Kamala Beach, north of Patong, is popular with families and retirees enjoying a pleasant vacation in this quieter bay. The beach is famous for its waterfront restaurants, such as Cafe Del Mar and other popular Thai restaurants, and also has two small shopping streets selling traditional jewelry. The beach is home to several cafes, bars, Thai restaurants, and shops selling Thai jewelry. One of the main attractions is the Phuket Fantasea Show, which features dancers and elephants performing in a beachfront theme park. Surrounded by forested hills, this fishing village is considered one of Phuket’s most beautiful and peaceful spots.
Although not as famous, Kamala Beach offers a variety of accommodations, including luxury villas, small hotels, and rentals with uninterrupted views of the bay.
Things to Do At Kamala Beach
Phuket Fantasea Park:
Phuket Fantasea Park is a large park in the middle of the city that houses countless shops and games. The park is also home to a fantastic stage that feeds various dance and elephant shows.
Fresh Local Market
One way to discover authentic local Thai life is to visit Thai Markets. Located at the village entrance, the Fresh Local Market stalls sell a variety of fruits, vegetables, and delicious Thai snacks.
Best Restaurants at Kamala Beach
The Bua Restaurant:
The Bua Restaurant offers excellent affordable food amidst scenic views of Kamala Bay. In addition, to live music and a relaxed atmosphere, Bua Restaurant also offers perfectly prepared Asian and Thai delights such as Beef Massaman Curry, Chicken Stir Fry, Grapefruit Salad, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Seared Tuna.
Silk Restaurant at Andara Resort & Villas offers a terrace for al fresco dining that exudes an artistic vibe in a contemporary setting. Silk Restaurant specializes in fine Thai cuisine with an emphasis on consistency, taste, presentation, and service.
Diavolo is a five-star Italian restaurant perched on a cliff by the sea at Paresa Resort Phuket and boasting a 270-degree bay View. Diavolo is considered one of the best places to experience sunsets. It features a modern design with red and gold tones. The restaurant serves exquisite Italian cuisine created by the Italian chef Luca Mancini. In addition to Italian delicacies, other dishes include Thai cuisine, such as Talung Thai.
Kamala Beach Nightlife
Although it is a secluded beach, Kamala Beach developed dramatically after HQ Beach Club and Cafe del Mar established their base. As Kamala Beach is located in Phuket, one can experience the old-fashioned nightlife and many colors.
How to reach?
The best way to get to Kamala Beach is by public transport, especially the blue Songthaews. They usually operate on the Phuket to Surin and Kamala routes. A songthaew from Phuket Town costs about 40 THB. Runs north of the airport or south of Patong. Connection transportation can only be done from Phuket.
If you’re going from beach to beach along the west coast, you can take the Smart Bus, which usually costs between THB 50 and THB 170. If you are coming directly from the airport, you should take the Smart Bus, which costs around 170 THB, or a taxi, which costs about 750 THB. There are bus stops near the Big C supermarket, which is very close to the city center.