Pranang Beach (Phranang Cave Beach) – the best in Krabi

I think this is one of the best beaches in Krabi, on Raleigh Peninsula, and maybe all over Thailand (it’s also not bad West Reilly).

Perhaps that’s why quite a lot of people gather here on weekends and high season weekdays. Boats stand close each other and, practically, half of the beach is fenced off from the water. If you sit on the promenade of Ao Nang next to the boat stations and watch how many tourists load in longtails and rumbles toward Reilly.

It becomes clear why there is such a crowd on Phra Nang. If it were not for this moment, it would be cool at all. But from this situations have a way out – to come on weekdays. In low season.

The content of the article

  • 1 Description of the beach
  • 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
  • 3 Sun beds and shade
  • 4 Beach Photos
  • 5 Infrastructure
  • 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
  • 7 How to find a beach
  • 8 beach map

Beach description

The beach is very beautiful, clear water, almost white, very soft and fluffy sand, and around the towering rocks. If you look from above, then Phra Nang is located on a small sandbar in surrounded by mountains – like in the movies. Nature is awesome. She, of course, and on The neighboring beaches are nice, but then somehow everything is so combined, that straight, in general, everything looks cool.

Krabi in miniature. Here you can see everything that is in principle in Provinces: caves, cliffs, religious object, bounty beach, azure the sea, and opposite the Pra Nang in the water sticks out a rock island.

Entry, depth and waves

The entrance to the water is relatively fast, the bottom on the beach is clean, without large stones and corals, the waves only happen in windy the weather. You can swim at low tide, the main thing is to get to the beach before how does the tourist “landing in Normandy” begin, that is to 8 o’clock in the morning.

Just at that time, boats with Ao Nanga, Nopparat Tara and Ao Nammao. Beach Rental there is no Phra Nang, so you need to take care of it yourself and in advance.

Sun beds and shade

But with the shadow of some problem. Part of the beach is occupied by private possessions and fenced with stone embankment, there is a shadow here, but you in she will not be allowed free. On the shore there are separate trees, but they protect from the sun is not fully, and the place may not be enough. After noon on Pranang there is no shade from the bush – it is western coast.

On the right side of the shore, the trees smoothly pass into the forest and into it. you can go deep from the coast and the sun, but it will not be very comfortably. The best shadow on the left side of the beach, it creates a rock. But there are always crowded tourists who need take a photo on the background of a grotto filled with various phalluses caliber.

Beach photo

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There is no infrastructure on the shore. It is in this part peninsulas, water and food can only be bought in longtails, that sail in the morning and set off at sunset. Range there is scanty – unpretentious Thai salads, noodle-soups and other products on sticks that are fried in boiling oil.

There are no hotels there either. More precisely, one resort goes to the shore, but there is no alternative to it, therefore, to live, either in a resort or in hotels on the nearest East Railay beach, which is what everyone is doing.

Houses and hotels on the beach

Top rated user-rated Reilly hotels:

  • Railay Village Resort & Spa Pranang Beach (Phranang Cave Beach) - the best in Krabi
  • Sand Sea Resort

These are three-star beach resorts with pools, restaurants and good landscaped area. They are located in the center of West Beach Raily, right next to the sea.

There are practically no hotels in Pranang itself. Closest to him Rayavadee Pranang Beach (Phranang Cave Beach) - the best in Krabi , он уже на East Railay находится, там супер, ноvery expensive. In general, East Railay is probably the best and if you need to save money, there are the most hotels there including budget. And from there you can already go to Pranang or West Reilly.

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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:

  • Railay Village Resort & Spa Pranang Beach (Phranang Cave Beach) - the best in Krabi
  • Sand Sea Resort
  • Rayavadee Pranang Beach (Phranang Cave Beach) - the best in Krabi

How to find the beach

You can immediately sail to Pranang beach by boat from any of the three beaches: Ao Nang, Nopparat Tara (ticket costs more) or Ao Nammao (ticket costs 20 baht cheaper). But if suddenly you sailed to another beach, it does not matter, to go here for a very short time, 10-20 minutes, depending on where you are.

All the beaches of the peninsula are connected by foot paths. However, you can take a boat and it will take you wherever you say The main thing is just pay money.

The road from East Railay to Phranang is quite interesting, although takes only 5-10 minutes. I would even say – fabulous. Footpath It is surrounded by a cliff with mini-caves, and periodically its entangled creepers.

In the middle of the path there is a pointer to the viewpoint and Princess Lagune. (Princess Lagoon), which is directed upwards. By ropes and rocks in that direction, after an hour and a half of hard work, you will see stunning view of Railay and the lagoon hidden in the ring of mountains.

There is a hotel wall just before the beach where hundreds are cracked. handprints are traces of those who climbed red clay to the Princess Lagoon. The path ends, resting on the sea, this the leftmost part of Prananaga, facing the sea. In the recess in the rock near the water there used to be a small warehouse of phalluses, but then it seems to be removed.

And if you walk along the cliff, go into the water and go further, then there will be a grotto. True, the tide will not have to go, and swim.

And one more place is not for everyone – in the far, from the cave of the phalluses, the edge of Pranang can go deep into the shrubbery, and follow the path rock climbers, get to a huge cave. It’s safe everywhere there are bamboo stairs. Climbing the stairs, you can see The whole of Pra Nang is in full view – a fantastic sight, especially in noon when the sun reflects off the white sand on the bottom of the sea.

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