Latest schedule and price update on April 25, 2017
Railay: Far and Away the Best Place for Romance and Adventure
Railay is arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth. Travelers looking for a truly remote, beautiful and exciting holiday will find everything they are looking for on this tiny peninsula that is hardly touched by the modern world. Towering cliffs virtually cut off Railay from the rest of the southern islands and the world beyond. It can only be reached by sea and there are no motorized vehicles on the island.
The isthmus is surrounded by four beaches, each separated from its neighbor by huge cliffs. Railay is Southeast Asia’s premier rock climbing destination. Whether travelers get a kick out of climbing craggy rock formations or watching other people do it while they relax on the beach, climbing is a part of life here, though certainly not the only facet.
Railay is also home to two of Southeast Asia’s finest beaches, Phra Nang and West Railay. The peninsula’s two other beaches, East Railay and Tonsai are also beautiful destinations. East Railay Beach is where the nightlife is happening and Tonsai Beach is a premiere rock climbing destination.
Phra Nang Beach, recently voted one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world, has just the right amount of modern conveniences without the spoils of pollution, traffic and other noises that are commonly found on popular beaches. Roast chicken and salad lunches are cooked on the beach. Modest vendors quietly sell cold refreshments. It is also possible to receive a traditional Thai massage on the beach.
West Railay Beach is particularly magical when the sun goes down. The rock-faces surrounding the beach are silhouetted in an almost other worldly kind of beauty. The Railay Bay Resort has a prime location on this beach and is highly recommended, as is the Railay Village, which has a very nice restaurant. (Note: Many of the resorts on Railay are Muslim owned. The restaurants in these establishments do not serve alcohol. However, it is usually acceptable to purchase beer at the local store and bring it into restaurants that don’t serve.)
Fun activities to experience on Railay include snorkeling, fishing, diving, kayaking, climbing, island hopping and trekking the Railay Lagoon. Setting up group activities can be done easily at railay.com. Various companies have partnered with the site in order to give visitors easy access to all of the Railay’s amenities.
Adventure seekers and families will both feel right at home on Railay, but it is primarily a place that was made for romance. The unique and quiet landscape, beautiful sunsets, glorious beaches and emerald green waters beckon visitors to slow down and enjoy the view in the company of loved ones.
During high season, Railay can get fairly crowded, so it’s a good idea to book accommodations in advance. Travelers often choose to stay in nearby Ao Nang, and visit Railay on day-trips. However, one thing is for certain, if you are in the area, Railay should be top on your list of places to see.
It is easy to make your sailing reservation to Railay online! You can book a ferry boat rental with us. We travel between Phuket and Railay and to Koh Phi Phi Island, Krabi, Ao Nang and Koh Lanta. Visit other beautiful exotic islands in the Krabi Province area. We provide shuttle services from and to hotels. Phi Phi Ferry offers fast, easy and safe travel in the Phuket area island destinations. Book online, print your e-ticket and produce it upon arrival at the gate for quick and comfortable service to this one-of-a-kind destination.