Rawai beach may not rival other pristine beaches on the island, as it is rather a peculiar yet charming tourist attraction. First of all, at one end is located Phuket’ prime fishing village inhabited by local sea gypsies who inherit their trade and tradition from generation to generation. They put up stalls and sell various seafood truly fresh from the sea, and tourists can buy and have it cooked right away by a few restaurants there. At the other end, it is a gourmet paradise for both Thais and foreigners to enjoy great seafood and good views. The beach also serves as a pick-up point for boats ferrying people to other islands nearby. Bathing and beach activities here are apparently lackluster.
- A wide array of seafood restaurants
- In close proximity to Laem Ka beach, Laem Phromthep
- Small hotels available