What do you imagine when you think of Rawai Pier?
Most people think of a village full of Sea Gypsies. Some come up with picture of long tail boats waiting to leave from Phuket to visit the nearby islands. Today we would like to introduce you to a different look into Rawai Pier, which some of you may have never known about. But before we go into that, let us tell you a little bit about Rawai. Rawai Pier is situated in the south of Phuket Island. Not only can you go there to hire yourself a boat, but you can also buy pearls and other accessories! It is a quiet spot away from the other main tourist areas.
Aside from its local pearl shops and long tail boat renting, Rawai Pier also features its very own small fresh seafood market. It’s where you can buy fish which has come straight from the Andaman Sea.
Some of you might be wondering where this place is. Well, to get there, if you’re coming from Chalong circle, drive down to the end of Wiset road. Don’t turn right to Rawai beach or Promthep Cape. Keep going until you see Rawai Pier sign and turn left. That’s where the market is.
After you’ve bought the seafood of your choice, some of you may like to cook it yourself, but for those who don’t, there are options for you right there. Just across the road, restaurants like Sea Gypsea and Rawai BBQ provide its customers barbeque and cooking services, where you can have you freshly caught seafood cooked just the way you like it.