About Us

About Us2019-02-02T14:21:06+00:00

About Us

Our highly rated community of privately owned homes is nestled in a tropical paradise.

Flanked by soaring limestone cliffs we are only accessible by boat and sit on one of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches. It sets in front of half of the magnificent west beach of the Railei peninsula over a land of 7 hectares – 17 acres.

Yet, there are only 24 houses and 9 private guest wings available, they are all seafront or less than a 150 meters level walk from the beach.

Each house shares traditional Thai design elements but has its own characteristics. Our homes are completely open to the surrounding natural environment and all rooms have fans. They range from one to four bedrooms, sleeping two to eight people. We also have three rooms available to rent in the Club House.

All of the houses have open-air fan rooms, and only 6 properties have air-con, in the bedrooms only. There is a strict maximum occupancy of 8-guests per house, and a 3-night minimum stay policy in high season. From December 20th to January 5th, we request a 7-night minimum stay. Year round, we enforce a quiet time after 11pm.

For your comfort we ask our guests to respectfully observe this request for no loud music or voices after this time.

All restaurants, bars, shops on the peninsula are just a few minutes’ walk away and at night we operate a great cozy bar facing the sunset and beach and serving you the best cocktails : “The Sunset Bar.”

Massages, private house chefs, grocery shopping to your order, kayak rentals, beach chairs, fresh drinks, and ice, etc. are also available.

Come enjoy, relax and experience the natural beauty and wildlife here at Railei Beach Club. You simply can’t find anyplace else like this!

Services & Facilities

Our staff try to make each house and the surrounding grounds as comfortable and welcoming as possible, in order to make your stay with us relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. Free Wifi, Coffee/Tea are provided.

Our 34 on-site staff are here to assist you during your stay. Office hours are from 8am-6pm November through April, and 8am-5pm May through October, therefore, we request our guests to check in within these hours.

We can arrange transport to/from the Krabi and Phuket Airports, Krabi town, and other areas. The office is also able to book massages, food shopping and cooking dinners. If your house has a problem or you have any questions . . . just ask!

RBC Sunset Bar

The RBC Sunset Bar is located on the Club House deck with prime views of the Andaman Sea and nearby limestone cliffs. The bar is for RBC guests and owners to come relax, meet one another and enjoy the magical sunsets of Railei West. Special events excluded, Bar time is 5:30-8:00 pm.

Our Thai-jitos and passionfruit margaritas are the house specialties…as well as great music!

Food, food, food…and drink

Railei Beach Club does not have a restaurant on property. However, there are plenty of resorts and small restaurants steps away on Railei West and East that offer a variety of Thai and Western food. Only basic food supplies are available for purchase at the mini-marts on Railei.

There is a fresh food market, the largest in Southern Thailand, in Krabi town every morning 4-11am. This is a “must see” for food and market lovers.

Our office can arrange to have shopping done for you the day of your arrival, we can email you the list in advance, or anytime during your stay. There is a fee for this service, depending on the size of the order.

On the day of your arrival, if your flight arrives before 3pm we can arrange for the taxi driver to bring you to a Supermarket (Makro is cash payment only, they do not accept credit cards, ATMs available) for food shopping before you reach the long-tail boat. This service is highly recommended for those guests who need to find specialty items or those intending to buy large quantities of food. The charge is 600Thb/hour, 1-hour minimum. PLEASE NOTE….it is not necessary to buy bottled drinking water before you arrive, we have drinking water supplied in all houses and rooms here.

We have a great selection of wines for sale at the office… Rose, Whites, Reds and Prosecco! We also have a beverage fridge located at the office, with an honor system during office hours, at which you can help yourself to beers, soda, tonic water, soy milk, and bottled water.

Around Railei Peninsula you will also be able to find coffee shops, bars, mini-marts, internet services, fax, travel/tour agencies, ATMs, international phone service, climbing and dive shops, movie/music shops, tattoo shops and more.


El, our massage therapist can come to your house to give you a Thai, Oil or Foot massage for one hour at a time.

  • Thai Massage 1 hour 500 Baht
  • Foot Massage 1 hour 500 Baht
  • Oil Massage 1 hour 500 Baht
  • All Massage 1.5 hours 750 Baht
  • All Massage 2 hours 1,000 Baht

Private Thai Cook at your house

We can organize a Thai chef to do the shopping at the fresh market and then prepare a meal(s) for you during your stay. For this service, we need to be notified by 4pm the day before you would like the meal prepared. The cost is calculated per person, up to 8 people, and is the most authentic Thai food on the peninsula. **Please note this service can be arranged only in houses with cooking facilities.**

Our History

It was two explorers with an interest in nature who found “The Beach” back in 1985.

They realized that this would be an eminent place to contemplate life and what is more, they also realized it could easily be a lonesome place as there was not a single dwelling on either side of the peninsula.

So, they set out with a few friends with whom one could shoot the breeze at sunset. Hence, like-minded souls among their friends were offered a slice of paradise and a “Club House” was built to accommodate those who had not yet built their own.

Homes were constructed by a colourful character named Chang Thai, and in those days, quality wood was still available. The hippie community of world travelers had also discovered the beauty of the place and a few simple but terrific restaurants sprang up along the beach.

Over time the character of Railei community has, of course, changed. Everybody wants development, but nobody wants change. We see more tourists and hear more boats, but we have better comfort, services, fancier restaurants and an airport.

To many, Railei Beach Club hasn’t changed much in 20 years and has preserved its spirit , beautiful nature, wildlife, huge space and privacy. Come and enjoy as the owners have chosen to rent their homes and share this slice of paradise.

Sawasdee and welcome.