No-one in their right mind would visit Rawai without seeing the Patong Beach. If you'd like to stay close and stay near this Rawai landmark, look up the APK Resort and The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa, which are within comfortable walking distance.
Accommodation options near the Promthep Cape include the Baan Krating Phuket Resort and the Thaimond Residence by TropicLook. The Nook Dee Kata Beach Resort and Phuket Kata Resort are handily located near the Big Buddha. The Chalong Temple, another important Rawai attraction, is close to the 8 Pool Villa well as the Baba House Phuket Hotel. Accommodation options that are near the Phuket Aquarium include the Davina Beach Homes as well as the Phuket Boat Quay.
The Seashell Museum and the Seashell Museum both have hotels nearby. The Palm Oasis Boutique Hotel and Baannaraya Pool Villas Residence are close to the Seashell Museum, while the Phu NaNa Boutique Hotel and Babylon Pool Villas are near the Rawai Beach. Those who are in Rawai for Nai Harn Beach could look at staying at the Saiyuan Buri Nai Harn Beach by Tropiclook and Tharawalai Resort. Alternatively, if you are interested in staying near the Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, your most convenient accommodation options are the Casa de Coral Boutique Hotel and Kata Noi Resort.
The Kamala Tropical Garden is 18 kilometres from the heart of Rawai. Alternatively, the One D house is situated 20 kilometres away. The Surin Sunset Hotel and the Sungthong Kamala Beach Resort are alternative places to book accommodation in Rawai.
The broader South Thailand area is certainly worth spending some time in too. Lovers of the great outdoors will appreciate South Thailand's rural landscapes, beaches, forests and rainforest. Or, visit some of the area's traditional villages and old towns. Active travellers may also enjoy rock climbing here.
Looking for more to do? Spend the day checking out the Big Buddha, Kata View Point and Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, which you'll find in Karon, 6 kilometres to the northwest of Rawai. If you'd like to stay in Karon, be sure to check out the Glitter House and Kata Sea Breeze Resort. 7 kilometres to the north of Rawai, you'll find Chalong, which is home to the Tiger Hotel and The AIM Patong Hotel. The Chalong Pier, Chalong Temple and Phuket Zoo are popular attractions to check out when you're in Chalong.
If enjoying sport gives you a buzz, make sure you visit Ao Nang Krabi Boxing Stadium, which is 60 kilometres to the northeast of Rawai. For those who fancy booking accommodation nearby, make a reservation at the Pornthep Mansion or the Beach Terrace Hotel.
Phuket International Airport is the most practical airport for flying into Rawai and is 35 kilometres drive from the heart of town. If you would like to stay nearby, try the Phuket Airport Inn or the 24/7 Hotel.
Hotels in Rawai start at NZ$50 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.