West Railay - Krabi
Rock-climbers and sun-worshippers alike seek out this near perfect beach for its famous limestone cliffs and world-class hotels. Climbing not your thing? There's volleyball, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling, swimming and diving. The long sandy beach offers perfect sunbathing spots for those who want to do as little as possible. Comfortable and shady hammocks adorn the beachside bars.
There is never a dull moment on Railay’s largest beach. Book a tour, laze in the sun, play sport or stroll through the jungle to another glorious beach all in one afternoon.
The walls of karst limestone attract rock climbers of all ages and experience. The best way to explore the cliffs is to take a tour or a course with one of the many local experienced operators.
Restaurants cater to most tastes. There are cheap eateries offering basic Thai food and mid priced international restaurants. Beach side restaurants set up dining tables on the sand in the late afternoon. Dine on fresh local cuisine and enjoy the breathtaking sunset over the Andaman Sea.
The small Walking Street includes convenience stores, handicrafts, clothing and restaurants. Continue along Walking Street to the path that leads to Railay West. Small restaurants and simple bungalow operations are found along the path. Phra Nang and Ton-Sai beaches are also within walking distance. The Diamond Cave sits at the foot of the limestone cliffs.
West Railay offers a wide choice of accommodation. Impressive five star hotels nestle among the smaller mid range bungalows. Accommodation is scarce in high season, booking early is recommended.