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Rawai Travel Guide

Rawai Travel Guide | Tucked deep in the far south of Phuket, Rawai offers a sense of tranquillity that is quite unique, despite having vibrant night scenes and an impressive range of restaurants.


Rawai Travel Guide

Modified on April 24, 2024

Nestled at the southern tip of Phuket, Rawai offers a unique blend of relaxation and exploration. While Rawai beach itself may not be ideal for swimming, Rawai’s charm lies in its laid-back atmosphere, delicious seafood scene, and proximity to some of Phuket’s most stunning beaches and viewpoints.

Here, you can soak in panoramic sunsets at Promthep Cape, embark on island-hopping adventures from Rawai Beach, or discover gems like Ya Nui Beach and Nai Harn Beach, both perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Rawai Travel Guide | Rawai is popular with the expat crowd, many of which choose to make Rawai their home and for several reasons, such as the cheaper living costs compared to other areas on the island, the abundance of restaurants serving local and internationsl cuisine, the beauty of Nai Harn Beach and the tropical jungle clad hills with amazing views and sunsets.

Rawai starts at Chalong circle and runs all the way to Nai Harn beach. This is quite a huge area and you will need some kind of transportion to get around. Unlike other areas on the island, you won’t see many tuk tuk or motorbike taxis driving around.

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Rawai Travel Guide | Rawai is a relatively big area with a pleasant mixture of locals, expats and tourists. You will find businesses here that cater to all.

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