Kamala Beach, a scenic 2.5km stretch of soft sand along Phuket’s west coast, is one of the island’s most appealing destinations for families and couples. Although this former fishing village has evolved into a resort town, it retains a peaceful ambiance, its sands lined with simple open-air restaurants and cafes perfect for enjoying Thai seafood and sunset cocktails in the sea breeze.
30km from Phuket airport, between Patong Beach and Surin
Beach, Kamala’s shallow bay and entices swimmers year round while decent waves attract surfers from May to October.
At Kamala’s southern headland some of Asia’s most magnificent holiday accommodation is nestled into the lush hillsides. Elite Havens’ luxury villa rentals in Kamala boast spectacular sea and sunset views with a close-to-nature feel providing the perfect complement to their luxurious tropical designs. These quiet hideaways offer total tranquillity yet are within easy reach of some of the most popular things to do in Phuket.
Our villas at Kamala Beach are modern and comfortable with Thai contemporary designs and extensive use of natural materials such as marble and wood. In addition to those inspiring sea views, the villas feature a wealth of entertainment facilities, private swimming pools, modern Western kitchens, plush indoor spaces including bedrooms with lavish ensuite bathrooms, and ample terraces.
The famed Thai hospitality really shines in this luxury villa setting, with in-villa staff offering a warm-hearted, personal level of care. Enjoy dining, spa treatments and more in total privacy and comfort, and discuss your culinary needs and preferences with the skilled private chef who will help you explore Thai cuisine. Those with a taste for adventure can arrange for the services of a private chauffeur to take in the sights and leisure activities around the island, and consult with their villa manager for insightful tips on things to see and do.
Kamala’s main attraction is the beach, where umbrellas and mats are available for rent, and there’s plenty more shade offered by the casuarina and palm trees lining the beach. Snorkelling and beach-hopping trips in traditional long-tail boats are easy to arrange. Surf, body and SUP boards are available for hire along the beach, while out of the water relaxing massage treatments can be had either on the beach or in one of the sea-view shops lining the sand. Just a few minutes’ drive away from Kamala, Laem Singh, a tiny hidden cove of fine white sand, is also worth a visit for those willing to negotiate the steep path down to the water.
Unlike the nearby party town of Patong, Kamala’s nightlife is a relaxed affair that’s more about seafood barbecues and happy hour sessions along the beach or at one of the small bars in town or one of the new upscale bars and beach clubs. Those seeking more upscale bars, beach clubs and dining spots could hop over to Surin, the next beach up the coast.
Beyond Kamala, Phuket is home to a thriving yachting scene, and there are few places more spectacular than Phang Nga Bay with its towering limestone islands and floating fisherman’s village. Nearby islands including the Similans and Raya are gorgeous day-trip destinations with fine white sands and excellent snorkelling sites to explore. Visit Phuket Town and try some of the delicious local cuisine at restaurants set in beautifully restored Sino-Portuguese buildings. Its historic Old Town streets are lined with boutique shops and art studios, with a lively walking street market every Sunday evening. World-class golf courses, spas, nature trails and waterfalls are among Phuket’s other inland attractions.
For a tropical island hideaway immersed in luxury and comfort, our private villas in Kamala offer an unmatched holiday destination.