Kamala Beach

Tranquil and calm, surrounded by forested hills, the beach at Kamala is one of the most beautiful in Phuket. Despite rapid development to the village over the last few years, the beach remains unchanged. You won't find high rise hotels, or shopping malls, because things tend to be on a smaller scale than the sister beaches of Patong and Karon. Instead you'll find lots of small guest houses, restaurants, shops, cafes, and perfect spots to watch the sun go down. You might even see the buffalos taking an evening stroll...

Travellers revisiting Kamala will see a change from the sleepy fishing village of a few years ago, but will find a better choice of hotels and places to eat plus a new road which makes the beaches down the coast easily accessible. Nightlife is still low key - dinner on the beach catching the breeze, or at restaurant by the sea, or drinks with new found friends at a local cafe-bar, but with Patong Beach only a 10 minute drive away, it doesn't need to be action packed. Kamala does have one big evening attraction. Phuket Fantasea, an amazing Las Vegas style cultural show complete with pyrotechnics, lasers and elephants. Well worth seeing. For travellers seeking a compromise between hectic Patong Beach and places with absolutely no facilities, Kamala is an excellent choice.

Where to Stay


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What to Buy


Not a shopper's paradise, Kamala nevertheless has a number of little shops and street stalls selling inexpensive beach and sportswear and souvenirs. During the high season, vendors set up along the walkway by the beach selling mainly beach clothes, hats and low cost souvenirs.

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Relaxed, unhurried, peaceful, Kamala is a place to take it easy, feel the sand between your toes and appreciate the good things in life. Eat some great seafood right on the beach, at local restaurants or on the terrace of your hotel.

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Food & Dining


Informal open air restaurants, cooled by the evening breeze, serving freshly cooked local food - that's Kamala style. This former fishing village doesn't have the wide range of international restaurants on offer at places like Patong, but it does have lots of small friendly places to eat. (Read more...)

What to Do


While Kamala is one of the quieter beaches in Phuket, there's still lots to provide a break from all that sun, sea and soft white sand...

Have a ride on a Banana Boat which doesn't require any other experience than a good grip and a sense of fun... (200 Baht per person).

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Kamala Beach Infos


Visitors to Thailand who hold valid passports or travelling documents issued by a country included in Thailand's official list of eligible countries, are permitted one-month visa-free visits.

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Last update : May 31, 2006

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