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West Railay Beach showing swimming, a sandy beach and tropical scenes

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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Panan Krabi Resort
Panan Krabi Resort
4 out of 5
945 Moo 2, T. Aonang, Krabi, Krabi
The price is £24 per night from 11 Oct to 11 Oct
This family-friendly Krabi hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Pai Plong Bay, Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. West Railay Beach ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (607 reviews)
"A very standard, okay hotel; not sure "resort" is the right name for this place, since there isn't much outside of just having a place to stay. This property is conveniently located in Ao Nang, near the beach. Amenities wise, the fitness center is pretty small, but the outdoor pool is large and spacious. ..."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

Panan Krabi Resort
Rayavadee
Rayavadee
5 out of 5
214 Moo 2, Tumbon Ao-Nang, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Krabi
The price is £235 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Krabi hotel is within a 5-minute walk of West Railay Beach and East Railay Beach. Phra Nang Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (420 reviews)
"Absolutely stunning location, and a wonderful oasis of a hotel & kind and attentive staff. Very unique experience best enjoyed when the area is quiet. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2021

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Railay Bay Resort and Spa
Railay Bay Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
145 Moo2 Tambol Aonang, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Krabi
The price is £65 per night from 11 Oct to 11 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Krabi resort is within a 5-minute walk of West Railay Beach and East Railay Beach. Phra Nang Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach are also ...
3.9/5Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Beautiful but slightly run down hotel in West Railay. Skeleton crew currently because of covid, so some trash around the property, no spa or bar, and the hotel restaurant/room service is open from 8 to 5. Most people staying had given up on the hotel food and gone to the nearby Walking Street" for ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2021

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Panan Krabi Resort
Panan Krabi Resort
4 out of 5
945 Moo 2, T. Aonang, Krabi, Krabi
The price is £24 per night from 11 Oct to 11 Oct
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5 out of 5
214 Moo 2, Tumbon Ao-Nang, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Krabi
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railay beach, 250, Krabi, Krabi Province
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Railay Princess Resort & Spa
Railay Princess Resort & Spa
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145/1 Moo, 2 Aonang Muang, Krabi, Krabi
The price is £133 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
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