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Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A little crowed for me. West side nicer than the east You can find local Thai restaurants to eat. Monkeys are a plus

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MariaA4944
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place a little piece of Heaven. Fab beach amazing Sunsets. Great Bars and restaurants. A place for the young and young at heart.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 838bernien
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and we won't do this again. Don't get me wrong, the beach is beautiful and the restaurant/bar scene is very nice. But it's impossible to stay at the beach. The longtail boats are loading and unloading in the center...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Folkert75
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a 100 baht ride from Ao Nang beach is Railay, make sure you go there. West beach was our preferred area but really it us take your pick depending on the number of bodies. A little bit commercialized but not overly so. Prices for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Greg M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning beach, surrounded by Limestone cliffs, long tail boats to and from Aonang, around 200bht return! Not much shade if u like to stay out of the midday sun, but plenty of places to eat and drink and reasonably priced! Looking out to sea the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Billum74
Reviewed 6 days ago

bautiful beach with nice caves where you can explore for example with kids - they loved it. Beach is overcrowded! Due to all the visitors from island hopping day trips - maybe it is only in the morning and then it turn better but really...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roma R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stepped off the long tail right onto a jellyfish, so not the best start! But really is a beautiful beach on the west side, word of warning take some kind of sunshade as shade is at very very difficult to find in the afternoon! Went...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank conregan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking beaches, warm sea water, good restaurantes, nice spot to reach other touristic sites of this area in Thailand.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank su_rreall_br
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far one of the best beaches around only accessible by long tail boat, beautiful surroundings & you can also walk through a cave where the monkeys are to Phra Nang cave beach which is also beautiful. Longtail boat from Ao Nang beach costs 200...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cjnicky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there during high season so the Railay Beach was very crowded! Many many...boats the whole day so the water was not clear at all. Watching sunset was ok but not most beautiful location.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Kathleen W
23 January 2019|
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Response from cloudlessnight | Reviewed this property |
You can take shuttle bus from the airport to Ao Nammao pier. Buy the ticket where the bus stops. Boats have their schedule. If i'm not mistake, it's every 30 minutes or an hour. For things to eat, i recommend Local Thai... More
Douglas K
11 January 2019|
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Response from 27Vivien77 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the the people handling the boats.
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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