of the hill but I know some of the other deluxe rooms require a longer walk or a trip with a buggy car.

Our room was large (45 sqm) and it came with a big flat screen TV, mini-bar, deposit box and was obviously air conditioned.

rawi warin resort deluxe room

Of course, I loved the spacious balcony with a garden view the most and enjoyed reading a book or drinking a fruit shake there from time to time.

rawi warin balcony

The bathroom was also lovely and included a walk in shower and a rather big bathtub.

rawi warin bathroom

rawi warin resort bathtub

All the bathroom amenities such as a shower gel, a shampoo, a comb, a dental kit and a shower cap were also included.

rawi warin bathroom amenities

A pair of slippers and a bathrobe was available as well.

During our 8 days at Rawi Warin Resort in Koh Lanta, we really loved our room and felt relaxed and at home there.

The housekeeping was fantastic and they always made sure the room and the bathroom were spotlessly clean and the towels were fresh.

Apart from deluxe rooms, there are other options available at Rawi Warin Resort and Spa:

  • Pond Room
  • Villa
  • Sunset Pool Villa
  • Baan Rawi Suite
  • Baan Warin Suite

rawi warin villa

Rawi Warin Resort and Spa in Koh Lanta – Swimming Pool

There are four swimming pools available at the resort

  • Infinity O3 Pool
  • Exercise Lap Pool
  • Hillside Pool
  • Ocean Pool

rawi warin swimming pool

Infinity O3 Pool

This is the main pool of the resort and includes the Infinity Edge Pool with loungers and also a kids pool with a slide.

There is also a lovely bar right next to it where you can get a refreshing juice, a snack or even have your lunch there.

Thanks to the use of ozone and not of chlorine the water were always very clean but you didn’t need to worry about any side effects.

This was certainly my favorite swimming pool out of the 4 available. I loved its position right in front of the beach and a lovely view of the sea.

The only thing which could be improved is the number of sunbeds. They’re perfect in low season but not enough for the high season.

rawi warin infinity pool

Exercise Lap Pool

It is located near the main pool, definitely smaller in size and also less busy – perfect for a tranquil swim.

Hillside Pool

This pool is located on top of the hill and the view from there is absolutely amazing.

Ocean Pool

We were told by the staff it is the first ocean swimming pool in Asia.

It is 1 meter deep and comes with a net wall – ideal if you want to combine the pleasure of seawater with a safety of a pool.

ocean pool

Rawi Warin Resort Fitness Centre

There is a small fitness centre available and it is opened daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

The equipment includes four treadmills, one elliptical machine, one rowing machine, two stationary bikes and selection of dumbbells for muscle training as well as a lat machine.

Just remember that an appropriate gym outfit and shoes are required.

rawi warin resort fitness centre

Warin Spa Review

This beautifully designed Spa surrounded by nature is a real oasis of peace and relax.

All products used are 100% natural and also environmentally friendly.

The therapists are professional and well-trained and I really enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing massage.

There is a wide choice of treatments and massages and I encourage you to try at least one of them.

warin spa review

Rawi Warin Resort Breakfast

Our breakfast was served daily from 6.30am – 10.30 am at the Golden Pond Restaurant.

There was a rich buffet available with many delicious choices that included both Asian and Western dishes.

I loved the fresh tropical fruits and also the amazing selection of yummy desserts.

When it comes to drinks, of course, there was coffee and tea but also fresh juices and iced water.

I also tried typical Thai noodle and rice dishes combined with some vegetables.

There is also an “egg and pancake station” where you could ask for scrambled eggs for example and they would prepare it right in front of you.

I noticed there was also another cooking station, the type of food they prepared there would change daily and it was fun to watch the Chef preparing it.

breakfast

Rawi Warin Resort Restaurants

The Watermark Restaurant

I really liked this restaurant both for their delicious dinner options and for friendly staff working there.

We had dinners there most of the nights and it was possible to choose between the traditional Thai dishes and the Western menu.

I personally preferred the local options, they tasted amazing and I noticed that they were also served much quicker.

There is also a wide wine menu but I am not a big fan so can’t say much about it.

watermark restaurant

The Stream Pool Bar

The Stream Pool Bar is located by the Ozone Pool and it was my favourite place for having lunch or a quick snack in the afternoon.

Food and drinks are fantastic there and the views are breathtaking – I definitely recommend it.

stream pool bar

The Wave Bar

The Wave Bar is located on the second floor, right next to the Watermark Restaurant.

You can enjoy a drink there while watching a football game or relaxing on a comfy armchair.

Auntie Mae’s Bakery

At the front of the resort by the main road, there is this cute Aunt Mae’s Bakery.

Avoid it if you are on a diet because this place is a real heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth.

You can choose between freshly made muffins, bread, cakes and ice cream combined with a cup of coffee or a smoothie.

The Golden Pond Restaurant

This restaurant is open for breakfast and for lunch. You can sit in an air-conditioned area or on the terrace.

rawi warin resort restaurants

Rawi Warin Resort Facilities

Boxing Room

boxing room

Library

I loved that there was a library available at the resort. It has a nice collection of books and there are also computers that can be used freely.

Kid’s Corner

There is a dedicated area for kids too where your little ones can play and run around.

Bikes and Kayak

Rawi Warin provided bicycles and kayaks – both free of charge.

rawi warin facilities

Summing up the Rawi Warin Resort and Spa is a fantastic place to relax and spend your holidays.

Thanks to the kindness of the staff, the wonderful food and high-level facilities my stay at this resort was truly idyllic.

Room Prices and Reservation

Check the Rawi Warin on Agoda for prices and booking.

Rawi Warin Resort and Spa: Final Rating

Rawi Warin Resort and SpaOur Rating (1-5)
Overall4 / 5
Staff5 / 5
Location4 / 5
Room4 / 5
Food4 / 5

For other amazing locations in Asia check out my posts about Kayumanis Nusa Dua Resort in Bali and about Taaras Beach and Spa Resort in Malaysia.

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Comments and opinions for The Best Resort in Koh Lanta – Rawi Warin Resort and Spa Review

  1. This resort looks amazing. I am planning a holiday in Koh Lanta with my husband and two kids and I’m cosidering Rawi Warin, do you think it’s a good place for families with small kids? Thanks

  2. Hi Ivonne,
    I think it’s a good resort for families with kids. There are a pool and a slide for kids and a room with some toys where they can play. During our stay in Rawi Warin, we saw many families with kids. I guess it’s best to contact the Resort directly for more details.

  3. I love the video. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    I was checking out the hotel and you totally convinced me: the sunsets look dreamy.

  4. Thank you, Arthur. We enjoyed staying there a lot – I especially loved the sunsets.

    If you’re into photography don’t forget to bring a tripod so you can capture amazing shots!

    Best,
    Mauro

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