What is the best area to stay on Railay
The peninsula where Railay is located is really small and doesn’t have a defined best area to stay . In 10 minutes we can move from the east to the west, what is important about the location is how close the hotel is to the beach, being able to have breakfast with a view of the beach or enjoy a sunset watching the sun fall over the sea is one of the pleasures offered by the Railay
It is important to know that the Railay can only be accessed by boat or longtail as they call it there.This makes Railay a much quieter destination than its neighbor Ao Nang, and for those looking for a bit of atmosphere Ao Nang is the place to be, for those looking for more peace and quiet the Railay area is the best place to go from the airport to Ao Nang and take a boat there.Some hotels offer a transfer from the airport, which includes the boat ride.
Staying at Railay or at least visiting it for a day is worthwhile. The best beaches are Railay West , where most of the hotels are located, and the beach at Phra Nang Bay , which attracts more visitors.
On the map showing the Railay area you will find the best hotels to stay in .
If you are interested in knowing where to stay on Railay , you may also be interested in knowing where to stay in Ao Nang and where to stay on the Phi Phi Islands.
How to get to Railay Beach
The Railay Peninsula is located on the coast between Krabi Town and Ao Nang and although it is part of the mainland, it is only accessible by boat due to the high mountains surrounding it.Boats leaving Ao Nang usually make two stops, the first at Railay West and the second at Phra Nang Cave Beach.
The boats leave as soon as there are enough people to fill them: in high season this means they leave quite often, but there may be a wait of up to an hour in low season or late at night.However, it is always possible to pay for the whole boat to leave immediately.
There is a direct ferry connection to Railay from the islands of Phi Phi, Lanta and Phuket.
The only way to cross the Railay Peninsula is on foot (no cars or roads), when the tide is low, it is possible to walk to the adjacent Ton Sai beach by crossing the rocks, the longtail boats can be rented from any beach to visit the local islands