On the second day in Ao Nang, I went on a boat trip to explore some of the islands. The group leader explained that the first stop would would be a Railay beach, down the coast on the mainland. Keen to get to the islands I wasn’t expecting much from this beach. It was an wonderful surprise when this was the view from the shore. One of the nicest beaches I have ever been on. Not just a fantastic view. The temperature was in the high twenties and the water felt more like a heated pool than the sea. Paradise.