Railay Beach – The Seaside Paradise

Railay Beach | Image Credit: By Mark Fischer [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>], <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ARailay_Beach_at_Sunrise.jpg">via Wikimedia Commons</a>

Railay Beach | Image Credit: By Mark Fischer [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

If you set foot on a heavenly stretch of white sand running along the beautiful blue sea in the Krabi Province of Thailand, you can be sure that you are standing on Railay Beach.

How to get there
Once in Thailand, you can catch a flight or bus from Bangkok to Krabi or Phuket, from where you can get on board a small boat or ferry. You can rest in a Phuket luxury resort for some time. Many options like COMO Point Yamu, Phuket are available for this purpose. Another option is getting a boat from Ao Nang, which is a mere 10 minutes distance from the Railay Beach.

Getting familiar
Railay is a widespread beach with three separate areas, namely the Phra Nang Beach, West Railay Beach, and the East Railay Beach.

What to see
The Diamond Cave or the Phra Nang Cave is a famous attraction on the Railay Beach. With its naturally illuminated walking paths, this is quite a beautiful sight. The Phra Nang Beach had been named after a princess, whose remembering temple, the Phra Nang Shrine can be seen on the beach. There is also a nice lagoon and a high viewpoint, which you might enjoy seeing.

What to do
Railay is a famous spot for rock climbing, with a steady range of steep mountains that make the adventure somewhat challenging. Diving, Snorkeling, and Kayaking can also be added to your activity list.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+