While traveling in Thailand, one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places we came across was the Railay Bay; a perfect picture of a tropical paradise that you could have ever imagined. Although it’s not really an island, technically speaking more of a peninsula, it’s as close to an island as it can be since it is only reachable by boat. Three of its sides are surrounded by the turquoise water while the only one side connected to the mainland is blocked off by some huge and spectacular limestone cliffs covered in lush green forests and jungles all over.
Being constant travelers, we have visited a lot of places until now. But the way Railay enchanted us was truly amazing. This is one of the most captivating places we’ve ever been to, and leaving the place was one of the hardest decisions we’ve had to make during our travel excursions. The beauty of this isolated stretch of Krabi coastline will actually leave you speechless, and if you are looking for a place that can take you away from the hustle and bustle of city, this is your perfect escape haven.
Now the Railay coastline is basically divided into three sections, and all of them are completely different yet equally amazing. First, there is the West Beach, which is full of soft sand and friendly locals and a lot of other usual activities that you can expect islanders to indulge in on a daily basis. Located 10 minutes away on the opposite end, connected through a pathway, is the East Beach, which is narrow and rocky. While both of these beaches are beautiful in their own, the truly isolated and charming beach of the coastline is the Phra Nang Beach.
Phra Nang Beach
Phra Nang, or the Cave Beach, is only accessible through boats, and is the most undeveloped piece of land in Railay. The beach itself shouts pure luxury in every way, with soft velvety sand, a small island at a short distance from the beach, several enchanting caves and rock pools where you can dive and have some fun alone.
In every sense, Railay is a luxury. The sounds of birds, the rains, the impressive cliffs and the turquoise waters, everything on this island makes it very difficult for you to finally move on to your next destination when it’s time. If you ask us about one travel destination we’d never get enough of, Railay would definitely one of the names we would take ones since we still regret leaving it sometimes!
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