Rawai is 46 km’s south by road, from the Phuket Airport, and if you’re looking for a beach to stay at that’s undeveloped, then this is the spot to kick back, switch off and chill out.
Rawai is located near the bottom of Phuket and is only a couple of km’s from the most southern point of the Island. While the township is quite small, and enjoys a peaceful beach and bay, the area known as Rawai is a large, spread out and spacious, with rolling hills and rugged coastline that covers most of southern Phuket.
There are three main ways to Rawai, either by –
- driving down the centre of the island
- driving along the west coast, south
- arriving by ferry or boat at the pier
FROM THE MAINLAND
Getting to Rawai from the mainland involves taking Highway 402 to Phuket and then the Phuket Town bypass road, Highway 4024 and driving down the centre of the island until you arrive at the Rawai jetty.
ALONG THE COAST
Driving to Rawai along Highway 4233 from the North West beaches, south, will take you along some of Phuket’s most spectacular scenery and must see view points.
Rawai is basically a fishing village and getting there by boat is not to unusual, after all it has one of Phuket’s best piers and is a popular jump off point to some of the other Islands in the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay.
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- Beer bars
- Motorbike hire
- Convenience stores
- Public transport
- Points of interest
Spending some time in Rawai will leave you feeling like you’re a million miles away from the tourist areas and madness of Patong. While undeveloped, there is still enough going on to get you into a bit of mischief if you want, with a few bars along the esplanade.
There are hotels nearby to stay at that will provide a degree of comfort or you can find a room at a guesthouse, there are plenty of cheap rooms if you’re on a budget.
You can also get the freshest seafood on the Island here and have it cooked right in front of you, and eat it just meters from the beach.
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