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“Not as great as expected” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Railay Beach

Railay Beach
Railay Beach, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Type: Beaches, Hiking Trails
Activities: Snorkeling
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Not as great as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Liked the view but disliked the crowd and the low tides drawing the water away from the shore. They also need to fix up the area around the beaches there as they are really run down and disgusting.

Visited August 2013
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Relaxing and adventurous. An island not to be missed! Lounge by a pool, wander the beach, kayak, snorkel, climb, walk, eat, drink, sing, explore and do whatever your heart desires while being surrounded by calm waters, lush flowers and trees and raging cliffs that soar into the sky!

Visited July 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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“Beautiful, worth an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice beach, less crowded than Phranang. Very shallow rocky swimming and not much shade for the many tourists emptying the beach. Easy walk to East side and interesting to see the limestone cliffs and mangroves.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great beach,”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Railay beach is now a bustling centre of emerging budget stay accomodation and eateries. Great for backpackers or a day trip.

Visited August 2013
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Ban Kut Khlon, Buriram, Thailand
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“Come down far in 9 years”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The view, of course, is still breathtaking. But what the Thais did to this wonderful spot is a shame! 9 years ago, Railay Beach West was pure nature with a single, very expensive resort on the way over from east beach. The sandy part of the beach was given over to the boats. Peopl tear their feet open on the rocks beneath the surface. And the water, once crystal clear, has become as dirty as on Pattaya Beach.

Visited August 2013
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