Railay Beaches & Caves Overview

Railay Beach is a beautiful amalgamation of four beaches offering unique attractions like limestone cliffs, exotic resorts, a Lagoon, and the Tonsai Beach. Also spelled Rai Leh, it is Krabi’s dreamy beach with limestone formations emerging as rocks with magnificent cliffs meant for the daredevil rock-climbers. Backed by lush vegetation, Railay Beach, though crowded, remains a beautiful unfledged beach.

The majority of tourists come from the Krabi region to take a break away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The stunning oceanfront views combine an active vacation with an adventurous sport, such as rock climbing. Thrillophilia Thailand packages include Railay Beach in their package, visitors try their hand at rock climbing because of the abrasive surface of the cliffs.

Behind the limestone cliffs lies a hidden lagoon that may be reached without extensive climbing; however, due to the uneven terrain, trekking up to the lagoon is a difficult endeavor for beginners.

Here on Railay beach, you can engage in a variety of activities. Travelers can partake in exotic aquatic activities such as snorkeling. Exotic marine life awaits your presence, enabling you to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Railay beach lets you take a comprehensive tour of the Diamond Cave which is located at a 5-minute walk from the beach's center. Aside from the vivacity of this beautiful cave, you can take pleasure in its attractive and photographic features like the pinnacles, stalagmites, and pilasters. 


• Railay Beach is a small peninsula located between the cities of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand.
• The best way to get access to the beach is via boats only, giving a soothing boating experience from the Krabi mainland to the beach.
• Because the location of the Railay Beach cuts off the mainland due to the limestone formations, the cliff of the beach attracts rock climbers in abundance.
• West Railay Beach has a beautiful backdrop of spectacular limestone cliffs and a soft sand curve. It's an amazing option to experience luxurious accomodation here.
• The East Railay Beach allows you to walk through the mangroves and enjoy a ride on the longtail boats that arrive from the Krabi town.
• There are regular visitors that seek a relaxed excursion whilst partaking in the breathtaking backdrop. Behind the cliffs is a secluded lagoon that is easily accessible without any particular climbing skills.

How To Reach

By Boat: Railay Beach, in the Krabi region, is a hidden gem. Although it is still part of the mainland, it is only accessible by boat as it is encircled by rugged cliffs and limestone formations. Ferry boats can be found in Ao Nang, Krabi, Koh Lanta, Ko Phi Phi, and Phuket, but Ao Nang and Krabi are the most popular locations to fetch a ferry ride. It takes approximately 10-20 minutes on the boat, which costs 100 baht per voyage.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Railay Beach is said to be during the winters, say from November to March as the weather is pleasant. One should avoid visiting Railay beach during the summers as the climate is extremely hot and it rains at times.

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Other Essential Information

1. Places to stay near Railay Beach: Rayavadee Resort- It’s a beautiful resort located in a local village surrounded by coconut trees and tropical flowers. Since it’s secluded, it’s a perfect escape from the busy city life. It's located at a 10-15 minutes walk from the Railay Beach and easily accessible through a boat. 

Price- 600 USD approximately. 

2. Railay Bay Resort & Spa- The resort offers a luxurious stay with a dash of modernity. Aside from providing world-class amenities, the travelers get customized rooms for their exotic stay. It is located at a walking distance from Railay Beach, taking only 10 minutes by foot. 

Price- USD 500 approximately. 

3. Railay Great View Resort- Stunning as usual, this exotic resort is somewhat affordable and luxurious, and it gives relaxing beachy hues. This resort is a 20-minute walk from Railay Beach, and 10-minute if you take a boat from the beach. 

Price- USD 150 approximately.

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Places to eat at Railay Beach

1. The Last Bar: The best one there is, the Last Bar is famous for being kids-friendly, stunning mangrove views, and hosting late-night parties with tasty food and cocktails. 

Kohinoor Indian Restaurant: This restaurant is famous for providing scrumptious Indian cuisine along with world-class pizzas. They follow simplicity in everything they cook. 

2. The Grotto: They follow a trail of sophistication and style. They offer famous Thai cuisine with the perfect ambiance of limestone caves and soft white sand. Guests can enjoy their meals with stunning views of the beach.

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Tips to Visit 

1. If you are a novice rock climber, feel free to hire a climbing instructor. They assist you in securing ropes making a decent climb.

2. Railay Beach is not a low-cost beach, but rather a high-cost beach. Make sure you have a valid credit card to swipe or cash for that matter. 

3. On the sidewalks connecting east Railay, west Railay, and Phra Nang beach, keep an eye out for monkeys. It is highly recommended that you do not feed the monkeys.

4. Along with the imposed fines, it’s quite harmful to feed the monkeys and make them rely on humans. 

5. Be wary of the ravagers as some might try to exploit you of your money. 

6. The best time to visit the Railay lagoon is during the high tide. Low tide lagoons can be muddy with little to no swimming conditions. 

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