Railay Village Resort
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Christmas Eve was a day of transition. We would be leaving the Northern part of Thailand where the temperatures were cooler and the activity levels more city like to warmer climates and chiller atmospheres accustom to island living.
We started our day off with a run then said farewell to charming Chiang Mai by eating one last muesli & …
... wore a woollen jumper and leggings!
The trip itself was splendid. We passed a variety of stunning limestone karsts some of which form islands large enough to bear small coves and white sandy beaches.This is a truly beautiful place.
Our first stop was at Bamboo Island. Here we had a chance to snorkel and laze on the beach…but only for 40 minutes! We soon began to realise that not only are we unused to having time limits but we are also not ...
... to have turned into a favourite holiday hotspot for an older generation of suitcase dragging Russians, Japanese, Spanish and families with children in tow. As a consequence the prices have upped, resorts have moved in and the once cheap and plentiful beach hut has turned into a rarity. Perhaps it's always been like that and we were simply blindsighted by youth when we first stepped foot on Thailand's sunny shores. All I know is that your money definitely used to go further. ...
... make very attractive girls and was very confusing. They did a mixture of English and Thai songs lip-syncing and dancing, and picked fortunately on a table on the otherside of the room, which we think were Thai people. Was really cool to see and got some hilarious footage and even one of the ‘girls’ boob (real boob) popped out.
We left before the party would get to wild around 10pm and managed to drown out the party noise and get good night ...
... s nick name is "the Fixer". Stu knows he's awesome, he told us how awesome he is on numerous occasions. Together they make a great couple. We were going to meet them later for drinks at Chilling Bar (for a change).
Cherie I went to the Markets down the road for dinner, it's sooooo cheap there. We have beers, 3 dishes and rice for under $3!
You'll have to forgive me as I really cant remember much about the few days we spent here. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRailay Village Resort Railay Beach
Apart from the fabulous rooms which had great views to the mountain across the pool, the restaurant was the star - fantastic food and fabulous staff with spectacular views. Have the Tom Yam Goong soup followed by the green papyua salad with spicy sauce. Couldn't fault the location - beautiful beaches, quite, no crazy shops (but you can get to Ao Nang for 50 baht), fantastic bar next door (have the roasted peanuts). Whats not to love about this location
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