Railay Peninsula in Krabi - amazing nature, beaches, caves

I can not write your review about the peninsulaReilly in Krabi province. It is for him that many come to Krabi, and in particular to Aonang (from there closest to the peninsula). Naturally, this is not about the winterers, but about those who are for a couple of weeks. However, wintering campers go there quite often, because the beaches are excellent there, and only 10 minutes by boat.

On Riley we drove bye lived in Aonang 2 months. A good place for wintering, still remember with warmth. By the way, if you rent a house in Krabi, I remind you that we have personally collected me catalog of houses in Krabiwhere more than 70 houses with a map and photo. Accommodation for a short period while you are looking for a house can be booked through RoomGuruThis is the most convenient service.

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What is Reilly

Railay is a peninsula (not an island) thatlocated in Krabi province near Aonang. Sometimes it is also called Railay, Rayleigh, Riley, Riley, or Raleigh, since in English it is written Railay and everything is pronounced as it will. It’s right to say Riley, well, and Riley is more familiar, for some reason, everyone writes this everywhere ...

So Riley is the name of two beaches on this one.Peninsula, East Railay Beach and West Railay Beach. The peninsula can be said to be a cult place, people come here from all over the world, since the beaches here are considered to be very good and belong to some TOPs. There is also the mecca of rock climbers, for one of the beaches of Ton Sai is very well suited for this activity.

In general, many come here for 1-2 weeks to stay away from civilization, because there is almost no here. A number of cafes, bungalow type hotels, that's all. Well, and amazing nature of course. Beautifully so that you want to swear.

My impressions

Of course, I liked Riley. There, indeed, good beaches and not so ebb. After all, on the same Aonang beach, even a small ebb makes the sea shallow enough. Children splash well, but it's difficult for an adult to swim. And what an amazing nature on Railay, the rocks around, the turquoise sea, peace and quiet, a kind of small tropical paradise.

On the other hand, I like beaches, and on Samuiand on Phuketand even in Hua Hin. Everywhere is good in its own way and every place hasits pluses. In the case of Reilly, this place is for short-term recreation, but not for living or wintering. Although, probably, someone will be able to live in a bungalow for several months, but this is more likely to relate to rest when nothing else is needed.

To the boat you need to go knee-deep in water

To the boat you need to go knee-deep in water

Let's sail from Ao Nang to Raleigh

Let's sail from Ao Nang to Raleigh

West Railay is very beautiful

West Railay is very beautiful

West Railay is very beautiful

West Railay is very beautiful

There are amazing rocks around

There are amazing rocks around

Typical longtail boats

Typical longtail boats

Climbers can be found on the way to Ton Sai

Climbers can be found on the way to Ton Sai

Swim at West Railay

Swim at West Railay

Conquerors railey

Conquerors railey

The road from West Rail to East

The road from West Rail to East

Some backyards are unflattering.

Some backyards are unflattering.

Garbage is taken out, but it is still enough

Garbage is taken out, but it is still enough

Unfriendly fence

Unfriendly fence

Life on Reilly flows slowly and unhurriedly.

Life on Reilly flows slowly and unhurriedly.

Beautiful road to Pranang beach

Beautiful road to Pranang beach

Beautiful road to Pranang beach

Beautiful road to Pranang beach

On Pranang beach, everyone was very interested in a couple of climbers.

On Pranang beach, everyone was very interested in a couple of climbers.

Pranang Beach is impressive, as is West Riley.

Pranang Beach is impressive, as is West Riley.

View from Pranang Beach (Raleigh Peninsula)

View from Pranang Beach (Raleigh Peninsula)

I never understood what the buzz, be on the beach and burn from the heat

I never understood what the buzz, be on the beach and burn from the heat

What to look at Riley and what to do

List

Usually they come here in the morning, and leave in the evening,hours at 18 before sunset. Many come for a few days, so as not to dangle here and there. Therefore, in addition to sunbathing all day, you can also walk along the peninsula. It is compact, pretty quickly you can get around. You will not see sights exactly here, because the main thing is nature.

  • The beaches. First of all, you can walk on all the beaches, walking around. But about the beaches below.
  • Phranag Nai Cave.
  • Cave with phallus (Phranang Cave).
  • Climbing on Ton Sai. You can purposefully go to Ton Sai to climb over the rocks. There is an instructor and equipment hire. 500-1000 baht cost, depending on time and other conditions.
  • Observation deck.
  • Walking Street.
  • Ride on a kayak (canoe). It costs 200 baht per hour, or 900 baht for the whole day. At a minimum, there is on West Railay, but it may well be found on other beaches.

