The final part of our Thailand tour was Railay. We boarded the 3:30 ferry and an hour and a half later we arrived at…another boat. The small speedboat took us to Railay. We booked a room at The Sunrise Tropical, a hotel on the east side of Railay. It’s not on a beach, but it’s a short walk over to the two main beaches. The room was HUGE and beautiful , plus the wifi worked.
We hung out at the beach, then grabbed an amazin dinner at an Indian restaurant. It was my birthday so we finished the night off with cocktails on the second story of a bamboo bar, then wine on the patio of our room.
For our last day in Thailand we sat on the beach. I couldn’t come back without a tan. The beach was nice and relaxing, huge rocks to either side, and not too crowded. There was one other beach on the island, so we walked over to catch the sunset.
Phra Nang beach, where we watched the sunset had some interested pieces in the caves. Local fishermen leave phallic offerings to a goddess for safe travels at sea.
Railay was exactly what I wanted, not as touristy, value for money, beaches, and if I had stayed longer I would have gone climbing up the mountain. There is supposed to be fantastic rock climbing.
Unfortunately the trip didn’t end well, it finished with a bit of food poisoning for the plane ride back. I’ll be more careful on my next trip…Cambodia.