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Ya Nui Beach, Rawai

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Sheltered by a cove and high cliffs, Ya Nui Beach stretches for some 300 m (984 ft) and gently slopes into waters abundant with corals. In addition to swimming and snorkeling, the beach also offers good kayaking, bodyboarding, and fishing opportunities. You can rent snorkeling gear on site, and enjoy the food and souvenirs offered by the area's street vendors. Just 700 m (2,297 ft) off the shore, a small island makes for a nice paddle or motor boat trip. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rawai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Few people, small cozy beach. Often there were greeted by sea stars of different colors. There are small cafes nearby.
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  • September 29, 2017
    great for photographing sunsets, the water can be bit rough depending on season, little bits of shade around great spot to just chill  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    Semi secluded beach that offers places to snorkel and paddle out and see the fish life. Can get busy and crowded so go early in high season  more »
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  • September 1, 2017
    This is a very nice beach, it looks like some hidden small spot. One of my favorites on Phuket
  • August 22, 2017
    This beach is very dirty. Garbage everywhere. Surprisingly, bigger beaches are much cleaner (Kata, Nai Harn). The locals who have businesses there should spend 15 minutes each day collecting garbage instead of just chatting and do nothing.
  • May 11, 2017
    Very nice and quiet beach. People snorkelling at day. Beautiful at night too with view of other beach and many small creatures come out.
  • July 6, 2017
    Picturesque small beach with front swimming area and left side shallow bay with clean enough water for snorkelling. Bring swimming shoes, because of rocky bottom.
  • July 14, 2017
    Great for snorkeling, kayaking or just lazing about. Teeming with life on healthy coral reef.

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A long-established beach resort, Rawai offers eclectic sleeping options along the eastern coast of the peninsula. Head right up to the beach for attractively designed resort hotels, rental condominiums, and spa hotels, charging relatively high prices for their extensive views and easy access to beaches and boat tours. Away from the coastline you can find similar resort-style accommodations, with lower prices and a little more privacy. Other budget-friendly options include rental bungalows and basic hotels.
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