The Rawai Beach is one of the most distinctive beaches in Phuket and is located at a distance of seventeen kilometers from the town. The beach is covered with a number of casuarinas trees. The Rawai Beach in the present times is one of the working beaches. The beach also acts as a launching point for the day boat excursions to the surrounding islands of Phuket. The beach is used as mooring point as well for the fishermen who inhabit the area. Apart from regular hotels, there are five star resorts too located on the beach. The foreign expat population living in the area lends a laid back and bohemian way of life.