Kamala is a quiet beachfront village surrounded by rolling forested hills, offering a secluded escape from the bustling city of Patong. This picturesque region is renowned for its local markets, authentic Thai food and alluring Kamala Beach.
Things to do in Kamala
Seeking entertainment? Phuket Fantasea is the island’s biggest show, known as the “Disneyland of Southeast Asia”, where you can watch flying trapeze artists and enjoy carnival-like games. Visit the Similan Adventure Centre, dine in the Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant and catch a performance in the Palace of Elephants.
Spend a day with your toes in the sand on Kamala Beach. Reserve a beach chair, purchase a cold drink from the locals or enjoy a Thai massage. Those looking to indulge in a day of water sports can rent a jet ski or a stand-up paddleboard.
For a dose of culture, visit the Waat Ban Temple, located on the southern end of Kamala Beach. Admire the ornate exterior and Buddha statues and learn about the 2004 tsunami through a wall of paintings.
Looking to unwind from your day? Head to Kamala Beergarden. Enjoy a cold beer, nibble on fish and chips and chat with friendly locals. When you’re done dining, take a dip in the pool or sit back and sip on Weston's cider or a White Russian cocktail.
Getting around Kamala
Take a songthaew from Surin or Phuket Town into Kamala or a taxi from Patong. The most convenient way to get around is on foot or by renting a motorbike or bicycle.