What to Do for Fun at Railay Beach
Railay boasts a variety of attraction, from its main beaches at Railay West and Railay East to the more inland natural spots. Laid-back and friendly, Railay has a number of attractions that are sure to entertain.
1. Rock Climbing
This is the best place to go to rock climb Thailand and is popular with experts and casual climbers alike. A whole range of climbs are available, including for beginners, and you can hire a guide to take you. The cliffs and rocks are impressive and many of the instruction sites are near to accommodations, so they are easy to find. You can also rent equipment for solo journeys if you won’t be going with a guide.
2. Hidden Lagoon (Sa Phra Nang)
The Hidden Lagoon is hard to get to and shouldn’t be attempted if you are alone. If you are in good shape, though, it can be an amazing experience. The lagoon can be nothing more than a muddy pool at low tide, so plan to get their at high tide. It is located between Ao Phra Nang beach and Railay East, and getting there requires climbing up and down rocky and sometimes muddy hills and slopes. It can be a little dangerous, but if you get to the pool at high tide you will be rewarded with a peaceful and beautiful site.
3. Diamond Cave
This is a very large cave that is located between the main part of Krabi and the Railay Peninsula. You can spot bats amid the impressive rock formations. The cave does have an entrance fee of 40 bahts.
4. Princess Cave / Phallic Temple
This cave is home to many decorative symbols and offerings and is location of many fishermen’s’ prayers to the sea princess who is supposed to live here. The caves themselves are very impressive and it is a good place to visit to get a glimpse of spiritual life in Railay.