Railay Beach, Railay Beach

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Take a dip into the calm waters at Railay Beach, an isolated strip of sand accessible only by boat. The beach especially attracts rock climbers eager to tackle the limestone cliffs that frame it, with some 700 climbing trails in the surrounding area. Whether or not you scramble up the cliff face you'll enjoy the spot's relaxed atmosphere, clean sand, and clear waters. Onsite restaurants and other amenities cater to a wide range of tastes. The impressive cliffs of the coast provide excellent photo opportunities, and the isolated nature of the beach means you get unimpeded shots of some of Thailand's best coastal landscape. Plan your visit to Railay Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Railay Beach trip itinerary planner .
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  • I went with my brother, we spent three nights there. Although they are not the beaches most beautiful Thailand, they are really beautiful. If doubt emphasize the environment generated, without a doubt, someday I will!
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  • Shouldn't miss Railay beach. Especially during sunset, its so surreal. Would highly recommend. Just a short trip for 100 bahts from ao nang and you get boats even after sunset so going back to ao nang...  more »
  • Take a shared boat ride from Aao Nang beach. It costs 100 bhat per person one-way. The boats operate between 9am to 6 pm. One should plan to spend atleast 4-5 hours at Railay. It's many a times cleane...  more »
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  • While the scenery is absolutely stunning: it just felt wrong to me. This place should be a national park, not a loud, crowded and messy sunbathing spot. Cheap tourist development, luxurious spas, trash... Probably the most beautiful place I‘d recommend not to go to.
  • One of the most beautiful beaches that I have visited, The limestone cliff back drop and the green of the water cannot be beat. The beach is a clean, white sandy stretch of beach that is not very long with waves splashing very close to the shore depending on the tide. There are 3-4 resorts right on the beach, adjoining each other. Then there is a quaint little alley which has a lot of small eateries, juice bars, beach stuff shops, Thai massage parlors etc.
  • Well very green! Great place to spend a half of the day, clean water and one of the few beaches that has garbage cans. Inside the island is like a big reggae world. Was nice to explore however wouldn't stay there unless in the resort that's more expensive and private. Overall great experience.
  • The beach is not the biggest, but it is not busy since you can only get there by longtail boat. The quality of the sand is the best you will ever get. Water is wavy and not suitable for snorkeling, but it was warm and nice. Super nice views, its a unbelievable beach to check out
  • Beautiful beaches. Expensive relative to other places in Thailand. Extremely busy.

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