Kamala Beach

Kamala Beach, located on the western coast of Phuket, is situated to the north of the renowned Patong Beach and just above the island’s center when considering the north to south expanse. It’s directly accessible via Highway 4233 from Patong.

Historically, Kamala was a modest Muslim fishing village that remained relatively untouched, but the post-tsunami era marked a transformation in the region. Presently, it’s a hub for luxury villas, reflecting a blend of opulence and traditional charm.

Numerous dining options are available, predominantly clustered at the southern end of Kamala Beach, offering a range of culinary experiences near the serene shores. The evolution of Kamala signifies a harmonious balance between local heritage and modern sophistication in Phuket’s vibrant landscape.

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Where is Kamala Beach on Phuket?
• North of Patong Beach by a couple miles, along Hwy 4233.
What are the GPS coordinates of Kamala Beach?
• GPS Data: 7° 57’ 11” N, 98° 16’ 56” E
How far is Kamala Beach from Patong, Phuket Town, and the airport?
10 kilometers is the distance from Kamala Beach to Patong
23 kilometers is the distance from Kamala Beach to Phuket Town
27 kilometers is the distance from Kamala Beach to the airport
Are taxis available at Kamala Beach?
• Yes
What beaches are surrounding Kamala Beach?
Patong Beach is south by five minutes. Laem Singh Beach is just a couple minutes north.
Which direction does Kamala Beach face?
West
How long is the beachfront (beach length) at Kamala Beach?
2 kilometer (1.2 mi.)
How wide is the beach (beach width) at Kamala Beach?
27 meters (30 yd.)
What is the estimated beach area of Kamala Beach?
54’000 m2 (64,583 square yd)
How is the quality of the beach at Kamala Beach?

Very nice quality sand, good for kids and relaxing. Trees provide a lot of shade in most areas.

What is the nature of the ocean floor at Kamala Beach?
Mostly sand, but coral reef at the southern end and rocks at the north end of this beach.
Are there restroom and shower facilities available at Kamala Beach?
Yes, in restaurants
What features/amenities are available at Kamala Beach?

Large bay with rocky and coral filled ends good for exploring with snorkels. Further out from the beach is decent diving. Many restaurants and food stands lining the beach.

Lifeguard available? Is there a lifeguard on duty at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Sunbeds available? Can you rent sunbeds at Kamala Beach?
Yes, 10% of the Beach.
Umbrellas available? Can you rent umbrellas at Kamala Beach?
Yes, 10% of the Beach.
Is Kamala Beach a public or private beach, and are there any entrance fees?
Public, no fees.
Water quality? What is the condition of the water quality at Kamala Beach?
Very Good
Boat anchorage possible? Can boats anchor at Kamala Beach?
Yes, northside.
Boat dock and marina? Is there a boat dock or marina at Kamala Beach?
N/A
Is it possible to rent a longtail boat at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Are speedboat or longtail boat tours available at Kamala Beach?
No/No
Sea inflow? Is there a sea inflow at Kamala Beach?
Yes
How gradual is the slope into the sea until it reaches a depth of 1 meter at Kamala Beach?
1-40m
Is there a convenience shop available at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Attractions? What attractions can be found at Kamala Beach?

Phuket FantaSea is right in Kamala; Kathu Waterfall is a 20-minute drive.

Activities? What activities are available for visitors at Kamala Beach?

Snorkeling on the south end is pretty good when the water is calm.

FKK possible? Is nude bathing or FKK (naturist culture) allowed at Kamala Beach?
Not permitted, but if empty…
Are massages offered at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Is it possible to picnic at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Is it possible to surf at Kamala Beach?

This can be a great surfing spot. While the waves are typically smaller – even during the surf season (May through October), wave heights can reach 3 meters (3 yd.). Waves break on all tide conditions. Waves break at numerous spots along the beach, so a walk or drive up and down is recommended to find the best spot. You can find rental boards and classes to learn to surf at the Saltwater Dreaming Surfboard Shop located just north of Kamala, in Cherng Thale.

Is smoking allowed at Kamala Beach?

In November Thailand is cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. In November 2017 in Phuket, Patong Beach is affected. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.

Warnings – what should one be cautious of at Kamala Beach?

Undertow can be very strong at beaches on the west side of Phuket during storms and high waves.

