Top things to do

Top Choice Viewpoint in Rawai

Laem Phromthep

If you want to see the luscious Andaman Sea bend around Phuket, then come here, to the island’s southernmost point. The cape is crowned by a mod lighthouse shaped like a concrete crab, and an evocative elephant shri…
Top Choice International in Rawai

Rum Jungle

Perhaps Rawai's finest restaurant, this semi-open thatched-roof place with an exceptional world-beat soundtrack serves up classy Italian and international dishes in a laid-back, intimate setting. The New Zealand lam…
Distillery in Rawai

Chalong Bay Rum

Chalong, 9km north of Rawai, is home to Phuket's only working distillery, launched by a young French couple who bonded over booze – rum, in particular. Upon arrival, you'll be awarded a mojito concocted with their d…
Arts Centre in Rawai

Phuket Art Village

A group of talented Thai artists came together to set up this bohemian, banyan-shaded arts commune, just off Rawai's main strip. Feel free to wander the wonderfully creative home-studio-galleries packed with (mostly…
Viewpoint in Rawai

Secret Viewpoint

For a sensational sunset view that doesn't involve jostling through the crowds at Laem Phromthep, seek out this more secluded spot 1.5km north of the cape on Rte 4233. At the top of the hill there is a turn-off to a…
Bar in Rawai

Reggae Bar

Spilling out from an old wooden shed is this creatively cluttered, laid-back lounge bobbing to classic roots tunes. A leathersmiths by day, it hosts impromptu jams and erratic concerts, barbecues and parties, featur…
Beach in Rawai

Hat Ya Nui

About 700m north of Laem Phromthep, tucked between the cape and Hat Nai Han where the road dips back down to the sea, is this gorgeous mellow cove with a healthy, rocky snorkelling reef. Hat Ya Nui is the quintessen…
Vegetarian in Rawai

Natural Efe Macrobiotic World

This chilled-out health-food kitchen plates up such organic, sugar-free vegetarian and vegan delights as tofu sandwiches, dried-fruits-and-quinoa salad and lentil soup, at wooden tables set around an aqua pool in it…
Thai in Rawai

Baan Rimlay

This shady spot immediately southwest of Rawai's pier steams clams, mussels and fish, and grills squid, prawns and lobster to perfection. For something light, try the terrific seafood salads. The dishes here are a t…
Burgers in Rawai

Flip Side

This beachfront joint offers Western eats and beers for those looking for a break from Thai food. Gourmet burgers arrive on wooden platters and are succulent and satisfying. Chicken wings, fish and chips, salads, sa…