Krabi has probably the best
natural coast scenery on this planet, along the coast
and out on the 132 islands.
One of the highlight of this great panoramas is Railay
Beach at Phra Nang Bay on Railay peninsula. Its also
called Ao Nang Beach.
Easy to access when you come on the road from Phuket and
Phang Nga. Just drive straight at the intersection where
the road to Trang turns left, after a few minutes you
will see the road sign pointing to the right towards
Phra Nang or Ao Phra Nang, its all the same.
To reach Phra Nang and Railay Beach its sometimes a
little confusing since the different road signs for Phra
Nang and Railay Beach are pointing in different
directions when you drive along the road.
Railay is a marvelous bay beach with plenty of beach
accommodation, there are no beach villa or a beach
village but some discount and budget hotels. At the
Island off Railay beach are also some low priced
hotels and beach resorts. The luxury hotels at Railay,
Ao Nang and Krabi in general are mostly north of Railay
If you come with the ferry from Phi Phi Islands you will
end up directly at Phra Nang Bay since the ferry stop at
this great Thailand beach.
Railay beach is not accessible by road as it is
surrounded by limestone cliffs, just take a long tail
boat at the waterfront where the road end, its about 200
- 300 baht for a roundtrip.
The boatman will show you Railay Beach west and Railay
Beach east, if you want to stop at one the sandy beaches
just tell, its a real beautiful tropical beach
environment with lush green scenery and warm emerald
You could do snorkeling, and swimming and watch the
great sunsets over the Andaman Sea. Off Railay Beach are
several island with towering limestone cliffs and
attractive white sands. Its notable "chicken island" the
name is because the limestone formation on the island
looks like a gigantic chicken.
Chicken island is just the right spot for a afternoon
tour out of Phra Nang and Railay Beach. Take your
snorkeling gear with and say hello to the fish and
corals, real great colors.
At Railay Beach east and west are plenty of Railay Beach
Hotels and Resorts, like Railay beach resort, Railay bay
resort, Railay beach club and plenty of other Krabi
accommodations near the beach.
The limestone formations are real spectacular and a
great place for rock climbing, it got Krabi and the
Railay Beach area a top reputation for rock climbing.
The right place for your Railay vacation or holiday or
just a Railay day trip. It's worth it since Railay beach
Thailand at Phra Nang Bay has a marvelous beach scenery
as you can see in this Railay photos and pictures here.
Ton Sai is the top climbing spot in the area, more
climbing spots are in secluded areas. Check with the
climbing gear shops if you want. Krabi Rock climbing is
mainly around Railay Beach east, justaround the
peninsular when start at Phra Nang Bay.
Railay Beach is a real unique coastal area, a crescent
shaped coastline cut off from the other beach at the
north by a huge limestone formation extending into the
To reach Railay Beach take a boat at Phra Nang and just
let the boat guy move along Railay beach west, all the
way around the cap beach to Railay beach east. If you
like it just drop off and stay in one of the the Railay
resorts, bungalows, cottages, hotels or other
The Ao Nang Beach area is also Krabi's primary nightlife
spot but no discos and no hanky panky glitter night
business like in Phuket.
Krabi and Railay Beach at Phra Nang Bay is a more family
oriented quiet atmosphere.
The surrealistic limestone formations directly at Railay
Beach is something real unique, there is no other beach
worldwide with such a background.
Railay Beach Krabi at Ao Nang Bay has several good
hotels and beach resorts but there is no nightlife
Actually the whole area at Ao Phra Nang is rather a
nature lover and family oriented tourist destination,
very popular among Scandinavians.
Beside of Ao Nang ?s prime attraction, Railay Beach, a
variety of sport activities are offered, the most famous
is probably Krabi rock climbing at Railay Beach West and
Railay East, Railay East is behind the peninsular easily
accessible with a long tail boat to be rent right on the
At Railay you can have a real quiet pleasure vacation
with beach life, sun, beach resort, massage, spa and
excellent Thai food. At the ?hinterland? is a national
with nature beauty, lush tropical jungle waterfalls and
hill trekking. Scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling and
exploring the limestone islands off Railay Beach could
be done. Very close is Chicken Island with a great white
sandy beach and the fossil beach south of Railay Beach
with millions of shells with all kind of shell