Rawai Beach enjoys the distinction of being the very first tourist beach on the popular holiday island of Phuket, to the far south of Thailand. Those travellers wishing to spend their holidays in Rawai Beach, will be pleased to discover that there are a large number of self catering rental villas available in this lively resort, situated on the far southern tip of the island, just 11 miles from Phuket Town.
Holidays in Rawai Beach are especially suited to those young and young at heart travellers looking for a lively holiday in an idyllic location. Perhaps the most popular activities are the large number of watersports activities you would expect to find around the beach, such as water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling. Those visitors spending their holidays in Rawai Beach are spoilt for choice when it comes to the sheer number of restaurants, bars and shops to be found here. Rawai Beach also boasts a lively and exciting nightlife. For those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the resort, Phromthep Cape is perhaps the best location on Phuket to view the island’s most romantic sunsets. Here there are also a large number of inexpensive seafood restaurants lining the new promenade and pier.
For those enjoying their holidays in Rawai Beach, Phuket Town is a mere hop, skip and jump away, with its large selection of high street and designer fashion outlets, as well as an abundance of shops selling gifts and souvenirs to remind those spending their holidays in Rawai Beach of this beautiful island paradise. From Rawai’s busy harbour, holidaymakers can hire one of the many long tail boats available and take a leisurely cruise to some of the smaller outlying islands, such as Coral Island, Racha Island and Koh Lone. Slightly further afield are the beautiful and dramatic Phi Phi Islands, the instantly recognisable rocky outcrops frequently used in so many Thai tourism brochures.
Those travellers lucky enough to be looking to enjoy their holidays in Nai Thon Beach can be confident in the knowledge that Phuket Island enjoys a warm subtropical climate. Therefore the average temperatures are generally well into the 30s. There are three notable seasons in Phuket: the dry season, hot season and the rainy season is between September and November. During your holidays in Rawai Beach you may still expect to enjoy plenty of sunny days during the rainy period. The average rainfall for the area is 64 inches.