Rawai Beach

Everything You Need to Know About Rawai Beach

Rawai holds the distinction of being the very first tourist beach on Phuket. Years ago, people from Phuket Town would drive the 17km to Rawai on weekends to while away the afternoon underneath the beach's casuarina trees rather than risk the (then) dangerous drive over the hill to Phuket's west coast.

Nowadays, Rawai is a 'working beach' and a launching point for day boat excursions out to Phuket's surrounding islands. Many long-tail boats available for hire line its shores, where you can arrange a trip to Coral Island, Koh Lone or Racha Island, or a fishing or snorkelling trip. The beach is also used as a mooring point for the many fishermen who live in the area.

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Where to Stay in Rawai Beach - Editor's Hotel Guide

Rawai Hotels - Editor's Guide

Rawai Beach itself is a ‘working beach’ – meaning you’ll still see fishermen tending to their nets and boats there. The Read More...

See the Hotels People Like Best in Rawai Beach

See the Hotels People Like Best in Rawai Beach

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Rawai Beach Travel Guide

The Beach of Rawai

The Beach of Rawai

Before the road over Patong Hill was built Rawai was the beach of choice for families and the tradition of sitting under Read More...

Rawai Beach Attractions

Rawai Attractions A-Z

The major attraction in Rawai must be Phromthep Cape which is famous for its romantic and spectacular sunsets. Also Read More...

Rawai Beach Restaurants

Rawai Beach Restaurants

Down in the southern part of Phuket there are quite a few up-and-coming restaurants that, if lacking the prestige of Read More...

Rawai Beach Nightlife

Rawai Beach Nightlife A-Z

Rawai is a relatively tight-knit community where a lot of people frequent their 'local' rather than go bar hopping. This Read More...

Rawai Beach Shopping

Rawai Beach Shopping

Rawai is not a major shopping destination. Phromtep Cape has a large range of souvenirs and holiday paraphernalia. Rawai Read More...

Rawai Beach Activities

Rawai Beach Activities

Rawai is one of Phuket’s best kept secrets and is a beautiful beach village with most areas still under minimal Read More...

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