Our Little Piece of Paradise

Other than Chiang Mai, Railay Beach was our favorite spot in Thailand. Located on a peninsula in the South of Thailand, Railay acts like an island since there are no roads leading in or out of the area due to the large un-drillable limestone rocks that surround it. Everything and everyone must come by boat. We took a ferry from Phi Phi Island to Railay Beach with the hopes of rock climbing and cave exploring, both of which are highly popular in this area. We were not disappointed and as we approached the beach, we could see why this place was so popular.

railay beach thailand
While we were there we:
 
Hiked to the view point. There was also a lagoon on top of the mountain but we were told by some disgruntled tourists that it was currently a muddy pit so we turned back. (we’ve heard to go during high tide and it’s beautiful)
railay beach lookout thailand

 Enjoyed the cave scenes on the beach.

railay beach thailand

 Watched two dudes decrease each other’s brain cells.

thai boxing railay beach thailand

 Bought some food from a boat.

long tail boats railay beach thailand

 Climbed through a cave in the pitch black…

exploring caves in railay beach thailand

 Up old bamboo ladders…

cave exploring in railay beach thailand

 Through caves….

cave exploring in railay beach thailand

 To get to a view like this.

rock climbing in railay beach thailand

 Took a sailboat…

deep water solo in railay beach thailand

 To this place…

deep water solo in railay beach thailand
To go rock climbing…
deep water solo in railay beach thailand

 Then jumped!

deep water solo in railay beach thailand

 Celebrated Valentine’s Day with a lantern…

lanterns in thailand

 That crashed the first time…we eventually got it to float away.

lanterns in thailand

 Enjoyed drinks on the beach and made fun of hubs major farmer tan.

drinks on the beach in railay beach thailand

 Found some pretty amazing beach front restaurants

restaurant on the beach in railay beach thailand

 And the best cashew chicken I’ve ever tasted.

restaurants in railay beach thailand

 And ended every night enjoying the sunset and dreaming about living on a sailboat.

sunset in railay beach thailand

Is it time to go back yet??

  • http://clothesandcreativity.blogspot.in/ Clothes and Creativity

    Railay looks like a gorgeous place!
    My husband and I are planning to visit Thailand (Bangkok+Railay) for a 10 day trip. Could you share if you took a flight or a train to Krabi (from Bangkok)? Also, where did you stay in Railay?

    Thanks!

    Cheers!

    Anya

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01246255931160856214 Katie Cook

    We are in Railey now, and i’m thinking of you:) Love ya!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16774199641971998330 Darren Blair

    Cool photos especially the shot in cave.
    Thanks for sharing.

    tru blue carpet cleaning

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01246255931160856214 Katie Cook

    We JUST booked our trip to Railay and are So excited! I used to live in Thailand and taught English in Chiang Mai, but have never been to Railay! Kev and I are going in Aug and are SOOo excited! Thanks for sharing:) You are adorable! love KAtie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14894833900096822900 Kirsty

    Oh my word, that looks truly amazing. You are very brave climbing that massive rock then jumping!

    Kirsty x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08264296538572159182 Shio Waline

    Oh my goodness, I loved looking at all your island/beach pics!! And you look GORGEOUS in all of them! :)

    xo,
    Shio

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05022023043718407104 Bonnie Rose

    This trip looks amazing. I love the views and the food! How great would it be to live on a sailboat and just live that life of island hopping? Have you ever seen the film Captain Ron?

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14417695621383654875 Kari

    So excited I found your blog. My husband and I are traveling to Thailand and China in July! Love seeing all your pictures and I love your blog!

  • http://nat6tf04ho.wordpress.com/ nat6tf04ho

    What a wonderful trip!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05454950453894114918 Aimee P

    Wow; your trip sounds so incredible/amazing. Beautiful photos. :)
    xoxo Aimee
    bowsandbeau-ties.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05505114890929456212 tracey

    Wow, the whole thing looks amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11477248967329766906 liz kaczmarek

    I just found your blog through the Bloglovin linkup today and I’m so glad I did!
    This looks so incredible!!! I am dying to go to Thailand and this post made my travel bug even worse!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11477248967329766906 liz kaczmarek

    I just found your blog through the Bloglovin linkup today and I’m so glad I did!
    This looks so incredible!!! I am dying to go to Thailand and this post made my travel bug even worse!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08300509693671365389 Sam M

    That rock climbing and jumping into the water looks amazing! So cool! Oh man, this is making me miss the cashew chicken from a favorite place in my provicial town. Best I’ve ever had.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11544203046106417595 Katie Did What

    Oh my gosh, this looks SO fun!! that rock climbing and jumping off? Um, yes. I want to go there!

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12090735810562146009 M and L

    you always make my travel bug itch. you looked awesome rock climbing! i loved yalls lantern & beach pictures. it’s so beautiful there.

    -L

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13187265846570274210 themosbysinchina

    wowza. that looks awesome.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07334027238240374981 sarahelisabeth

    Love Railay! Your pictures are awesome :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895036263655008102 Lina Juliette

    really amazing pictures. you guys are really having a great fun out there. i also love to go to such places with friends. Yacht Charter Dubai

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07177081269343759076 Treasure Tromp

    this looks incredible! how long were you there? I cannot believe that you did the rock climbing!! WHOA

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13794879572348117254 Chelsea @ Life Unpublished

    Looks incredible! Thailand is one place I would love to visit one day!! Great photos!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03092640227303901791 Lauren Roerick Miller

    It looks amazing! And that rock climbing looks scary and great. Girl, you’re making me so antsy, I need to get to Thailand now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08216777008834808521 Jamie Walker

    I love Railay! I was there at the end of January this year and going back again in July. hoping to do some cave hiking and take a boat out for rock climbing this time. [most of our trip was just pool/beach time due to knee injuries and airport food poisoning!] we did try to get to the lagoon and it WAS a mud pit, plus a few steep rock faces to climb up/down. next time we will go at high tide, thanks for the tip :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10534652627365177948 gloyahh

    I’m hopefully going to Thailand next year! rock climbing and then jumping in is top of my list.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10284931504466119232 heather @ fieryandopinionated

    wow, i’m sold!! thailand has always been on my list, but railay beach is now one of the stops for sure! gorgeous pictures.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08563442390740639521 Amy @ The Tide That Left

    This makes for a great travel guide. I’ve also been in two minds about visiting Thailand because it seems to have become such a tourist trap, but this post and your pictures have proven me wrong. One for the list!