In Phuket there is one beach called Rawai (Rawai Beach). This beach is located in the southern part of the island, 16 kilometers from Phuket Town.
Rawai beach akupavany. Most of the beach is busy with boats and boats of local residents. The sea water is muddy, shallow and rocky. During low tide the water goes out pretty far, thus draining stony bottom, and at high tide leaves only a narrow strip of land. The beach itself is sandy, mixed with rocks, sand yellow.
For the first time getting to the beach, he is not impressed, but after walking along the beach for a short time, something you cling to. First of all, the peace and quiet. The silence here is really peaceful, in contrast to other developed tourist beaches of the island, with constant movement, busy life and numerous tourists, Rawai beach provides a breath of fresh air and freedom.
Some of the boats and boats used to transport tourists to the nearby Islands and sea fishing.
Here, at Rawai beach, local entrepreneurs can book a private fishing and you can take to nearby Islands, which promise a relaxing, clean beaches and excellent snorkeling (swimming with a mask and snorkel). In the morning you are transported to the island, and after 16:00 hours take. The trip there and back will cost around 800 - 1000 baht, visiting two or more Islands in one day is 1300 - 1700 baht. Mask and tube for Snorkelling can be rented here, from local residents, at a price of 100 baht per set.
In the sea leaves the pier, where you can walk. From the pier to start the boat to the Islands and going fishing.
Rawai beach is not so technical as it may seem at first glance. If you visit the beach, closer to the dinner, you can see tourists along the beach in the shade of the palms and casuarinaceae trees, some even have picnics.
On a small promenade along the sea lined up in a row dining in Thai style.
And across the road, which runs along the beach, cafés, restaurants, and hotels, villas and apartments, most of which are occupied by visitors. Yes, despite the unsuitability of beach for swimming, a lot of vacationers here, as well as good hotels.
Rawai beach choose for two reasons. The first is, as already mentioned above, the silence and the second to prices. Prices for Rawai beach is slightly lower than the more developed tourist beaches of the island. Lower prices, as food in cafes and restaurants and accommodation. For their guests, many hotels and apartments offers a free Shuttle service to nearby beaches. The distance from Rawai beach to beach Yanuy a little more than 2 kilometers, and to Nai Harn beach and 3.6 km, which, in principle, possible to pass on foot. Besides, near Rawai beach a lot of housing that can be rented for long term. See all hotels in Rawai beach here.
The price of dining at Rawai beach
Also, close to the beach, mini markets, exchange offices, souvenir shops, massage parlors, come makashnits.
Attractions Rawai beach
The beach does not end with the beach and promenade, this eponymous residential area, in which you can find as various entertainment venues, and all the other delights inherent in the Thai residential areas.
In Rawai and near it are some interesting places. First of all, it's famous Cape Promthep (Promthep Cape), to visit which we recommend to everyone, regardless of whether you are resting at Rawai beach, or in any other place of the island. Promthep Cape, the southernmost part of the island, in addition, above the promontory is an observation deck (on maps labelled as Outdoor View Point) which offers picturesque views of breathtaking beauty, as well as the old lighthouse and monument Krom Luang Chumphon.
From Rawai beach to Beach can be reached on foot, breaking the way of 2.5 kilometers.
- the village of "sea Gypsies", a rather colorful place, admission to which is included in some of the island tours.
How to get to Rawai beach
From the airport and Phuket Town
From the airport, on the bus, with a stopover in Phuket Town. On the first bus from the Airport to Phuket Town drive to Phuket Town, then, from Phuket Town, with the streets of Ranong, on the local bus (songteo) "Phuket - Rawai beach - Rawai" to Ravaya. You can exit at the fork near the pier, the fare is 40 baht.
You can also rent a motorbike or car. Well, that's easier, you can book a private transferin advance. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details.
From Kata and Karon beaches
Via Phuket Town. Or, is it faster to go on the ring Chalong and wait for the bus "Phuket Town - Rawai - Nai Harn". The fare is 30 baht.
Photos of Chalong ring
With Kata Noi beach
Walk or drive to Kata beach, a distance of approximately 1 kilometer. And then, according to the instructions above.
With Nai Harn beach
Direct bus "Phuket Town - Rawai - Nai Harn", direct.
With other beaches of the island
With other beaches in Phuket can be reached by bus through Phuket Town.
In the direction of Rawai beach runs the only bus that starts in Phuket Town, followed by the beach of Nai Harn.