A beautiful and serene beach, Kamala is perfect for those looking for a relaxed and laid back beach.
Kamala is about 10 minutes drive north from Patong and a great place for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle. The southern end of this beautiful bay has a coral reef just a few metres offshore. Kamala is not over-developed yet, although there are some guesthouses and a few resorts.
There is a good selection of Thai restaurants, noodle shops and a few western restaurants in the area. The local people are mostly ethnic Malay and there are some good local restaurants serving tasty Muslim food.
See Kamala map.
Kamala is a good area for watersports. A number of dive shops can be found in the village. The reef at the southern end is a nice spot for snorkelling and the water is lovely for swimming during the dry season. However, because the beach drops sharply into the sea, the currents can be quite dangerous during the rainy season. The northern end of the beach can be a decent surf spot when its working.
The main attraction in Kamala is the Phuket Fantasea, where you can enjoy a buffet dinner as well as an evening of lively cultural entertainment.
Quite a few decent bars can be found along the beach road as it snakes inland. The atmosphere here is quite relaxed and chilled out providing a contrast to the hectic pace over in Patong. There is also a sprinkling of beer bars along the main road.
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