Raya Island is a prime destination for yachties, who stay at the resorts, and divers, who typically book up all the island's cheaper rooms. Between the yachts, diving boats, and speedboats with snorkelling day-trippers, Raya's beautiful bays can get quite congested during the high season. Thankfully, this doesn't really detract from the natural beauty of the place. It's always possible to find a secluded spot and bask in the feeling of being miles away from everything -- which you really are.
Ko Raya's beaches and bays are connected by dirt roads in a state of perpetual bumpiness due to run-off during the rainy season. It is possible to rent a 100cc motorbike, but you're better off walking. A common sight is a cart loaded with divers and their gear being towed to the beach by a tractor or ATV.
Activities on the island include snorkelling, mountain biking, and nature hikes. The resorts offer lots of organised activities like fishing trips and horse-back riding, but these will put a big dent in your wallet. Be prepared to exercise your credit card, or simply come with a mellow attitude, a good book and relax.
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