Kamala Beach - for a relaxing holiday

Kamala Beach - this beach can be called urban in the full sense of the word. It is located in the central part of Phuket Island on its western side and north of the famous beach. Patong. In fact, this is the coast of the town of the same name, consisting not only of tourist buildings, but also of houses of ordinary people.

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Beach description

This beach is not small, its length isabout 2 km, whereas in width it is very narrow (20 - 30 m). For a long time, Kamala was a quiet and peaceful place. The beach served as a pier for fishing boats and for Thais. There were very few tourists on it. However, in recent years, it is increasingly possible to meet older people who have chosen this quiet and peaceful place as a second home.

It is understandable, at hand are all the benefits of civilization, at the same time, the sea is within reach. In addition to those who have moved here, there are now a lot of package tourists.

The sand on Kamala is white, similar to grains of salt. On the beach line there are many hotels and the beach area next to them belongs to them. Accordingly, sand quality and purity can vary significantly.

The beach is popular, but much less noisy than Patong or Caron.

In my opinion, it is somewhat similar to Bang Tao, that is, it is relatively calm and a little village-like, but there are plenty of people. Cleanliness on Kamala is also all right. Only in the southern "wild" part there can be a lot of garbage.

In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all Phuket beacheswill help you decide on the choice of the beach.

Sunset, depth and waves

The southern part of the beach is not suitable for beachrecreation. The shore there is dirty, a lot of stones and cobblestones. Local fishermen often leave their boats there for parking. Also in the southern part of the rather flat entrance, you can go a long way to the depths. And in the central and northern parts, where there are umbrellas and sun beds, the entrance is, the closer to the north, the less gentle.

The wide line of Kamala Bay favorswinds that create big waves. To the north of the beach, they rise to heights of up to 3 m, and approaching the coast, they stumble upon a network of underwater reefs and rise even higher. During the monsoon season, red warning flags appear on the beach. Swimming at this time is dangerous. Strong waves may fall on you and carry you far from the coast.

Sun beds and shade

Sun beds on the beach is not so much. In the most visited beach areas (center and north) you can rent a sunbed with an umbrella for the standard 100 baht. Hotels that have their own private areas of Kamala often exhibit additional rows of sun beds, which are available only to guests of this hotel.

In different seasons, the beach can vary greatly. In high season, the entire beach from the center to the north is one large field of sun beds. There are many people swimming in the water, the waves are quiet and smooth. In the low season, there are few sun beds, even for half an hour you can find none.

There is practically no natural shadow on the beach, only if the extreme row of lounges adjacent to the trees, and in the morning when the sun is not so high.

Beach photo

North of Kamala (right)

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Kamala South (left)

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Infrastructure

On the beach there are all Thai attributesthe beach. Massage salons, tent cafes, convenience stores and hundreds of sellers of cheap souvenirs, clothing, beach accessories. There you can not only buy, but rent a diving machine and explore the northern reefs.

In addition, according to many surfers, coolWaves are an excellent source of adrenaline, but only experienced professionals must conquer them. If you are an excellent surfer, then Kamala will be your Everest season. Many available boats, boats and kayaks are also waiting for you on this beach.

Some tourists rent a boat and sail to one of the neighboring, more attractive beaches. But you can ride not only boats, but also behind them with a parachute or on a "banana".

Rest on Kamala is not limited to typicalentertainment. At the hotels, yoga schools are available (to meditate on one of Kamala’s stones against the rising sun is worth a lot), real Thai massage parlors and a Thai cooking school where you can really learn how to cook Thai food.

The combination of the beach and civilization gives undeniableadvantages of kamala. You can walk through the village, go to the Friday Market, where there is a large selection of products not only beach subjects. Also there is a mini Tesco and a small Big C.

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A trip to the Temple of Kamala will not leave you indifferent, but the most interesting place is Show Fantasy (Phuket FantaSea) is an incredible and greatest show on the island. In my opinion more designed for children, although adults will also be interested.

Hundreds of artists, elephants and other exoticanimals will tell you an interesting story under the arches of the evening sky. But Phuket Fantasy is not limited to representation. She claims to be the largest amusement park in Phuket. There are a lot of cafes, attractions, similar to the fun carnivals of games and, of course, shops.

Architecture of the Palace of Elephants and other buildingspleases the eye and shocks. The park itself is filled with helpful staff who take care of you (they will tell you where the most interesting entertainment and other joys of life are). This park is located in the central part of the beach just 300 meters from the shore.

Houses and hotels on the beach

The entire coastline (1 lane) is busy expensivehotels, if we are talking about the central part of the beach. And the hotels occupied all the space from the coast to the main road, which goes far from the coast. There are almost no hotels along the coast in the northern part of the beach; instead, there are fences around the wastelands (future hotels?). And there all hotels will be across the road from the beach, and their density is also small.

At prices - the farther from the coast, the cheaper thatis logical. You can even find a hostel for the price of 200 baht per bed. On the other hand, luxury hotels, from the rooms of which an unrivaled view of the Kamala Bay opens, can cost more than 15 thousand baht per day.

In addition to the price, an important factor isappearance. Here, Kamala also provides a large selection. There are modern grotesque hotels of glass and white stone, and there are cozy mini-swimming pools with wooden houses, forming their own special system.

In the very north of the beach, on a cape, among greenery, there is a perfectly located four-star Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

, with new interiors and a nice pool. Next to the show Fantasy, you can find quite affordable hotels, for example, Dengs Kamala Beach Resort

and Kamala Beachfront Apartment

To the south there is also a simple but pretty guesthouse. Clear House Guest House

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Closer to the southern part of the beach there is a rather spacious room with a large pool and stylish new interiors. Kamala Beach Resort A Sunprime Resort

. Further south, already far from the center of the beach, there are several secluded hotels scattered around: the magnificent five-star Andara Resort Villas Phuket

with a great view and exquisite interior, no less attractive, with a modern design. Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas

from roughly the same category - Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

and Aquamarine Resort & Villa

. Far from the center of the beach and bustle - secluded and quiet Ayara Kamala Resort

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If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have selection of hotels in Phuket with a good rating and reviews.

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If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have selection of hotels in Phuket with a good rating and reviews.

How to find the beach

You can get to the cozy city beach of Kamala from the airport by taxi in about 40 minutes. If you rent your car, then you need to focus on the signs located on the main roads of the island. As a guide, it’s worth remembering that Kamala is located north of Patong and northwest of the city of Phuket.

Beach map

Kamala Beach Card

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