Phuket Area Guide
Nai Harn / Rawai Beach (หาดไนหาน / หาดราไวย์)
Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn Beach
What to do in Nai Harn / Rawai Beach?
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Nai Harn Beach (หาดไนหาน)
Nai Harn Beach is located South of Kata Noi and north of Promthep Cape. It borders the most gorgeous lagoon on the island, it borders the most gorgeous lagoon on the island, and is therefore definitely worth a visit. The center of the beach is dominated by the Samnak Song Nai Han monastery, which has obstructed excessive development and is the reason why the beach is generally less crowded than other spots on the southern part of the island.

A wide variety of water sports can be enjoyed, but swimmers should be alert for the red flag which warns of dangerous currents during the monsoon season from May to October. As well, and not too far away, Ao Sane Beach offers outstanding snorkeling. In addition one can walk to nearby Promthep Cape to observe sunsets, which are often fiery and spectacular, and thus a very popular destination for tourists and photographers alike.
Rawai Beach (หาดราไวย์)
Rawai Beach is the site of the famous Chao Ley or Sea Gipsy villages as well as the very first tourist beach of the island. Indeed in the earlier days, the residents of Phuket town would prefer to drive out to Rawai to enjoy the shady Casurina fringed beach rather than take a chance with the hilly and (then) treacherous winding roads across the island's hills to go onto the West shores of Phuket.

Many restaurants and bungalows, shell handicraft shops, and both fishing and charter boats to the nearby islands are available in Rawai Beach, which is very suitable for swimming. Rawai is 7 kms. West of Chalong Circle. In the current times, Rawai is more of a transit beach and launching point for day boat excursions out to the numerous islands surrounding Phuket. Many longtail boats are available for hire and trips to Coral Island, Koh Lone or Racha Island.

Rawai is home to some of the island's the five-star resorts and has become a very popular living area for foreign residents lending a bit a bohemian and laid-back touch to the area.
How to get there?
Nai Harn Beach (หาดไนหาน)
Nai Harn Beach is located about 18 kms from the downtown. Drive along the main streets coming to stay away from Rawai Beach, about three kilometers, or about 10minutes or more bypass routes. Can drive to the beach as well. However there is a greater distance than about 9 kilometers, or about 20 minutes to drive to the beach either. And motorcycle.
Rawai Beach (หาดราไวย์)
Rawai Beach is located 17 kms. from Phuket Town on the south-tip of Phuket Island and 7 kms. west of Chalong Circle.
Nai Harn Beach
Elephant Shrine at Promthep CapeElephant Shrine at Promthep Cape
Panorama showing the Buddhist elephant shrine on Prom Thep Cape in southern Phuket. Most people come here to see the lighthouse and admire the sunsets. This is the southern most point on Phuket. You will also find a shrine with hundreds or thousands of wooden elephants in various sizes. The locals gathered here to pay their respect and worshiped these wooden carved elephants. Please remains silence so that you will not disturb the rest.
Location: Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse, Phromthep Cape, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Phromthep CapePhromthep Cape
Phromthep is a headland stretching into the sea and forming the extreme south-end of Phuket. It has been prominent feature for mariners since of early seafarers from the sub-continent, remains of whose journey's have been found all along the Malay-peninsula's west coast. From the cliffs running down to the boulders at the sea is a line of palm trees. It's one of Phuket's most inspiring vistas and most beautiful place to catch Phuket's famous sunset.
Location: The southern-most point of Phuket, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Kanchanaphisek LighthouseKanchanaphisek Lighthouse
Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse is a lighthouse museum. You can have a 360 degree view of the Promthep Cape and its surrounding the perfect sunset at the landing area. From here you will also see Kromluang Chumpon Khet Udomsak monument who was in the Navy in 1880. He was the 28th son of Rama V. When he turned 13 years old, the prince was sent to England to study to become a naval cadet in Royal Naval Academy of England. He returned 6 years later and built the first military base in Phuket.
Location: Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse, Phromthep Cape, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Rawai Beach
Sea Shell MuseumSea Shell Museum
The one of Phuket's most treasured collections!. For thirty years the Patamakanthin brothers have been searching the world for most beautiful and unique seashells. Today, their collection of over 2,000 species is displayed here at the Phuket Seashell Museum.You will see one of the rarerest golden pearls, the only left-handed Noble Volute, giant clams, and fossils dating back 380 million years!. The Highlight such as Golden Pearl, Fossils, Giand Clam, Left-handed Shell, Slit Shell and Indian Chank.
Location: 12/2 Moo 2, Viset Rd., Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact:Tel: 0 7661 3666, 0 7638 1274 ; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Admission: Thai: 100 Baht, Foreigners: 200 baht
Wat Sawang AromWat Sawang Arom
The temple at Rawai Beach. It's only about 500 metre from the sea, but is off the main road that runs from Chalong to Rawai. Wat Sawang Arom is not a large temple. Temple walls often feature the 8 spoked wheels known as the Dharma wheel. The eight spokes represent the noble eightfold path of Buddhism. Inside the temple, aside from several Buddha images, the walls are covered with painted scenes showing the life of the Buddha.
