Beach-lovers and rock climbers come together at Railay Beach in Thailand. With the ability to entertain those looking to jump into the sea and those reaching for the sky, this remote beach is sought after by thousands of tourists each year thanks to world-class rock climbing and beautiful waters. You won’t know where to look first, the reflection of colorful longtail boats reflecting in the dazzling waters, the teetering limestone cliffs, or the fluffy white clouds gliding overhead. While you’ll probably day-trip here from any of the dozens of nearby resorts, you’ll wish you never had to leave.
The first step to reaching Railay Beach is to take a flight to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, then travel to Krabi by train, bus, or another plane ride. Thai Airways, Asia Air, Tiger Airways, and a number of other major airlines fly from Bangkok to Krabi. Travelers can also take the sleeper train to Surat Thani, then an air conditioned bus to Krabi. From Ao Nang Beach in Krabi, you’ll take the short longtail boat ride to Railay Beach.