After making a long day trip out to the Phi Phi Islands to see the famed “Beach”, it was time for one where one could stretch out and not elbow a camera lens or a fellow foreigner. On this day, our travel troupe made our way toward the equally touted (though considerably less busy) Railay Beach.
Railay Beach isn’t on an island, though it just as well may be: the limestone karst mountains that proliferate throughout the region block off all access to the fine strip of sand, forcing you to take a longtail boat 15-20 minutes from Ao Nang Beach (Krabi’s answer to Patong Beach in Phuket) to the isolated beach.
But as you’ll see below, it was all worth the trouble of getting there…
With the best beach day in the trip (in retrospect) behind me, I now turned my focus towards the epicentre of Thailand’s tourist trade: Phuket Island! Some love it, some loathe it … how did it turn out for me? Stay tuned to the blog (RSS and Twitter links are above) and find out!