Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Search over 1 million flights, hotels, packages, and more

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Kamala Beach

Slow down the pace at this hidden gem that’s perfect for families and as an antidote to its party-loving neighbours.

More sleepy fishing village than buzzing night spot, Kamala Beach is characterised by its relaxed atmosphere and long stretches of empty sands surrounding by lush green hills.

The ocean is completely calm between November and April, with the occasional swell from May to October. The enclosed bay of Kamala beach offers safe swimming all year round and because there are fewer activities to be found here than at some of the busier beaches, it’s the ideal location for families with small children. The kids can frolic in the sea without the risk of running into a surfboard and you can relax and enjoy the sun. If you’d like to see some of the life beneath the ocean, head to the north end of the beach for snorkelling from November to April.

This place is all about relaxation. Hire a sun lounger from the south end of the beach nearer the centre of town, or throw down a towel anywhere you like. You’ll have the beach pretty much to yourself! The beach doesn’t have any public toilets, but facilities are available at the hotels dotted along the beachfront—just ask. These are also the places to go for a sit-down lunch. If you don’t want to leave the sand, try one of the street stalls selling traditional Thai dishes such as salads, curries and chicken satay.

Just a few streets back from the glistening waters, you’ll find the main part of Kamala town. Its roads are lined with plenty of shops and stalls. There’s also a village market on Friday nights that sells fresh produce, as well as clothes, DVDs and handicrafts. Locals flock to a twice-weekly market on Kamala Main Road. Do as the locals do and head there to sample delicious fresh Thai food and soak up the ambience.

As night falls, don’t miss the Phuket Fantasea, a huge Vegas-style spectacular. This theme park boasts a carnival atmosphere and features hundreds of performers in elaborate traditional costumes, including trapeze artists and performing elephants. There’s also shopping and dining available.

Kamala Beach is on the west coast of Phuket Island; it is eight kilometres to the north of Patong Beach, about half an hour from the International Airport.

Give yourself lots of time at Kamala Beach. Here are some of the most popular things to do:

Want to make your visit that much more unique? A Hand Drum Workshop and a Koh Maiton & Koh Phi Phi by Speedboat with Dolphin Sighting are both worth looking into.

For many more things to do, take a look at our Phuket things to do page.


Map

Top Kamala Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

See all 5,015 properties near Kamala Beach
Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach AU$121
Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

118/16 Moo 3, Kamala, Phuket
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    With direct access to the beach, this Kamala hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kamala Beach, Phuket Fantasea and Surin Beach. Bang Tao Beach and Patong Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Swissotel Suites Phuket Kamala Beach AU$162
    Swissotel Suites Phuket Kamala Beach

    Swissotel Suites Phuket Kamala Beach

    100/10 Moo3, Kamala Beach, Kamala, Phuket
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Kamala resort is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Patong Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay AU$112
      Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

      Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

      8/18-19 Moo 6, Kamala, Phuket
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Kamala hotel is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Kalim Beach, Patong Beach and Kamala Beach. Bangla Road and Tsunami Memorial are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        InterContinental Phuket Resort AU$343
        InterContinental Phuket Resort

        InterContinental Phuket Resort

        Moo 3, Kamala Sub-district, Ka, Kamala, Phuket
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Kamala hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kamala Beach, Phuket Fantasea and Surin Beach. Bang Tao Beach and Patong Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort AU$251
          Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

          Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

          16/12 Moo 6, Kamala, Phuket
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Kamala resort is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Kamala Beach and Tsunami Memorial. Phuket Fantasea is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

            Nakatani Villas By Lofty
            Nakatani Villas By Lofty

            Nakatani Villas By Lofty

            6/21 and 6/22 Nakatani Village, Kamala, Phuket
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the beach, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Tsunami Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Glam Habitat Hotel
              Glam Habitat Hotel

              Glam Habitat Hotel

              112/39 Moo 3, A. Kathu, Kamala, Phuket
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Kamala aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Patong Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).

                Beach Villa Kamala
                Beach Villa Kamala

                Beach Villa Kamala

                101/5 Kamala Surin Road, Kamala, Phuket
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Offering direct access to the beach, this Kamala villa is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Tsunami Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km).