Rawai Beach (Rawai Beach) - has historically been the mostThe first beach to relax on the island of Phuket. Due to its location (17 kilometers south of Phuket Town), it was a great place for family picnics and relaxing in the shade of casuarine trees.
Now the Rawai beach has a purely “technical” purpose, becoming a node for the message of sea tourism, and now a picnic is possible only on the concrete embankment or the coastal cafe.
The content of the article
- 1 Beach description
- 2 Sunset, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- 8 Beach map
Almost the entire 2 km coastlineoccupy numerous pleasure boats and boats carrying tourists to the nearest islands (Coral Island, Ko Lon, Racha Island), or providing fishing tours services.
There are a lot of private boats of local residents -sea gypsies who are engaged in fishing, and their settlements are always accompanied by mountains of garbage and the specific aromas of decaying fish. In general, you can not swim in the sea because of the mud, and only occasionally you can meet people who have come into the water to wet their feet.
Sunset, depth and waves
At low tide the sea goes quite far from the shore andbares many stones in the water. At this time in the water you will not meet anyone, not even Gypsies. In case you want to swim, you will need a vehicle to make a short trip to the nearby beaches. Nai harn. Yanuy. Ao Sein and Laem.
Sun beds and shade
Sun beds are missing as a class, and the shadow is full oftrees that grow thickly along the coast. In principle, for a short stop and beach sealing (without swimming) everything is here. But better to swim to go to another place.
In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all Phuket beaches, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.
The beach has the same residential area withnormal infrastructure, so leisure is not limited to seals and boat trips, and Thais offer a full range of "urban" entertainment. Shops, souvenir shops, restaurants and much more can be found behind Rawai Beach.
Nightlife is relatively diverse, but with Patong, of course, incomparable. At least, to those who wandered here by mistake and stayed for the evening or two, there will always be a lesson in Rawai.
In the Rawai Beach area there are several Thaishops (tai-shops), as well as a network mini-market 7/11. Prior to the large supermarket Tesco Lotus will go on a bike about 10 minutes - it is located in the area of Chalong Beach. If we drive for 20-30 minutes, then we will fall into a cluster of shopping centers near Phuket Town: a huge BigC, Central Festival, and another Tesco.
In addition to the bars at Rawai Beach, there are several interesting places to visit. First of all - it is Promtep cliff (Promthep Cape - the southernmost part of the island) -one of the most spectacular viewing points of Phuket. Many tourists visit the cliff at each trip to the island only because of its beauty. And in the city you will find: a museum of seashells, a farm of orchids and a Buddhist temple Wat Sawang Arom. From sports facilities, it is worth noting the city equestrian club and tennis club.
One of the most popular places on Rawai isberth It serves as a starting place for daily walks and fishing from the shore for local residents. Do not stop coming here and farang. And you can get on the bike to the end of the pier, if you are too lazy to stamp your feet, and then have a small picnic. In the morning, you can meet yogis on the pier (we ourselves once worked there).
Houses and hotels on the beach
Accommodation Rawai is as rich as any beach whensmall town. Prices range from 430 baht per room at a two-star hotel, to 6,800 baht for a comfortable room in the well-known Mangosteen holiday home. There are also many longsters living here, for there are a lot of houses for rent. We ourselves lived here (House number 1. House 2). Prices start at 10,000 baht / month, although it’s better to rely on 15,000 baht.
Rawai Beach is a quiet and relaxing place, all night.life is concentrated at the coast, not near the houses for rent. At the same time you have at your side (about 10 minutes on the bike) is the best beach in Phuket - Nai harn. Moreover, due to the lack of hotels near it, this beach was not particularly fond of the bag.
As for hotels, Rawai Palm Beach Resort, for example, is located on the Rawai beach.
with good reviews, rich decor and Asianmotifs in the interiors, a large area and pools. Another new hotel with pleasant rooms - solved in modern style The Title Boutique Phuke
t. Thai Palace Resort
in the center of the beach - a quiet, cozy place with a lush green area.
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have selection of hotels in Phuket with a good rating and reviews.
How to find the beach
Getting to Rawai Beach is extremely easy. Follow Central Highway 402 south from Phuket Town until the road hits the sea. This will be the desired beach. You can focus on the pier, it will just be in the place where you will be rested in the sea.
Rawai Beach Map
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