Railay Travel Guide

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Railay Overview

A small peninsula located between Ao Nang and Krabi,
Railay (Rai Leh)boasts a large beach that is a popular destination for backpackers and family alike. With calm waters and impressive limestone cliffs surrounded by the Andaman sea, it offers an idyllic location less than a 2 hour boat ride to its busier cousin Phi Phi island. Railey is a world-class rock climbers destination as well. Railey beach as its better known as..basically has two main sides. East and West Railey. Less expensive bookings are mostly on the east's mangrove side while the expensive accommodation dominates the west's large beach front. The two sides are an easy walk apart and the broad relaxing beach is always accessible.

Pra Nang is another fine stretch of sand a short walk from East Railey boasting a famous cave whilst Tonsai, a short jungle hike or boat ride around the cove, is more popular with rock climbers and has its own small day/night life as well as more mid range and lower rooms. All the areas have some sort of climbing although Tonsai seems to be the center of the business. Railey is a laid back Andaman Sea side place that is not only beautiful but still holding its'charm. Railey is only reached by boat, just a short ride from Ao Nang or Krabi town. There are a couple of ATMS available.

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