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Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach in Phuket, ThailandRawai Beach is 17 kms south of Phuket Town along Highway number 4024, site of a Chao Ley or Sea Gipsy village, a community of formerly nomadic fishing folk with their own language. Many of the young man have changed to land-based employment. Rawai Beach is a great place to dine tasty sea food at 1 of the many out door restaurants along the beach. Their are many shell handicraft shops and hand painted batik shops.

The waters are okay for swimming, snorkelling on the reefs off shore. Rawai Beach is somewhat rocky and inferior to the cleaner beaches at Karon, Kata and Patong, but Rawai Beach is safe to swim all year around since their is no riptides or undertows during the monsoon season. Rawai beach is popular with Thai families and it is many foreign scuba enthusiasts.

Rawai is 7 km west of Chalong Circle. Along the beach road their are many restaurants serving good seafood to even better prices! This is a perfect place to spend a late afternoon having a dinner looking at all the movement on the beach. You sit under some trees so you have shadow and a light breeze from the Andanamen Sea.

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