Railay (Krabi), Thailand

Date: September 2015
Location: Railay, Krabi, Thailand
Accommodation recommendation: Railay Viewpoint Resort, Railey
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Relax by the beaches, go rock climbing and enjoy the stunning limestone cliffs, especially during sunset and sunrise. This place has a laid-back vibe with lots of reggae bars and an interesting mix of midrange and upscale resorts and restaurants as well. It is touristy but in a nice way, at least during low season.

For drinks you can find many bars along Railey East. There's no white sand beaches but a beautiful mangrove bay with little boats stuck in the mud. A lot of bars are colored red, green and yellow - rasta style and don't be surprised to be offered something to smoke. The cocktail menu's have a lot of creative options, containing cheap brand liquors and spirits, made with love.

Do's:

  • Nothing, just chill out for a few days;
  • Walk from the West to the East coast over the most northern path, it's more local;
  • Drink some cocktails at the One love bar, they have Jenga (game) too;
  • Move from here to Phi Phi with Ao Nang Princess ferry, free water/coffee/tea on board.

Don'ts:

  • Forget to bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent, it's quite expensive in Railey;
  • Go shop around for cheaper boat tickets, it's fixed prices everywhere;
  • Worry about cash or WIFI, there's plenty of ATM's and many bars/restaurants offer free WIFI;
  • Learn rock climbing here, this is where you get spoilt (and hooked) easily.

Some impressions of Railay:


Arring in Railey from Ao Nang by longtail boat.


Railey beach (West).


Railey beach (East).


From West to East inland.


One love reggae bar, East coast.


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Check out the pages of Krabi (town) and Ao Nang as well.


Click here to read more about Krabi (town)!

Click here to read more about Ao Nang!








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