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Railay Beach

194/5 Moo 5 | Tambol Saithai, Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Railay Beach
Type: Beaches, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The beach is not that fancy and the island is perfect for people that just want some quiet. The island is good for rock-climbing and there are some limestone caves as well. Access to the island from Ao Nang is only through steam or long-tailed boats and the half-hour ride can be quite a disaster during bad weather, with water... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Having read that this each was the 'paradise beach' of Thailand we took a whole day trip to Railay beach. Massively disappointing, the bay we arrived at (Railay west) was disgusting! We had to walk from our longtail boat to the shore and the sea was oily and the sand was a horrible muddy mush! The caves were probably the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Pretty beach and swimming area and lots of ladies offering massage and more - great way to feel pampered!

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

You have you choice of paths when you arrive, best beach I found in all of Thailand was Railay West. Scenery was amazing. The entire area is nice. You can get food, hike, rock climb, snorkel, relax, stay the night, etc. The only issue I had is they list out a lot of different hot spots on the attractions billboard... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We took a day trip to Railay from Krabi and had an amazing time. The south beach is beautiful, with people rock climbing and kayaking and is the home of the penis temple which is worth a look! The west beach was also nice, especially with the big rocky hill landscape. The best part however is getting to Ton Sai,... More

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Poole
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Used to be beautiful and unspoilt . Now lots of people or noisy . Climbing really good as are boats too and from area

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Lagadin, Ohrid, Macedonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Railay is a rare natural attraction. Stop building big hotels and give the land back to the locals. It was much nicer with small bamboo bungalows in living symphony with the nature.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There are much nicer beaches close by. It's pleasant but nothing amazing, and there are far nicer islands a short boat ride away.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We really enjoyed Railay and it's three beaches. We found Ao Nang far too commercial and touristy and even though Railay is all very much for tourists it didn't have the 'down your neck' feel like Ao Nang did. It's fairly busy with tourists but its very easily bearable, the beaches are amazing and it's not hard to walk to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Railay beach is a definate must if your around the area. We were in ao nong and it cost us 200 baht return p/p. The long tail boat took about 5-10 mins to get there. Railay beach has 3 beach sites to visit. I think ones phranang and you have east and west beaches of railay. If your super fit... More

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