Location: 76/1 Moo 2, Wisaet Rd., Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
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Naiharn GymNaiharn Gym
We offer both Thai and English speaking Certified personal Trainers who are available by appointment. Please inquire with our staff for availability. Here you will enjoy a clean, air conditioned environment featuring the latest commercial quality fitness equipment. We feature a complete selection of free weights, Machines, and cardio equipment to meet all of your fitness needs. Whether you are just beginning your quest for a healthier life or are well on your way you will find our facility can meet your demands.
Location: : 28/46 Moo1, Naiharn Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 2415 9925; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Rawai Beach
Phuket Riding Club (Rawai)Phuket Riding Club (Rawai)
Discover different with view Phuket jungle and beaches from horseback. At Phuket Riding Club include option one or two hour trek through the jungle or along the sandy coast or if you have to learn riding, we can teach and improve your technique as a more experienced rider. With Australian horses and experienced teachers, full facilities and equipment, Phuket Riding Club has everything required to meet your horse riding desires.
Location: 95 Viset Rd., Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 8213, 08 1477 7185, 08 9970 5272; Website:
Opening Hours: Saturday & Sunday from 09.00 – 10.30 am., and 02.30 – 04.00 pm.
Siam Aquatic AdventuresSiam Aquatic Adventures
We offer a wide range of scuba diving, dive courses as well as many different dive sites from shore diving, day boat trips, overnight trips as well as live aboard depending on the time of year. We have experience teaching children for junior open water to seniors looking to try something different for the first time. Whatever your diving needs are we are sure we can accommodate them.
Location: 98/13 Moo1, Rawai, Phuket
Contact: Tel: Tel: 0 7638 8684, 08 2810 2443, 08 6139 9590; Website:
Ptt-MotorsportslandPhuket Windsurfing
Since its establishment in 1985, our company has given top priority to customer satisfaction, team spirit, fun and professionalism. As we are a Starboard distributor, we always have the best material available. Our sails covers all wind conditions you can find in Phuket. Whatever is your style (freestyle, wave, freeride, slalom, race), you'll find a board for you.
Location: 37/10 Moo1, Rawai, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 7888 8244; Website:
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Phromthep Cape RestaurantPhromthep Cape Restaurant
One of Phuket’s most popular sun set view restaurants, Phromthep Cape Restaurant is at once sophisticated and comfortable. its setting a sensual ambience for you to enjoy Fresh Seafood and Creative Coastal Cuisine served daily for lunch and dinner.
Location: 94/6 Moo 6, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 8656; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
With one area dedicated to fine Italian dining in a cozy ambience and another for pizza's cooked in a traditional wood fired oven, this restaurant offers the best of both worlds and has a children's play area so that parents can relax and enjoy the food.
Location: 28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (Opposite 7-11 on the road to Nai Harn Beach)
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 9574; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.30 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Trattoria del BuongustaioTrattoria del Buongustaio
The best Italian cousine with top quality ingredients, cooke by our Chef’s skillful hands. The restaurant is a stunning view over the Andaman Sea enjoying an aperitive during an unforgettable sunset.
Location: 11/11 Nai Harn Beach, Nai Harn, Phuket Town, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 7467 2554; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 04:00 pm. - 11.30 pm.
Rawai Beach
Is located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach. 18 years of serving Thai and international dishes and we have a complete range of international wines and beers. The best located restaurant on Rawai Beach.
Location: Located on the waters edge on Rawai Beach Rd., Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 8703; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. till late
East 88 Beach LoungeEast 88 Beach Lounge
East 88, the resort's signature restaurant, serves a gourmet breakfast and contemporary lunch and dinner menu featuring fresh local seafood, comfort food, and traditional southern Thai cuisine.
Location: Located at Serenity Resort & Residences, 14 Moo 5 Viset Rd. Rawai Muang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily 
Restaurant is all about the cosy atmosphere, quality food and service. The owners Stéphanie and Benoit come from France and you will definitely sense their origins in the food which is always fresh from the market and of excellent quality. Of course you will find typical French dishes such as "foie gras" but you can also taste a delicious red snapper filet fish. Deserts and pastas are home made and the dishes are very generous.
Location: 95/13 Moo 7, Sai Yuan, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 8935; Website:
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 06.00 pm. - 10.30 pm.
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Spa at All Seasons NaiharnSpa @ All Seasons Naiharn
Drawing from an age old practice of natural healing, Nhamaya Spa recreates journeys that will leave guests with a sense of total rejuvenation. A stimulating Thai massage to improve the blood circulation and muscle tone. An herbal steam bath that detoxifies and restores skin damages. Or therapeutic treatments to help relieve specific stress or tense muscles. Nhamaya Spa designs a perfect solution for all pampering needs.
