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Kamala

Kamala - Phuket - Thailand

Kamala - Phuket - Thailand

Kamala is a quiet and tranquil area on Phuket's west coast, north of Kalim beach and the lively Patong. It's an exclusive area with its own area known as 'Millionaire's Mile' named because of the luxury homes nestled in the hillsides overlooking the breathtaking Andaman Sea as do many of our Kamala villas. This area is less popular with tourists and those that do visit like it this way. 

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General Information

Kamala Highlights

Kamala is a quiet and tranquil area on Phuket's west coast, north of Kalim beach and the lively Patong. It's an exclusive area with part of it known as 'Millionaire's Mile' named because of the luxury homes nestled in the hillsides overlooking the breathtaking Andaman Sea. This area is less popular with tourists and those that do visit like it this way. The area is largely unspoilt and uncrowded, the beach is clean and tranquil and it's easy to find a spot for yourself and appreciate the uninterrupted views.

Although it is a quieter, there is still plenty to see and do. Within Kamala there is a number of restaurants and bars and 5 star hotels, you'll also find some lovely spa's at the hotels that are open to external visitors for bookings. Kamala is home to one of Phuket's biggest attractions FantaSea, a cultural theme park featuring a nightly show, street market and dining. 

Beaches

Kamala beach
Kamala is a beautiful stretch of quiet and clean beach. Between November and March the beach is generally great for swimming with calm, clear water. During May to October there are more waves and swell in the area. The northern end of the beach is known as a surfing spot. You can also snorkel in some parts of the beach and the local dive school can take you offshore for good diving. The beach is uncrowded and quiet, perfect for rest and relaxation.

OUR VILLAS IN KAMALA

Browse our wonderful selection of luxury Kamala villas. Many of our villas are nestled in the hillside at the oceanfront with spectacular views of the Andaman sea. With beautifully decorated interiors and excellent facilities. This area allows you to choose a secluded, private and peaceful home from home.

Kamala Beaches

Kamala Beach

Kamala is a nice quiet escape from the frenetic pace of its busy neighbor Patong. This relatively small beach is fairly developed but sees little of the 'day traffic' that Patong experiences, and is merely a 10 minute tuk tuk ride from the main action further south. A nice beach with clear water in high season and a decent amount of dining and shopping options

This is a quieter area, but there is still lots of things to do in Kamala. The area has a large theme park, shopping street and local market, diving school and even a lawn bowling club.

Phuket FantaSea
This is a huge cultural theme park - it features a nightly show demonstrating Thai mythology with aerial ballet, pyrotechnics, song and dance. Another attraction is the Songbird Luminarie, where you are serenaded by magical songbirds of mythical legends.

Snorkelling
It is possible to snorkel at the northern end of the beach during calmer conditions.

Surfing
In the months of May to October this beach can experience swell and you can hire a board at the north end of the beach.

Diving
Try local Scuba Quest Dive Centre or Merlin Divers - they can take you offshore for beginner and experienced divers.

Wat Baan Kamala Temple
The local Buddhist temple, very peaceful and tranquil.

Lawn Bowling Club
Kamala has its own lawn bowling club, which is the only one in Phuket. It's popular with visitors and ex pats living in Phuket.

Shopping
There is a shopping street parallel to Kamala Beach, in addition FantaSEA is also home to a large market selling fresh fruit and vegetables as well as clothing, accessories and tasty street food. There is also a village market - don't forget to barter.

Watersports and Sea Tours

Sailing Trips /Sailing School

Have a beautiful experience and cruise the amazing islands in Phang Nga Bay even by chinese junk (take a weekend or sunset trip). Yacht charters and sailing lessons are available mostly in Chalong in the south of Phuket.

Surfing

Surfing is not a major sporting pastime due to the lack of surf waves but at certain times of the year this s possible on the wst coast beaches such as Kata in the south and Kalim further north. You will find the hire of boards and equipment as well as instruction also at these locations

Water Ski/Cable Ski

The waters around Phuket are pefect for waterskiing in between November and April and operators located on the busier beaches offer trips as well as the usuall banana boat rides. Cable ski and Wakeboarding can be found on an artificial retangular lake inland near Patong.

