These Photos Will Convince You to Go to Railay Beach, Thailand

Railay Beach is a small but popular beach town on the coast of the Krabi province in Thailand. It’s located on the neck of a peninsula and surrounded by karst mountains – which means it can only be reached by boat. The town itself straddles the narrowest part of the peninsula. Because of it’s size, the town is completely walkable. The only vehicles you see are small motorbikes for transporting goods from ships to the various shops. 

The first time I saw a picture of Railay Beach, I wasn't very impressed. But the more I read about it, the more it seems like the quintessential Thai island getaway - complete with long tail boat rides, stunning sunsets, and secluded beaches surrounded by lush mountains. Of the places we visited in Krabi (the other two being Koh Lanta and Koh Ngai), Railay Beach quickly became my favorite. It's not hard to see why: 

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On our first night in Railay Beach, we were gifted with the most stunning sunset. Dare I say it is the most incredible one I’ve ever seen. There is a rain storm in the distance over what looks to be Phuket. The long tail boats bob up and down in the water as deep yellows and orange hues take over the sky. It started to rain but that only seemed to add to the amazingness of this moment. In that moment, it finally started to sink in that we were in Thailand. A country that has been number one on my bucket list for years. What an incredible welcome. 

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