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Rawai Beach, Rawai

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Contact: +66 76 21 1036(Tourist Information)/+66 76 21 2213(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: Open 24 hrs
Known locally as Haad Rawai and located 17 kilometres to the south of the town, this palm-fringed beach is best known for Phuket's Chao Le or Sea Gypsies: a nomadic fishing minority believed to be of Melanesian descent. As picturesque as the beach itself is the breathtaking drive down to it. The entire coastline is strung with short, sandy stretches of curved beach, some untouched by human feet. Several nearby islands also have gleaming white beaches and dazzling underwater scenery, which attract fishing enthusiasts and scuba divers.