Rawai Beach apartments
Our studio apartments for rent in southern Phuket are in the popular area of Rawai Beach, at the south end of Phuket, between Chalong Bay and Promthep Cape.
Rawai holds the enviable distinction of being the very first tourist beach on Phuket. Years ago, people from Phuket Town would drive the 17km down the (then) dirt road to Rawai on weekends to spend the afternoon underneath the beach’s magnificent casuarina trees, rather than endure the tortuous drive over the hill to Phuket’s west coast.
Nowadays Rawai is a working beach, and a busy launching point for day boat excursions out to Phuket’s many 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 snorkel trip. The beach is also used as a mooring point for the many fishermen who live in the area.
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, giving a laid-back flavour to the way of life there.
Although it is possible to swim at Rawai beach, many Rawai residents and visitors are there to enjoy the plentiful Thai food beachside restaurants, and the friendly local bars.
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Rawai, with plenty of culinary options available. Apart from home-cooked Thai food and numerous restaurants nearby, you can enjoy authentic Italian food at Meggi and Mario’s, exquisite French cuisine at Bleu et Blanc or an excellent burger at Cheers Bar. If you fancy a Sunday roast, there’s the British-run The Islander, or for more ardent carnivores, there’s always Norbu’s Steakhouse.
For a quiet drink 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 plenty of amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy, Rawai doesn’t lose the feeling of being very much a ‘Thai’ village.
All our Rawai apartments are within easy walking distance of local shops, bars and restaurants. Our studio apartments in Rawai start at just 7,000 baht per month.
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