Well, the books weren't wrong. Phra Nang, one of the beaches just off the main Railay beach, was one of the most beautiful beaches we'd ever seen.
The town itself...we didn't really like it. Bad juju, if you will. But we loved the beach. Maggie was so enchanted with it that after we went one afternoon, we planned to go again early the next morning when there weren't so many tourists around, and we managed to make it even after Maggie fell victim to food poisoning the night before. (Don't worry, I'm fine! -M)
We're glad we did go back, because we had the beach all to ourselves.
|That's Maggie, in the lower left|
|Beach of our own in the early morning|
We took pictures on the beach, swam under the limestone formations, and even found a cave we could swim into (under the overhang in the photos--we couldn't swim with the camera, so no pictures of the cave while it was filled with water, but this is from near it, later, when the tide was out).
|Low tide, from under the cliff|
|Taking a swim, watching the fairy water|
It was even kind of funny.
|A fertility shrine in a cave on the beach. Guess how we knew what kind of shrine it was.|
Too bad the town wasn't nicer--it was maybe our least favorite town, but most favorite beach.