A Newcomer’s Guide to Rawai Beach

October 3, 2019
The Nai Harn

Located at the sound end of Phuket Island, Rawai Beach isn’t merely a swimming beach but rather is a place to visit for its spectacular views and local atmosphere. Rawai beach is a launch point for many other activities. From here, you can visit the different islands in the vicinity, or head out for snorkeling or fishing trip. If you’re planning to visit this place, here are several things you need to know to enhance your overall experience.

What to Do?
There are many things you can do in Rawai, and this includes shopping at the Gypsy Village seafront. The Gypsy Village is an area where established fishers make a living from fishing, chartering, and selling shells. Today, the area is more famous for its seafood market, the Rawai Seafood Market. You can also visit the Phuket Shell Museum, a landmark of Rawai for over 20 years. Promthep Cape View Point is also well-known for its spectacular sunsets along with the palm trees, which is a striking symbol of Phuket Island.

If you want to visit the other nearby islands, you can travel by a longtail boat. Bon Island is one of the islands you must visit at least once. This beautiful sanctuary offers a great restaurant, the Bon Island Restaurant, along with a wonderful beach experience.

If you want to swim, head for Nai Harn for its stunning white sand beach and crystal clear water. For a more local charm, visit Laem Ka Beach. Though it’s a little out of the way, it will be worth the effort. If you’ve brought kids along on the trip, they will surely enjoy their time at the Rawai Park Kids Club. The park offers many games and plenty of swimming pools for the kids to enjoy.

Where to Eat?
Rawai Beach has always been famous for its large selection of seafood restaurants sitting along the waterfront. If you’re looking for the best, most local experience, have your meal on mats placed on the floor, similar to how the locals do it. It is fun, and the food is much tastier compared to tourist restaurants. One such notable local restaurant is Aek Seafood. Here, you can grab any seafood you want from the seafood market and have it cooked for 100 THB per kilo.

If you’d rather eat on the table, head to the curving point of Promthep Cape as there are many small seafood restaurants there. You can even head for favorites like “Nikita’s” and “Baan Rimlai,” if you’re looking for something a little well-established. It is a beautiful place to have lunch or dinner situated under the trees with a spectacular view of other islands.

Where to Stay?
There aren’t many hotels in the area as most are located on the west coast where tourists often gather. However, there are some excellent hotels, such as the Serenity Resort. Inland, you’ll find the Golden Tulip Mangosteen Resort and Coconut Paradise Villas, both offering a peaceful atmosphere.

Rawai Beach offers a unique experience that you and your family will experience. With its quiet and peaceful environment along with excellent seafood widely available, it is an excellent place to spend your vacation as a family.

If you’re looking for sea view accommodation in Phuket, The Nai Harn Hotel is your best option.
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