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“nice beach but doe sont look that great in low tide”
Review of Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach
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Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 49 things to do in Rawai
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“nice beach but doe sont look that great in low tide”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

There are some nice eateries on the roadside facing the beach. You can choose to sit in the open air restaurants or cross the road to the proper restaurants.

Visited March 2013
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Phuket, Thailand
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“Busy, bustling, working beach”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Rawai Beach isn't the place that you want to head to if you're up for a day of sunbathing but if you like wandering around and seeing what's what, it's absolutely perfect. It's a long and narrow and the beach is pretty much full with long tail boats and small speed boats offering up trips to the islands around Phuket. At the far left of Rawai Beach you'll find the amazing Sea Gypsy Village where all the local fishing boats land in the afternoon and start selling the best fish, shellfish etc at stupidly low prices. You can either take it home and cook yourself or just literally cross over the dirt track and one of the many restaurants will cook it exactly how you like it and serve it up on their table for you to enjoy with a drink. Go to the other end of the beach and there are a tonne of beautiful little restaurants lining the sand - no chairs, just sit down on the padded floor at the low tables and eat great seafood and Thai dishes at low prices and enjoy a five star view across the water. In the afternoon and night, on the pavement that runs along the length of the beach, the restaurants across the main road place cushions and blankets down so you can sit at small stone tables and eat traditional food by the water. It's not posh, it's not dining out in your best frock but it is real, it is fun and it's well worth a visit :)

Visited April 2013
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GOLD COAST
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“The BEST IN RAWAI”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Rawai Beach is a fishing village, quiet with lovely views out to sea, not suitable for swimming, but nice just the same.
I visited there recently and wanted to add that the very best TAXI driver in town is NOO (Nattapong Ronnarit). You will find him parked outside Chocolate Bar/Restaurant +66 89 723 6286. Why is he the very best.........speaks excellent english, great driver, was a monk and there is not much this guy does not know about the "local" area, plus he can answer any question you may have regarding where to find things, places and Buddist temples and the structure and religion. NICE GUY. JayJay

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Not much at this beach. My partner need up with food poisoning
From one out the eating places in front of the beach. Had a nice massage at the place with the fish tanks for your feet.

Visited April 2013
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“Rawai Beach... lots of eateries and a sometimes a lovely sea breeze.”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

On the southern end of Phuket, Rawai is a fair hike from Patong and is less noisy and crowded than most places. We just love the large selection of eateries and the views and have often whittled away a few hours simply sitting and talking on the foreshore or wandering along the beach. Peaceful...

Visited April 2013
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