Is there waste runoff into the sea at Kamala Beach?
Yes – south
Beach Clubs at Kamala Beach
  • Café Del Mar Phuket

    Café del Mar Phuket in Kamala is a classy beach club from the world-famous brand originating out of Ibiza and is a perfect place to enjoy a few sundowner cocktails. Café del Mar Phuket offers a choice of Thai and international dishes as well as a great selection of cocktails. The higher price range attracts a sophisticated but fun-loving crowd, who enjoy smooth house music played by resident and guest DJs, partly accompanied by a live saxophonist.

Beach Restaurants / Bars Kamala Beach
  • SILK Restaurant & Bar

    Silk Restaurant at Andara Resort in Kamala offers an unrivaled dining experience, seamlessly blending traditional Thai flavors with modern culinary techniques. Nestled within the luxurious surroundings of the resort, the restaurant provides an elegant ambiance and impeccable service, allowing guests to indulge in Thailand’s rich culinary traditions. Whether it’s the locals or the resort’s international guests, Silk is a gastronomic haven for those seeking the exquisite tastes and textures of authentic Thai cuisine, all served with a touch of Andara’s renowned luxury and hospitality.

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Kamala Beach Accommodations
  • Baan Khunying - Secluded Phuket Beachfront Villa

    Princess Kamala Beachfront Hotel Phuket

    Princess Kamala Beach Resort is a tropical paradise for a couple travelers or family travelers with fabulous Thai hospitality. At this Kamala Beach Resort Phuket, you and your family can relax and unwind in a tropical beach resort environment.

    Our perfect location is 2 mins walk to the famous Kamala Beach makes us your best choice for those looking to enjoy this wonderful beach to the fullest. We are 10-minute drive to Phuket FantaSea, 5 Minute Drive from Café Del Mar beach club, 20-minute drive from Patong Beach, and 45-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.

    While at Kamala Beach, our large swimming pools are also another perfect place to relax for adults and children alike. Sip your favorite drinks at our swim-up pool bar while your children enjoy our pool and its water features. Our main swimming pool is also fully equipped with sunbeds for you to sun tan and read your favorite book. The resort also comes equipped with basic exercise room and kids play room.

    Being in the center of Kamala Beach, your dining options are limitless from simple street food to luxurious fine dining restaurant. For those looking to dine in-house, our Kamala restaurant is a Fabulous option serving variety of Thai and International dishes meticulously created by our executive chef.

    Princess Kamala Beachfront Hotel Phuket

    Princess Kamala Beachfront Hotel Phuket


    Princess Kamala Beachfront Hotel Phuket

    Princess Kamala Beach Resort is a tropical paradise for a couple travelers or family travelers with fabulous Thai hospitality. At this Kamala Beach Resort Phuket, you and your family can relax and unwind in a tropical beach resort environment.

    Our perfect location is 2 mins walk to the famous Kamala Beach makes us your best choice for those looking to enjoy this wonderful beach to the fullest. We are 10-minute drive to Phuket FantaSea, 5 Minute Drive from Café Del Mar beach club, 20-minute drive from Patong Beach, and 45-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.

    While at Kamala Beach, our large swimming pools are also another perfect place to relax for adults and children alike. Sip your favorite drinks at our swim-up pool bar while your children enjoy our pool and its water features. Our main swimming pool is also fully equipped with sunbeds for you to sun tan and read your favorite book. The resort also comes equipped with basic exercise room and kids play room.

    Being in the center of Kamala Beach, your dining options are limitless from simple street food to luxurious fine dining restaurant. For those looking to dine in-house, our Kamala restaurant is a Fabulous option serving variety of Thai and International dishes meticulously created by our executive chef.

  • Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

    You can usually count on Novotel properties, they’re usually fairly well updated and high-quality affordable properties to stay in. This Novotel is on north Kamala Beach. Rates beginning at 2,000 THB per night.

    Located on Kamala Beach, Novotel Phuket Kamala Beachis a 3-minute drive from Phuket FantaSea. Offering modern air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony, the hotel is equipped with a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

    Situated in the quiet end of the beach, the hotel is only a 3-minute drive from Kamala Village and a 15-minute drive from Patong Beach. Phuket International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

    Rooms at Novotel Phuket Kamala Beachare fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box. An electric kettle and a hairdryer are provided. An en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and shower facilities.

    Children can enjoy different activities at Kid’s Club. The hotel features a business centre, a 24-hour front desk and concierge service. It also provides luggage storage facilities and currency exchange service.

