Hat Rawai (Rawai Beach)

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Hat Rawai (Rawai Beach)
rawai-beachRawai Beach is part of Phetra Islands National Park. It is located at Village No. 2 and 4, Tambon Khon Khlan, Amphoe Thung Wa, 26 kilometers from the district office. To get there, drive along La – ngu – Thung Wa road, take a turn at the intersection at Baan Wangtong, Village No. 4, Tambon Nathon , take another turn at the intersection that leads to Ban Sila. The beach was once accessible by motorcycle only but now it can be reached by car. Rawai Beach is approximately 3,500 meters long. To the north of the beach lies Khlong (canal) Wang Won and on the west side Koh Sukon of Trang Province, can be seen. The beach is lined with casuarina trees. It is recommended for camping.

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach is popular with locals who come to enjoy seafood and the lovely view of the islands from the shore.

In the days before Phuket became a popular holiday destination, Rawai Beach was where locals from Phuket Town would come to enjoy the seaside. These days, the beach itself is not that nice with many small boats anchored off the shore, although it is safe to swim all year round due to its position facing Phang Nga Bay.

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Phuket

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This beach on the southern end of Phuket is still home to an active fishing village. Though the main strip is a little too busy with boats to relax on, nearby resorts have carved out quiet spots for sunning and swimming.

At the eastern end of the beach is a sea-gypsy village which has a small fish market. Here you can also buy local handicrafts and assorted Thai snacks. The nearby viewpoint at Laem Phrom Thep, the southernmost tip of the island, is particularly popular at sunset.

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach is the second wide from Patong Beach. A tourist attraction with restaurants in many Popular in seaside dining. Of tourists, both Thai and foreigners. Rawai Beach from this that Another at one point. For the tourist boat to various islands. Rather than swimming. Or other activities in the area around the beach is a beach that is the point of the tourist boats

Rawai Beach is known for its seafood and scenery, but not its swimming. Like nearby Ao Chalong, the beach is littered with refuse, there are too many boats, and the shallow water is anything but crystal clear.

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Phuket

rawai beachRather than sand and sea, Rawai’s main attraction is the food. Along the length of the beach you’ll find vendors cooking up a fresh seafood storm. Rawai is best visited as a day trip, and a beachside seafood feast couple with a few cold drinks can easily stretch out to a relaxing afternoon. The prices are very reasonable, particularly at the Pakbang Food Centre toward the eastern end of the beach. Crab, prawns, and fish served with sticky rice and fresh vegetables cost a fraction of what you’d pay in Patong Beach.

Most vendors speak at least a little English and many have simple English menus, but it’s easy enough to just point out what you want. Meals are served either on small tables surrounded by recliners or on rattan mats that you can relax on – all under the shade and well appointed looking out to sea. The only nuisance here is the flies and stray dogs – they like the food too.

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Phuket

rawai beach morningAside from Koh Bon, there’s a bunch of other islands close to Rawai Beach, including Koh Kaew, Koh Lon, Koh Aeo and Koh Hae, which is better known as Coral Island. These islands can be visited privately by chartered boat or ask around in Rawai or Ao Chalong to find out about island tours that will take you out to a few of them in one hit – this will almost certainly be cheaper than doing it privately.

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Phuket

Rawai Beach Map

Rawai Beach Map

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