Krabi Area Guide
Railay Bay
Railay Bay
Railay Bay
Railay Bay (อ่าวไร่เลย์). Located on the Southern tip of the Ao Nang Bay, it can only be reached by boat. The destination is split into two distinct areas, Railay West and Railay East. Longtail-boats from Ao Nang arrive at Railay West (which is a protected cove) very known for its turquoise blue waters and powdery white sandy beach. Most of the up market hotels are located on the West shore. Railay East is more of a mangrove forest with limited access to the sea and not suitable for swimming. It offers, beside more budget accommodation, more nightlife, entertainment and restaurants. Railay main attraction, aside of the beach is cliff climbing.
How to get there?
From Ao Nang to Railay by a long-tailed boat, about 15 minutes; 80 Baht/persons, with 8-10 persons is max capacity/boat, this destination is the most popular is due to less time, and shorter distance. In case you travel from Krabi Town, you can take a mini-bus to Ao Nang about 20 minutes. At Ao Nang beach, you can find a boat on the beach easily.

From Krabi Town to Chaofah Pier by a long-tailed boat, about 45 minutes, about 100 Baht/persons. Longer distance/time, but more convenience if you are at Krabi Town. During rainy season, this route is not suitable for travelers.

From Ao Nam Mao near Shell Fossil, also by a long-tailed boat, about 30 minutes. It is shorter for travelers to Railay East. This is an alternative route during rainy season.
Phra Nang Nok Cave or Princess Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nok) Phra Nang Nok Cave or Princess Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nok)
Many visitors to Phra Nang beach simply go there to soak up the sun, laze on the white sand and admire the stunning Krabi scenery. Flanked to its left and right by the neighbouring beaches of East and West Railay, Phra Nang commands an enviable location on the tip of the headland looking out on the emerald expanse of the Andaman Sea. However, some local people visiting Phra Nang aren’t just there to admire the surroundings. They are there to make offerings to Phra Nang herself, the Princess Goddess who is believed to reside in the cave underneath the cliff at one end of the beach.
Area: West Railay
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
How to get there: From Ao Nang, longtail boats can take you directly to Phra Nang beach. Journey time is a little over 10 minutes. If you arrive at West Railay you will need to walk through to East Railay and then follow the path along the beach and around the base of the cliff (towards the Rayavadee Resort) until you reach Phra Nang beach.
Phra Nang Nai Cave or Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai) Phra Nang Nai Cave or Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai)
Located behind Diamond Cave Resort. It's a part of Moo Koh Phi Phi and Nopparatthara Marine National Park. Path is good for visitors to walk through. Cave is pretty short for 10-15 minutes sight-seeing. Don't miss if you come to Railay even though it is quite hard to find.
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission Fee: Adult: 20 Baht / Child: 10 Baht (Price is subject to change without prior notice)
Hot Rock Climbing School Hot Rock Climbing School
We hoist the anchor, set the sail and take you with us for a day in the Andaman Sea on a COLOMBIA 36, SLOPE. We cruise and let you see more than the just usual sights. Hang out on the boat under the shaded area or in the sun. Snorkel directly from the boat and discover the tropical fish and coral reefs underneath. Enjoy!
Area: East Railay
Location: Between Yaya resort, beach front & Bhu Nga Thani resort, 245 Moo 5, Sai Tai, Krabi 81000;
Contact: Tel: 0 7566 2245, 08 5641 9842 (Saralisa); Website: www.railayadventure.com
Bhu Nga Lumjeak Fitness Centre Bhu Nga Lumjeak Fitness Centre
Our guests can have an energizing work out and exercise at our well-equipped fitness centre to stay healthy and in shape over your holidays. The fitness centre provides guests variety of equipment such as bodybuilding and treadmill equipment.