Beaches on the Raleigh Peninsula

West Railay is most suitable for swimming.Phranang. The second one is more beautiful, but on the first one, there are fewer people and less infrastructure. However, as I said, if you come for the whole day, it’s not a problem to visit both. East Railay is not suitable for swimming and you will pass it moving between the first two. And Ton Sai for rock climbers, and in the evening there you can hang out in the cafes a bit.

Map of the peninsula Railay and beaches

Map of the peninsula Railay and beaches

Phranag Nai Cave (Dimond Cave)

The entrance to the cave is 200 baht per adult, 100 per child. It is rather ordinary, but for those who have never been, it can be interesting. In any case, from East Raily to go to her 10 minutes, so close. This is probably the main attraction on Raleigh.

On the way to the cave Phranang Nai Cave there are others smaller.

On the way to the cave Phranang Nai Cave there are others smaller.

Entrance to the Pranang Cave

Entrance to the Pranang Cave

Phranang Nai Cave

Phranang Nai Cave

Phranang Nai Cave

Phranang Nai Cave

Phranang Nai Cave

Phranang Nai Cave

Cave with phallus (Phranang Cave)

This is not exactly a cave, rather a recess in the wall. It is located on the Pranang beach on its left edge. It is impossible not to notice, there is always a handful of people there. True, I read that they threatened to remove all the objects of worship there, but, until nothing was removed, the place that was prayed could touch the fear.

Cave with phallus or Phranang Yai

Cave with phallus or Phranang Yai

Viewpoints

Sites two. The first in the west of the peninsula between the beaches of Pranag and West Rails. Not very popular.

The second in the east of the peninsula between the beachesPranang and East Rails. The view is beautiful, but the road there is an amateur, to put it mildly. We'll have to climb the stones vertically upwards, staining in red clay. The rise takes about 10 minutes. From the top you can see two Raleigh beaches at the same time. Further the path continues and you can get to the lagoon. But the path to it is even more thorny, there are almost vertical sections. I did not have time to reach, thanks to the readers of our blog, who reached the lagoon and sent photos.

Let on the lookout for an amateur

Let on the lookout for an amateur

Laguna (Photo by Alena)

Laguna (Photo by Alena)

If you go further, there will be a lagoon (Photo by Alena)

If you go further, there will be a lagoon (Photo by Alena)

Walking street

Of course, no relation to Pattayahas, just a small and short street. There is nothing to see, there are only cafes, shops for tourists, and a few guest houses. But it is necessary to eat and drink somewhere, so the most it is to rest here. Keep in mind that prices are slightly higher than in Aonang.

Walking street

Walking street

How to get to Reilly

Description

On Aonang beach, in the place where the main roadrests perpendicular to the sea and turns in the direction of Noporattara, the point of sale of tickets for boats is located. Actually, there is also the parking of these boats. One-way ticket costs 100 baht, in both directions (that is, with a refund) 200 baht. Buy a ticket, wait 10 minutes until enough people gather and swim to the Raleigh Peninsula. Swim for about 10 minutes. Back set off before sunset. If you swim after sunset, then the cost is already 150 baht one way.

It is better to come early in the morning when the mainthe flow of people is going to Reilly to wait less. You can also take the boat individually, the price will be different (immediately for the whole boat), but if you have several people, it will be quite normal. Similarly, the boat can be taken to another destination, for example, to the nearby islands to sail, like Chicken Island.

Cost of boat Ao Nang - Raleigh

Cost of boat Ao Nang - Raleigh

Likewise, you can swim to Reilly from the beachNoparathar. The wharf and ticket office are located at the very beginning of the beach (if you are facing the sea, this is the leftmost part of the beach) near the green cape separating Aonang and Noparattar. Prices are the same, 100 baht one way.

With Krabi town, the boat will cost 150 baht, and with Ao Nimão 80 baht. You can get to Reilly from other places, but the price will be different, for example, from Phuket 700 baht.

Schedule boat Raleigh-Krabi Phuket

Schedule boat Raleigh-Krabi Phuket

But overland to Reilly to get veryproblematic, since it is separated by mountain-rocks, and the path there can turn into a hike through the jungle with elements of extreme sports. There is still such an exotic way to get there, how to reach a high tide by land along the coast from Ao Nimão. It is a village on the other side of the Raleigh peninsula, a shorter way from it than from Ao Nang.

On the map

The map shows West Railay Beach, just fora landmark, where it is generally such a peninsula is located, and where boats moor normally. Well, after that, look at my photograph of the map, made on the spot (it is higher in the post), and it will not be difficult for you to understand where that is.

Riley beaches map

Riley beaches map

Krabi beaches

Krabi Beaches:

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