6 Best Places to Go Shopping in Rawai

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Rawai

Rawai, for all its charms, lacks the extensive shopping opportunities of Phuket's touristy areas. There's a local supermarket close to Rawai Beach that offers fresh produce at affordable prices. 

Souvenir shops can be found at many Rawai landmarks, while quirky museums often have onsite shops selling handicrafts made from natural materials, especially Andaman shells. Our guide to where to shop and what to buy in Rawai might help satisfy your need for shopping in this Phuket beach area. 

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Baan Batik

Baan Batik Phuket is a long-running boutique where every piece of textile is designed by its in-house artists. It was founded by Apinan Tovankasame, who moved from Bangkok to Phuket to teach in a local college for several years. Baan Batik Phuket distributes its products to retail and wholesale markets across the island, but you should visit the boutique in Rawai if you're looking for original batik prints.  

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
  • Location: 10/15 Wiset Road, Rawai, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 384 061

Phuket Orchid Farm

The Phuket Orchid Farm is one of the largest nurseries on the island. This family-run venue lets you admire over 15,000 different species of flowers. Fresh-cut orchids are available for sale – the farm can pack them for international air travel. Entrance fee costs around 300 baht per adult and 100 baht per child (3 to 12 years old), which includes a complementary bouquet of orchids. You can join a garden tour for around 400 baht per person. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5.30pm
  • Location: 67/1 Soi Suksan 1, Viset Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 384 329

Phuket Seashell Museum

The Sea Shell Museum in Phuket displays some of the most valuable seashells in the world. It has 4 main exhibitions, all with information in both English and Thai. You can check out many rarities and odd shells, including the world's largest golden pearl (140 carats), sedimentary rocks containing fossils, and even a shell that weighs 250 kg.   Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5.30pm
  • Location: 12/2 Moo 2, Wiset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 613 666
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Shops at Phromthep Cape

The Phromthep Cape Viewpoint has many small souvenir shops at the lower end of the hill. You can find batik prints, postcards, sweets, fresh fruit, clothes, and handicrafts. While most just visit Phromthep Cape for the view, you can enjoy a bit of shopping to help you unwind after the rather challenging walk up to the viewpoint.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm
  • Location: Laem Promthep, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Tesco Lotus Rawai

Tesco Lotus Rawai is a supermarket by international mall chain, Tesco. It spans around 1,000 square metres, with sections dedicated to fresh produce, canned and packaged food items, clothes, and electronics. You'll also find a good number of tenants including local banks and ATM’s, a bookstore, franchise restaurants and cafes, a drugstore, and beauty parlour. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 8pm
  • Location: 6/43 Moo 5, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 602 304
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Aqua Master Phuket

Aqua Master distributes watersports equipment to many diving and snorkelling centres in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Located near Chalong Pier, the store is one of the best places in Phuket for quality gear. You can find masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, dive computers, cameras, housings, cylinders, snorkels, fins, bags, torchlights, and gloves.

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 9am to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 1pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: Sunrise Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 381 353
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