Area: East Railay
Location: 479 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
Hot Rock Climbing School Hot Rock Climbing School
Rock climbing is an exhilarating, challenging, healthy and fun activity unlike any other, and an alternative activity to make your holiday more valuable. When approached in the correct way, it is also nowhere near as dangerous as many people think. One of the great pleasures of the sport is that Rock Climbing cannot always be rigidly structured; every rock face and every climber is different and you learn something new every time you put your feet on the rock. Railay is one of the world’s best places to climb; you have to come here and experience the sport with our experience and professionalism in order to make your holiday truly special.
Area: East Railay
Location: Between Yaya resort, beach front & Bhu Nga Thani resort, 245 Moo 5, Sai Tai, Krabi 81000;
Contact: Tel: 0 7566 2245, 08 5641 9842 (Saralisa); Website: www.railayadventure.com
Sea Cliffs Rock Climbing Sea Cliffs Rock Climbing
PSea Cliffs Rock Climbing in Railay and Tonsai has access to amazing limestone rock formations and offers world class rock climbing. With more than a thousand bolted sport routes, it’s a "must visit" for experienced climbers and a perfect place for first time outdoor rock climbing too. Sea Cliffs Rock Climbing School is located on Railay East only five minutes from the crag.
Location: Box 1 Krabi 81000;
Contact: Tel: 08 4629 2173, 08 5786 3501; Website: www.railayrockclimbing.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Railay Dive Center Railay Dive Center
All the equipment we use are build to be used in this particular environment and specifically for recreational diving purposes. Reliability is ensured by servicing all equipment regularly according to the manufacturers recommendations. All our diving trips are planned with keeping in mind the experience level of the participating divers. No-one is taken to a diving trip that exceeds their experience and training level.
Location: 391/19 Moo 2 Railay, Ao Nang, Muang Krabi 81000;
Contact: Tel: 08 4840 0896, 08 5783 0876; Website: www.railaydivecenter.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.30 am. – 06.00 pm.
Cookery School Cookery School
Railay Phutawan Resort : welcome to Railay Thai Cookery School. Learn how to cook the amazing food of Thailand. The only one school in Railay. Need a break from the busy beach? Join us and share the joy of cooking with our friendly and professional staff. Clean open kitchen surrounded by beautiful nature. Welcome to eat and enjoy the food have cooked in the Peaceful place of the Railay Phutawan Resort.
Location: 1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Railay Phutawan Resort
Bhu Nga Sari Restaurant Bhu Nga Sari Restaurant
Enjoy a creative selection of Thai and Western cuisines, seafood delicacies, as well as a sophisticated selection of outstanding wines available by the bottle or by the glass that will leave you mouth watering. This restaurant is an excellent venue for the ideal breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Area: Railay Beach East
Location: 479 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
Opening Hours: Daily 6.30 a.m. - 11.00 p.m.
Raya Dining Raya Dining
Raya Dining features International Cuisine in an elegant yet informal setting. The intricate carvings of the restaurant's columns reflect the marine life of the area's coral reefs, framing a delicate gold mural depicting a school of swirling dolphin. Begin your day here with an energizing, wholesome breakfast. In the evening, enjoy a sophisticated menu with dishes that range from light offerings and tasty salads to classics such as lobster and tenderloin. Air-conditioned and open-air seating is available.
Area: Railay Beach West
Location: 214 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Rayavadee Resort
Opening Hours: 07.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Viewpoint Restaurant Viewpoint Restaurant
Our Restaurant Chef presents: Mediterranean delights with Asian tastes. Thai herbs and spices combined with delicious recipes from the South Europe. The Viewpoint Restaurant features traditional Thai Dishes, Mediterranean cuisine and Barbeque Seafood at its best. The great choice of delicious and healthy Thai food can be prepared according to your taste. No matter if you like it spicy or not, every course will always be tastefully prepared with the typical Thai Herbs.
Area: Railay Beach East
Location: Moo, 2, Aonang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Railay View Point Resort
Railay Restaurant Railay Restaurant
offer a comprehensive selection of services that will make your holiday so easy and enjoy. Dining is a pleasure at the Princess Restaurant with big pond view. We serve Thai and International delicious dishes.
