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PICTURE THIS #04: RAILAY

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Railay in the province of Krabi is one of those destinations where we prefer to come back every year. Railay consists of four beaches, a walking street, a hidden lagoon, a number of caves and towering limestone formations. In Railay there is a beach that we are really in love with, Phra Nang Beach. A wonderful destination! More about Phra Nang Beach can be found in our extensive article about Railay. Of course you can also have a look at the pictures of Railay below. Probably you will become as big a fan of this paradise as we are!

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In and around Railay

We have picked a number of nice locations for you. Such as well-appreciated restaurants, places to go out and sights worth seeing, you’re here now anyway! We hope this will make your visit to Railay even more fun! Via the InfoBox below you can find more information about the subject per tab.

  • Railay Garden View Resort | At Railay East
    Cheap resort located in the quieter part of Railay East.
  • Avatar Railay Resort | At Railay East TIP
    Our favourite resort in Railay! Super friendly manager, great rooms, nice restaurant, nice pool and cool garden!
  • Railay Great View Resort | At Railay East
    Fantastic views from the infinity pool and rooms!
  • Sunrise Tropical Resort | At Railay East
    Fine resort with a good restaurant, not far from Phra Nang Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand.
  • Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa | At Railay East
    Special and beautiful resort with hospitable staff and very spacious rooms.
  • Railay Village Resort & Spa | At Railay West TIP
    The only resort on our list that is located on the beach of Railay West. Lovely pool view rooms and a great crew.
  • Rayavadee | At Phra Nang Beach
    Super the luxury resort which is located on our favorite beach (Phra Nang Beach) with a special restaurant (The Grotto). Top location for a honeymoon!

Curious about the best hotels in Railay? Then read “Best hotels in Railay Beach”.

  • Sunrise Tropical Restaurant TIP
    Delicious Thai and western dishes that you can eat both indoors and outdoors. This restaurant is located at the footpath on Railay East in the direction of Phra Nang Beach.
  • Railay Family Restaurant
    Run by a very nice and hardworking family in the centre of Railay Walking Street. Good and cheap!
  • Avatar Railay Bistro TIP
    Cosy restaurant where you can hang out in the beanbags after dinner with a tasty cocktail in your hand. This restaurant is part of our favorite resort in Railay, Avatar Railay.
  • Abdul Food Corner
    Not a real restaurant but if you want a quick snack or a delicious crispy roti pancake you have to visit Abdul. Located at the beginning of Railay Walking Street from Railay West.
  • Kohinoor Indian Restaurant
    For years in the top three of TripAdvisor and that’s not for nothing. Delicious Indian food in the centre of Railay Walking Street.
  • The Grotto
    Part of the super-luxury Rayavadee. Dine in style at a unique location. It looks like you’re a guest in a cave here.
  • Govinda’s at the Beach
    For anyone who (once) wants to eat something without meat. The vegan hotspot is located in Railay Walking Street and not far from the Railay West beach.
  • Crêpe & Waffle Homemade
    The name says it all, (Thai) pancakes and waffles, ideal for a tasty snack during your stay in Railay.
  • De snackbootjes op Phra Nang Beach
    Not a restaurant but so special that food belongs in this list. Order some food on the longtail boat and it will be prepared in front of you on the same boat. You can also come here for a refreshing drink! TOP!

If you want to know more about the restaurants below read our article “Best restaurants in Railay Beach”.

Railay does not have large clubs or other large-scale entertainment venues, but that’s the charm of Railay! Is there nothing to do in the evening? Sure there is! In Railay Walking Street there are a number of bars where you can chill out and have a drink. Along Railay East is a (partly elevated) concrete path where a number of nice bars can be found. Almost at the end of the concrete path is the Tew Lay Bar. This bar has a very cool terrace with beautiful views over the bay of Railay East. To get there you keep following the path of Railay East in a northerly direction. The Tew Lay Bar is a bit further than the Last Bar (which is not the last bar). From the floating pier on the east side of Railay you are about 10 minutes away. Have fun!

  • How to get to Railay from Ao Nang
  • How to get to Railay from Krabi (Town)

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