Ao Railay is characterized by beautiful landscapes with magnificent limestone cliff s as a heaven for rock climbers. Hat Railay consist of 2 side; Railay West: is the longest, featuring white sand and shallow water. Though Railay West is ideal for sunbathing, do be warned that the southern-end is pretty rocky. Being also the most beautiful at sunset, popular of resorts, restaurants and beach bars serving visitors. Further a good spot for rock climbing. Railay East: (Hat Nam Maow) which is actually really just part of a bigger mangrove swamp. Though it’s not great for swimming, it’s the best place to catch a beautiful sunrise.