About Rawai Beach

If you’re considering the PhuketSpace Rawai apartments for rent, you will want to know a little more about Rawai Beach first.

longtail fishing boats powered with recycled engines used for both fishing by locals and tourist trips moored at rawai beach at high tide
Longtail fishing boats at the waters edge, Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach is at the southern end of Phuket, between Chalong Bay and Promthep Cape. Historically, Rawai is an important place in Phuket, as it was the very first tourist beach on the island. Years ago, people from Phuket Town would drive the 17km to Rawai on weekends to while away the afternoon underneath the beach’s casuarina trees rather than drive over the hill to Phuket’s west coast.

Fishing and Island trips from Rawai Beach

Nowadays Rawai is a working beach and a launching point for day boat excursions out to Phuket’s surrounding islands. Longtail boats and speed boats are available for hire on the beach, where you can arrange a trip to Coral Island, Koh Lone or Racha Island, or a fishing or snorkelling trip. More details of the islands near Rawai here. The beach is also used as a mooring point for the fishermen who live in the area, many of whom sell their catches daily in a small market near the pier.

Rawai accommodation

Five Star Resorts

Rawai is home to the the five-star resorts Vijitt and Mangosteen and quite a few of Phuket’s foreign expat population live in the area, lending a laid-back flavour to the way of life there.

Food & Dining at Rawai Beach

Although it is possible to swim at Rawai beach, the best things about Rawai Beach are the plentiful Thai food beachside restaurants, and the friendly local bars.

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out in Rawai, with plenty of culinary options available not too far from our Rawai apartments. You can enjoy amazing, authentic Italian food at Meggi and Mario’s with their amazing pizzas and exquisite French cuisine at Le Celtique. For ardent carnivores, there’s always Tseti Steakhouse. If you fancy some local Thai food there are plenty of places to eat locally, including Moo Restaurant, just around the corner from the PhuketSpace Rawai apartments.

Bars and Nightlife

For a quiet drink and excellent food a few feet from the sea, the ever-popular Nikita’s Bar is the perfect spot, or if you’re looking for something more lively, Freedom Bar is just down the road.

While providing plentiful amenities for visitors to enjoy, it doesn’t lose the feeling of being very much a ‘Thai’ village.

Getting around the area – Walking and Motorcycle Hire

It’s convenient to get about Rawai Beach. All PhuketSpace Rawai apartments are within easy walking distance of numerous shops, bars and restaurants. Should you wish to travel further afield we have motorcycles for hire and there are always taxis, tuk-tuks and the local bus service.

What our guests say

Our studio apartments in Rawai start at just 6,500 baht per month.

Location of Rawai Beach

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