Travel Budget for Railay Beach

Changwat Krabi, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Railay Beach?

How much money will you need in Railay Beach? ฿2,341 ($77) is the average daily price for traveling in Railay Beach. The average price of meals in Railay Beach for one day is ฿220 ($7.20). The average price of a hotel in Railay Beach for a couple is ฿3,571 ($117). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple

How expensive is Railay Beach?

How much does a trip to Railay Beach cost? Is Railay Beach expensive? The average Railay Beach trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Railay Beach prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - Learn more about these numbers.
Flights to Railay Beach

How much does it cost to go to Railay Beach? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

How much money do I need for Railay Beach?

Typical travel prices in Railay Beach are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Railay Beach. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Railay Beach can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
  • Coffee
  • Pizza
  • Water
  • Internet
  • Beer
  • Bathroom Fee
  • Rock Climbing (for Two)

Typical tour prices for Railay Beach

How much do tours to Railay Beach cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
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If you're looking to scale great heights and add more achievements to your list during your vacation, consider a trip to the peninsula of Rai Leh, or more commonly Railay Bay or Railay Beach, in the Krabi region of Thailand. This swimming and rock climbing hotspot is known for its towering limestone peaks and gorgeous surrounding scenery.

Because of the extreme mountains and oceans, Rai Leh is only accessible by boat. Most of them depart from Ao Nang or Krabi. Make sure you get there at a time to share the ride with someone - or else you'll be stuck with a pretty large price tag.
The peninsula has loads to explore in the way of natural, geological wonders. The Phra Nang Cave, for example, is known as the Diamond Cave and the reason is no real mystery. Located on the east side of the peninsula, this sight has a small entrance fee that includes a walk along a boardwalk full of glittering formations.

The Phra Nang Shrine, located at the north end of Phra Nang Beach, is one of the manmade wonders of the area. Created to commemorate the spirit of the drowned princess the beach was named for. Fishermen offer tributes in exchange for her favor at this small shrine in a small cave.

For a stunning, but somewhat challenging view follow the path to the viewpoint of Rai Leh and Ton Sai. It's about a 20 minute climb to the top complete with rocks and tree roots. There is a rope to help with the climb, but be sure to wear sensible climbing shoes. After you've reached the viewpoint and taken enough photos, there is another path that leads down towards the jungle. It's another 20 minutes to the lagoon, but this path is steep, rocky, slimy and, most of all, dangerous. To travel to the lagoon you'll want to at least be in decent shape. Keep an eye for monkeys along the way, but only look, don't touch. Also, these little critters are notorious for pick-pocketing - so watch your belongings.
The Rai Leh peninsula is split into four primary areas. Phra Nang is a beautiful beach covered in white sand. Located at the southern tip of the peninsula, this area can get crowded during the busy season. Because of this, there is typically a lot of noise from boats coming and going on this beach.

Rai Leh East is the mangrove side of the peninsula. It's not necessarily good for swimming or sunbathing, but there are some restaurants and bars. Rai Leh West is a lovely beach with shallow water where most of the boats from Ao Nang arrive. Watch for rocks under the water if you venture too far out.

Ton Sai is the cove around the corner from Rai Leh West where backpackers and climbers hang out in cheap bars and hotels to talk and practice climbing.

Rai Leh is the likely the best spot for winter rock climbing in the world. There are over seven hundred routes up the limestone faces that all lead to some of the most magnificent views over the ocean. There are guides operating along the peninsula to help climbers of all experiences. They can help the intro climbers and they'll offer rent-a-belay partners to be sure you get the full climbing experience.

If climbing isn't really your thing, there is also the opportunity for more water activities like diving, snorkeling or kayaking. Kayaking gives visitors a different, but just as stunning view of the areas. There are several spots where you could beach your kayak and explore eroded caves.

Plenty of other activities are available, too, so check out even more things to do in Railay Beach.
Food and Dining
Rai Leh welcomes so many visitors, it's become a large influence on their dining options - mostly in that it's pleasing to everyone and largely expensive. For outstanding scenery, visit one of the four restaurants on Rai Leh West. For more variety and options, check out the dining selections on Rai Leh East. One small tip: try to get a restaurant near the Diamond Cave for the best view.

For shorter routes to and from Railay Beach, it is recommended to book ahead. The best prices for buses and trains in Thailand can be found on 12Go. They let you search across all bus, train, and airline routes throughout Asia.

Everything on Rai Leh is within walking distance. Walking should be no problem - unless you're looking to go to Ton Sai. That region is a longer walk through the jungle. There are no cars or bicycles anywhere on the peninsula.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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