Rawai holds the refinement of being the primary visitor shoreline on Phuket. A long time back, individuals from Phuket town would drive the 17km to Rawai on weekends to while away the evening underneath the shoreline's casuarina trees instead of danger the (then) unsafe roll over the slope to Phuket's west drift.
These days, Rawai is a 'working shoreline' and a starting point for day vessel journeys out to Phuket's encompassing islands. Some long-tail pontoons accessible for contract line its shores, where you can mastermind an outing to Coral Island, Koh Lone or Racha Island, or an angling or snorkeling trip. The shoreline is likewise utilized as a mooring point for the numerous anglers who live in the region.