Need to take boat to/from the hotel from Krabi. Cost is 100 baht per person, need to wait until the boat is full before they will leave so allow plenty of time. Monkey leap from tree to tree outside of the rooms which was good. Food/drinks are about x2 the cost of the Krabi as captive audience. Lots of climbing opportunity, nice beach and sand. good experience.
You should grt there through Railay east pier if you don't want to carry your luggage into anlong tail boat floating 100meters from the shore, but even if you do it the hard way the place is absolutely worthit. The kind of beach i was dreaming of when i decided to go to Thailand with vertical rocks comming out of the water on the sides nice places to go by kayak and fewer people than ypu imagine
Lovely resort, right next to the pier 5 minutes from the beach. resort is lovely 2 pools and a really nice spa we had massages treatments we're very nice overlooking the lake. rooms are nice and spacious.
Hotel was pleasant enough, nice little pool, ok breakfast, good size villa, free wifi, good restaurant with the same slightly haphazard service we experienced throughout railay. Room service was very good. Just don't expect a super luxurious place but quality was fair given the price paid. Would go back.
We ended our trip in Thailand with a 5 night stay here and couldn't have been happier.
We had a Sunrise Tropical Cottage right along the water on the east side of the resort (facing away from Railay). The view was great and we spent a good part of each afternoon relaxing on the balcony. We saw monkeys in the next tree over one morning.
The pool is excellent - looks just like the photos. Again, the infinity pool has a great view of the cliffs of Railay. It was absolutely spotless, despite being nestled in the trees.
I have no idea what the other reviewers are talking about regarding the staff. We found them to be incredibly helpful and warm. We had a problem with the AC one day - they were there in 5 minutes and had it fixed within 15. They even sent guys over on the longtail boat to help unload our bags (in the rain!). And then while we were waiting on the pier another staff person who was just going home helped us call our van service. Can't ask for much more.
Restaurant food was great and reasonably priced (for a hotel restaurant). Wait staff were so friendly, felt like friends by the end of our stay.
If you are looking for somewhere with immediate beach access this may not be the best bet - although the 15 minute walk to Railay East is along a well-lit and paved trail. The trade-off for this is staying in a quiet and secluded resort. Would definitely stay here again.
On this particular part of the beach it was the nicest place to stay at, BUT it was a bit difficult to get to as the description for the hotel information isn't very "informing" The hotel is located on Tonsai Beach, (not mentioned, we had to figure it out ourselves) which is the beach over to Railay Beach. Once you get to Tonsai which is a beautiful short tailboat ride from Ao Nang Beach, the hotel is at the top of hill which you have to walk with all your luggage so pack light, but there's no need to leave that area and hang out in the main krabi town, everything you need and more is already there! its a beautiful location once you get there.
Amazing stay. Loved it here. Brand new and clean (apart from the little ants but that's simple - don't leave food open in your room just keep everything in the fridge its not a problem - its the same everywhere. Be really careful if walking around anywhere when its wet if you're wearing thongs or rubber soles as the new walkways are like ice skating if you're not careful. You learn to shuffle your feet - and I'm generally a fast walker - it can be that slippery. Also the new paths in some areas are uneven - with plants growing in-between at a lower level - its not the most practical pathway.
Although on a peninsula, visitors reach Railay Beach only by boat, 10 minutes from Ao Nang and 30 minutes from Krabi. The West Beach, surrounded by scenic limestone cliffs and tropical jungle, beckons sunbathers with soft sand and spectacular sunsets. The fantastic limestone cliffs challenge rock climbers from around the world, while instructors lead classes for less-experienced climbers.
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