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“Nice beach and surrounds”
Review of Railay Beach

Railay Beach
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$24.64*
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Phuket to Railay Beach by Ao Nang Princess Ferry
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Nice place to visit for a few hours. Clean beach and nice local restaurants. Walk through to the beach/bay at the rear of Raleigh where there are a large number of restaurants and Hotels. A walk up to Rayaveedee and around under the cliffs and back to Raleigh beach is also worth undertaking.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

secluded, private, white sand and clean. Stand in the day time and play in the waves or take a moonlight walk and see people lighting paper lanterns and them floating away.. you can go shopping at walking street or eat at many different little restaurants. Very romantic. Preferable if you stay in one of the resorts on the beach.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Beach (railay west) was quiet dirty. No possibility to rent a sunbed / umbrella. The restaurants in front of the beach are average too: No alcool ("Muslim owned"), tiny meat in the cheeseburger. The path towards the east beach and surroundings were dirty too (due to the low season?).

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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Beach (railay west) was quiet dirty. No possibility to rent a sunbed / umbrella. The restaurants in front of the beach are average too: No alcool ("Muslim owned"), tiny meat in the cheeseburger. The path towards the east beach and surroundings were dirty too (due to the low season?).

Thank Stefan801
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Be wary of the journey – and yet try to make the trip:
The problem with taking the long tail boat (Ruea Hang Yao) is that no one warns you about what you are going in for. Take off your shoes, wade through the water, push the boat and clamber on. And get thoroughly wet even before the journey begins. The outbound journey is frightening.We hang on to the seat as best as we can to prevent ourselves from sliding down and out into the deep.
The boatman isn’t bothered because he’s using all his strength and concentration to steer the boat with the long handle that’s connected directly to the propeller - via the truck engine powering the longtail boat. And not till he has put enough water between himself and the coastline, does he turn the boat so that it runs parallel to the shore. Now the ride is smoother – perhaps we too have got used to the capricious craft.
The safety of the life jacket? What’s that? So if you can’t swim, God bless you. Yes it takes a bit of guts to go in the long tail boats. More at arunsikka.blogspot.in
On the return journey from Railey beach, the famed Thai smile once again showed its true nature when the boatmen refused to take us back to AoNang until we had paid multiples of the official fare. In certain cultures it’s called blackmail. With the storm clouds gathering in the distance, we crumble quickly and succumb to his extortion.
So do your research before getting on to the long tail boat, and don’t get seduced by the Thai smile...

Thank ArunSikka
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