Frequently referred to as Rai Leh or Rai Lay, Railay Beach is small peninsula isolated from the mainland situated between Krabi and Ao Nang. The southern Thailand coast is a tropical heaven, with lofty limestone cliffs sheltering amazing beach destinations – by far the most beautiful is Railay Beach. On account of the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access, Railay is only reachable by boat. The beach is completely devoid of cars and roads, thus giving it a typical island feel. Warm waters of the Andaman Sea engulf Railay peninsula, featuring verdant jungle and twisted rock. There’s a host of adventure activities for the more active types – sea kayaking, diving, rock climbing, snorkeling, jungle trekking, elephant trekking, white-water rafting and quad biking. For those inclined to simply kick back and loll by the sea, there’s plenty to offer in the way of shaded laid back beach relaxation, sun, sand and waves.
High Limestone Cliffs
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Located about 45 minutes drive from Krabi International Airport and 15 minutes by long tail boat from Ao Nang Beach, Railay Village Resort & Spa is almost completely engulfed by limestone cliffs on three sides and accessible only by boat.