My daughter and I stayed at Railei Beach Club the end of October 2012. Right from the booking through to the end of our 7 nights i found Railei Beach Club to be very professional and helpful. We booked the airport transfer and requested to stop and do some food shopping on the way, both of which i would recommend. It was hassle free to have someone waiting at the airport, grab some beautiful food at the supermarket then go to the beach and have the resort boat waiting for us. One tip, in the supermarket fruit and veg is weighed and priced by people right by where the produce is, not on the way out at the checkout.
We booked our trips (to Phi Phi Island, horse riding, zip lining, dirt bike riding etc) once we arrived at Railei Beach. We used a booking agency in Walking Street, i think it was called One D?, and the ladies there were very helpful and did a few cheaper prices on some activities for us. Also, unfortunately, my daughter and I got food poisoning (I got it twice) and the booking agency gave an immediate refund both times, no pressure to re book.
Anyway back to the Beach Club - the house we were in was one back from the beach and not too far from the office. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful and even though i messed up the safe code and needed someone to come to my room 3 times (gulp) they did not mind at all.
There were canoes available for hire at the Beach Club which i think were comparable (maybe a little cheaper) than other canoe vendors on the beach front. Highly recommended if you want a beautiful peaceful place to stay in the best location on Railei Beach. Take the time to climb over the headland and check the beach out where many of the rock climbers hang out as there are some lovely beach side bars there and great live music at night (you will need a torch and careful feet but it is worth the adventure). I don't actually drink but there are non alcoholic delicious fresh fruit drinks on offer.
There is a bar at the Beach Club which i didn't visit but it was very pleasant when i walked past for an evening beach walk. Also you can hire your own chef for the night if you would like a meal, which would be great if you were in a larger group.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Railei Beach Club is a community of privately owned homes which may be rented when the owners are not in residence. Each house shares traditional Thai design elements but has its own characteristics. Our homes are completely open to the surrounding natural elements and all rooms have fans. Each house has a kitchen with either a refrigerator or ice-cooler, open deck space, gardens, and beautiful views. There are two rooms available to rent in the Club House area and 21 houses, ranging from one to four bedrooms, sleeping two to eight people. Some houses have private guest wings, without cooking facilities, which are also available to rent. All of the houses have open-air fan rooms, and only 4 properties have air-con in the bedrooms. There is a strict maximum occupancy of eight people per house, and a requested three night minimum stay. During the Peak Season (December and January) we request a 7-night minimum stay. Year round, we enforce a quiet time after 11pm. We ask our guests to respectfully observe this request by no loud music or voices after this time. Please come enjoy, relax and experience the natural beauty and wildlife here at Railei Beach Club. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Railei Beach Club Hotel Railay Beach
- Railei Beach Club Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand