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Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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Reviewed today via mobile

We heard a lot about this and were quit disappointed. Most of Thailand beaches are more beautiful (Koh Tao, Koh phi phi, etc.) I guess that if you have a lot of days in Thailand, so the beach worth a visit. If you are in...More

Thank IzhakO2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mud instead of sand, and not so clear water. And boat taxi bring us, take money and didn't want to take us back without extra payment (we agreed fixed price for round trip before) Very disappointing.

Thank X8377WKmartas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning views, lovely blue sea to swim in. Only complaint is the longtail boats are quite noisy and some bellow black fumes out the back which can’t be good for the environment however it’s the only way to get to the beach (I was told)....More

Thank EmmaMFA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 7 nights. Great place to relax with a wonderful beach. Food is great and scenery also. Definitely get a kayak and go for a paddle. Awesome scenery 👍

Thank Rocketfish84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked our hotel at railay beach without knowing that you can only access it by longboats. Sometimes the pier is so crowded by other longboats that they just push through them and you have to climb over another boat to actually get to the...More

Thank B2025EYmatth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It amazes me to see such high score on one of worst beaches in Thailand. It’s more mid than beach itself. You need to walk like 100m to be able to swimm. During low tide it’s even worse. 100s of meters of mud and unswimable...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely adorable view. There are several bars and restaurants on Railey West beach where you can watch the sunset or just chill any time of the day. There were no sunbeds in November which was ok for me. It was not crowded although it is...More

Thank alexandrabalan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Was concerned it may have been super busy given that we went around 2pm but the rain cleared everyone away!

Thank Rhi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must-see when around this area. The most beautiful beach surrounded by big cliff, white sand and clear blue water! Heaps of restaurants, bars and massage places to visit whether you’re staying for a day or a week.

Thank Sabine1705
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is amazing, white sand, turquoise water and impressive cliffs. The only inconvenience is the crowd. It is very popular and you will find it busy. If you aren’t bothered by this, you should visit the place.

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We are going to Thailand the first two weeks of December. We plan to be on the beaches the first week. I can't decide which island, most the information I found is dated. I am debating between Railay, Phuket, or Koh Lanta. I'm afraid Phuket is going to be way too busy. Is Railay also? The things that I want are to be able to look out to the cliff rock formations, teal water, decent snorkeling, and hopefully the least amount of people. Obviously, there will be people, but I want some space and not jammed packed and loud. We would also prefer cheaper but still relatively nice accommodations. It will just be my husband and I, we are young 30s. We don't care about shopping and don't need fancy food options. Mostly just hanging on the beach, snorkeling, kayaking, and exploring a little. Thank you for the help!
15 November 2018|
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Response from B2025EYmatth | Reviewed this property |
Phuket is very very crowded. The tourist beach area is almost a bit like Bangkok. Railay is not crowded at all but you can only access it with those dodgy longboats. They Cost money and can be quite annoying as not all... More
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29 July 2018|
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Response from Benji H | Reviewed this property |
hello, i find relay beach nice to visit nut not for staying, everything too expensive, touristic and and not good standard..better stay in ao nang.. or spend alot money for a good place. be careful with ice in coctails(at... More
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27 July 2018|
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Response from Kimberly C | Reviewed this property |
We loved Railay! We stayed 3 days and have decided we would even go back again. We are traveling for 42 days with kids so we have been in budget rooms. I do not recommend CAN ONLY rooms - its too hot there! Lots of nice... More