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Rawai (หาดราไวย์ Hat Rawai) is a seafront village in Phuket. The north part of Rawai is known as Hat Mittraphap (หาดมิตรภาพ), and has some beachfront, while the southern portion is the urban area and a port called Laem Ka (แหลมกา).

Rawai is located at the southern tip of Phuket. It is much less touristy than nearby Kata and Patong beaches and an excellent place to experience some real Thai culture. This palm-fringed beach is best known for sea gypsies, a formerly nomadic fishing minority believed to be of Melanesian descent.

Rawai Beach itself is only used to moor fishing boats, long tail boats and speed boats, used for diving, snorkelling and sightseeing trips to Phuket’s neighboring islands. In mid-2007 the new pier opened. It is not used for boats, but makes a nice walking/fishing pier.

There is a Sea Gypsy Village just north of the pier with shops and longtail boats for rent, and lots of seafood restaurants on the waterfront. This is where Phuket Town comes on the weekend for a beach party. There are a few popular cocktail bars on the beach for a limited but fun night life.

Rawai is a great starting point for half day activities such as Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and Sightseeing. The shallow seabed allows boat only to go out during high tide. The usual time frame is about 4 hours to get also back to shore safely.

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