About Rawai

A haven for retirees, artists and tourists, Rawai is the perfect place to escape to during your vacation.

Famous for its sandy beaches and tumbling hills, Rawai could be your next vacation destination. Just find your ideal accommodation on FlipKey and let the vacation begin!

About Rawai, Thailand

Rawai was the very first tourist beach on Phuket. But, others have now taken over and Rawai has been almost forgotten by the many thousands of tourists that go to the island each year.

That's good news for you, though! You'll be able to enjoy the white sands and tranquil waters without being bothered by crowds of tourists.

The large casuarina trees that line the beach provide a cool shade during the hot afternoons, so you can spend all day on the shoreline.

Lush green hills surround the beach. They're full of pocket neighborhoods that embody traditional Thai culture. Go exploring and see what you can find.

Being 20 km from Phuket and 15 km from Patong means you're never far away from the bustle of a lively town. But, Rawai always remains a peaceful spot for you to finish your day.

What to do in Rawai, Thailand

People come to Rawai for the beaches. There aren't any crowds or big bars, so you can relax and sunbathe all day long.

It's a working beach, so you may see local fishermen coming in and out, as well as tourist boats heading out to the surrounding islands. But, don't worry, there's plenty of space for everyone.

Speaking of boats, why not arrange a day trip around Coral Island, Koh Lone or Racha Island? You'll have a great view and it's always exciting to spend the day on the water. Try fishing or snorkeling while you’re there.

You must visit the seafood market! It'll be full of the day's best catches. If you're not sure how to cook it in the traditional Thai style, take a cooking class while you're here. Or, ask one of the restaurants to cook it for you—they're happy to help.

If you're looking to do something different on this vacation, try the Phuket seashell museum. It’s exciting and breathtaking displays are not to be missed.

Top travel tips for Rawai, Thailand

Watching the sunset on the beach is a perfect way to end a day on Rawai. But, if you're looking for something more secluded, head to the secret viewpoint just 1.5km north of Laem Phromthep.

If you want to explore more of Phuket, we suggest renting motorbikes. They're the quickest way to get around and can handle the bumpy roads with ease.

Rawai is the perfect secluded getaway. Find a luxury villa or seafront bungalow on FlipKey and see what this idyllic destination can offer you.