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Kamala Beach, Phuket Overview

Kamala beach to the north of Patong is popular among families and retired travellers, who enjoy a nice vacation in this quieter bay. The beach is famous for its restaurants along the coast including Cafe Del Mar and other popular Thai restaurants, and also has two small shopping alleys selling traditional trinkets.

The beach houses several cafes, bars, Thai restaurants, and shopping areas selling Thai knick-knacks as well. One of the top attractions here is the Phuket Fantasea show, where the dancers and elephants perform in a theme park nestled on the beach.

Encompassed by forested hills, this fishing village is renowned as one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in Phuket. Although not as popular, Kamala beach has various accommodations including luxury villas, small hotels, and apartment rentals with pristine views of the bay.

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Things to Do At Kamala Beach

1. Phuket Fantasea Park:
Phuket Fantasea Park is a vast park amidst the village housing myriad shops and games. The park also hosts a fantastic stage that, fuelling various dance and elephant performances.

2. Fresh local market:
One way to discover the authentic local Thai life is by visiting the Thai markets. Nestled at the entrance of the village, the stalls at the Fresh Local Market sell various fruits, vegetables, and tasty Thai snacks.

Best Restaurants at Kamala Beach

1. The Bua Restaurant:
The Bua restaurant serves excellent food at affordable rates amidst the picturesque views of Kamala Bay. Along with live music and a relaxing environment, the Bua Restaurant also provides perfectly cooked Asian and Thai delicacies such as massaman beef curry, stir-fried chicken, pomelo salad, pad Thai shrimps and seared Tuna.

2. Silk Restaurant:
Nestled in Andara Resort & Villas, Silk Restaurant offers an alfresco terrace dining facility exuding an artistic vibe in a contemporary setting. Specialised in Thai haute cuisine, Silk Restaurant pays attention to the consistency, flavour, presentation, and service.

3. Diavolo:
A five-star Italian restaurant located on a seaside cliff within the Paresa Resort Phuket, Diavolo offers a 270-degree bay view. Renowned as one of the best places to witness sunsets, Diavolo features a contemporary design with a red and gold-coloured theme. The restaurant serves exquisite Italian cuisine by the Italian Chef, Luca Mancini. Apart from Italian delicacies, some of the other dishes include Thai cuisine such as Talung Thai.

4. Sunset Grill Restaurant:
Sunset Grill Restaurant is an open-sided restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort serving excellent grilled dishes along with pristine views of the Andaman Sea. Featuring a chic and elegant setting, this hillside restaurant serves eclectic dishes including grilled squid, freshly imported oysters, and soft shell crab salad.

5. Plum Restaurant:
Nestled in the five-star resort, Plum restaurant provides sweeping views of the Andaman Sea and the Kamala Bay from its floor-to-ceiling windows and its open deck. Offering an exclusive venue Plum Restaurant serves fusion Mediterranean cuisine such as poached snow fish, Tuscanian-style pelt soup, risotto, and mango salad with shrimps.

6. Salt & Pepper:
Serving excellent western food, visitors can either dine indoors or outside with seating placed on the sand. Salt & Pepper is known for its fantastic food at reasonable rates, excellent service, and fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Kamala Beach Nightlife

Although a secluded beach, Kamala beach has evolved drastically after HQ beach Club and Cafe del Mar set its base on the beach. Since Kamala beach is located in Phuket, one can witness a wee bit of old-fashioned nightlife and a lot of colour in the area.

How to Reach Kamala Beach

Songthaews
The feasible way to get to Kamala beach is by taking public transportation, especially blue songthaews. They usually work through the routes from Phuket to Surin to Kamala. A songthaew from Phuket town costs around THB 40.
However, these songthaews do not run towards the north of the airport or the south of Patong. The connecting transport can only be taken from Phuket.

Smart Bus
If you are beach hopping along the western coast, you can take the Smart Bus that usually costs between THB 50 to THB 170. If you are visiting straight from the airport, consider taking Smart Bus that costs around THB 170 or a taxi that costs around THB 750. There are bus stops near the Big C supermarket, that is very close to the city centre.

By Taxi
If you are arriving from Patong, the taxi costs around THB 400.

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