Area: Railay Beach West
Location: 145 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Railay Princess Resort & Spa
Opening Hours: 07.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Arun Burk Fa Spa Arun Burk Fa Spa
Arun Burk Fa Spa Discover the secret of a touch that will free your body and mind and where you will indulge yourself in a peaceful environment. Simply just by a touch from our well train therapists that you will never forget.
Area: Railay Beach East
Location: 39 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Sunrise Tropical Resort
Spa Type: Hotel and Resort Spa
Bhu Nga Spa Bhu Nga Spa
At Bhu Nga Spa, each of the four treatment rooms has been beautifully designed and equipped with luxury amenities for your most comfort and absolute relaxation. The spa also offers an outdoor Thai massage pavilion and steam/sauna room to accommodate all our guest's needs. Through the skillful use of natural herbal remedies and centuries-old traditions, let the trained hands of our therapists soothe away your worries, as you lose yourself in the delicate scent of aromatic oils and subtle herbs.
Location: 479 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
Spa Type: Hotel and Resort Spa
Railay Spa Railay Spa
Railay Spa promises an exceptional spa experience. With a wide variety of massage and treatment choices, your body and soul will find the rejuvenation that it's seeking. A full complement of treatments can be engaged to provide the most needed healing agents to your body.
Location: 145 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Railay Bay Resort & Spa
Spa Type: Hotel and Resort Spa
Massage Type: Massage Oil, Foot Reflexology
The Thai Ancient Massage The Thai Ancient Massage
Relaxation and health programs in a beautiful ancient Thai style environment. We offer our own techniques, which are safe and effective. It combines the spirit and principle to the traditional Thai massage of the old days, with the scientific study of the human body. All massage therapists are not only well qualified in the area of Thai massage but also in the application of essential oils and aromatherapy. Working in a meditative need it develop an intuition for the energy flow in the body. We can induce deep relaxation as well as reduce stress and nerve tension. Recharge your energy with one of the special treatment, perfectly presented by our massage therapists.
Location: Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Railay View Point Resort
Open Hours: 08.00 am. – 08.00 pm.
Massage Type: Massage Oil, Foot Reflexology, Foot capture line
Shops and souvenir shops Shops and souvenir shops
Railay Bay has many small general convenience stores with various essentials at reasonable prices, considering shipment costs to what is essentially an island. Though most shoppers (souvenir or otherwise) will be better satisfied in nearby Ao Nang, clothing, souvenirs, beach wear and such are all also available in various small shops in Railay East and Railay West. There are no real grocery vendors, so meals are limited to the restaurants, though some small snack items are available in the convenience stores.
Freedom Bar Freedom Bar
The Freedom Bar in Krabi holds regular all-night Full Moon Beach parties for those looking to party the night away. Depending on the season and the mood of the owner, this bar situated on the climbers beach opens and closes at its leisure. The Freedom Bar is located on Ton Sai Beach, across from Railay West.
Location: Ton Sai Beach, Railay West;
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.00 pm. – 01.00 am.
Type: Bar Beer & Live Show
Joy’s Bar Joy’s Bar
Joy’s Bar is actually one of the best bars on the peninsula (Railay Beach) and seems to cover all the bases with ease. With Thai cushions, bar stools, chill-out music, fresh food and Wi-Fi, the bar also offers a wide selection of alcoholic beverages and a beach view.
Location: Nong Thale, Krabi 81000;
Contact: Tel: 0 7562 2163;
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 02.00 am.
Type: Bar Beer
Skunk Bar Skunk Bar
Skunk Bar is actually a reggae bar located on Railay Beach, with food, live DJ, and pool tables and is one of the only bars along this strip that doesn’t churn out reggae hour after hour.
Location: Railay East, Nong Thale, Krabi 81000;
Contact: Tel: 0 7562 2163;
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 pm. – 02.00 am.
Type: Bar Beer