Railay Beach

Everything you need to know about Railay Beach

Now on every savvy traveller's list, Railay is nevertheless one of Thailand's most sought-after beach areas. Just south of Ao Nang Beach, around a rocky headland and accessible only by boat, Railay presents a tranquil and extraordinary world.

In just one small peninsula you'll find gorgeous white sand beaches, soaring limestone cliffs, viewpoints, caves and a lagoon hidden inside the cliffs, shaped and fed by the changing tides. All within walking distance!

At Railay there are no roads; only footpaths. No buses, no cars, just longtail boats. Although it's actually connected to the mainland, the spectacular Phra Nang Peninsular is effectively cut off from the rest of Krabi by limestone headlands and steep jungle valleys; the only access is by sea. The very picture of tropical paradise, with no roads and no hassle, Railay offers lazy days, adventure forays and chilled-out evenings.

Railay Top 10
Top 10 Hotels in Railay Top 10 Hotels in Railay

Our Top 10 Hotels in Ralay list sorts out the best from the rest, and features the most recommended establishments in terms of comfort, location, service, and rates. Be careful because Railay is an addictive place: go there once, and you'll long to return! Read More...

Top 10 Restaurants in Railay Top 10 Railay Restaurants

Our Top 10 Restaurants in Railay list presents the most looked after restaurants at which visitors could sample a great choice of delectable dishes reflecting the tourism globalization with quality restaurants. Read More...

Top 5 Attractions in Railay Top 5 Railay Attractions

Our Top 5 Railay Attractions’ list introduces the most interesting natural places that make Railay so looked-after. Despite its development since the ‘90s – Railay is still the kind of destination to get away from it all. Read More...

Top 5 Night Spots in Railay Top 5 Railay Nightlife

Our top 5 night spots in Railay’s list features the best places at which everyone can enjoy in such a chill-out destination. Put on your folksy hippie clothing, and then follow us on Railay’s footpaths to discover its magical nightlife. Read More...

Railay Travel Guide
Railay Beach Hotels Railay Beach Hotels

With beautiful surrounding limestone cliffs and crags, Railay is an epic destination and all the more so when considering the many offshore exotic island destinations. Read More...

Where to Stay in Railay Beach - Editor's Hotel Guide Where to Stay in Railay

The number of places to stay on Railay has increased over the last few years with new resorts opening on all of the beaches. Old-style fan-cooled bungalows can still be found.  Read More...

Beaches in Railay Beaches in Railay

Accessible only from the sea, Railay's four beaches Ton Sai, Railay West, Railay East and Phra Nang (often referred to as 'Phra Nang Cave' beach) nestle between towering limestone cliffs. Read More...

Railay Beach Restaurants Railay Beach Restaurants

Although certain eateries do gouge (mostly the top-end establishments) prices have stayed more or less reasonable with the welcome bonus of dining surrounded by truly jaw-dropping vistas Read More...

Railay Beach Nightlife Railay Beach Nightlife

Railay in high season is quite the place to be, with beach fire dancing, full moon, half moon and black moon parties, impromptu get-togethers and bars with organised live music. Read More...

Railay Beach Shopping Railay Beach Shopping

Railay certainly isn’t going to win major prizes for the best shopping destination in Krabi but it has welcomed a few new shopping venues in the last few years. Read More...


Railay Beach Attractions & Activities Railay Beach Activities

Railay is packed full of activities and if you get bored sunning yourself you could learn rock climbing, explore in a sea kayak, visit some caves or check out one of the viewpoints. Read More...

Getting to Railay Beach Getting to Railay Beach

Longtail boats leave regularly in high season from Chaofa Pier in Krabi Town (about 45 minutes) or from Ao Nang Beach (around 15 minutes).

Railay Beach Map Railay Beach Map

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, landmarks and other items of interest with links to relevant information pages. The perfect way to find your way around and see where everything actually is. Read More...

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