Rai Leh is the next location you would want to check out if holidaying in Krabi, and especially if you’re coming from Ao Nang. This would allow you to see the different facets of the town – the simple and relaxing Ao Nang, and the active side that is Rai Leh.
Entering Rai Leh has to be done by boat and ferries that can fetch you from Ao Nang, Krabi or any of the other beaches.
Rai Leh is home to one of the most spectacular beaches in Thailand – picture white sand, clear turquoise waters and beautiful limestone formations.
The majestic limestone formations make the place a popular spot for rock climbing. With over seven hundred routes for you to explore, it is every avid rock climber’s dream come true. After climbing, you will be rewarded with the breathtaking views that overlook the ocean.
The different routes allow climbers of all sorts – beginners and experts – to take part. As a beginner, you will probably find yourself on the Thaiwand Wall and Diamond Cave. A note of caution though, climbing in Rai Leh is challenging as the cliffs are steep and more suited for experience climbers.
At Rai Leh, you can also decide on the type of challenge you want to try – half day, one day and even up to three day expeditions. The three day climbing course are the toughest where you can even learn self-rescue, abseiling and multi-pitch climbing.
December to March is the best time to climb as it is the dry season and the weather is probably best suited then.
You can contact the rock-climbing schools there to plan your trips – here consider the type of courses, your group size and also equipment rental details.
There are not as many opportunities for water activities like Kayaking and Snorkelling in Rai Leh and are not as good as the other islands in Thailand. Reason being that the sea life is not as vast as the other areas of Thailand. However, diving and snorkelling tours are still offered here but do not expect too much.
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