Kamala Beach is located north of Patong Beach. Though it is a popular spot, Kamala Beach isn’t as busy as Karon Beach, Kata Beach or Patong Beach. Only about two kilometers long, Kamala Beach is a quieter alternative to the other popular Phuket beaches.
Kamala Beach is a small Muslim community that is far less rowdy than some of the other spots around the island. While there are a few resorts at Kamala Beach, for the most part, the scenery is beautiful, although the beach’s popularity has led to a surge in restaurants, shops and bars.
In spite of all this, Kamala Beach is clean and appealing. Being so close to Patong Beach, Kamala Beach is the kind of place you might want to go during the day before heading out to Patong to sample the nightlife.
Kamala Beach is incredibly popular with Scandinavian tourists and, as such, there are numerous Scandi restaurants and blonde bombshells walking around. As well as the numerous restaurants, Kamala Beach has its fair share of food vendors.
Kamala Beach has sun loungers pretty much all over the place and there are some really scenic spots. During the low season, however, the water conditions take a turn for the worse and swimming is often not possible.
Snorkeling isn’t especially great at Kamala Beach, although there are some good spots nearby for scuba diving. Jet-skiing and parasailing are, of course, available, along with banana boats.
There can be some decent waves for surfing down at Kamala Beach, although the surf isn’t as good as at Kata Beach.
If you fancy something of an adventure, longtail boats can be hired from Kamala Beach to take you to nearby spots, such as Laem Sing or Surin Beach.
Kamala Beach retains much of the quiet-fishing-village vibe that it used to have. The atmosphere is relaxed and the whole scene less hectic than at Patong Beach.