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Pla Luang is moored off Railay and we call this special place home. Below is some information should you like to come visit.

Railay Beach (also spelt Railei) is one of Thailand’s most sought-after beach areas. Just south of Ao Nang Beach, around a rocky headland and accessible only by boat, Railay presents a tranquil and extraordinary world. In just one small peninsula you’ll find gorgeous white sand beaches, soaring limestone cliffs, viewpoints, caves and a lagoon hidden inside the cliffs, shaped and fed by the changing tides. All within walking distance!

At Railay there are no roads; only footpaths. No buses, no cars, just longtail boats. Although it’s actually connected to the mainland, the spectacular Railay Peninsula is effectively cut off from the rest of Krabi by limestone headlands and steep jungle valleys; the only access is by sea. The very picture of tropical paradise, with no roads and no hassle, Railay offers lazy days, adventure forays and chilled-out evenings. Railay West offers perfectly soft sand, a wide beach, informal beach restaurants, friendly locals and a few travellers who just can’t seem to leave.

At sunset the beach is a hive of activity with boats arriving and departing, impromptu games of football, volleyball and takraw (a local game played with a woven ball). The beach faces west, so it’s a great place to just sit and watch a stunning tropical sunset.

Various pathways straight across the peninsula link Railay West with Railay East. You can also walk along the beach at Railay East and along the base of the cliffs to Phra Nang beach (About 20 minutes)

Both Railay West and Phra Nang beaches have surrounding cliffs that twist into fantastic shapes, weathered by the wind and rain over time. Trees and shrubs cling precariously to the rock face, as do rock climbers who come here for sun, sand and the challenge of an overhang or a vertical wall. Most people, however, just come to relax and enjoy.

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    “One of our favorite parts of our trip!”This was such a fun day! Sailing through the gorgeous islands, snorkeling, swimming, jumping off the boat, great food and drinks, a fun/laid back atmosphere, it was awesome…. Read More

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    Munich, Germany
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    “Incredible!” Everything about this cruise was amazing!!! The boat was beautiful, the islands are breathtaking, the sunset was gorgeous, the snorkeling was fun, the vibes were chill, we got to spend a lot of time in each location… Read More

    Corey J

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    “A must do if your in Krabi” One of the most enjoyable excursions i had in Thailand. A great way to explore the coast, sailing around various islands and having the opportunity to snorkel and swim in the beautiful sea…. Read More

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    Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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    “Best thing in Thailand” We traveled through Thailand for ten days, doing something every single day (elephants, tours etc.) and this was our favorite thing from the entire time. It was the one thing we hadn’t planned before arriving… Read More

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    “Our honeymoon , first ever time in thailand” the sunset krabi cruise was my first experience on a junk in the ocean , the staff were awesome , the food was beautiful , and being an older person (55)it was a bit daunting jumping off the deck to snorkel… Read More

    Sheelagh H

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    Great day of sightseeing” Snorkeling, sunbathing, boat jumping and enjoying drinks on the deck were the plan for the day. It was too overcast to see the sunset, but it didn’t matter as we so enjoyed our day…. Read More

    KirstenAlexia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    “By far the Best Island Tour around!!” There are so many options when booking tours that it can be overwhelming. This trip is by far the absolute best! The vibe on the boat is very relaxed and chill but also allows you to have an awesome time. … Read More

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    “Great time” Lots of scenic views, great fun chatting to the other people on the boat from all over the world. Snorkelling, glow in the dark plankton, great food, jumping off the boat, what’s not to love! :-)…

    Dunkstar1

    Johannesburg, South Africa
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    Visited the four islands snorkeling, perfectly safe if your mindful of their safety instructions. Was exhausted but would do it again if I visit Krabi again.

    dennisyao

    Shanghai, China
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    “Just awesome” This was honestly the best activity thing I’ve ever done. I loved every minute of it and would recommend whole heartedly. The scenery is incredible, snorkelling really fun and swimming with the glowing plankton was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Thanks guys!…

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