What’s better than vacationing on a beach paradise? Exploring four more beaches, of course!
Island-hopping around Phuket’s most gorgeous islands is a breeze when you’re staying at Rawai VIP Villas with your fambam. Not only do you get to enjoy the convenience of an amazing resort (think spa, cafe and Phuket’s largest kids’ play park), its location allows you to explore lovely beaches and blue waters nearby. Let’s dive into the deets.
Why we’re booking a stay at Rawai VIP Villas
We love how we can wind down with relaxing spa session at Rawai VIP Villas’ Pure Spa after a long day of snorkelling and beach adventures. Actually, scratch that. You deserve to treat yourself to a spa whether you island-hopped or not. From a traditional Thai massage, to a candlelit body scrub, to a glowing facial, we’d spend the whole day there if we could.
And don’t miss spending some time at Rawai beach (just a 5 minute walk from the resort); it’s not just good for catching a boat to the nearby islands! Have lunch in local restaurants, enjoy the sunset (or sunrise) by the waters or take a romantic stroll by the moonlight.
Now that you’ve got your stay sorted, here are the islands to hop around…
Snorkel in the Bay of Bangalow or take a dip during low tide at Siam Bay. Too mesmerised to leave? Racha Island also has luxurious hotels on its shores if you want to extend your stay. Just be sure to bring a pair of shades – the sand is so white, it’s almost too dazzling in the sunlight.
Racha Island is 30 minutes by speedboat from Rawai beach.
From the Rawai beachfront, you’ll spot an island in the distance. That’s Bon Island, where you can explore the diverse underwater life with a snorkelling trip. The jungle is another adventure spot, so don’t forget your hiking shoes. Just want to chillax? We think a meal at the Bon Island Restaurant along the shore is more up our alley after an afternoon in the water.
Bon Island is 15 minutes by long-tailed boat from Rawai beach.
This one’s for the sports enthusiasts. Admire the azure waters through transparent kayaks, feel the adrenaline rush of riding a water motorcycle, have a banana boat experience, or go parasailing to see the island from above. Plus, the island has two beautiful beaches – Long Beach and Banana Beach – where calm waters and soft sand await.
Coral Island is 10 minutes by speedboat from Rawai beach.
Rawai VIP Villas, 58/88 Moo 6, Soi Rouyphad, (Rawai Beach), Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
This post is in partnership with Rawai VIP Villas.