Rated as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, Phra Nang Beach is an amazing beach with its natural beauty which definitely lives up to the expectations. It offers a lot for nature and beach lovers, white sandy beach, caves and cliffs, picturesque views from every angle, clear water and probably one of the best swimming conditions out of most beaches in Krabi area.
Phra Nang is part of the Railay Pensinsula. It is only 15-20 minutes distance by long tail boats from Ao Nang. Cost of the long tail boat ride is usually around 80-100 Thai Bahts ($2.5 – $3 USD) for one way. There are many great beaches in the area and probably all over southeast Asia but I would highly recommend to visit Phra Nang Beach.
Once you jump off the long tail boat you are right on the beach. You will have the view of a long white sandy beach along with massive cliffs. What else can you ask for?
Phra Nang beach is not covered by hotels, restaurants or bars, it only has a few facilities. So either arrive here prepared or there are couple options thru out the beach for cold beverages and snacks. Don’t expect any kind of service offered other than couple individual vendors, bring your own towels or just lay on the sand. There are only couple massage ladies who offer their services right on the sandy beaches. Other than that you are far away from noise, traffic, busy life of a city on a beautiful beach. I am sure you can spend whole day.
So, Bottom line is if you plan on visiting Thailand you can add Phra Nang Beach on to your must visit list.