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About Railay Beach

Nestled between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang on Thailand’s Andaman Coast, Railay Beach lies on a small peninsula surrounded by karst limestone mountains. Its dramatic landscape means that it is only accessible by boat and has become popular due to its laid-back atmosphere and largely unspoilt beach.

Railay is divided into two, with East Railay Beach the main docking point for arriving boats and home to a cluster of bungalows and mid-range beach resorts. Dense mangroves cover its waterfront and a boardwalk at its northern end features restaurants, bars and a Muay Thai boxing school, while the impressive Phra Nang Cave lies just to the north. It connects with West Railay Beach along numerous jungle trails, opening out onto a beautiful white sandy beach, flanked by limestone cliffs and dotted with high-end resorts. There’s a waterfront promenade with restaurants and shops, and it’s from here that ferries to Koh Phi Phi depart. On the southern tip of the peninsula lies another white sandy beach at Phra Nang, while to the north the bay stretches towards the Sleeping Indian cliffs, named for their resemblance to an Indian lying on his back with a feather in his headdress. Venture into the jungle north and arrive at Ton Sai, the main base for rock climbers in the area who come to tackle its spectacular limestone cliffs. Numerous climbing schools and guides are based here, catering to both beginners and advanced climbers. For impressive views across the peninsula, take the short hike up to the viewpoint between East Railay and Phra Nang Beach, then continue to the breathtakingly beautiful lagoon known as the Holy Princess Pool.

The only way to access Railay Beach is by boat, with long-tails departing from nearby Ao Nang throughout the day and from Krabi on request. Ferries that run between Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket Town also stop at Railay during the dry season.

The sea around Railay is renowned for its bioluminescence, a natural phenomenon where the waters illuminate a brilliant blue when disturbed. If travellers head out after dark for a swim, they may catch a glimpse of millions of tiny blue lights moving through the water.

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Railay Bay Resort & Spa

Railay Bay Resort & Spa
Address
Ao Nang, Krabi
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Good, 7.3
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Situated in Krabi, Railay Bay Resort & Spa offers elegant 4-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a private beach. It also features a sauna and a gym.

Sand Sea Resort

Sand Sea Resort
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Ao Nang, Krabi
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Good, 7.5
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Established in 1993, Sand Sea Resort is situated in Ao Nang. It has a fitness centre, as well as free Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

Railay Princess Resort & Spa

Railay Princess Resort & Spa
Address
Ao Nang, Krabi
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Good, 7.3
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Railay Princess Resort & Spa is situated in Ao Nang, just 40 minutes from Krabi International Airport. It also provides a coffee bar, a kids pool and an outdoor pool.

Rayavadee Krabi

Rayavadee Krabi
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Ao Nang, Krabi
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Superb, 9.2
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Located in Ao Nang, Rayavadee Krabi provides 5-star accommodation and an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It also offers free Wi-Fi, squash courts and a sauna.

Sunrise Tropical Resort

Sunrise Tropical Resort
Address
Ao Nang, Krabi
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Very Good, 8.1
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Situated in Krabi, this 4-star property is modern and stylish. It also offers a coffee bar, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Railay Village Resort

Railay Village Resort
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Ao Nang, Krabi
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Very Good, 8.1
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Railay Village Resort offers 3-star accommodation in Krabi. It also provides an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi.

Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa

Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
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Ao Nang, Krabi
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Very Good, 8.1
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Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa is located in Krabi and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It also features an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Railay Great View Resort

Railay Great View Resort
Address
Ao Nang, Krabi
Guest Rating
Good, 7.9
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Guests of this resort will appreciate the seclusion of its private beach and on-site day spa, all just a short car ride from the centre of Krabi. It also offers a beauty centre, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Avatar Railay - Adult Only

Avatar Railay - Adult Only
Address
Ao Nang, Krabi
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Superb, 9.0
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This unique resort is situated in Ao Nang, and offers a 24-hour reception, a sun deck and an outdoor pool. It provides 3-star accommodation and views of the pool.

Anyavee Railay Resort

Anyavee Railay Resort
Address
Ao Nang, Krabi
Guest Rating
6.0
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Situated in Krabi, Anyavee Railay Resort provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. There is also a fitness centre with an infinity pool.

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