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Try the first rate Muay Thai training that Rawai Muay Thai is well-known for. Learn Muay Thai from the experts, stay at comfortable accommodations while enjoying the clear blue waters and the spectacular scenery of Khao Lak. Enjoy training at our newly built gym with high quality facilities while relaxing at the amenities of Rawai Muay Thai on your free time.
The shared bungalows sleep three people each. Each person has their own closet with electronic safe and also, their individually controlled fans. The bungalows have ensuite bathroom and kitchen.
Shared bungalows have 3 single beds; electronic safes; kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle and blender; hot water shower and western style toilet; large flat screen cable TV with satellite programming; DVD player; 3 closets, patio (with hammock) ,and fans (no air-con). All bungalows have WiFi.
Private bungalows have either 1 King size bed or 2 single beds each; electronic safes; kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle, and blender; hot water shower and western style toilet; large flat screen cable TV with satellite programming; DVD player; closets, patio (with hammock), and air-conditioning. All bungalows have free WiFi. These bungalows can fit one or two people. The price is per bungalow, not per person.
For those more on a budget there is another option. The private bungalows with fans. These spacious bungalows can fit one or two people. They have a front porch with hammock, table and chairs; a living room with TV/DVD and satellite programming, sofa and coffee table; a bedroom with king size beds, two side tables, closet with electronic safe, and laundry basket; a kitchen with fridge and appliances, and a bathroom with hot water shower and western style toilet. Ideal for those who want to save money but don't want to share accommodation.
At Rawai Muay Thai camp in Khao Lak we offer group classes twice a day, six days a week Monday through Saturday. We rest on Sundays. If weather permits, we train at the beach on Saturday mornings.
VIP training is extra private lessons. Private one-on-one training outside of the regular training hours. You get to choose which of our trainers you want to work with, what time of day you want to train and what you want to focus on during your VIP training session (for example: grappling, kicks, boxing, elbows, sparring, fitness, technique, etc.).
Rawai Muay Thai has moved! After ten fun and successful years in Phuket, we have now moved to Khao Lak. Khao Lak is just a 1-hour drive North of Phuket Airport. Khao Lak is a small beach side town, facing the stunning Andaman Sea and known for its great diving opportunities. The famous Similan Islands are located close by and most people who visit here don't miss the chance to dive and snorkel in their clear blue waters.
The camp is located 2 km from the beach. We opened January 1, 2013. To view photos of the camp's construction click here. We are still committed to offering our guests the first rate Muay Thai training that has made us well-known around the world. We also offer comfortable accommodation right on site, as well as a relaxing swimming pool and lounge area, a restaurant and a massage hut that our guests are welcome to. We also have genuine Muay Thai gear available in the gym shop and free WiFi in the whole camp.
The gym area: The gym is very large, measuring 800 square meters. The gym includes 4 boxing rings, 23 punching/kicking bags, two large floor areas covered with jigsaw mats, air conditioned fitness room and men and women's locker rooms with toilets and showers.
Muay Thai rings: The rings are 7 x 7 meters, very large. Can comfortably fit 4 pairs training at the same time. The ring floors are padded for your safety and have padded rope covers as well.
Boxing bags: We have 23 punching and kicking bags all around the gym.
Floor area: The gym has two floor areas, covered with jigsaw mats. One area is for beginners and the other for intermediate/advanced students. There is a 3 meter wall covered in mirrors too.
Fitness room: The fitness room is air-conditioned and has large mirrors and glass through which you can see the boxing rings and gym area. We have rowing machines, bikes, elliptical machines, bench press, and full set of free weights.
Lockers: Men and women's locker rooms with two toilets, two hot water, showers, two sinks, mirror, lockers, and benches.
Swimming pool: At the camp we have a lovely swimming pool accessible to all our guests. The pool is 5 x 15 meters. It has a Jacuzzi as well, where you can sit and get a water massage, perfect after a hard training session. The pool is located next to the restaurant. You can order food and drinks in the pool area. The pool area has free WiFi too. The swimming pool is 5 x 15 meters in size. The water is warm year-round. There are tables and sofas around the pool where you can sit and eat, relax in between training sessions.
The Blue Tree massage: The Blue Tree massage is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. We offer foot, Thai, oil, sport, and deep tissue massage. After a hard workout at the gym, what better way to recover than with a relaxing, healing massage? Book your massage at the gym office or call Diana at 081-476-9377.
He is the founder and owner of Rawai Muay Thai. Tuk's passion is to watch his students fight. He trains both Thai and foreign fighters. On his free time he enjoys fishing and spending time in the outdoors.
He trained and fought in Bangkok for many years. Now he teaches at Rawai Muay Thai camp in Khao Lak.
He still fights occasionally, but spends most of his time in the gym sharing his knowledge. He also performs Muay Boran.
Trainer Du is also proficient in Muay Boran.
Trainer Pan started as a young fighter for Rawai. Now he teaches full time and still fights occasionally.
