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  • Where to Stay in Rawai Beach

    Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Rawai Beach


    Rawai Beach itself is a ‘working beach’ – meaning you’ll still see fishermen tending to their nets and boats there. The area nevertheless has its share of bars, restaurants and hotels and a large percentage of the island’s expatriate population calls Rawai its home. Many of the resorts and hotels in Rawai have adapted to and built into the hilly landscape of the area, thus lending them a distinct edge and the beachside location of local restaurants is ideal for sunsets and starry nights. 

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  • Large Freeform Pool | Fabulous Hilltop Views | Wine Cellar | Buffets

    Perched on a hill overlooking Chalong Bay, Rawai, neighbouring islands and Nai Harn Beach, Golden Tulip Mangosteen is in a prime location. Mangosteen boasts 41 superb detached Villas available in five distinct categories as well as a central restaurant that shares the fabulous views, a fully equipped Ayurveda Spa and a freeform pool that snakes through the apex of the resort. Enjoy the free wireless internet, free in-room coffee- and tea-making facilities, browse the unique wine cellars or join in the Sunday buffet brunches that make this resort popular with locals as well as visitors. Read More...

    With only 28 Guestrooms and Villas, Andaman is indeed a boutique resort. Twenty Guestrooms, each with private balcony with partial seaviews – ranging from 33sqm to 46sqm are complemented by eight Poolside Villas. The resort features a swimming pool, a restaurant, pool bar, free use of Wi-Fi both in rooms and in public areas, laundry service and ample car parking space. Located in Chalong, just a stroll away from the shops, nightlife and pier, Andaman Thai Boutique Resort is convenient and practical.  Read More...

    Set on a slope down to the sea with east-coast views out over Chalong Bay and Lone Island, Vijitt Resort houses 92 stand-alone Villas designed in four categories: Deluxe Villas, Prime Pool Villas, Two-Bedroom Pool Villas and Vijitt Pool Villas. The interior design counterpoints white stone with dark teakwood along with traditional Thai fabrics and modern facilities such as state-of-the-art DVD players and flat-screen TVs. The Savoury is the resort’s chic international restaurant down by the beach while Baan Vijitt – serving Thai cuisine – is the converted ex-home of the owner of the property. The V Spa has great hillside views out over the resort and beach and the beachside swimming pool is located between the two signature restaurants.  Read More...

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