Enclosed by limestone cliffs, the location and relative isolation of Railay Beach has allowed the area to remain largely unspoiled. Nonetheless, there are some resorts where tourists can stay while enjoying the secluded setting.
Location, scenery, rear pool, sunset on west beach, walk to rock climbing area, seafood barbecue, great rooms, huge comfy bed. Amazing place - would highly recommend this resort.” Ian, United Kingdom
Sand Sea Resort has taken the phrase “location, location, location” to heart. It is situated at the heart of Railay Beach, putting every restaurant and amenity within walking distance of the place. Not that you would be tempted to leave the resort, as it offers different activities to guests, including snorkeling and fishing. It has a spa within the facility, and it also has a restaurant, which serves local and international cuisine.
Sand Sea Resort
Address: 192 Moo 5, Saitai, Muang Krabi , 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: from 2,673.25 THB (78 USD) per night for two persons
Access: Sand Sea Resort is 15 minutes away from Ao Nang Beach
“Location and facilities are great. Staff is friendly. Breakfast is excellent. We arrived early and had free early check in. Restaurant and other shops just round the corner. Easy to reach by boat from different locations (drop off right at the beach in front of the entrance).” Filippo, Italy
Railay Village Resort & Spa is isolated, even by Railay Beach standards. It is only accessible by boat, being surrounded by limestone caves. Far from being boring, the resort actually offers a lot of activities for guests, including caving, snorkeling, and hiking, not to mention the water sports by the beach. The hotel’s restaurant is known for its seafood barbecue.
Railay Village Resort & Spa
Address: 544 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: from 3,825 THB (111 USD) per night for two persons
Access: It is a 15-minute boat ride away from Ao Nang Beach
Very comfortable and beautiful place, few minutes walk from Railay east or west, great spot to watch the sunrise. I would recommend it! Serena, Denmark
Sunrise Tropical Resort lies at the East part of Railay Beach, a much quieter spot compared to other areas in the vicinity. The structure offers a modern take on Thai architecture, and the surroundings are filled with greenery. Railay Rock Climbing Point is less than a kilometer (0.6 mi) away from the resort. Guests can coordinate with the front desk in case they want to go trekking, rock climbing, kayaking, or snorkeling within the area. Also near the area is Princess Lagoon and Phra Nang Cave. Sunrise Tropical Resort has an in-house restaurant. It also hosts seafood barbecues nightly.
Sunrise Tropical Resort
Address: 39 Moo 2, Aonang, Muang, Krabi, 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: From 1,750 THB (51 USD) per night for two persons
All the villas were secluded from one another and no noise was noted other than the bird and monkey life. Breakfast included a wonderful array of different foods. Loved the location and landscape. The spa was excellent, professional and a perfect salubrious setting to relax in. All staff that we encountered were only too happy to assist as needed and were very professional and polite. You are guaranteed a perfect night's sleep on very comfortable beds, in villas with air conditioning, great sized bathrooms and loved the decor of the villas. Geography and landscape is stunning, with the aqua coloured water, high limestone cliffs rising up out of the water. We were fortunate to organise a boat trip through the Rayavadee to island hop and snorkel, a trip we will always remember. Scott, Australia
You would think that a relatively isolated area such as Railay Beach would not have a luxurious resort, but Rayavadee proves that this is not the case. The resort brings luxury and nature together, creating a tropical luxury resort unlike any other. The resort has its own in-house spa and souvenir shop, as well as three restaurants.
Address: 214 Moo 2 T. Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi, 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: From 11,652 THB (339 USD) per night for two persons
We loved Railay, and the natural beauty of this spot. Our bungalow was a delight. Yes, there are a lot of steps to get to your room, but this creates a view to be treasured. Do use the lift to move luggage. The bed was comfortable. There was almost always a nice breeze. We spent lots of time on the porch looking out over the water. Wi-Fi was pretty fast and functional. Breakfast was terrific! We felt looked after by the staff and secure. We could walk everywhere. We would definitely come back again. Susan, USA
Railay Garden View Resort offers rustic accommodations for those who want to experience a unique vacation. Guests can stay in hillside bungalows made of traditional materials. The beds come with canopies that give a romantic feel to it. Each room, which comes with a fan, has its own balcony overlooking the sea. Railay Garden View Resort has a breakfast-only restaurant.
