Kamala Beach

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  • CraigH0901
    Adelaide, Australia1,221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gem of a Spot
    This is one of the better beaches - better than Patong, for sure. It isn't as busy, it isn't as commercial, it is a good beach. You can find good eating places, souvenier shops, weed shops, all the usual Phuket stuff but not as crowded or bustling as some other places. Great area to stay around if you want a more relaxed stay.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • suzanne k
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing not crowded
    It's a quiet quiet area, not much going on which makes it hard to book tours as everything is out in Patong beach which is 30 minutes away in taxi; therefore, if you book a tour, you might get extra charges (not much in my opinion ) for pick up/drop off. For sure, it's a laid back kind of place. Relaxing for sure with the beach in the back yard and the sounds of the waves, which is exactly what I was looking for.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Justin G
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best beach in Phuket
    Phuket boasts many beaches, but this might just be its crown jewel. It strikes a harmonious balance of serenity and activity. While basking in its tranquility, you're also a stone's throw away from a quaint town brimming with options for massages, cafes, and well-priced restaurants (just go into town, don’t eat on the beach). What further enhances the experience is the somewhat more courteous nature of the beach vendors, a refreshing contrast to the more insistent ones at Patong Beach. Having experienced Patong, Kamala, and Karon during my journey, Kamala indisputably stood out as my top pick.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 September 2023
  • pisbier
    Ao Nang, Thailand14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kamala beach 2023 review
    One of the most relaxing beaches in Phuket. Best hotel: Sunprime Kamala beach hotel : adults only. When you have kids then I need to go to the neighbor hotel Sunwing. Thai people are as usual very friendly. Not so good: When the current is high a lot of plastic is pushed up to the beach. Sunprime hotels regularly cleans the beach right in front of there hotel. Many Russion in the hole area. Everything is now in Thai, English and Russian. Specially Patong beach it's mostly Russian visitors. Probably because they are not welcome in Europe anymore since they "again" invited Ukraine. Patong has grown to be the next PatPong or Pattaya with many Ping pong shows and girls on the bar dancing to choose from. Taxi maffia: Prices are very expensive for Thailand. More expensive then Bangkok. They rather stand stil en do 1 expensive client then 10 on a normal fare. Taxi from Kamala beach to Patong should cost 280 to 300 bath with a meter but they will charge you 600 to 800 for that 20 min 12km ride. Better to use the smart bus which gets you from the airport to the most southly beach for a 100 bath every our and stops in every beach town on the west coast.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • MelCostello
    Sydney, Australia53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beachside town
    A great little beachside town about 30 minutes from Patong. Small Main Street is filled with shops. Plenty of beachside restaurants and bars. Water is not as nice as other places, but still worth a visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Georgina H
    Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little Russia: Kamala Beach and Phuket Home to Half a Million Russians
    Half a million Russians have made Kamala Beach and Phuket their home. The beach is full of Russians. For all of my life I love meeting international travelers. The Russians, unfortunately, don't speak English. But I make eye contact, smile and say hello. Most of the time they would look through me and not acknowledge me. Russian food is on the menu at the beach restaurants. I felt like I was in Little Russia. Aside from not being able to communicate with other beach goers, the beach is long, the sand is white, the water clear. At night there are fireworks. I wish that there was a service to take the sand as people leave cigarette butts, bottles, food containers. Same thing on the main street of Kamala Beach. Lots of litter. Lots of good restaurants of all levels.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 January 2024
  • terry t
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful 🏖
    Kamala Beach is a serene paradise, ideal for those seeking tranquility. With soft sands and gentle waves, it's perfect for families and couples alike. Enjoy a peaceful escape amidst stunning natural beauty.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 April 2024
  • Danks Knows
    Shoalhaven, Australia2,249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quieter Thai lifestyle
    Kamala Beach is on the Thai island of Phuket. It is about 13 kilometres north of Patpong. It is a lot quieter than Patpong but still has many restaurants and resorts. It is a more family oriented and for people seeking the Thai resort life without the hussle and bussle of a major Thai tourist town. The beach is clean and generally I found the Thai people working on it very easy going and no pressure sales. There are sports bars for your sporting fix, that show EPL, AFL, NRL, etc. overall a very reasonable place to stay and or visit. Highly recommend.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2024
  • lea h
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fanastic tour! 😊😊
    We had a fantastic and unforgettable experience on a private James Bond Island speedboat tour with Tony! Our group of 11 felt like royalty with this amazing team. Everything exceeded our expectations. The stunning Phang Nga Bay scenery left us in awe, and we even saw sea eagles and monkeys on one island. Panyee Island was magical, and the superb lunch there was a highlight. This tour is the best choice to explore Thailand!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 May 2024
  • gretta l
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kamala Beach was a blast!
