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Address: 194/5 Moo 5 | Tambol Saithai, Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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Full Day Rock Climbing and Caving Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi
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Phuket to Railay Beach by High Speed Ferry

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Railay by far is the best beach for stay as many amenities are present and it is well connected as well with long tail boats and tour operators ready to pick you from the beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Murrumbateman, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did go on a more quiet day of the monsoon and it was choppy in the water, so much so that out long-tail boat was airborne at the front a fair few times and I was questioning the safety. We arrived on Railay Beach to Styrofoam and planks of wood with nails sticking out littering the beach, needless to... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A magical place. The fact that no cars and motorcycles exist enhances the experinece. Catch a longtail boat if you want to head into town.

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Thank Frank H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Railay by far is the best beach for stay as many amenities are present and it is well connected as well with long tail boats and tour operators ready to pick you from the beach for excursion, We enjoyed out stay at Railay at sand sea resort , A nice getaway from busy city life... Loved it

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't stay for too long, but the beach was amazing for the brief period of time we were there. Best part was the clear water.

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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Railay East and West are only a few minutes walk from each other and offer good accommodation, swimming, tasty food, shopping and the scenery is typical Thailand. Accessible only by Longtail Boat from either Krabi or AoNang which is all part of the experience. Chockdee and Sawadee Khrup

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South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a nice beach to enjoy, but rockier and not as good as the nearby Phra Nang beach. Enjoyed getting a pedicure right on the beach. There is a very cute, very touristy, street with shops and delicious food. Watch out for jellyfish during the low tide!

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My stay here was very short but it was amazing. I will definitely make my way back very soon! The people were friendly and I enjoyed my stay at Avatar Railay Resort I believe it was called. Very hot but awesome and so much to do. I loved watching the fights they held at night followed by the fire spinning... More 

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Thank anissayt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Too many tourists! Pot kettle, I know! Don't get me wrong, Railay beach is lovely. The sand isn't as golden as one would hope but it is good enough for a far flung Thai beach. There are plenty of bars along the coastline which serve cheap cold beers and local bites. The only criticism is that there was constant noise... More 

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Thank Alistair C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was definitely one of the nicer beaches we've been to on our trip and the swimming was great!! Sandy beaches, lots of space to lie out in the sun and beautiful views!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was really nice but it is not very different from a lot of the other places in the area. Hard to say if I would recommend it because if you visited other beaches in the area you've pretty much seen it already.

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