Rawai village is located on the southern tip of Phuket. It is a seaside village and one of the most unique places to visit in Thailand. Visiting Rawai village rewards you with a completely different culture and ambiance. Unlike other popular tourist areas in Thailand, Rawai locals live in a very traditional lifestyle. This is one of the areas where you can experience the real Thailand. It is home to a group of people known as sea gypsies who were nomads and later settled in this village. Fishing and pearl diving are the main source of income for the locals here.