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 700 baht.
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.
Finally, our Yoga classes are 3 times a day, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am. They cost 350 baht each.
Can you pick me up at the airport?
Yes, we can pick you up in Phuket airport. The ride to the camp takes about 1 hour and costs 1,200 Baht (or 1,500 Baht for late night flight arrivals). To organize your airport transfer please email your flight itinerary to: email@example.com
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.
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.
There is the option to pay online for room and training and gear. Just ask in the gym office. We can send you a bill with Paypal that you can pay with credit card. Please note that Paypal charges a fee of 4.5% for transactions.
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. Check out Lucas’ blog for his description of the visa run he did to Ranong.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you offer meal plans?
The gym restaurant, Good For You, offers both Thai and Western dishes at affordable prices. You can purchase meal plans on a weekly basis. The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays. The weekly meal plans cost:
- 2,000 Baht – 1 meal per day
- 3,000 Baht – 2 meals per day
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. We have a restaurant in the camp. It’s called Good For you and you can find it next to the pool. It offers a nice quiet space to enjoy your meal. And after training, you will get hungry!
Meal plans are a popular option for our students on a budget. You can choose from 1 or 2 meals per day. The Rawai Muay Thai restaurant offers meal plans to its students, on a weekly basis. The restaurant is open daily from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, and closed on Sundays.
The restaurant offers both Thai and Western food at affordable prices. You can eat for about 300-400 Baht per day. The dishes are healthy food, like salads, wraps and fresh fruit smoothies, protein shakes, etc. The cook is flexible and can offer vegetarian versions of the dishes. The restaurant is located next to the swimming pool and is open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
More options include the 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.