Questions and Answers
Below you find the most frequently asked questions we get at Rawai Muay Thai and the answers. Please read through carefully. If you still have questions about training with us, or making a booking, or anything else, feel free to contact us. We reply within 24 hours.
Do you accept students of any level?
Yes, we teach people of all levels, from complete beginners to professional boxers. Men and women of all ages, sizes and backgrounds are welcome in our gym. Don’t be intimidated to join our classes if you have never boxed before. Our trainers are kind, patient and can teach you from scratch.
How much does training cost?
We offer group classes twice a day. They cost:
- 300 Baht per class
- 600 Baht daily
- 3,000 Baht weekly
- 10,000 Baht monthly
We also offer private lessons. These last about 1 hour and cost 800 baht.
Right now we are offering 20% discount on the training fees listed above. Due to Covid, the gym is not busy so as an extra incentive we want to make training cheaper. So now is a good time to take advantage of our great training program at the gym!
For intermediate and advanced students who want to learn to hold the pads, we also offer a Muay Thai Pad Holding Course. It is 10 private lessons with at last 2 teachers. The course costs 10,000 Baht.
We also offer a Muay Boran course.This course is 10 hours long (10 private lessons) and costs 10,000 Baht. We are one of the gyms in Thailand that teach Muay Boran so take advantage. At the end of the course you get a certificate, if you pass.
Can you pick me up at the airport?
Yes, we can pick you up in Phuket airport. Our taxi service has the Sha Plus certification so ride feeling at ease that the vehicles are clean and the staff are fully vaccinated. The ride to the camp takes about 1 hour and costs 1,200 Baht. To organize your airport transfer please email your flight itinerary to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you organize fights?
Yes, we organize fights for our guests. If you are interested in fighting please speak to Tuk or Fin. It usually takes between 2 or 3 weeks to organize a fight as we need to find an appropriate opponent. If there is enough time they can organize a fight for you in the local stadium. For advanced fighters we can organize fights in Bangkok in the prestigious Lumpini and Rajadamnern Stadiums.
Since Covid, fights have been paused until further notice. There are fights on TV without live public watching on. We hope as the country becomes fully vaccinated that fights will return as normal. However the local stadiums in Khao Lak and Phuket are not showing live fights with an audience right now. We hope that in 2022 fights in Thailand will come back stronger than ever.
When is the best time to visit?
We are open year-round. The high season months are October to May. This is when the weather is sunniest. It tends to rain more during the low season, from June to September.
Can I pay with Credit Card?
We only accept cash in the gym. There are ATM machines in the airport and all around town. Some students use Wise (formerly Transferwise) to pay for the room and training. Email us for more details about this option.
Do I need a visa to go to Thailand?
Most people can come into Thailand without a visa (but not everyone!). It depends on your passport. Check out the latest list of countries that don’t need a visa to enter Thailand. If your passport is not on the list then you need a visa to enter Thailand.
If your passport is on the list then you 30 days upon landing in Thailand. If you decide you want to stay longer your option is to either go to Immigration office and apply for an extension or do a visa run. Before Covid people could do visa runs: quick exits and re-entries into Thailand, to get a new visa, but since Covid that has been put on hold. The and borders with the neighboring countries are closed until further notice.
You can also apply for a Thailand tourist visa before you fly. This visa is easy to get and it is good for 60 days. You can even extend it for an additional 30 days when you are in Thailand, by visiting the local immigration office.
You can also apply for a special tourist visa (STV). It is good for 90 days and can be extended twice for a total of 270 days. Please inquire in the Thai embassy or consulate in your country for further details.
What gear do I need to train?
You will need gloves, hand wraps and shin guards. You can wear any type of shorts but most people choose to wear Muay Thai shorts and singlets (tops). The training is done barefoot but some people like to go for a run before class, so bring your running shoes too. If you don’t have Muay Thai gear, don’t worry. You can buy it in our gym shop. We sell all the gear you need to train. Our apparel has the Rawai Muay Thai logo and makes for nice souvenirs.
If you want to do sparring you can use mouth guards. We sell them in our gym shop.
Do you have scooters for rent?
Yes, we have scooters for rent on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
- 200 Baht / day
- 1,200 Baht / week
- 4,500 Baht / month
Can I check in late?
Yes, we have a security guard who works all night. He can let you into your room. It’s a good idea to let us know that you will be arriving late. Just email: email@example.com
Do you offer meal plans?
Before Covid we offered meal plans, by week or by month. But now that the gym has been quiet for 18 months, we closed our restaurant. You can eat at Tik’s restaurant on the gym road, as well as at Lao Leu, which is a picturesque tree house restaurant located next to the gym.
There is a morning market where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables as well as prepared food and all sorts of stuff. There is also an afternoon market near the gym where you can find all sorts of good food and specialty foods. Enjoy mangoes, coconuts, durian, all the local produce at cheap prices.
Where can I eat?
This is a common worry about people coming to the gym. Where can they eat and can they find healthy options or even vegetarian dishes in the camp? Some people love Thai food but for others it can be a bit spicy and prefer Western dishes.
Right next to the gym is Lao Leu, a lovely tree house style restaurant, next to the river. They have both Thai and western dishes. Enjoy a cold beer and scenic view.
We are lucky to have Tik’s Restaurant down the gym road. This is a popular option for dinner. Tik has been a longtime friend of ours. She has a lovely personality and offers cooking lessons too. Just ask her.
Around the corner there is another from the gym, to the left, there is a little hut that offers breakfast only. Sit down, don’t be shy, and don’t worry about ordering. They have only one dish, Kanom Jin, noodles. You can add fresh vegetables and sauce. It is a popular breakfast hangout for our trainers as it’s cheap and provides a healthy meal full of fiber. They also have tea and coffee available.
Around the corner in the opposite direction, you will find a small garage that becomes a restaurant in the evenings. They offer Thai food and it’s quite tasty too. This place is popular with the expats.
Further down, towards town you will find the night markets. You can eat there or buy food and take home.
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