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