Railay Beach
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Sally F
1 contribution
Jan 2023
Book your bit of sand.
Beautiful waters. Lovely place. But too many foreigners. Worth a visit but no more than that
Written 28 January 2023
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Shelley W
2 contributions
Jan 2023
The scenery is lovely and the swimming is great but watch for small rocks if close to the cliffs. It was high season so really overcrowded. Also a lot of cigarette smoking which put us off especially in the cafes. The walking street was quite dirty and run down behind the scenes. I think this place must have been stunning years ago but I think it will suffer because of the leagalised dope dens.
Written 28 January 2023
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Phil78
Tolyatti, Russia28 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Railay beach is a false island but it is accessible only by boat. Long tail boats tickets are available in Ao Nang, just in front of the beach where is the “pier”, departure of all boats. It cost 200 baths to go with coming back.
On this island, several beautiful beaches and sea side is beautiful. Just one bad thing is that it’s indicated in all touristic information that you can go up to a view point to have a nice view of the island, but to go there. You need to be well equipped for clubbing. It’s even dangerous to climb there.
It’s also easy to meet monkeys families at this place.
Written 27 January 2023
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frasercameron
London, UK105 contributions
Jan 2023
One of the best ferry taxi rides in the world. 100 baht each way. Great beach but stick to designated swimming areas otherwise you get caught up in shall ricks and coral which can give you a nasty cut.
Written 19 January 2023
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Patricia Zucconi
Porto Ronco, Switzerland1,238 contributions
Nov 2022
Beautiful day on the beach,, A bit crowded but we managed to grab a place at the end of the beach which was actually not packed, Great for swimmers . We grabbed a quick lunch in one of the cafes in the main and only street .
Written 15 January 2023
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Simon B
11 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This beautiful beach is set in a stunning setting of limestone escarpments and is only accessible by boat. Leading off the beach is “Shopping Street” which has loads of lazy paced bars and places to eat. The pace is delightfully slow and relaxed with the super friendly Thai staff making everyone feel special. Possibly one of the most chilled out places in the world.
Written 10 January 2023
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dmrbay
Ankara, Türkiye324 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Beautiful clean beach, beautiful sand and water. One has to take a boat from Ao Nang beach ( return 200 baht). A longboat will be ready whenever you want to return. There is a trail to the caves and it is nice to swim under them.
Written 8 January 2023
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TerryD73
Randers, Denmark37 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A short long tail boat ride for 100 thb pp ew. And you are at a lovely vibrant little alcove of krabi.
Very popular with the “hippie” scene, smoke weed everyday, as snoop would say.
Rented a kayak for 200thb per hour and went around the corner to another beautiful beach. Seemed to be a popular thing to do as probably everyone else there had done the same thing.
Had a great lunch on the walking st, thai noodles. Really cheap compared to the beach front places and much better quality. We also ate at the beach from ones and wasnt impressed for the price. 5 time the price of the walking st.
Overall a lovely 1/2 day spent there.
Written 21 December 2022
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Powell936
Norwich, UK53 contributions
Dec 2022
The photograph shown does not show a true reflection of Railay Beach. It’s missing the longboats. I counted 28 boats in a line leaving each end of the beach free. Number 1 problem; the rocks beneath the water. The boats have taken up the smooth sand. There is a pier on East Railay. The boats should stick to that side leaving this beautiful beach clear. The walking street has many different bars and shops all selling their wears at an over inflated price. A T-Shirt selling for 190 baht in Bangkok is on sale for 280baht in Railay. If you like the smell of green/weed, you’ll love this place. Magic Mushroom food and drink is freely available. It’s not in your face so it wasn’t a problem, the smell of cannabis is every where but it’s not a strong smell. It is worth a day trip but I would not go again. Check what plug sockets the hotels use; we were lucky and brought our own adapters from the UK
Written 17 December 2022
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Lawrence B
Sydney, Australia757 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Railey beach east not that good phrangbeach is beautiful with the shrines and rock formations also no boats so the water is cleaner you can go west beach for some crappy shopping or weed bars
Written 20 November 2022
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