Location: 14/53 Moo 1, Naiharn Beach, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Soothe Spa @ Sunsuri PhuketSoothe Spa @ Sunsuri Phuket
Soothe Spa included three spa treatment rooms offering massage therapies that embrace the most effective Asian & European styles of massage, including Swedish and Thai. The healing hands combined with aromatic oils loosen tight muscles, improve circulation, soothe the mind, nurture the spirit and promote a sense of well being.  
Location: 11/5 Moo 1, Naiharn Beach, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Rawai Beach
Ayurveda SpaAyurveda Health Spa
Ayurveda is however not only a system of Healing, but an entire way of life that aims to bring about the perfect balance of the entire personality - body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda is based on theory of “Tridosha”, the three Biological forces - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Disease arises when there is an imbalance among the three Doshas and aim of the therapy is to bring about the required equilibrium.
Location: Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa, 99/4 Moo 7, Soi Mangosteen, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Sense Spa at Serenity Resort & ResidencesAtmanjai Spa
Indulge in our signature treatments set in a relaxing and unhurried environment where you will be treated royally by our expert staff. Let your stresses and strains fade away as we apply Ancient Eastern and Modern Western treatments, all designed with your Serenity in mind.
Location: Serenity Resort & Residences, 14 Moo 5, Viset Rd., Rawai, Phuket
Contact: Website:
The V Spa at Vijitt ResortThe V Spa at Vijitt Resort
The V Spa is located next to the lobby. A rejuvenating spa experience awaits you at The V Spa offering an extensive range of spa favorites and traditional Thai treatments.The letter 'V' represents the five senses; sight, smell, sound, taste and touch that are stimulated with our wide range of treatments and massages that can be enjoyed in solitude or with a special loved one.
Location: Vijitt Resort, 16 Moo 2, Viset Rd., Rawai, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Nai Harn Beach
Beach ShoppingBeach Shopping
Nai Harn is not known as the best shopping destination in Phuket. Although you will find a few small shops opposite the beach car park include a mini mart and pharmacy, tailors, beachwear, bike-hire, massage and beauty treatments and a shop that arranges boat trips and other day trips.

Location: Nai Harn Beach, Phuket
Type: Shopping area
Tesco LotusTesco Lotus @ Park Rawai Shopping Mall
Tesco Lotus @ Park Rawai located just after the Chalong Circle, has more or less everything you may need for your daily needs, here you find the Tesco Lotus Supermarket, a great wine shop, Wine Connection. And for those who want to relax with some snacks you have Swensens Ice Cream and Pizza Company, there is also a couple of Banks here like SCB, Bangkok Bank and KBank for those who are in the need of some banking or use a ATM, and some health shops like Sa-Bai Foot Massage, and a pharmacy First Drug.
Location: About one kilometre south from the Chalong Circle on Viset Rd., Saiyuan Rd., Nai Harn, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Nai Harn Beach
Gig's Jam ClubGig's Jam Club
Gig’s Jam Club is located in Nai Harn, it’s little bar with amazing owner is Gig, who is a lady with great personality and a singing voice that is absolutely mindblowing. And this place also has a staff that is a pure delight. They are very nice from you from the moment you enter, and they serve you quickly and always with a smile.
Location: 49/40 Moo 7, Sai Nam Yen, Nai Harn, Phuket 83130
Contact: Tel: 08 1607 9467
Type: Bars & Clubs
Rawai Beach
Aussie Pub RawaiAussie Pub Rawai
Aussie Pub is a good little pub for drinks and Aussie style food, which is located in Rawai on the tropical island of Phuket in Thailand. About eight TVs that provide you with world sporting events of the day and there are free two pool tables.
Location: 5/8 Moo 6 Wiset Rd., Rawai, Mueang, Phuket 83130
Contact: Tel: 09 4805 8295
Opening Hours: 13.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Type: Restaurant & Bar
Green Man PubGreen Man Pub
This may not come as a big surprise but there aren’t many mock-Tudor building s in Phuket but you can find one in the south of the island; one that houses The Green Man pub. Owned by the eccentric Howard Digby-Johns – another of Phuket’s many characters – The Green Man in Rawai has been feeding and watering the island’s expats and visitors since 2001.
Location: 82/15 Moo 4, Patak Rd., Rawai, Mueang, Phuket 83130
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 1445, 08 1894 7736
Opening Hours: 11.00 am. - 02.00 am.
Type: Restaurant & Bar
The Blue Room Sports BarThe Blue Room Sports Bar
Blue Room Sports Bar offer a great location, the prettiest and friendliest Thai bar staff, a varied selection of drinks, a pool table, TV's showing all the premier league games as well as other sports such as Aussie rules, rugby, cricket, F1 and more. And also offer a small selection of tasty "Pub Grub" at very reasonable prices so take a look at our menu and enjoy a cool beer in one of our frosted glasses, a cocktail or glass of wine with your meal.
Location: 43/5 Moo 7, Soi Saiyuan 1, Rawai, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 09 0243 4706
Opening Hours: 12.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Type: Sports Bar