Sea Gypsy Village (Baan Chao Thai Mai)

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What we say: 4 stars

Most people in the small Sea Gypsy village speak some English and are happy to talk with you, especially about fishing.

Primarily Muslim, residents stem from Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma and Thailand and now host one of the area's largest fish markets. Large tanks hold fresh fish, crab, prawns and lobster. Prices start at 150B and go as high as 2,000B. Make your pick and take it to one of the nearby restaurants for barbecueing — just 100B.

You'll find the village at the northern end of Rawai, just follow the gravel track running to the left when you reach the end of the road from Ao Chalong.

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