Best area to stay in Railay
The peninsular 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.