On this particular day, we had decided to head to Rawai Beach the reason was that from Rawai beach which isn't really a swimming beach it's more of a beach from where many long-tail boats and speed boats leave from to take you across the Andaman Sea to other islands but you can also walk along this long stretch of Rawai beach and on either end you will find nicer beaches to swim without the interference of the many boats.
The drive from Patong Beach to Rawai Town which was about 20km was quite charming passing through Chalong Town towards Rawai beach you go past Chalong Lake and across the lake you can see the temples of the town, I just had to stop to admire this beautiful scenery before moving on towards Rawai beach.
Rawai Town and Beach is known more as a fishing village-owned and run by the Muslim community, it is here where you will taste some of the best seafood on the island, and it's where the main retailers and restaurant owners will come and buy their fresh seafood from you will find many Thai locals here on weekends feasting on the best seafood, tables, and, chairs with sun umbrellas are lined along Rawai beach as far as you can see.
Once you have reached Rawai Beach you can either walk to either end of Rawai beach away from the village which is about a 2km walk to either end of Rawai beach or you can apot to bargain with a long-tail boat operator to take you to the nearby beaches on either side of Rawai beach one is called Bon Island beach and the other one is called Koh Kaeo beach we decided on Bon Island beach, it was only a 20-minute boat ride you can snorkel there or just spend the day relaxing and enjoying this little tropical beach hideaway.
Bon Island beach apart from it's soft pure white sand it has some beautiful big boulders and rock formations you can go hiking up through the forest following some small trails that lead you up on a hilltop overlooking the sparkling Andaman Sea where you will see the best sunsets or the angry clouds getting ready for that monsoon downpour.
If you wish to go over to the bigger islands from Rawai Beach they have these massive 4 engine speedboats that will get you over there in no time you paid for an all-day round trip picking you up at around 5pm in the evening these speedboats will take you to Phi Phi Island, James Bond Island, The Beach, Koh Lanta, Koh Yao Yai and many more at very reasonable rates. Another beach conquered and enjoyed. Phuket I will be back 😊