Railay is a large peninsula between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand. It is a peninsula in the south of Ao Nang area and almost separated from an eventful city in the north although it took only 5 minutes by boat from Ao Nang. Visitors will feel like they are in a new world or immersing themselves in a forgotten paradise when they come to this beautiful beach.
Railay beach (also spelled Raileh or Railey) is famous for many types of underwater entertainment. So if you have opportunities to travel to Thailand, don’t miss this place.
1. How To Get To Railay Beach
Railay beach is separated from Ao Nang by rugged terrain, making it difficult to travel by overland. Long boats will be often provided to transfer visitors from Ao Nang to Railay. However, you should wait until the boat is full to come to Railay without paying a too high price.
During the high season, there are many long boats traveling between Krabi province and Railay. Railay tourists who want to reach the beach without using long boats can also book private commercial sailing boats from Koh Lanta and nearby islands.
2. Fun Activities In Railay Beach
Bathing and sunbathing
Unlike Ao Nang, there is almost no entertainment and interesting activities at Railay beach. So the only and most wonderful option for you here is the variety of underwater entertainment activities.
Watching the sunset by surfing the yacht
Enjoying the sunset in the romantic space of Siamese Junk yacht is completely a wonderful kind of entertainment at Railay beach. Poda, Tup, Si, Ta Ming, Wasam & Gai are the five islands that the yacht will show to visitors. Visitors can spend time to swim, snorkel, kayak or participate in sailing activities. Furthermore, enjoying buffer dinner and watching the sun fades away on Pranang bay during sunset will bring a feeling of comfort and unforgettableness to visitors.
Renting a kayak is one of the best ways to go to Railay and Phra Nang. Kayak is available for rent on Railay West. Importantly, you should ask one of the rental service providers for advice on the best places to sail before going.
Railay Viewpoint will be a challenge for đeicate constitution travelers, but surely the feeling that this place brings to you will be very memorable. The way to get in Railay Viewpoint located on the southern side of Railay East, where the roads are quite slippery so be prepared carefully before conquering Railay Viewpoint.
If you think Railay Viewpoint is not a real challenge, then try Railay Lagoon with lagoon ecosystems and challenging downhill trails.
If you are not interested in diving near the shore at Railay Beach, let’s try renting a boat to search for other offshore diving sites. Offshore snorkeling trips are held at Railay West and East to Krabi’s top diving spots.
3. Luxury Hotels At Railay
Rayavadee hotel is an extremely luxurious resort located on Phra Nang beach. The villas here have an outdoor pool and other utility services. The resort is also easily accessible to Phra Nang beach and Railay West.
Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
Bhu Nga Thani Resort and Spa offers a variety of room options for customers from luxurious double rooms to Presidential Villa villas. The rooms here are spacious, sunny and modern. The resort also has a large outdoor pool and luxurious spa system.
4. Mid-Range Hotels At Railay
Railay Village tourist area
Railay Village resort with spacious and comfortable rooms combined with a relaxing setting makes this resort an ideal choice for travelers looking for a luxury hotel at an affordable price. You can enjoy beachfront cuisine and easy access to Railay West from Railay Village.
Railay Bay Resort & Spa
As one of the major resorts at Railay West, Railay Bay Resort and Spa offers cottages and pool villas with direct access to Railay Beach. Large rooms and a restaurant located right on the beach make it convenient for tourists to stay here.
5. Best Price Hotels At Railay
Railay Phutawan Resort
Being located near the limestone mountains of Railay East, Railay Phutawan Resort includes a room system, cottages, and villas at convenient locations for visitors. The rooms are well-equipped and tastefully furnished, but the disadvantage of this place is it takes a long walk to Railay West.
6. Best Eating Places At Railay
This is one of the restaurants located between Railay West and Railay East with a menu of specialties of southern Thailand. Reasonable prices, as well as attractive cocktails, make this restaurant become an ideal option for visitors to sip a drink and enjoy dinners with friends.
The Last Bar
The Last Bar offers attractive Thai dishes and drinks every evening. In addition, this bar also offers live music and fire dance programs every night to attract visitors after a fun day at the Railay beach.