One of the most breathtaking beaches in Thailand, Railay Beach boasts stunning white sands, azure blue waters and towering limestone cliffs. It’s a must-see if you like being on the beach
Railay is a peninsula of the mainland, but it feels like an island since it can only be reached by boat. It boasts a couple of incredibly beautiful beaches and an interior that looks like a fantasy film set with rocky limestone cliffs rearing dramatically skywards, inland lagoons and hidden caves. Moreover, while it feels very secluded and like a real hidden beach paradise, Railay is nearby to Ao Nang which has great connections to the rest of Thailand.
There are no vehicles here and everywhere is walkable. Even though it is now popular it remains very peaceful indeed. Nor does it have any of the bustle of a big resort area.
Here is our very quick guide to help you orientate yourself and decide where to stay and what to do on Railay Beach.
Railay Beach is actually two beaches, Railay West and Railay East, with nearby Tonsai Bay as well. Each one has its own atmosphere
Doing nothing is the main occupation at Railay Beach, but there are several things to do on Railay Beach for the more adventurous
Railay Beach is small but popular so there’s several hotels and guesthouses to choose from
A short hop from Ao Nang, Railay Beach is a daytrip destination in its own right and has easy access to Koh Phi Phi and other nearby islands
Ao Nang is the gateway into Railay Beach, and from there numerous travel options to get to Railay Beach await
See the layout of Railay East and Railay West and where they are located in relation to nearby Ao Nang
More about peace and quiet rather than party central, Railay has a few after dark spots for those who want to have a few drinks on the beach under the stars
Railay has fairly limited food options, but there are several places worth checking out for the best eats
Railay Beach Travel Guide
- Railay Beach: A Very Quick Travel Guide
- Railay Beach Beaches
- Things To Do In Railay Beach
- Railay Beach Hotels - Where To Stay
- Check Railay Beach Hotel Availability
- Railay Beach Map
- Railay Beach Daytrips
- Places To Eat In Railay Beach
- Railay Beach Nightlife
- How To Get To Railay Beach