Top things to do

Top Choice Bar in Railay

Last Bar

A reliably packed-out multi-level tiki bar that rambles to the edge of the mangroves, with bunting, balloons and cushioned seats on one deck, candlelit dining tables on another, live music at the back and waterside …
Cave in Railay

Tham Phra Nang Nai

A wooden boardwalk leads through this series of illuminated caverns full of beautiful limestone formations (and squeaking bats) but, with shifting rain patterns, the water is gone and with it the luminescent effects…
Thai in Railay

Mangrove Restaurant

This humble, heaving, local-style place, set beneath a stilted thatched roof between east and west beaches, turns out all the spicy Thai favourites cheaply, from glass-noodle salad and cashew-nut stir-fry to curries…
Thai in Railay

Mama's Chicken

Relocated to the jungle path leading inland to Hat Railay East and West, Mama's remains one of Ton Sai's favourite food stops for its international breakfasts, fruit smoothies and extensive range of cheap Thai dishe…
Seafood in Railay

Sunset Restaurant

At the recommended beachfront of Sand Sea Resort red-shirted waiters take seafood-grill and Thai-curry orders on iPads.
Cafe in Railay

Highland Rock Climbing

Part climbing school, part cafe, this driftwood-clad place sources beans from sustainable farms in Chiang Rai and serves some of the peninsula's best coffee.
International in Railay

The Grotto

Part of the exclusive Rayadee resort complex, the Grotto plates up Mediterranean treats half inside an illuminated cave fronting Hat Phra Nang,
Bar in Railay

Chill Out

Kick back over cold beers, live music, DJ beats and frenzied fire shows at Ton Sai's top jungle reggae bar.
Thai in Railay

The Terrace

Dine on upscale Thai fare overlooking Hat Phra Nang.
Lagoon in Railay

Sa Phra Nang

Halfway along the trail linking Hat Railay East to Hat Tham Phra Nang, a sharp 'path' leads up the jungle-cloaked cliff wall to this hidden lagoon. The first section is a steep 10-minute uphill climb (with ropes for…