Rawai Beach Sports & Activities

What to Do in Rawai Beach

Rawai is one of Phuket’s best kept secrets and is a beautiful beach village with most areas still under minimal development compared to a lot of the rest of the island. It is where many expats prefer to settle and make a home and offers a combination of a friendly small town atmosphere with all the modern facilities visitors seek.

You’ll find lot of choice of things to do during a stay here such as island hopping by taxi-boat, Thai boxing, learning to cook Thai food, horse riding and more. 

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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 Gym

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

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