    We lounged on golden sands, splashed in crystal-clear waters, and enjoyed epic sunsets. The beachside food stalls served up tasty treats, and we danced to live music at the bars. It was a day full of fun, sun, and unforgettable moments!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 June 2024
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Kelly M
Australia3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
All beaches are dirty, it’s so sad. Horse riding not advised they are tired and not well cared for. Taxis should be 300-400Bhat but they will try for more. Best value massage is Sugar Wax!! There is a clothes shop with laundry just up the road from that and it’s great for clothes (and they do great job on laundry which is cheap). Stick to the Thai food, it’s good and has veggie options but the western food is poorly prepared and made me sick. Patong is the place to party 👍 but Kamala is nice and peaceful. Smoking is still allowed unless there are signs.
Written 13 June 2024
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gretta l
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We lounged on golden sands, splashed in crystal-clear waters, and enjoyed epic sunsets. The beachside food stalls served up tasty treats, and we danced to live music at the bars. It was a day full of fun, sun, and unforgettable moments!
Written 4 June 2024
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lada m
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Kamala is a gem! The beach is pristine, with soft sands and clear waters. It's less crowded than other spots, offering a peaceful retreat. There are plenty of cozy cafes and restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommended for a relaxing and beautiful getaway!
Written 31 May 2024
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lea h
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We had a fantastic and unforgettable experience on a private James Bond Island speedboat tour with Tony! Our group of 11 felt like royalty with this amazing team. Everything exceeded our expectations. The stunning Phang Nga Bay scenery left us in awe, and we even saw sea eagles and monkeys on one island. Panyee Island was magical, and the superb lunch there was a highlight. This tour is the best choice to explore Thailand!
Written 23 May 2024
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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Kamala Beach is on the Thai island of Phuket. It is about 13 kilometres north of Patpong. It is a lot quieter than Patpong but still has many restaurants and resorts. It is a more family oriented and for people seeking the Thai resort life without the hussle and bussle of a major Thai tourist town. The beach is clean and generally I found the Thai people working on it very easy going and no pressure sales. There are sports bars for your sporting fix, that show EPL, AFL, NRL, etc.
overall a very reasonable place to stay and or visit. Highly recommend.
Written 13 May 2024
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alex s
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The pristine beach provided a serene escape, while nearby attractions like the vibrant local market and cultural sites offered plenty of excitement.
Written 4 May 2024
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Shejin S
New Delhi, India39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lovely beach prefect for kids & family .
What I loved most of this beach is it’s cleanliness & less crowd.
It’s a very good beach for a relaxing evening with calm tides .
Written 19 April 2024
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terry t
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Kamala Beach is a serene paradise, ideal for those seeking tranquility. With soft sands and gentle waves, it's perfect for families and couples alike. Enjoy a peaceful escape amidst stunning natural beauty.
Written 18 April 2024
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Gerd M
Shanghai, China331 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Too many tourists. Too many activity offers, ranging from horse riding and water jets to speed boat tours and souvenirs. The restaurants offer pizza and spring rolls, the market is a fake and the river running down to the beach stinks from fish garbage. We didn’t like it at all.
Written 28 March 2024
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Enikő V
Sopron, Hungary18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Nice and cozy beach with a lots of street food, bars, shops and free time activities. Cleaner than some of the cleanier beaches. The water deepens slowly, so it is suitable for all ages.
Written 24 March 2024
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