Rawai Beach, south of Phuket Island, is not a beach that is suitable for swimming, but offers beautiful views of the many nearby islands and a pleasant atmosphere.
It is the perfect place to enjoy the seafood as well as to explore the nearby islands.
Nowadays, Rawai is a ‘working beach’ and a launching point for day boat trips to Phuket’s surrounding islands.
Many long-tail boats are available, where you can arrange a trip to Coral Island, Koh Lone or Racha Island, or a fishing or snorkelling trip.
The beach is also used as a mooring point for the many fishermen who live in the area.