Rawai Beach is a small town located at the south-western part of Phuket, between the village of Chalong and the town of Kata Beach. Originally a fishermen’s village, it quickly drew the attention of visitors for its tranquility and easy access to Nai Harn Beach, one of South-East Asia most beautiful beaches. Nowadays, it is a melting-pot of expatriates and local residents enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of the area.
The nightlife there is fairly unique, with plenty of bars to choose from, each offering a unique atmosphere and drinks promotions. Waking up with a hangover, your next step is to find an amazing restaurant serving breakfast or brunch. Again, this village does not disappoint with a plethora of venues offering delicious food, from the classic traditional Thai cuisine to well-catered international food. A heap of trending stylish cafes and even raw vegan healthy places can be found on Sai Yuan Road.
Spend your afternoon at Nai Harn beach, which was recently voted South-East Asia most beautiful beach by TripAdvisor travelers. You can also dedicate your time visiting the windmill viewpoint, a perfect location to snap a picture of your holidays. Another photogenic spot in the area is Phrom Thep Cape, where couples of all ages like to take a selfie with a stunning vista over the sunset.
Along Rawai’s beach road, you will find a number of Thai local restaurants that provide seats for you right next to the sea. Continue down the road to find the Sea Gipsy Village, where the exotic sea gipsy people fish every morning and sell fresh seafood at the market. Pick up your favorite protein and ask the restaurants in front to grill it for you the way you like it!