Kamala Beach

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Offering a slower, family-friendly alternative to its party-loving neighbors, this beach is something of a hidden gem.

More of a fishing village than a nightclub hotspot, Kamala Beach is characterized by its long stretches of empty sand surrounded by lush forested hills and a chilled-out atmosphere.

The enclosed bay offers safe swimming all year round. The ocean is completely calm November through April, with the occasional swell May through October. The absence of many of the activities found at other, busier beaches means it’s perfect for families with small children. Watch the kids as they paddle freely without the risk of running into a surfboard, while you sit back and catch some sun. For activity, check out the snorkelling off the north end of the beach November through April.

Relaxing is the name of the game here. Rent a sun lounger, available near the center of town at the south end of the beach, or throw down a towel and enjoy a wide stretch of sand entirely to yourself. There aren’t any public restrooms, but facilities are available at any of the hotels dotted along the beachfront – just ask. These are also the places to go for a sit-down lunch. If you want to stay on the sand, try one of the street stalls selling traditional Thai dishes such as salads, curries and chicken satay.

The main part of town is just a few streets back from the glistening water. Here the streets are lined with shops and street stalls. On Friday nights explore the popular village market selling fresh produce, as well as clothes, DVDs and handicrafts. Locals flock to a twice-weekly market on Kamala Main Road. Head here to sample delicious fresh Thai food and soak up the atmosphere.

The town comes alive at night thanks to Phuket Fantasea, the island’s biggest Vegas-style spectacular. This theme park has hundreds of performers in elaborate traditional costumes, trapeze artists, performing elephants and a carnival atmosphere, with shopping and dining.

Kamala Beach is on the west coast of Phuket Island, it is five miles (eight kilometers) to the north of Patong Beach, or about a half-hour journey from the International Airport.

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Glam Habitat Hotel - SHA Plus
Glam Habitat Hotel - SHA Plus
4.5 out of 5
112/39 Moo 3, A. Kathu, Kamala, Phuket
The price is £85 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
This family-friendly Kamala aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket FantaSea. Surin Beach and Patong Beach are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (68 reviews)
First of two hotels on this trip
"An Apartment style hotel complex, loved the private pool and the overall design of the rooms, a few lose fittings here and there but otherwise well designed. A very short walk to the beach and bars to sit, eat and enjoy the view. The pool is really rather nice, we didn’t spend as much time there ..."

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Glam Habitat Hotel - SHA Plus
InterContinental Phuket Resort, an IHG Hotel - SHA Plus
InterContinental Phuket Resort, an IHG Hotel - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
333, 333/3 Moo 3, Kamala, Phuket
The price is £202 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Located in Kamala, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket FantaSea. Patong Beach and Big ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (39 reviews)
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Reviewed on 6 Nov 2021

InterContinental Phuket Resort, an IHG Hotel - SHA Plus
Nakatani Villas By Lofty
Nakatani Villas By Lofty
3.5 out of 5
6/21 and 6/22 Nakatani Village, Kamala, Phuket
Nestled on the beach, this Kamala villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Phuket FantaSea and Kamala Beach. Surin Beach and Bang Tao Beach are also within 3 miles (5 ...
3/5 (1 review)
"Not where it supposed to be on the map, so make sure to check before going there. Otherwise it’s a nice villa between patong and kamala beach"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Nakatani Villas By Lofty
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Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach - SHA Plus
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4 out of 5
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InterContinental Phuket Resort, an IHG Hotel - SHA Plus
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Nakatani Villas By Lofty
3.5 out of 5
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Ginis Beach Resort
Ginis Beach Resort
3 out of 5
112/4 Kamala Beach, Kamala, Phuket
The price is £71 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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Kamala Beachfront Apartment - SHA Plus
Kamala Beachfront Apartment - SHA Plus
3.5 out of 5
107/1 Soi police station, Kamala Beach, Kamala, Phuket
The price is £48 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
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Twinpalms MontAzure - SHA Plus
Twinpalms MontAzure - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
129/86 Kamala Beach Road, Kathu, Kamala, Phuket
The price is £330 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
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