Diving and Snorkelling

There are many operators offering diving courses for all the family (8 years up) as well as snorkeling tours in the islands surrounding Phuket

Yacht Charter

Chartering a yacht in Phuket is one of the most luxurious ways to experience the west coast of Thailand and the beautiful waters of the Andaman. The yacht charter option provides flexibility and comfort. A number of yachts are available for charter on the island.

Waterpark

Thrilling rides, exhiliarating slides, lazy river and a 6 level wave pool at the Splash Jungle Waterpark located at the Centara Grand West Sands Resort in the north west of Phuket provide fun for all the family.

Kiteboarding

Kitesurfing lessons and kitboarding trips are available from the beaches in the south of Phuket where there is low tides and shallow water on a sandy Bay. Kitesurfing Phuket is based on Friendship beach in Chalong Bay and has a fully equipped shop and reaturant and bar facilities.

Kayaking

Rent a kayak for a few hours or venture off for a day or so and explore the beautiful islands of Phuket individually. Recommended however are the Kayaking group trips offered including a guide to discover the beauty of the small islands and it's wildlife including monkeys, sea eagles and other birdlife.

Other Activities

Temple Visits

Visit The Big Buddha standing 45metres high looking over the south west and southern bays of Chalong, Rawai and Kata as well as the many temples throughout Phuket that are certainly worth a visit to experience.

Jungle Safari Tours

Khao Phra Thaeo National Park is a jungle region located 20km north of Phuket Town and is great for trekking. There is also a Gibbon rehabilitation project, and two waterfalls that are popular bathing and picnicking spots. A full day tour may take in canoeing and a visit to an elephant camp.

Golf

There are 8 golf courses on the island and can be challenging for the beginner or experienced golfer. The most well known is the Laguna Phuket Golf Course located in the north west and the Red Mountain Golf Club in the centre.

Go Kart and Off Road Fun

Safe for all the family and well worth a visit.

Escape Hunt

It is exciting, addictive, challenging, educational and above all, fun! Voyage back 100 years in time & play the part of a famous London detective solving our mysteries set in an old house in Phuket.

Cinemas and Ten Pin Bowling

There are quite a few cinemas and bowling alleys in Phuket - 3 of which are located in Phuket. A great rainy day activity

Thai Cookery School

Learn the secrets of authentic Thai Cooking from a number of venues around Phuket.

Shopping

Phuket has upmarket boutiques and antique stores situated in renovated Chinese shophouses, or Sino- Portuguese buildings. For western stile shopping visit the two mega malls on the island - Jungle Ceylon in Patong and Central Festival on the route to Phuket town.

Muay Thai Boxing

Thailand's Naional sport and a popular spectator sport which is now practiced all over the world. In the area of Patong there are nightly desplays of boxing accompanied with a frenzy of betting

Restaurants

Dining Out in Kamala

There are many places to eat in Kamala, a whole host of restaurants catering to different tastes and budgets. Gourmet dining or cheap beach eats, authentic local food or your favourite dishes from home - you'll find what you need here.

Silk
A stylish restaurant serving contemporary Asian cuisine, signature dishes include deep fried prawns wrapped in noodles and chicken poached in coconut milk with ginger and lemongrass.

Manubai
Lovely interior design in this first floor restaurant. It serves a range of French and Thai cuisine and guests can specify how spicy they would like their food.

Grill Bill
This is a popular chain restaurant and great for a light bite to eat, specialising in BBQ food including ribs and chicken.

Plum Restaurant (Cape Sienna Phuket)
This is the restaurant situated within the 5 star Cape Sienna hotel. A sophisticated modern Mediterranean menu, highlights include papaya salad with crab and sharing platters like surf and turf for two.

Nightlife

Kamala Nightlife

The nightlife in Kamala is quiet and you need to visit nearby Patong if you are looking for something livelier, there are a range of restaurants and bars that stay open late to enjoy drinks, live sport or to find a great spot to watch the sunset and stay there.

Vanilla Sky Bar and Lounge
Open until midnight, this lovely bar serves distinctive cocktails, has a pool table and some simply stunning views over Kamala Bay

Kamala Beer Garden
This is open until late and serves a full range of beer, drinks and barfood. It has pool tables and plays live sports.

Googlemap of all Kamala villas


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