A long time ago, Rawai used to be the beach of choice for residents of Phuket. However, that was a long time ago when access to the west coast of the island was limited. House and villa property options are numerous in Rawai and there are plenty of great restaurants and nightlife to keep residents entertained.
Rawai is located in the south of Phuket. Lots of marine trips to the nearby island begin on its pier. Most popular destinations are Phi Phi Island and Coral Island.
On Phi Phi they have filmed «The Beach» starring Leonardo DiCaprio. If you are traveling to Phuket — visiting Phi Phi is a must. What tales are you going to tell back home?
Coral Reef around Coral Island was badly damaged in the 2004 tsunami. But even now, there’s plenty of tropical fish to watch when snorkelling. And if you love camping — go there for an overnight stay. Make a bonfire in the evening, spend the night in a bungalow right on the beach listening to the waves. ## Things to do in Rawai * Walk around the local restaurants and try delicious fresh seafood.
Visit the local “seafood market”. It is noteworthy for fresh sea food that is cooked immediately in the opposite restaurant! You can enjoyed food at the table, or curl up on the mat at low table right on the waterfront. It is very beautiful in the evening.
Check out the Seashell Museum known for its large collection of sea shells and pearls.
Go to the shops sea gypsies. They can buy real pearls from the sea bottom.
Embark on a sea cruise to nearby islands.