Phra Nang beach

Phra Nang is one of the most beautiful beaches in the province of Krabi, which is located in a bay on Railay Peninsula in a place surrounded by rocks. Around the peninsula picturesque rock-islands,covered with lush tropical vegetation, are sticking out from the sea. A ridge of high rocks separates Railay from the main part of land. You can get to the peninsula only by sea.

Beach description

Phra Nang is covered with clean and light, almost white sand. The water descent is relatively gentle. The bottom is sandy. The water is clean and clear, it is easy to see the clean bottom. When entering, you should carefully look at your feet, to not to step on a starfish. Waves rise only in windy weather, which happens quite rarely and not in high season. There are no infrastructure facilities on the beach. You can hide under the trees on the beach, but these places are quickly occupied by tourists, arrived early in the morning. By noon, the shore is partially obscured by the shadow of the rock, but then it becomes too sunny. It is better to bring an umbrella.

The Beach is very popular among tourists who come here on longtails from the neighboring beaches of Ao Nang or Nopparat Tara. It is not very convenient to rest with children, because it is takes too long to get to Phra Nang. There are no playgrounds. There are no restaurants and cafes, but in the water near the shore there are many floating mobile kitchens with a quite limited range of fried fish and meat on skewers and several types of national soups and snacks. You can also buy drinks there.

Among the undeniable advantages of Phra Nang is the ability to swim at low tide. The tides on Railay peninsula are not pronounced as on the nearby Ao Nang beach.

When is it better to go

The beaches of the province of Krabi are located in the southernmost region of the country, in a tropical climate zone. The best time for a journey is from November to April. This period is characterized by a stable temperature of air and water – about + 30 °C, smooth sea, lack of precipitation and harsh winds.

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Where to stop

It is better to leave Phra Nang before dark, when boat service between the islands ends. There is an opportunity to stay on the beach longer if you find accommodation on the peninsula. There is only one luxury hotel on Phra Nang that occupies part of the beach area. Through wide gap in the rock and a narrow path along the rocks you can access the boat pier and several hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and tourist offices.

Where to eat

You can eat only at the floating mobile kitchens, there are no other establishments on Phra Nang. There are several inexpensive eateries and restaurants in the East Railay area, where you can enjoy thai and european cuisine. It is worth to try seafood salads with mango, fried chicken with curry, fried fish, vegetable salad with grilled pork.

What to do

Phra Nang is an ideal place for relaxing holiday, if you do not pay attention to the crowds of people nearby. It is better to come to the beach early in the morning, until longtails with vacationers began to run.

The entertainment list is quite poor- swimming, sunbathing, searching for crabs on the bottom, visiting the Princess cave, the main attraction of the beach and whole peninsula. On the cliff above the beach there is equipped observation deck, offering stunning sea and island views.

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Rayavadee Krabi
rating 9.4
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Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa
rating 8.7
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Railay Bay Resort & Spa
rating 8
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Useful information

  • Numerous karst caves with stalactites and stalagmites in the rocks on the beach and in the surrounding area are popular. Some of them can only be reached by boat or by swimming.
  • there are monkeys on the way to East Railay. It is better not to feed them. It is necessary not to allow contact with children. You must not to tease them because animals become aggressive and can bite.
  • Phra Nang is a favorite place for climbing enthusiasts. There is a specialized school on the peninsula, where you can hire an escort during the ascent.
  • diving in the Phra Nang area deserves special praise. Incredibly beautiful rocks, going under the water, grottoes and caves, inhabited by tropical fish and shellfish, are popular among underwater photography and video adherents.

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1 place in rating Thailand 13 place in rating TOP-100 of the best beaches in the world 33 place in rating Southeast Asia 1 place in rating Krabi
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