Naboon was Tuk's trainer in Bangkok. Now, many years later, he is supervising our young talented kids at the camp.
Hua Deng helps Naboon on training the young Thai boxers in the camp.
Trainer Dam is one of the trainers you will see everyday during your training.
Rawai Muay Thai-Khao Lak is located about 1 hour north of Phuket airport, following the coastal road. We are 5 km north of Khao Lak town, near Khuk Khak beach, and the J.W. Marriott hotel. The camp is on 8,000 square meters of tropical land, surrounded by coconut trees and palm trees. The area is very quiet and calm, perfect for training and relaxing.
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There is much to see and do in Khao Lak. There are beautiful beaches to play in, waterfalls and parks to visit, shop and eat in the fresh food market, and water activities including snorkeling and diving in the world famous Similan Islands. There is a horse farm, a golf driving range and golf course and elephant camps, all close to the camp.
The gym is located 2 km from Khuk Kak beach.
Downtown Khao Lak is located 5 km south of the camp. You will find restaurants, shop, markets, banks, hotels and more here. Downtown is only a few blocks long and very quiet in the low season which is from April - October.
Farmai on Khuk Kak beach: Next to the J. W. Marriott hotel there is a little Thai restaurant, right on the beach, that serves classic dishes like Tom Yam and Tom Ka. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Andaman Sea while you eat.
Mars Bar: Mars Bar is a popular hangout for expats in Khao Lak. Opens at 10 am until late. You can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here.
Green Pepper Restaurant and Green pepper on the beach lounge: Our friends at Green pepper have two lovely places where you can enjoy fine dining. The restaurant, right in downtown Khao Lak, and the beach club, right on Bang Niang Beach, from where you can enjoy the sea, relax, and chill out.
Nangthong Bay Resort Khao Lak: Nangthong Bay Resort is located right in the center of Bang Niang Beach. This little gem is the perfect place to relax by the pool, eat tasty food, and enjoy the sea.
A few km from the camp is the Golden Hill Driving Club, for the golfers out there. There is also the Thap Lamu Navy Golf course, about 15 minutes drive away. It is a beautiful 18-hole golf course, overlooking the Andaman sea. It's not expensive to play there and the views are exceptional.
Khaolak Horse Club is located 5 km from Rawai Muay Thai camp, on the road to Chongfah Waterfall. Khun Ju, the owner of the club, has a beautiful horse ranch and offers horseback riding lessons and trails. You can ride the horses through mountain trails and on the beach! For more information and to make a booking call: 093-727-1552.
About 1 hour away from the camp you can reach Khao Sok National Park. It is immense and offers everything from elephant trekking, cave and river tours, floating bungalows and beautiful flora to gaze at. The best time of the year to visit is from November to May.
Snorkeling and diving trips to the nearby Similan Islands is by far the most spectacular thing you can do while visiting Khao Lak. The Similans are open only during high season only (Mid-October to Mid-May). Our good friend, Olof, offers boat trips to Similan Islands. He focuses on snorkeling tours to the world famous islands where you can see marine life at its best. For more information you can visit the Poseidon Similan Tours website.
Near the gym you can find beautiful waterfalls worth visiting. Our favorite is Sai Rung Waterfall, which is also known as Pak Weep waterfall or Rainbow Waterfall. Is it located near the Meridien Resort hotel and Beyond Resort Hotel, about 15 minutes from the camp. The best time to visit the waterfall is in the rainy season, from June-October.
The closest airport to Khao Lak is Phuket International airport. Most people take a flight from Bangkok to Phuket. Then they take a car ride to Khao Lak (either using our airport pick-up service or the airport taxis).
A flight from Bangkok to Phuket takes approximately 1 hour. A ticket from Bangkok to Phuket can be purchased over the counter at Bangkok International Airport but you will get the best price if you book your domestic flight more than 72 hours in advance.
When booking your domestic flight from Bangkok to Phuket you should allow 3 - 4 hours to clear customs from your international flight & check in for your domestic flight.
Please note: There are 2 airports in Bangkok. Which airport you land at will usually depend on which airline you are traveling with. Most international flights fly into Suvarnabhumi airport. Only a few airlines use Don Muang airport (Nok Air and 1- Go, for example).
The bus from Bangkok to Khao Lak takes 11 hours and costs approximately 950 Thai Baht. The bus does, however, pass right through Khao Lak so for those guests who want to take the bus, just let the driver know you want to get off at Khao Lak.
Travel Warning: Bus travels between Bangkok to Khao Lak - Many students have complained that the contents of their bags/ backpacks have been tampered with during the bus trip. Items such as ipods, cameras, and mobile phones are all easily converted into cash by criminals. Lock your bags with a quality padlock whenever you are travelling by bus in Thailand and don't check the bags in the bus baggage compartment. Just keep them in your sight at all times.
The nearest train station to Khao Lak is 450 km away at Surat Thani. The train ride to Surat Thani is not recommended, mostly because the train runs at night and you can't see anything and the train leaves you really far from Khao Lak.