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Best places to stay in Railay

By Carles Barcelo. Updated October 27, 2023

The peninsula of Railay is really quite small, and you can cross from east to west in just 10 minutes. Getting a hotel close to the beach is therefore key. There is nothing better than having your breakfast whilst enjoying beautiful beach views or watching the sun set over the sea. These are just some of the little pleasures that Railay has to offer.


It’s important to know that Railay can only be accessed by boat or longtail as they call it here. This makes Railay much quieter than its neighbour Ao Nang. For those looking for somewhere lively, Ao Nang is the place to go. However, if you are looking for something a bit more chilled, then the best place to stay is Railay. In order to get to Railay from the airport, you must first travel to Ao Nang and from there you will need to take a boat. Some hotels do also offer transport from the airport, including the boat trip to Railay.


Staying the night on Railay or at least visiting on a day trip is really worth it. The best beaches can be found in West Railay, which is where the majority of hotels are, as well as the famous Phra Nang Bay beach, which attracts most of Railay´s visitors.

Hotel   Avg price
Avatar Railay
629 Moo 2 , East Railay
94€ - 102$
Hotel   Avg price
Sand Sea Resort
192 Moo 5, Saitai
117€ - 128$
Railay Village Resort & Spa
544 Moo 2
152€ - 166$
Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
479 Railay, Moo
160€ - 174$
Railay Bay Resort & Spa
145 M.2
166€ - 181$
Hotel   Avg price
214 Moo 2
1192€ - 1,299$

If you were interested in finding out where to stay in Railay, you may also be interested in knowing where to stay in Ao Nang and where to stay in Phi Phi.

Best Hotels to stay in Railay




Sheltered by famous high cliffs, jungle, and wildlife sits the Rayavadee in a remote location between several breathtaking beaches of fine white sand, Rayavadee is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in the world.


The spacious luxury villas and pavilions are hidden among lush foliage, each with its own private garden and pool. The spiritual Thai healing traditions at the Rayavadee Spa are the perfect ways to revitalize your senses.


The hotel's four restaurants offer a tantalizing choice of Thai and international cuisine, while the Boutique offers a five-star shopping experience. Rayavadee is the perfect place for couples and families to unwind, relax, and be pampered in luxury.



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Sand Sea Resort

Sand Sea ResortNestled in the Railay West beach, Sand Sea Resort is an ideal spot from which to discover this vibrant city. The hotel lies 1 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities.


The bungalows, cottages and villas at Sand Sea Resort offer impeccable service and the essential amenities to invigorate travellers as they have been carefully designed for the utmost comfort and convenience. Enjoy on-site features like snorkelling and relaxing spa treatments.


For those who’d love a special sunset dinner with fresh seafood dishes and stunning views of the Krabi coast at a beachfront restaurant, Sand Sea Resort is the ideal spot!



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Railay Village Resort & Spa

Railay Village Resort & SpaFor those seeking luxury and privacy, Railay Village Resort & Spa is the perfect destination. Located on the Railay West beach, this property is secluded within a tropical jungle and accessible only by long-tail boat offering its guests an unforgettable experience.


With its luxurious jacuzzi villas and poolside suites, The Resort provides the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or a family holiday. The resort's experienced team of staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of service, ensuring that your every need is met.


Enjoy a kayak ride to the Phi Phi Islands, relax with a traditional Thai massage, or take a dip in the infinity pool while enjoying breathtaking views of the sea.



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Railay Princess Resort & Spa

Railay Princess Resort & SpaSituated in the stunning Railay East Beach, Railay Princess Resort & Spa offers guests a truly idyllic escape. With its clear turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and lush jungle landscape, Railay is a true paradise.


And the resort itself is just as beautiful. Nestled among the trees, The Resort offers stunning views of Petch Mountain. The resort is also just a short walk from the famous Princess Cave Beach.


Offering Seafood, Thai, and International cuisine, the onsite restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends or family. Unmatched facilities and services, including a Waree spa, rooftop pool, and the kid's club, make the perfect choice for an unforgettable holiday.



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Bhunga Thani Resort & Spa

Bhunga Thani Resort & SpaAccessible via the long-tail boat, Bhunga Thani Resort & Spa is a beautiful and secluded resort situated on the Railay East beach, making it a perfect place for those who want an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.


The exquisite colonial-style villas at Bhunga Thani Resort & Spa are the perfect place to relax and unwind. Each villa and room is elegantly furnished and features a private balcony or terrace with stunning views of the sea.


The resort also offers a range of dining options, including an exquisite restaurant serving Thai and international cuisine, where guests can refresh with cocktails and stunning views.



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Railay Bay Resort & Spa

Railay Bay Resort & SpaIf you're looking for a truly luxurious and relaxing experience while exploring nature, Railay Bay Resort & Spa is the ideal place. Situated on the stunning Railay West beach, this four-star resort offers everything you could want for a memorable holiday.


The luxury and spacious Villas and Cottages with private pools are the perfect place to unwind and take in the incredible views.


There are plenty of activities on offer, including kayaking, rock climbing, and snorkelling. And when you're ready to just sit back and relax, the resort's world-class spa is on hand to offer a range of treatments to pamper you from head to toe.



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Avatar Railay

Avatar RailayLocated within the Railay East beach and a 10-minute drive from the Princess Lagoon, Avatar Railay Resort is a great choice for those who want to explore the beautiful beaches of Railay and Ao Nang.


It offers an outdoor pool with a balanced ozone system, an international restaurant, and a cocktail bar. Guests can enjoy activities such as hotel boats, kayaking, and a sun deck.


The rooms, villas, and suites at Avatar Railay Resort are spacious and come with a private balcony. Guests can enjoy treatments at the spa or work out at the fitness centre and feel rejuvenated throughout.



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Carles BarceloCarles Barceló

Running Best Location Hotels since 2009, I've always had a deep curiosity for uncovering new destinations and discovering exceptional hotels. It brings me immense pleasure to share these experiences with the thousands of readers who visit us year after year. Join me on my journey to explore the best destinations worldwide!