Being a peninsula located in the south of Ao Nang, Railay is mostly isolated from the bustle and hustle of the town in the north. Therefore, tourists coming here can feel like getting into another world.
Railay beach is well-known for activities such as mountain climbing and underwater sports. If you’re planning your trip to Thailand, don’t miss Railay.
Must-see destinations in Railay
Railay West is the most famous place in Railay with the stunning natural views. There are many bars and restaurants along the beach that makes this place ideal to relax.
Railay East isn’t as interesting as Railay West because the beach is mostly covered by mangrove forest system but it is still worth visiting and enjoying night activities.
Tonsai is an isolated beach but it’s convenient to get to Railay West from here. Near Tonsai beach, there are large limestone cliffs surrounding Railay beaches which is ideal to climb.
Phra Nang Beach
Phra Nang Beach is near Railay West, often known for its reproducible caves and wooden Buddhas. Phra Nang’s clear water and white sand even attracts more tourists than Railay West in peak seasons.
Fascinating activities in Railay
Unlike Ao Nang, Railay doesn’t have many tourist attractions.Therefore, the only choice for you when coming here is underwater sports.
Tonsai is one of the most famous destinations to climb in Thailand with the huge limestone cliffs. This will definitely be a challenging place for experienced climbers.
Watching the sunset
Coming to Railay, you can choose another activity is to admire the sunset in the romantic atmosphere in Siamese Junk Cruise. This cruise will take you to 5 islands including Poda, Tup, Si, Ta-Ming and Wasam & Gai. Visitors can come here to swim, dive or kayak. When the sun falls, you can enjoy a buffet dinner and watch the sunset.
Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore Railay and Phra Nang. The boat is available in Railay West. You can ask the rental agencies to know the best place to kayak.
Railay Viewpoint will be a challenge for those who are not strong but it can bring you unforgettable experiences. The way to get to Railay Viewpoint is situated in the south of Railay East where the roads are slippery, so you should prepare well before conquering Railay Viewpoint.
If you think that Railay Viewpoint is not a real challenge, let’s visit Railay Lagoon with lagoon ecosystems such as challenging trails.
If you’re not interested in diving at Railay beaches, you can rent the boat to find further diving spots.
Off-shore diving trips are usually offered in Railay West and East to the top scuba diving destinations of Krabi.
Luxury hotels in Railay
Rayavadee hotel is a very luxury resort situated in Phra Nang beach. All villas here have outdoor swimming pool and facilities. This hotel is easily approached to Phra Nang and Railay West.
Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa offers many choices of rooms from two-bedrooms to presidential villa. Rooms here are modern, airy and spacious. This resort also has a large outdoor swimming pool and luxury spa.
Mid-range hotels in Railay
Railay Village with spacious rooms and beautiful views is an ideal choice for those who are finding a luxury hotel at the reasonable price. At Railay Village, you can enjoy the delicious cuisine and easily get to Railay West.
Railay Great View Resort
Located on the hill viewing to Railay East, Railay Great View Resort becomes an ideal place for those who are into sightseeing. Outdoor swimming pool and spa will be a great place for you to relax.
Railay Bay Resort & Spa
Being one of the big resorts in Railay West, Railay Bay Resort & Spa offers bungalows and villas with swimming pool heading to Railay beach. The spacious rooms and restaurants on the beach bring comfortable stay for tourists.
Dining in Railay
Situated between Railay West and Railay East, Wan-A-Rouy serves delicious Thai dishes at reasonable prices. The restaurant also serves seafood at night if the tourists demand.
This is one of the restaurants located between Railay East and Railay West with specialities of south Thailand. The reasonable price and delicious cocktail make this place a great choice to sip and enjoy the dinner.
The Last Bar