Railay Garden View Resort
Address: 147 Moo.5, Saithai (Railay East), 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: From 950 THB (28 USD) per night for two persons
Access: It is 15 minutes away from Phra Nang Beach
This is the most incredible hotel I have ever stayed in, beautiful resort and the most incredible, polite, helpful staff I have ever encountered. I could not recommend this place highly enough! If ever I come to Hoi An again this is certainly the place I would stay. We would have extended if we were not on a tour. The staff make this place everything it is and our stay was incredible. Laura, United Kingdom
Bhu Nga Thani is quite close to the pier, which means that it is easy for guests to bring their luggage to and from the resort. Aside from having beautiful facilities, Bhu Nga Thani offers great services as well, from helpful staff, delicious food served at the restaurant, to high-speed Internet. This is your home away from home, if your house happens to be nestled by the mountain side while facing the sea. Island hopping and snorkeling can be arranged at the tour desk.
Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
Address: 479 Railay, Moo 2, Ao Nang, 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: From 3,391 THB (99 USD) per night for two persons
Access: It is a 15-minute boat ride from Nam Mao Pier
The Railay Princess resort was perfect for us. The views of cliffs from our balcony were outstanding and the location to the pier and beaches was perfect. The airport transfer was flawless, even though we arrived in the evening to the Krabi airport. Staff is helpful and breakfast is tasty. Highly recommended. Propeller 15, USA
Railay Princess Resort & Spa just has about everything that you could wish for: proximity to the attractions of Railay Beach, complete amenities, good food, and beautiful surroundings. Fun fact: wild monkeys sometimes visit the resort in the afternoons to scrounge for food.
Railay Princess Resort & Spa
Address: 145/1 M.2 Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi, 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: From 1,976 THB (57 USD) per night for two persons
Excellent location, amazing beach in front of the hotel and lively, beautiful area (lot of bars, restaurants and travel agencies nearby, walks to the other side of the peninsula, climbs, monkeys, etc. :) ). Boats are just outside the hotel on the beach, easy to visit any of amazing islands nearby. Water is clean and very warm. The pool at the beach side is amazing. We loved that they even provide beach blanket and towels and beach bag, which are very convenient! Lot of amenities in the room, cheap mini bar and free bottled drinking water every day. Breakfast is nice in the restaurant right at the beach, tasty and plenty of choice. The rooms are huge and comfortable. Medical service and mini market on site. Excellent hotel transport service from the airport, not even 1 step to walk or carry your luggage - for an absolutely competitive price. Staff always present, very helpful and flexible. The service they provide would be a 5 star in Europe. Lilla, Belgium
Admittedly, Railay Bay Resort & Spa is on the high end of the price scale. Nonetheless, the price is worth it, given the level of service and the kind of amenities you get in exchange. Guests have a variety of accommodations to choose from in Railay Bay Resort & Spa, from tropical cottages to deluxe villas. It also has an in-house restaurant, which specializes in seafood dishes. The establishment also offers several activities, such as canoeing and rock climbing. Guests can get a soothing massage at the in-house spa.
Railay Bay Resort & Spa
Address: 145 M.2 Ao-Nang, Muang District, Krabi, 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: From 2,940 THB (85 USD) per night for two persons
Without a doubt the best resort I stayed in while in Thailand. Best room (with pool access), gigantic bed, very clean, fun and intimate pool, amazing view from the porch. Don't worry about it being in the east side of Railay, it's literally a 2 minute walk. Tal, Israel
Avatar Railay is a new hotel in the area. Nonetheless, it is quickly gaining a reputation for itself for its comfortable beds, good location, delicious food, and reasonable rates. Those who want to try out spelunking can do so here, as Phra Nang Cave is only 900 meters (2,953 feet) away from Avatar Railay. Both Princess Lagoon and Railay Rock Climbing Point are 800 meters (2,625 feet) away from the resort, thereby providing guests with more activities to try out during their stay here.
Address: 629 Moo 2, East Railay, Aonang, Muang, Krabi, 81000 Railay Beach, Thailand
Price: From 1,700 THB (49 USD) per night for two persons
Comfort amidst isolation
Just because Railay Beach is located in an isolated area does not mean that you have to rough it out on your stay there. These various resorts and hotels provide you with comfortable amenities that will heighten your enjoyment of your stay in the archipelago.
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