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West Railay Beach

Enjoy the scenery on this secluded beach isolated from towns by limestone cliffs, where rock climbers find fun and challenge.

West Railay Beach is a scenic stretch of sand on the western part of a small peninsula in southern Thailand. It is known for its challenging limestone crags great for free climbing and ropes work. Watch rock climbers attempting to conquer the cliffs that separate the isolated beaches here from the town and province of Krabi.

Rent a boat or ferry from the beach and travel to Phi Phi Island and other destinations. Ride on a long-tail boat for a unique Thailand experience. Gaze back at the dramatic cliffs and snap photos of the spectacular scenery. The views are particularly enchanting at dusk, when the sun descends beyond the horizon.

Embark on a trek along the meandering paths under jungle cover. Relax on the sand and enjoy the serenity in this isolated oasis. Beachcomb for shells and other treasures and cool down in the Andaman Sea after sunbathing.

Try some of the many activities available on the Railay Peninsula, such as rock climbing, sea kayaking and scuba diving. Go snorkeling in the sea and spot the range of colorful fish. For a bit more adventure inland, try whitewater rafting, quad biking or elephant trekking.

Follow the trails that lead between resorts and lush, tropical forests to the beach’s counterpart, East Railay Beach. Here, you will find the docking point for boats arriving from Krabi. Climb to the Railay Beach Viewpoint for excellent views of both East and West Railay.

Just north of the beach, visit Ton Sai, which is known as a backpacker haven due to its laid-back vibe. Walk or kayak to the Prah Nang Cave and neighboring beach.

West Railay Beach is in the southwestern part of the Krabi province in southwestern Thailand. Since high limestone cliffs block off the roads, it can only be reached by boats from Ao Nang to East Railay Beach. See some of the luxury resorts in the area and go to the nearby Heaven 7 children’s park that has panoramic coastal views.


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Railay Bay Resort and Spa

Railay Bay Resort and Spa

145 Moo2 Tambol Aonang, Krabi
3.8
of 5, from 696 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Krabi resort is within a 10-minute walk of West Railay Beach, East Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach. Princess Lagoon and Phra Nang Cave are also within 10 minutes.

£90
Sand Sea Resort

Sand Sea Resort

Railay Beach, 192 Moo 5, Saithai, Krabi
4.0
of 5, from 1,044 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Krabi, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of West Railay Beach and East Railay Beach. Phra Nang Cave and Princess Lagoon are also within 9 mi (15 km).

£110
Bhu Nga Thani Resort and Spa

Bhu Nga Thani Resort and Spa

479 Moo 2, Railay East, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi
4.1
of 5, from 380 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Krabi hotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of East Railay Beach, West Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach. Princess Lagoon and Phra Nang Cave are also within 5 minutes.

£382
Rayavadee

Rayavadee

214 Moo 2, Tumbon Ao-Nang, Amphur Muang, Krabi
4.8
of 5, from 252 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Krabi hotel is within a 10-minute walk of West Railay Beach, East Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach. Princess Lagoon and Phra Nang Cave are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£117
Railay Village Resort

Railay Village Resort

544 Moo 2 Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi
4.1
of 5, from 237 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Krabi resort is within a 10-minute walk of West Railay Beach, East Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach.

£11
Rapala Rock Wood Resort

Rapala Rock Wood Resort

559 Moo2 T.Aonang, Railay Beach, Krabi
3.8
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Krabi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of East Railay Beach, Princess Lagoon and Phra Nang Beach. Phra Nang Cave and West Railay Beach are also within 10 minutes.

£65
Railay Princess Resort & Spa

Railay Princess Resort & Spa

145/1 Moo, Krabi
3.9
of 5, from 511 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Krabi resort is located near the bay, steps away from East Railay Beach, Phra Nang Beach and Princess Lagoon. West Railay Beach and Phra Nang Cave are also within 10 minutes.

£56
Avatar Railay

Avatar Railay

629 Moo.2, Krabi
4.4
of 5, from 238 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the bay, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of East Railay Beach, Princess Lagoon and Phra Nang Cave. Phra Nang Beach and West Railay Beach are also within 10 minutes.