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Baan Hat Rawai Restaurant
Laem is the Thai word for cape. This beach is at the end of Cape Ka (Laem Ka). It is one of those beautiful little beaches split by rock formations and ringed by trees. The beach is sand and shingle. The seabed is sand and rocks, not the best for bathing but okay.
The rocks in the sea provide some decent snorkeling opportunities and there are some nice coral reefs not far offshore.
This beach faces east towards Koh Lon (Lon Island) and the sea is therefore relatively tranquil even in the rainy season.
Rock formations split the beach into three sections. The westernmost section is usually very quiet. The eastern section has a small holiday resort (guarded by a dummy) with bungalows near the beach. There are a few deck chairs on this beach.
This beach is also a start point for a few boat tours to Coral Island and Koh Lon.
Refreshments are available at a small restaurant that is usually only open during the high season.
How to Get There
If you turn out of Rawai towards Chalong, the turn to the beach is only two hundred meters along on the right. It is a small road and there is no signpost. There is a 7-Eleven on the corner (they seem to be on every corner these days).
You drive along this small road and quickly come to an open gate. A sign says 'Private Road All Rights Reserved'. It does not say 'no entry' so push on.
You come over the brow of a hill and see a security guard - strangely, it is a dummy. Don't worry - you are not going to take on the dummy. Turn right when you reach him and you will see a car park. From here, you can walk down to the beach.
Resort and Spa (5 star) - an up-market resort that claim to not only have
a private beach, but also a private island. They are referring to Koh Bon
just offshore from Rawai. Of course, the beaches at Laemka and Koh Bon are
public but Evason own land next to both beaches.
See our Accommodation section for more advice about finding rooms.