Things to do in Railay beach

man climbing cliff beside beach

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So you are in Krabi ad wondering what to do? Thailand boasts some of the most amazing and pristine beaches. One less known destination and surely one of the best and most visited places is Railay Beach. The beach is situated 11 kilometers from the town of Krabi and is a dreamy gem just accessible by motorboat. Even if this is not an island, it certainly does feel like one. This is because even if the beach forms part of the mainland, the area is surrounded by huge towering limestone mountains.

How to get to Railay beach from Krabi airport? Is it possible to drive to Railay beach?

The short answer is no. There is no road or car access to the Railey beach. 

Taking the Longtail Boat from Ao Nang to Railay Beach is the fastest way to get there.

From Krabi town to Railay beach

From Krabi airport to Railay beach

From Koh Phi Phi to Railay beach


Railay Beach is the best destination for visitors and travelers who want to immerse themselves in a paradise setting, as well as a superb add-on to the Krabi itinerary. There are lots of things to see and do in this place, such as:

Relax at the Amazing Beach

The most important reason why you visit this place is to witness the stunning beaches. Even if there are many activities to pursue here, the number one reason why many visitors flocked to this beach is to unwind on the stunning beaches. Signature limestone cliffs surround the beach on either side of the crescent-shaped shore. During low as well as shoulder seasons, there are only a few visitors who visit the place. So, you will find yourself alone, most especially in the morning.

Rock Climbing

Everyone from children to middle-aged thrill finders is scaling the cliffs. There are many climbing schools at Ton Sai Beach and Railay East Beach, such as the Cliffs Man and King Climbers. Courses available are from newbies to seasoned hikers, and with an option of more than 650 routes, there is enough here to keep climbers busy.

man climbing hill during daytime


Island Hopping

Many local islands lay off the shore from the beach. Visits to these amazing islands are just possible by boat. If the weather is good, an island hopping tour makes for the best thing to do on this beach. Railay Islands are easily accessible by partaking in a tour or by hiring a boat for a few hours of fun touring around from one island to another. Stop along the way to take pleasure in the island beaches as well as diving and snorkeling.

There are some different touring options to think of when you decide to do island hopping. The classic route is the four-island boat tour, touring from Railay Beach to four different islands.

Visit Diamond Cave

This is also worth visiting; the well-marked path starts at the north part of Railay Beach east. It does not take long to reach the place, and lights, as well as a wooden walkway, have been set up inside.  The Diamond Cave features a high roof, various species of bats, stalactites, and stalagmites and is considered a true wonder of nature. You need to pay a few amounts as an entrance free.

Railay Beach is a perfect holiday destination for friends and family members. There are a lot of things to do and see in this place that will surely make your stay memorable and unforgettable.

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