Railay or Rai Leh is a small peninsula located between the Thai cities of Krabi and Ao Nang in Krabi province. It is accessible only by boat (longtrail) by virtue of the high limestone cliffs that isolate it from the mainland. Small wooden motorboats commute regularly between Krabi and Railay, capable of carrying a dozen of people, the journey takes 40 minutes; in the Andaman Sea. The arrival on-site is very beautiful with the green rocky peaks which surround the bay. Thanks to its cliffs, the place is known worldwide for being an ideal site for climbing. You can also climb by yourself from the rocks to the South West for accessing a lagoon but it is rather dangerous. Also famous for its beaches Phra Nang (often regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world) and Railay Bay West. You can also see monkeys on the spot. You will find a cave on Phra Nang beach with statue and little special offerings because it’s carved male gender in wood in all the colors for the God of fertility.
If you decide to stay in Railay, you will find everything what the tourist needs: restaurants, bars, shops, spots type snack bar on the beach, everything is there. To the East of the peninsula, the beach is not passable and serves only to boats, but it is there that we find all cheap hotels, restaurants and bars.
Be sure that tourists here are mostly young people then you must expect noisy nights.
You can also rent kayaks and make excursions to the nearby islands.
The water is green and transparent, and you can swim quietly; there are no rocks or algae or jellyfish.