Railay Village

Railay Village

Railay Village Resort & Spa :

The resort is entirely surrounded by limestone cliffs and only accessible by bo

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Railay Village

Railay Lagoon

Railay Lagoon is another attraction for the adventure lovers. You have to climb up and down. Some steps are too steep and you need to jump or tightly hold a rope. There you will find a lagoon. Find a post to Lagoon while you are trekking to view point.

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Railay Village

Railay East

Railay East Beach here is not suite for swimming as mangrove. Plenty of food shops, mini pub, near places of rock climbing. You may find a cheap and good meal here.  ATM and convenient stores are easily found. There

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Railay Village

Railay West

Railay West It’s good for sun bathing, swimming, sea canoeing and many kinds of beach-sport activities. It is the pier for tourists from Ao Nang. 9:00 am everyday, boat from Ao Nang will be stop for tourists for 10 minutes and leave for Koh Phi Phi. If you wa

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Railay, Krabi Thailand

Railay is rarely known among Thai tourists, unlike the foreigner. Railay was originally recognized as a little village of fishermen on the mainland.  Railay is not on an island. As its surroundings by limestone cliffs, people feel alone from prosperity of the town and think of living on an island.

How to get there: only by long-tail boats from Ao Nang or Ao Nam Mao or Krabi Town, if you come from Krabi. By a cruise, if you travel from Koh Phi Phi. Conservative tourists want to preserve this place as it is. So far there is no road access to Railay. Only by boat, you can get there from Ao Nang or Ao Nam Mao (the shell fossil). It depends the monsoon season during Mid of May till late Oct every year.


Lastly I went here on 17 Apr 2008 to survey further any new resorts or changes, after the previous time in Apr 2006. A lot of foreign tourists are walking along the beach, sun-bathing, taking a trip. All rooms have been fully booked now and then. Tsunami did not negatively affect here much. Contrarily due to limited accommodation in Koh Phi Phi (after Tsunami), tourists chose Railay as their destination instead. Find Railay Hotels.

 

Why had I been here many times?  What do I love here?: we have to talk a lot more. The first time I came here for 18 years ago. Thinking about the time before building Rayavadee and the Beach movie, so then it is my first time here.

 

Things in Railay have not much changed except Hotels in Railay. The resorts have expanded rapidly in terms of numbers of bungalows. Luckily, attractions are not changed such as lagoon, nice view point on the hill top, caves, and the beaches. Activities become more interesting like sea canoeing, rock climbing, trekking, etc. Knowing that most of the resorts are owned by two big families: Ngafa and Kayankarn. Both are well known in Aonang and Railay. They and their cousins should be more wealthy when they built more properties in Aonang. However, we have to say "Thank you" to them. Under a local club "Koh Rak Railay" or "คนรักไร่เลย์" means Railay Lovers, the group still preserve this land and marine environment unchanged. During end of Apr, they arrange a competition of International Rock Climbing every year. This year 2011 is held as well.

Railay Hotels, Krabi, Thailand

Railay East

Hotels in Railay There are 2 main parts of hotel location e.g. Railay West and Railay East sides. - Railay West: Railay Village Resort, Sand Sea Raila

 

Railay Attractions

Railay East

Interesting Places in Railay 1. Railay Rock Climbing 2. View Point of Railay 3. Railay Lagoon 4. Railay West 5. Railay East

 

How to Get to Railay

Railay East

Getting to Railay From Krabi Town, you have three options to Railay: 1) From Ao Nang to Railay by a long-tailed boat, about 15 minutes; 80 Bht/persons

 

Railay West Beach

Railay East

Railay West It’s good for sun bathing, swimming, sea canoeing and many kinds of beach-sport activities. It is the pier for tourists from Ao Nang

 

Railay East Beach

Railay East

Railay East Beach here is not suite for swimming as mangrove. Plenty of food shops, mini pub, near places of rock climbing. You may find a cheap