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Address: 194/5 Moo 5 | Tambol Saithai, Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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Half Day Rock Climbing Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi
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Full Day Rock Climbing and Caving Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi
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Phuket to Railay Beach by High Speed Ferry

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Better day trip than destination

Railay beach has gorgeous views, white sand, perfect water temperatures, and a lovely tropical setting. Sunset is magical. Railay also has too many people, trash in the waves... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Railay beach has gorgeous views, white sand, perfect water temperatures, and a lovely tropical setting. Sunset is magical. Railay also has too many people, trash in the waves, and the resort vibe is overtaking the local feel. Go for a day, clean any cuts, and experience sunset. Then take a boat away.

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Thank Deborah F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we stayed at the Railay Village Resort during our 5 night visit, the location is breathtaking the huge Limestone Cliff formations will leave you in awe, the early morning hours are the best to visit because only a few long tail boats have come from krabi with tourists. On a beautiful sunny day this area is a Zoo I want... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time visiting Railay. TBH it was a bit shabby round the edges this time and there is a substantial litter problem both in and out of the water. Too many human beings! It's a cheap day out from Krabi town at 300bht return on a long tail. I'd happily pay more if I thought the money went on cleaning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place! Loads to do! Will defo visit again. Stayed in Avatar hotel, very nice and cheap! Be aware of that the access to the Railay beach is only by boat.

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Thank Maliavochka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is surrounded by impressive limestone rocks which are inspiring and the sea is gorgeous. On the downside, too overcrowded, and toilets were vile, take your sanitiser.

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Thank melissa p
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little place to visit for a day, not sure if stay here though as the beach is packed with tourists & noisy boats all day!

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Thank Leah G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I traveled far for this beach - and it did not disappoint! The water is super clear, and luke warm, few waves. Lots of people but tons of room on the beach, there are many restaurants off of the beach and great fruit smoothies!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing island, there are 3 beaches but weast railay is most beautifull. Trip not only for sunbathing but also for mountain climbers and regular tourists, can spend whole day and not get borred. Very cheap to get to from ao nang (only 200 bth pp two ways).

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Thank Maks D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in the resort in Raillay it is better than ao bang beach but it's way less than my expectation. 라일레이에 있는 리조트에서 묶어서 아오낭 해변보다는 상대적으로 나은 곳이었습니다. 해변에 점심무렵에 밥배도 오고(볶음밥 80 맥주 큰 거 100바트 정도 합니다. 바나나는 한달에 10바트입니다)

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Thank J P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Little crowded and full of boats. Ideal for climbers and students I think. Some bars, restaurants and hotels. You can rent kayak and paddle to Phra nang beach and cave. Ticket from Ao nang to Railay 100THB, Rent kayak 3hours 400THB.

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