I clearly remember sitting at lunch, eating just about the best tuna-fish sandwich I have ever eaten, and then blurting out to Ryan, “we need to do something today!” So my snap proclamation led us to a little kiosk across the street. There, we were wooed by the sales lady and I must say, she was good at her job. We later learned that for the most part, these sales kiosks make up to 70% commission per sale, so they want to sell you – hard. I know I have no one to blame but myself for not doing proper research, but hey, I had no reason to doubt this woman and who knows, maybe the tour is wonderful during the high season. Who knows. However, I stand by how poorly run and ridiculous that tour was. But, there was one highlight – this sunset.
The tour organized for us to have a beach BBQ and watch the sunset, so they were not all that bad. My advice, if you go to Railay Beach, skip the Seven Island Sunset Tour, and just hire a long-tail boat to take you straight to Poda Island or TripAdvisor can lead you to a great cruise.
The next day, we chose to stick around Railay Beach, and climb to the Viewpoint. This is an intense climb. There are ropes to hoist yourself up the clay mountain, so you need proper hiking/running shoes to do this climb, but it is well worth the view.
We had an incredible time in Railay. We may have had a few hiccups, but lets be honest, it cannot all be perfect…and if it was, that would be annoying! The misadventures are what make things memorable and me human.
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