Hat Noppharat Situated 17 km from the provincial town of Krabi, Hat Noppharat Thara
(Noppharat Thara Beach) is a 3-km long sandy beach lined with dense casuarinas. The
beach, paved with tiny seashells, was formerly called Hat Khlong Haeng. The area
is a long beach and stretches all the way to the island of Koh Khao Pak Khlong.
Hat Railey ( Railey Beach East / West ) is surrounded from both sides by breathtaking
towering limestone cliffs, thus making the area isolated from the mainland – only
accessible by boat. Rai Le or Rai ley West has a world
class white sand beach and is the longest of the beaches in this area. It goes without
saying this is
also the beach that most tourists flock to. Rai ley East is popular ‘hippy’ hang-out
and offers cheaper
accommodation than the West side. Unlike Rai ley West, Railey East beach is severely
by the tides and has mangroves. R.East has its own beauty but the mainstream tourist
Railey West for beach quality.
Pra Nang Beach (Princess Cave Beach) next door to Railey, has a much comparable if
not better beach to Rai ley West and is the home to the 5 star Rayavadee Resort and
Spa. Krabi's beach’s are all public domain so the guests at Rayavadee have to share
the beach with the day-trippers from Rai ley and Ao-Nang. This is not so bad but
this also attracts a multitude of T-shirt, trinket and food sellers.
Hat Ton Sai (Ton Sai Beach) Neighbouring Rai Le (Railey) West but vastly different
in terms of beach and tourist scene. The hard core backpackers all hang out here
as it is one of the best areas for climbing and the accommodation can be around a
tenth of the price of Rai ley. This beach also has one of the best nightlife scenes
of the whole Krabi area! As of late this beach seems to be attracting more of the
"flash packer" crowd who do not necessarily want the cheapest accommodation but just
want the Ton Sai experience.
Koh Talabeng This is a limestone island similar to Koh Phi Phi Le with numerous
small and attractive beaches and caves that are clearly visible during low tide.
Another attraction is the swallows that can be seen on the island.This is a limestone
island similar to Koh Phi Phi Le with numerous small and attractive beaches and caves
that are clearly visible during low tide. Another attraction is the swallows that
can be seen on the island. To the north features Koh Phi, which is an ideal spot