Batik painting at Baan Batik Phuket
Baan Batik Phuket is a long-running boutique where every piece of textile is designed by its in-house artists. You can visit the boutique in Rawai if you're looking for original batik prints. It also offers batik painting classes (by appointment only), where you can learn how to paint unique designs using wax and a spouted tool.
- Opening Hours: Baan Batik opens from 09:00 – 18:00, Closed on Sundays
- Location: 10/15 Wiset Road, Rawai, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 384 061
Boat ride around Rawai
An excellent way to explore Phuket's surroundings is by renting a boat from Rawai. Many taxi-speedboats and longtail boats line the beach, which you can hire a day or half-day to visit nearby islands like Koh Hae, Koh Lone and Koh Racha. You can also charter a yacht at Big A Yachting & Resort, located close to Chalong Circle.
Phuket Sports and Tennis Club
Phuket Sports and Tennis Club offers a good range of outdoor and indoor sports, including tennis, beach volleyball, badminton, pétanque, croquet, fishing, pool, and darts. This Rawai sports centre also has an onsite restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy reasonably priced Thai and European food. The club has family areas, along with charcoal- and gas-fired BBQ grills. You can either bring your own food or purchase it from the onsite bar.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 9pm
- Location: 4/20 Soi Suksan 2 Viset Road, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 289 714
Suwit Muay Thai is a Phuket establishment that has been around for over 20 years. It's located on Chalong’s Chao Fa East Road, near Phuket Zoo. The Muay Thai camp has many air-conditioned rooms and a fair-sized swimming pool for you to unwind after training. Twice-daily training classes for differing levels take place 6 days a week. On Fridays, Suwit organises a fight night that's open to the public.
- Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 8am to 6pm (closed on Sundays)
- Location: 15 Moo 1, Chao Fa Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 374 313
Thai cooking classes in Rawai
If you're looking to join a Thai cooking class in Rawai, popular venues include the Adult Activities Centre at The Vijitt Resort Phuket and Cashew Nut Restaurant in Soi Sai Yuan. A typical cooking class usually starts with a visit to a local market to buy ingredients. Afterwards, you return to the school and learn how to prepare typical Thai dishes at its onsite kitchen.
- Location: The Vijitt Resort Phuket, 16 Wiset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 363 600
Atsumi Healing Centre
Atsumi Healing Centre is a wellness retreat where you can improve your health through fasting and detox programs. The centre also includes yoga and meditation classes as well as horseback riding and Thai/Shiatsu massage treatments. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, herbal steam sauna, and mini gym, all of which are surrounded by lush greenery.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 6pm
- Location: 34/18 Moo 4, Soi King Pattana 4, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)96 638 7654
Ayurveda Spa at Mangosteen Resort
Ayurveda Spa at Mangosteen Resort & Spa offers a wide range of treatments derived from an ancient Indian way of natural healing. Must-tries include padabhyangam (Ayurvedic foot reflexology) and shirodhara (Indian head treatment). You can also enjoy Asian herbal exfoliation, Swedish massage, European facial and anti-stress massage – all with great views out over the surrounding countryside. You're free to use all the hotel facilities, including the swimming pool, fitness centre, and restaurants.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 8pm
- Location: 99/4 Moo 7 Soi Mangosteen, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 289 399