Railay Beach is a small peninsula in the Andaman Sea accessible only by boat from Ao Nang. With stunning limestone cliffs, Railway is one of the most famous destinations for rock climbing in Thailand. Covered by jungle, with beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere – Railway attracts a younger and adventurous crowd. It even has a Rastafarian vibe!
From Koh Lipe, we took the boat to Ao Nang where we stayed for one week. From Ao Nang to Railway is a short 15 minutes ride with a long-tail boat.
Photos from Railay Beach
Limestone cliffs, mangroves, bamboo and long-tail boats
Tsunami Hazard Zone
Phra Nang Princess Cave
The cave is famous for its collection of phallic symbols. It is believed to be the home of a mythical sea princess that protects the fishermen and also it helps with fertility.
Close encounter with a sea snake. It wasn’t aggressive, but I am sure I don’t want him as a “swimming partner”! The snake swam and hid under a limestone rock.
Food and drinks on the beach are being brought by long-tail boats. Big menu posters are attached to the boats.
Railay is a place you want to come back and stay longer: white sand beaches, crystal clear water and tranquility. And there are a lot more to do in this hidden paradise.
- Sunshine, booze and tattoos: Koh Phi Phi Island
- Postcards from Bamboo Island
- Fire on the Sky in Ao Nang
- Krabi province travel guide