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“Best place to have a drink and relax without millions of tourists”
Review of Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach
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$11.51*
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Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #16 of 50 things to do in Rawai
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Not for swimming but loved it for eating out, especially at the fish restaurants down the far end where the long boats are being made.

Thank Samantha R
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

had a cold singha and a sit for a while...very pleasant... watched the long tails and island boats come and go.

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

It has been said many times but needs saying again as some people still appear surprised - it's not a swimming beach!! It's a beach to try and second guess the mad tides, one to catch the longtail boats from, one to jump in a speedboat from, one to watch the fisherman tending their boats or walking about in the dark with torches. It's one to watch the yachts from, to get the shortest trip to Bon Island from and one to stare at as you walk or scooter up and down the strip. It's one to sit by and eat the most wonder variety of seafood from one of the REAL local Thai sit-on-the-pavement restaurants and one to watch the Needle Fish and the crabs from it's pier. It may not be a 'swimming beach' but you won't find one with more character.

Thank pixietess
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

If you are looking for a ‘beach’ beach then this is not it. Essentially it’s a long working strip of sand with boats that either fish or take you somewhere. However, it is easy transport to great beaches nearby, so no worries there. But they don’t have what Rawia Beach has – a nice selection of restaurants and bars, convenience shops, and such.

And even better for a family traveller, the limitations of the beach means there’s no major backpacker and full moon brigade. This place works for adult adults and families just fine.

Our accommodation – a private villa – was an easy walk to the main two-lane road that runs along the waterside. From there we explored many of the restaurants for lunch and dinner and were never disappointed. With the sea on your left, do make sure you go right to the end – hanging left as the main road bends to the right. There are some lovely family-run places to eat there including Jeo Nang which we loved.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

They say it is not good for sunbath or swim but the view is still pretty. Very good to take a ride with a longtail boat to the near islands because it is cheaper.

Thank atalho
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