Railay Beach (West)- Near Krabi
Small beach accessible by private boat or by walking from pier at Railay Beach East.
The beach is located at the tip of a peninsula and isolated from the rest of Krabi by steep limestone cliffs. In the morning hours the beaches are peaceful and deserted except for the wild band of monkeys that live in the nearby jungle. Hotels range from 1-5 stars and there are plenty of simple Thai food establishments.
I stayed at the Bhu Naga Thani Resort and Spa for 3 nights and was very sad to leave. The room was comfortable and beautifully appointed with ocean views. The hotel serves a fantastic breakfast buffet that included fresh fruit juice. Given my choice of any beach in Thailand, I would return to Railay in a heartbeat.