We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 194/5 Moo 5 | Tambol Saithai, Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Full Day Rock Climbing and Caving Tours at Railay...
More Info
and up
Introductory Rock Climbing at Railay Beach from Krabi
More Info
and up
Half Day Rock Climbing Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,988 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1039
  • 567
    Very good
  • 242
  • 84
  • 56
Quieter and beautiful bays

Railay Beach is quieter than it's neighboring Ao Nang. We got married around the bay on Railay, near Phranang Cave and it was magical. There is no doubt the beach side of Railay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Add Photo Write a Review

1,988 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Amazing beach with beautiful caves around. Lots of restaurants around One downside a bit to crowded of day tripers. Definitely worth it to visit.

Thank 123Loo123
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Railay Beach is quieter than it's neighboring Ao Nang. We got married around the bay on Railay, near Phranang Cave and it was magical. There is no doubt the beach side of Railay is lovely and if you stay at Rayavadee you will be in your own magical paradise hidden in acres of lush green to explore. You really don't... More 

Thank Lijas4
Level Contributor
86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is paradise! As soon as you arrive by boat you will know! No traffic, beautiful rocks and nature! Beautiful beaches! There are plenty nice resorts to stay (not so much choise as on Phuket etc, but small scale and nice). There are a lot of activities to do, as well as nice excursions. In the evening you can have... More 

Thank Markbelgie
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place with cliffs and sea, place to test your mountaineering skill and explorer's skill. Be careful though as there is hardly any beach.

Thank drTKS
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Maybe don't come during 11 to 2. Not much to do though the kayaks were all rented out. Also water has micro bugs that make you itchy and you can't pay to use the resort pools. Ps toilets there are disgusting.

Thank Terry N
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I mainly travel to places with beaches only and i find this beach on the average point. Its clean but its not white sandy and there's no fishes seen. I'm guessing its due to the crowd.

Thank Joey M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful view, with the long tail boat and lime cliffs. Downfalls: over crowded, too touristy - totally loses its beauty Rude service staff on this island with over priced hotels Swimming in the ocean small sea lice bite you, so it want enjoyable at all. Water is murky, not snorkelling worthy. Too bad.. This place was probably beautiful at one... More 

Thank Kaien836
Hong Kong Region, China
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is not a big beach but there are so too many boat and people. Can hardly find a spot to lay down. Noise is also big obviously because of the crowd.

Thank Joshua200710
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only can be reached by long tail boat. Captive audience. Resturant staff obviously know this. Beach not stunning have seen better in Cornwall.

Thank Amanda O
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was hoping for a beautiful idyllic beach, yet was met by a beautiful beach rammed full of people. It is a lovely place yet the large resorts on the small area mean for a packed beach. There is a lot to do in the area, seeing other parts yet I had hoped for close to paradise and got a... More 

Thank Sam L

Travelers who viewed Railay Beach also viewed

Railay Beach, Krabi Town
Krabi Town, Krabi Province

Been to Railay Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Railay Beach and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
1 month ago
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Barcelona, Spain

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Railay Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?