Rawai is famous for its seafood restaurants. In the southern part of the beach, there are tables set up right on the beach, kitchens are on the other side of the road. In the Northern part, restaurants are only across the road from the sea. Regardless of where you choose to dine all restaurants offer a cozy atmosphere typical to Thailand, delicious, cheap food and a large selection of fresh seafood.
For those who like cooking at home, there is a market where in the evening you can find a lot of delicacies. It is located in the southernmost part of the beach behind the pier.
There are many long-tail boats as well as speedboats lining up the shore. Here you can hire a boat to take you to the nearest island.
Here are approximate costs to rent a boat for 3-5 hrs from Rawai to nearby islands
Bon island: boat - 800฿, speed boat - 2000฿.
Coral island: boat - 1200฿, speed boat - 2500฿.
Racha island: speed boat - 7000฿.
Bon Island has one clean sandy beach and plenty of beautiful coral reefs. You will also find a few coves around the island where you can go snorkeling.
Coral Island is worth a visit if you are interested in water sports and activities such as parasailing, jet ski, banana boat rides, underwater walk in a diving helmet.
Racha Island is the farthest of them all but it’s worth the ride. It boasts crystal clear water, wonderful corals and plenty of colorful fishes. There a few restaurants on the island and a viewpoint.
A private fishing trip by a wooden boat will cost about 2000 baht.
Directions: this is the southernmost beach on Phuket.
It is best to come in the afternoon.