Further development on this spectacular and so far relatively unspoiled island is inevitable, so you'll want to catch it while you can. Raya Island's proximity to Phuket, only 30 minutes by speed boat, will mean it's white sand shores won't remain a secret from the hordes for very much longer.

Do you think Raya will become the new 'Koh Phi Phi' over the next few years and is this one island where the Thai authorities have the chance to do it right and promote responsible eco-tourism?
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Raya Island, Phuket, Thailand (13 photos)
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