    International dishes (Western, Thai and Indian) are served at Soul Kitchen. Drinks can be order at The Bar or at the swim up bar called Lilo. For light snacks and cocktails, guests can head to On the Roof Bar. Room service can be arranged upon request.

  • Baan Khunying - Secluded Phuket Beachfront Villa

    Kamala Beachfront Apartment

    This small budget-friendly place is near the police station, and it has convenient access to the beach. The rooms are modern and decorated nicely. Rates begin at 1,300 THB.

    This beautiful and brand new luxury holiday beach front apartment is furnished to a high standard and is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, situated on a lovely seafront location, large terrace overlooking pool and fantastic views of Kamala beach, sea and sunsets! All our 2 bedroom deluxe suite accommodation, with King Size bed and twin rooms including a comfortable lounge and a dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a well appointed bathroom offer you all the comforts of home.

    Our Phuket accommodation is located 30 minutes drive south from Phuket International Airport, between Surin Beach and Patong Beach, with no roads to cross. Take a swim in our beautiful Saltwater pool which overlooks the seaviews or go down the steps and have a swim in the sea. This is a peaceful accommodation ideal for both couples and families alike.

    Our relaxed and friendly staff with professional onsite management will do everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience.

    Kamala Beachfront Apartment

    This small budget-friendly place is near the police station, and it has convenient access to the beach. The rooms are modern and decorated nicely. Rates begin at 1,300 THB.

    This beautiful and brand new luxury holiday beach front apartment is furnished to a high standard and is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, situated on a lovely seafront location, large terrace overlooking pool and fantastic views of Kamala beach, sea and sunsets! All our 2 bedroom deluxe suite accommodation, with King Size bed and twin rooms including a comfortable lounge and a dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a well appointed bathroom offer you all the comforts of home.

    Our Phuket accommodation is located 30 minutes drive south from Phuket International Airport, between Surin Beach and Patong Beach, with no roads to cross. Take a swim in our beautiful Saltwater pool which overlooks the seaviews or go down the steps and have a swim in the sea. This is a peaceful accommodation ideal for both couples and families alike.

    Our relaxed and friendly staff with professional onsite management will do everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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Kamala Beach

Kamala Beach, located on the western coast of Phuket, is situated to the north of the renowned Patong Beach and just above the island’s center when considering the north to south expanse. It’s directly accessible via Highway 4233 from Patong.

Historically, Kamala was a modest Muslim fishing village that remained relatively untouched, but the post-tsunami era marked a transformation in the region. Presently, it’s a hub for luxury villas, reflecting a blend of opulence and traditional charm.

Numerous dining options are available, predominantly clustered at the southern end of Kamala Beach, offering a range of culinary experiences near the serene shores. The evolution of Kamala signifies a harmonious balance between local heritage and modern sophistication in Phuket’s vibrant landscape.

Where is Kamala Beach on Phuket?
• North of Patong Beach by a couple miles, along Hwy 4233.
What are the GPS coordinates of Kamala Beach?
• GPS Data: 7° 57’ 11” N, 98° 16’ 56” E
How far is Kamala Beach from Patong, Phuket Town, and the airport?
10 kilometers is the distance from Kamala Beach to Patong
23 kilometers is the distance from Kamala Beach to Phuket Town
27 kilometers is the distance from Kamala Beach to the airport
Are taxis available at Kamala Beach?
• Yes
What beaches are surrounding Kamala Beach?
Patong Beach is south by five minutes. Laem Singh Beach is just a couple minutes north.
Which direction does Kamala Beach face?
West
How long is the beachfront (beach length) at Kamala Beach?
2 kilometer (1.2 mi.)
How wide is the beach (beach width) at Kamala Beach?
27 meters (30 yd.)
What is the estimated beach area of Kamala Beach?
54’000 m2 (64,583 square yd)
How is the quality of the beach at Kamala Beach?

Very nice quality sand, good for kids and relaxing. Trees provide a lot of shade in most areas.

What is the nature of the ocean floor at Kamala Beach?
Mostly sand, but coral reef at the southern end and rocks at the north end of this beach.
Are there restroom and shower facilities available at Kamala Beach?
Yes, in restaurants
What features/amenities are available at Kamala Beach?

Large bay with rocky and coral filled ends good for exploring with snorkels. Further out from the beach is decent diving. Many restaurants and food stands lining the beach.

