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  • CraigH0901
    Adelaide, Australia1,220 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, Australia52 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
    1 contribution
    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, Australia2,253 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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pisbier
Ao Nang, Thailand14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 28 September 2023
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Ovidiana C
Romania724 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Many exclusivist nice clubs here,
Can join the beach for getting to a drink or a grab to a nice beach club or resting alone.
You have options here, paying for sunbeds, not paying, going to a cheap normal restaurant, going to an exclusive like Cafe del Mar, any option you take is it very good to take a visit to this beach.
The golf is very nice, romantic in the outmusic are or full of life in Cafe del Mar area.
Is a perfect beach!!
Written 6 January 2020
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Mohd Syameer Firdaus
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Probably one of the best beach in Phuket. This is because Kamala Beach is clean, the vibe is more chill than other touristy beaches e.g. Patong, and there are plenty of amazing Thais/Western restaurant to dine in along the beach. There are plenty of massage parlour along the main road of the beach as well. Highly recommend to visit the beach at around 5pm just about when the sun is setting for the amazing view to complement your dinner time. Overall, Kamala Beach is perfect for family and those who seek peace away from the hustle and bustle of Patong.
Written 24 October 2022
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lashleycox
Dorset51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We visited Kamala beach for a few days. The beach was beautiful. We went in October, the sea was warm, calm and the beach was empty. We found a restaurant overlooking the sea and had drinks and ice creams, the staff were wonderful and it just felt like paradise! The town isn't huge which is nice and definitely not too touristy. I would happily come here again! Also, the water was warmer here than in Kata Noi.
Written 13 August 2020
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Tania K
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Great Fruit shakes - the strawberry and the coconut & banana for 60 Bhat each are highly recommended.
Great Thai food next door - fresh, good flavours and cheap. Most dishes are 100 - 150 Bhat.
Shops are just before the canal that runs along the beach.
Written 17 January 2020
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suzanne k
Seattle, Washington26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
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.
Written 12 August 2023
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Tiff
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Not so much for Kamala beach but more for Pia who does laundry service at Kamala.

We stayed at the Intercontinental and Pia was very prompt and washed our clothes for a reasonable price, and delivered it right back when we needed it. I needed something quite ASAP for our baby and she came out in the around 7pm to deliver the clothes.

Her number is +66982652860

If you're looking for a reliable and prompt washing service Pia is the one to go to
Written 16 June 2022
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Ann G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A lovely beach to walk in the evening go to the far end and you will see some amazing sunsets. In the day we sit at the quiet end which is lovely except for the photographers every day taking wedding photos they are so loud . Sea is amazing and great for snorkelling
Written 19 January 2020
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OzBee
Bangkok, Thailand389 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
Stayed at Kamala Beach as part of Sandbox program. The town is dead with many businesses closed. Although Patong is only 10 km away, there is no public transport or songthaews, only overpriced taxis or scooter rentals. Patong, Rawai beach, and Old Town are better options.
Written 20 September 2021
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abhishekguti_145
Kolkata (Calcutta), India42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Maybe the season, for the first time I enjoyed swimming in the sea in Thailand (pretty decent sized waves)

A family beach, not very big, calm & quiet, you can spend hours sunbathing on the beach & swimming/surfing in breaks..

If you feel hungry, there are plenty of restaurants on the beach serving fresh seafood & drinks

And when you feel tired, most of the hotels will be at walking distance from here..

Sunsets are amazing here , maybe that's why lovingly called 'kamala'
Written 7 November 2022
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