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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a magnificent beach but if you are looking for quiet and relaxing stay on the beach this is the last place you want to visit. The noise from the long tail boats bringing and collecting tourists is unbearable. They have VERY loud engines...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ann K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can't recommend this place highly enough. The beach is clean and not crowded (well when I visited it wasn't) and the islands close by are spectacular. A MUST if you travel to Thailand!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JLuzza
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach is everything you would associate with a Thai island postcard image. The limestone karsts that Krabi is well known tower of each end of the beach and offer amazing scenery. The only downside is if you do choose to go at peak times...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CassDB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

stunning beach to be visited early in the morning, before it gets too crowded. you can get there by taxi boat for a few bath.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dadadadi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s great but you must proceed with caution if you are exploring around the island. They have wild monkeys that will rob you. Especially the fat one!!!! The beach is stunning and the massages are a bit pricier than on the mainland. Paid 50baht to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on the evening. It was a bit crowded but there's also some spots that you can relax not too close to people. Sunset was beautiful. Probably recommend for evening if you want to just chill by the beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a verry calm beach with nice view on sunset. Close to it is a nice shopping street. It is great to take wonderful photos but also to swimm boat trip or kayaking. Dont miss this beach! It is nice on low or high...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 299bojanj
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we came into thus lovely locatiob afyer a couple of days by boat. This is an amazing beach, nice resorts, great view. The maim disturbance is coming from the many taxi boats making loud noise disturbing the peace.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RonenZohar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though we went on wrong day as we were in Krabi during Pabuk but still the beach was very beautiful... we don stay for long or took a dip or anything... As it was very windy and rainy... Can't imagine how beautiful it must be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank neha341
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an ordinary beach on an ordinary island, EXTREMELY touristy. I wouldn't go here again since its just nothing special.

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from 27Vivien77 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the the people handling the boats.
We are going to Thailand the first two weeks of December. We plan to be on the beaches the first week. I can't decide which island, most the information I found is dated. I am debating between Railay, Phuket, or Koh Lanta. I'm afraid Phuket is going to be way too busy. Is Railay also? The things that I want are to be able to look out to the cliff rock formations, teal water, decent snorkeling, and hopefully the least amount of people. Obviously, there will be people, but I want some space and not jammed packed and loud. We would also prefer cheaper but still relatively nice accommodations. It will just be my husband and I, we are young 30s. We don't care about shopping and don't need fancy food options. Mostly just hanging on the beach, snorkeling, kayaking, and exploring a little. Thank you for the help!
November 14, 2018|
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Response from B2025EYmatth | Reviewed this property |
Phuket is very very crowded. The tourist beach area is almost a bit like Bangkok. Railay is not crowded at all but you can only access it with those dodgy longboats. They Cost money and can be quite annoying as not all... More
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from Benji H | Reviewed this property |
hello, i find relay beach nice to visit nut not for staying, everything too expensive, touristic and and not good standard..better stay in ao nang.. or spend alot money for a good place. be careful with ice in coctails(at... More
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What is the best way to get from the Krabi airport to the Railay Beach Resort? and back? thanks BABS
October 18, 2015|
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Book Krabishuttle prior and they will be waiting for you. Go to Ao Nam Mo pier and get a long tail to Railay East. The boats stop at the East entrance to Railay Bay Resort. 599 baht (1 baht cheaper than a taxi) for the car and 100 baht per person for the boat. A lot cheaper than the hotel transfer for the same product.
transfer koh Kradan to Railay beach (4 Replies)
Hi guys Anybody know the faster way to go to east Railey beach from koh Kradan island. I checked the tigerline ferry boat but they bring you to Hat Yao pier then you have to get into a shuttle bus to ao nammao píer in Krabi and once there I have to take another longtail to east Railey. Is there any boat that can bring me directly to east Railey ( or with stop but everything by the sea) ??
January 07, 2018|
Response from366dorcam|
You have to get the boat to Lanta, then change to a new boat to go to Ao Nang (maybe that second boat stops at Railay, or maybe it doesn't, I'm not sure). Alternative route by sea would be to go to Phi Phi, then go to Ao Nang (maybe via Railay). Neither of these options would be direct, but they would be entirely by sea. You'd also have to check times, as I think there's only one daily boat from Lanta to Ao Nang, for example. Company websites to check: Satun Pak Bara Speedboats,...More
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How to reach the hotel in Railay beach? (3 Replies)
We are coming to Krabi by flight and need a trasfer to the hotel in Raily Beach. Sould we book the trasfer from the hotel which is 1200Bht or it is simple to get a taxi at the airport? Thank you all Rivzid
August 03, 2007|
Response frombkk3|
Rivzid to get to railey bay requires both vehicle transport and a boat. 1200bis a bit on the expensive side. there are many people at the airport who can get you there for about 700/800B bkk3