Lifeguard available? Is there a lifeguard on duty at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Sunbeds available? Can you rent sunbeds at Kamala Beach?
Yes, 10% of the Beach.
Umbrellas available? Can you rent umbrellas at Kamala Beach?
Yes, 10% of the Beach.
Is Kamala Beach a public or private beach, and are there any entrance fees?
Public, no fees.
Water quality? What is the condition of the water quality at Kamala Beach?
Very Good
Boat anchorage possible? Can boats anchor at Kamala Beach?
Yes, northside.
Boat dock and marina? Is there a boat dock or marina at Kamala Beach?
N/A
Is it possible to rent a longtail boat at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Are speedboat or longtail boat tours available at Kamala Beach?
No/No
Sea inflow? Is there a sea inflow at Kamala Beach?
Yes
How gradual is the slope into the sea until it reaches a depth of 1 meter at Kamala Beach?
1-40m
Is there a convenience shop available at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Attractions? What attractions can be found at Kamala Beach?

Phuket FantaSea is right in Kamala; Kathu Waterfall is a 20-minute drive.

Activities? What activities are available for visitors at Kamala Beach?

Snorkeling on the south end is pretty good when the water is calm.

FKK possible? Is nude bathing or FKK (naturist culture) allowed at Kamala Beach?
Not permitted, but if empty…
Are massages offered at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Is it possible to picnic at Kamala Beach?
Yes
Is it possible to surf at Kamala Beach?

This can be a great surfing spot. While the waves are typically smaller – even during the surf season (May through October), wave heights can reach 3 meters (3 yd.). Waves break on all tide conditions. Waves break at numerous spots along the beach, so a walk or drive up and down is recommended to find the best spot. You can find rental boards and classes to learn to surf at the Saltwater Dreaming Surfboard Shop located just north of Kamala, in Cherng Thale.

Is smoking allowed at Kamala Beach?

In November Thailand is cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. In November 2017 in Phuket, Patong Beach is affected. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.

Warnings – what should one be cautious of at Kamala Beach?

Undertow can be very strong at beaches on the west side of Phuket during storms and high waves.

Is there waste runoff into the sea at Kamala Beach?
Yes – south
Beach Clubs at Kamala Beach
  • Café Del Mar Phuket

    Café del Mar Phuket in Kamala is a classy beach club from the world-famous brand originating out of Ibiza and is a perfect place to enjoy a few sundowner cocktails. Café del Mar Phuket offers a choice of Thai and international dishes as well as a great selection of cocktails. The higher price range attracts a sophisticated but fun-loving crowd, who enjoy smooth house music played by resident and guest DJs, partly accompanied by a live saxophonist.

Beach Restaurants / Bars Kamala Beach
  • SILK Restaurant & Bar

    Silk Restaurant at Andara Resort in Kamala offers an unrivaled dining experience, seamlessly blending traditional Thai flavors with modern culinary techniques. Nestled within the luxurious surroundings of the resort, the restaurant provides an elegant ambiance and impeccable service, allowing guests to indulge in Thailand’s rich culinary traditions. Whether it’s the locals or the resort’s international guests, Silk is a gastronomic haven for those seeking the exquisite tastes and textures of authentic Thai cuisine, all served with a touch of Andara’s renowned luxury and hospitality.

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Kamala Beach Accommodations
  • Baan Khunying - Secluded Phuket Beachfront Villa

    Princess Kamala Beachfront Hotel Phuket

    Princess Kamala Beach Resort is a tropical paradise for a couple travelers or family travelers with fabulous Thai hospitality. At this Kamala Beach Resort Phuket, you and your family can relax and unwind in a tropical beach resort environment.

    Our perfect location is 2 mins walk to the famous Kamala Beach makes us your best choice for those looking to enjoy this wonderful beach to the fullest. We are 10-minute drive to Phuket FantaSea, 5 Minute Drive from Café Del Mar beach club, 20-minute drive from Patong Beach, and 45-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.

    While at Kamala Beach, our large swimming pools are also another perfect place to relax for adults and children alike. Sip your favorite drinks at our swim-up pool bar while your children enjoy our pool and its water features. Our main swimming pool is also fully equipped with sunbeds for you to sun tan and read your favorite book. The resort also comes equipped with basic exercise room and kids play room.

