Rawai Beach - Phuket
Rawai was the first beach on Phuket to cater for tourists. Today you can glimpse into the life of a traditional Thai working beach. There are no jet skis here. Sit back, relax, and watch the local fishermen go about their day.
Longtail boats line the shore, ready to take you on a snorkelling trip or to nearby islands. The tree lined beach provides pleasant shade even on the hottest days. The beach is mostly mudflats which is not ideal for swimming. Instead, relax in one of the beachside bars and watch local fishermen go about their lives. West of Rawai is Promthep Cape, a small peninsula with spectacular sunset views.
Enjoy grilled crab, bbq fish and local Thai treats at the daily seafood market or in the small restaurants on the beach.
Accommodation is mostly basic though there are a few luxury resorts offering impressive rooms and fine dining.