Coconut Paradise is situated in the heart of the charming Thai village of Rawai,
Located at the southern tip of Phuket it is quickly becoming one of the most desirable areas to live on the island,
Teeming with artists, Thai and expat entrepreneurs, and a service sector that, for the most part, moved here from somewhere else.
Rawai is quite spread out with lots of trees and greenery so scooter hire is advisable but driving is easy as the area is nice and quiet and it really allows you the freedom to explore. The area is much less touristy than nearby Kata and Patong beaches and is an excellent place to experience some real Thai culture with a peaceful local atmosphere and is very popular for the many seafood restaurants all along the waterfront.
For a bit of fun its best is to eat on mats placed on the floor like locals do, the food is just as good, but it's a wonderfully memorable experience.
The food and drink tend to be slightly cheaper here too!
Overall, Rawai Beach is not your usual beach destination. Yet filled with local charm and just 1km from our villas you can enjoy gazing across beautiful tropical islands surrounded by turquoise seas, where traditional Thai longtail boats can be seen setting off on fishing expeditions or taking eager tourists out for a day trip to an island paradise!!!
The region is defined not just by its beaches but also by its lush coastal hills that rise steeply and tumble into the Andaman Sea, forming Laem Phromthep, Phuket’s beautiful southernmost point providing wonderful sunset views across the ocean. The hills are home to pocket neighborhoods and cul-de-sacs knitted together by just a few roads – although more are being carved into the hills each year. Yet even with the growth you can still feel nature, especially when you hit the beach.
With the sudden rise in popularity the area has been subjected to a fair amount of development over the past few years and now traditional village life has become intertwined with a host of modern influences. Upmarket restaurants and beach clubs are muddled together with Tiki-Bars and roadside vendors and bakeries and coffee shops mix with open-air markets and beachside BBQ’s.
While not the best place for hardcore partygoers there is still a bright and vibrant nightlife with a selection of family friendly watering holes, pool bars, girlie bars and the now famous ‘Laguna Plaza’ - a collection of around 15 bars and a nightclub all under one roof, offering great music, a lively atmosphere and outstanding drinks that will surely keep you dancing until the early hours of the morning.
For those of you looking to just get away from it all and unwind, there is nothing better than relaxing on a sunlounger with a cold drink in your hand by your own private pool with the odd dip to cool down and just soak in Thai life! If your seeking a bit more adventure, transport is readily available and whether you use a taxi, hire a car or cruise around on a scooter the whole island is easily accessible with a gold mine of fun and exciting activities to keep you entertained.