    Being in the center of Kamala Beach, your dining options are limitless from simple street food to luxurious fine dining restaurant. For those looking to dine in-house, our Kamala restaurant is a Fabulous option serving variety of Thai and International dishes meticulously created by our executive chef.

    Princess Kamala Beachfront Hotel Phuket

    Princess Kamala Beachfront Hotel Phuket


    Princess Kamala Beachfront Hotel Phuket

    Princess Kamala Beach Resort is a tropical paradise for a couple travelers or family travelers with fabulous Thai hospitality. At this Kamala Beach Resort Phuket, you and your family can relax and unwind in a tropical beach resort environment.

    Our perfect location is 2 mins walk to the famous Kamala Beach makes us your best choice for those looking to enjoy this wonderful beach to the fullest. We are 10-minute drive to Phuket FantaSea, 5 Minute Drive from Café Del Mar beach club, 20-minute drive from Patong Beach, and 45-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.

    While at Kamala Beach, our large swimming pools are also another perfect place to relax for adults and children alike. Sip your favorite drinks at our swim-up pool bar while your children enjoy our pool and its water features. Our main swimming pool is also fully equipped with sunbeds for you to sun tan and read your favorite book. The resort also comes equipped with basic exercise room and kids play room.

    Being in the center of Kamala Beach, your dining options are limitless from simple street food to luxurious fine dining restaurant. For those looking to dine in-house, our Kamala restaurant is a Fabulous option serving variety of Thai and International dishes meticulously created by our executive chef.

  • Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

    You can usually count on Novotel properties, they’re usually fairly well updated and high-quality affordable properties to stay in. This Novotel is on north Kamala Beach. Rates beginning at 2,000 THB per night.

    Located on Kamala Beach, Novotel Phuket Kamala Beachis a 3-minute drive from Phuket FantaSea. Offering modern air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony, the hotel is equipped with a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

    Situated in the quiet end of the beach, the hotel is only a 3-minute drive from Kamala Village and a 15-minute drive from Patong Beach. Phuket International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

    Rooms at Novotel Phuket Kamala Beachare fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box. An electric kettle and a hairdryer are provided. An en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and shower facilities.

    Children can enjoy different activities at Kid’s Club. The hotel features a business centre, a 24-hour front desk and concierge service. It also provides luggage storage facilities and currency exchange service.

    International dishes (Western, Thai and Indian) are served at Soul Kitchen. Drinks can be order at The Bar or at the swim up bar called Lilo. For light snacks and cocktails, guests can head to On the Roof Bar. Room service can be arranged upon request.

  • Baan Khunying - Secluded Phuket Beachfront Villa

    Kamala Beachfront Apartment

    This small budget-friendly place is near the police station, and it has convenient access to the beach. The rooms are modern and decorated nicely. Rates begin at 1,300 THB.

    This beautiful and brand new luxury holiday beach front apartment is furnished to a high standard and is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, situated on a lovely seafront location, large terrace overlooking pool and fantastic views of Kamala beach, sea and sunsets! All our 2 bedroom deluxe suite accommodation, with King Size bed and twin rooms including a comfortable lounge and a dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a well appointed bathroom offer you all the comforts of home.

    Our Phuket accommodation is located 30 minutes drive south from Phuket International Airport, between Surin Beach and Patong Beach, with no roads to cross. Take a swim in our beautiful Saltwater pool which overlooks the seaviews or go down the steps and have a swim in the sea. This is a peaceful accommodation ideal for both couples and families alike.

    Our relaxed and friendly staff with professional onsite management will do everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience.

    Kamala Beachfront Apartment

    This small budget-friendly place is near the police station, and it has convenient access to the beach. The rooms are modern and decorated nicely. Rates begin at 1,300 THB.

    This beautiful and brand new luxury holiday beach front apartment is furnished to a high standard and is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, situated on a lovely seafront location, large terrace overlooking pool and fantastic views of Kamala beach, sea and sunsets! All our 2 bedroom deluxe suite accommodation, with King Size bed and twin rooms including a comfortable lounge and a dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a well appointed bathroom offer you all the comforts of home.

    Our Phuket accommodation is located 30 minutes drive south from Phuket International Airport, between Surin Beach and Patong Beach, with no roads to cross. Take a swim in our beautiful Saltwater pool which overlooks the seaviews or go down the steps and have a swim in the sea. This is a peaceful accommodation ideal for both couples and families alike.

    Our relaxed and friendly staff with professional onsite management will do everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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Water entry quality
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