Rawai Beach Shopping

Where to Shop & What to Buy in Rawai Beach

Rawai, for all its charms, is not a major shopping destination. Phromtep Cape has a large range of souvenir shops for batik, shells, T-shirts and holiday paraphernalia.

Rawai Shell Museum certainly is the place to go if you are looking to buy shells but for bargain-price copied clothes, DVD's, jewelry and other items you'll have to look elsewhere.


Baan Batik

Like many of the artists who have gravitated to Rawai, Apinan Tovankasame is not originally from Phuket. He’s from Bangkok but has absolutely no plans to go back there. He first moved to the island many years ago to teach in a local college and only later set up Baan Batik, selling to both the retail and wholesale markets.
“Each batik here is designed by our team, so our work is more original than you’ll see in any batik shop in the market,” says Khun Apinan.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00, Closed on Sundays
Location: About 2 km from the Chalong circle, next to Lemon (aka Bangjak) gas station
Tel: +66 (0) 76-384061

 

Muay Thai Shop

If looking for Thai boxing accessories such as shorts, gloves, head amulets, head guards, groin protectors, hand wraps, tank tops, T-shirts as well as boxing oils and creams, you can find them at one of the Thai boxing camps located on Sai Yuan Road such as Rawai Muay Thai Camp (+66 (0) 81 5376038) and Sinbi Muay Thai Gym (+66 (0)83 3915535).

Location: Soi Sai Yuan
Type : Muay Thai specialists

Phuket Orchid Farm

A family-run business which has been in operation for decades, Phuket Orchid Farm is probably the largest orchid nursery on the island. This is a unique opportunity to admire some of Thailand’s famous and colourful flowers. Customers may also buy fresh-cut orchids which are then packed for air travel. Entrance fee is 200 baht per person.

Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 17:30
Location: Soi Suksan 1, Viset Road. About one km from the Chalong Circle toward Rawai Beach, look for the sign after the local school on the right-hand side
Tel: +66 (0) 76-280226

Phuket Seashell Museum

The Sea Shell Museum contains some of the most valuable seashells from all over the world. Many are among the most sought-after by collectors and some are from Phuket and Thai waters. In addition there are also some rarities and odd shells including the world's largest golden pearl (140 karats), large sections of sedimentary rock containing shell fossils that represent the earth's earliest life-forms, and a shell weighing in at 250 kilograms! Admission: 200 baht for adults; 100 baht for children. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 18:00
Location: Not far from Evason Resort on Viset Road, Rawai

Shops at Phromthep Cape

At Phromthep Viewpoint, you will find a lot of small souvenir shops at the lower end of the hill selling items like batik, postcards, sweets, dry food, fresh fruit, clothes, handicrafts (many made from Andaman seashells). Try a young coconut drink to cool you down after the walk up to the viewpoint.

Opening Hours: Daily from about 10:00 till sunset
Location: Opposite the main public car park

Six Senses Gallery

If you prefer to go for high quality and unique souvenirs, the best place to visit in Rawai is the Six Senses Gallery inside Evason Resort & Six Senses Spa on Viset Road. Their products have been specifically sourced and created from environmentally friendly materials. Much of the merchandise has been produced by craftspeople in Asian countries, which include Thailand, Indonesia, and China. Some of their popular items are candleholders, place mats and coasters, the Six Senses spa book, the Six Senses cookbook, essential oils burner and fruit baskets. Next door is a jewelry shop which offers a wide range of exquisite ornamentation.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
Jewelry shop 10:00- 18:00
Location: Inside Evason Resort & Six Senses Spa on Viset Road
Tel: +66 (0) 76-381010

Tesco Lotus @ Park Rawai

Tesco Lotus @ Park Rawai is a shopping mall run by the international chain Tesco Lotus. At 1,000sqm it’s nowhere near the size of a mega mall but offers everything shoppers could want in a friendly-sized supermarket. The retail sections features a good number of tenants including several banks and ATM’s, a Pizza Company outlet, Sengho Bookstore, Swensen’s, Top Charoen Optical, a foot massage shop, beauty salon, gold shop, drugstore, and a few restaurants such as Black Canyon, a Thai restaurant.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00, for satellite businesses the hours may vary
Location: About one kilometre south from the Chalong Circle on Viset Road

Water Sports Equipment

If you’re looking for water sports equipment, try Aqua Master near Chalong Pier. Aqua Master operates as a wholesaler of water sports equipment to the scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming industries in Thailand and other countries in Asia. Many of their items are also for retail sale. Products range from masks to snorkels, fins, wetsuits, dive computers, cameras, housings, cylinders, snorkels, fins, bags, knives, torches, gloves, boots and clothes.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri from 08:00 – 18:00, Sat from 08:00 – 13:00
Location: Midway between the Chalong Circle and the pier
Tel: +66 (0) 76-281227

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