Of all the destinations for tourists all over the globe, Phuket in Thailand ranks among those right at the very top of the list. This is because Phuket has some of the most spellbinding destinations and one such a place is the unbelievably charming Rawai Beach. Perched comfortably in the southern portion of Phuket, Rawai Beach has evolved to become a place for anyone who finds himself or herself on Phuket.
Even though this particular beach is not opened to the public for swimming, it still has a lot to offer. From Rawai Beach, you can observe and enjoy some of the most spectacular sceneries and views not just in Thailand but even beyond. This is one of the reasons why so many people prefer to have Rawai Beach as the location of the photoshoots for their special events.
From wherever you are, there are some other islands that you can see from Rawai Beach, it is a truly majestic sight to behold. For those who have experienced this before, they always want to enjoy that experience over and over again.
One of the most delightful things about Rawai Beach is that it is the perfect place to enjoy the most remarkable seafood-based dishes. It is as if everyone on Rawai Beach is linked to seafood one way or the other. This is most prominent with the location of the Rawai Seafood Market.
At this seafood market, locals and tourists alike have the opportunity to get the freshest seafood of all kinds. The prices of seafood for sale are also very pocket-friendly. You end up getting the most seafood for the least amount. For those who know how to drive bargains, they stand a chance of getting even much better seafood deals.
No matter the time you visit Rawai Seafood Market, you can be sure the entire place is jampacked with people looking for the most nutritious seafood that has just been caught by the fishermen of many of the fishing communities of Rawai Beach.
At the Rawai Seafood Market, you can easily place your order for any kind of fish or seafood that you want from the roadside sellers and then have the same seafood cooked right in any of the restaurants. It is really one of the most captivating things you will ever experience. In a matter of minutes, the raw and fresh seafood that you just bought is quickly transformed into a mouthwatering delicacy. This is something that you can get only in a place like Rawai Beach.
Also called the Sea Gypsies (or Sea Gypsy people), the Mongans are some of the most interesting people you will find on Rawai Beach. History has it that the Mongans were initially nomadic people who moved from place to place until they settled once and for all and today; they are known for being the most hospitable local fishermen and pearl divers in the area.
Their adorable seaside village on the southernmost portion of Phuket is a real magnet for visitors and tourists who admire them for their traditional ways of life. If you can visit in June or November, you are going to be thrilled by their enchanting Floating Festival where several boats are put out to sea with the belief that they neutralize bad luck