Police from Phuket City nabbed Suksan Mornanron, 31, originally from Krabi, about 1.30pm yesterday.
They found in his possession 4000 baht in cash an ATM card, ID, two necklaces and other items belonging to his victim.
Khun Suksan confessed that he met the woman and took her to the Happy Inn Hotel on Monday night.
When she said she did not want to go home with him, Khun Suksan punched her in the stomach and forced her into his car.
Later, he said, the woman fought back and so he bit her finger and tied her hands with electric cord.
He raped her and stole her belongings at a small ''love'' hotel. Police were continuing to question Khun Suksan yesterday.