(Updated March 09, 2021)
Kamala Beach is located on the west coast of Phuket, just north of Patong, away from the crass commercialization. It is a haven for those who prefer a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The southern end of the beach can get busy in the high season but the northern end remains peaceful throughout the year. The Beach Road (on the southern end) has a number of small hotels for the budget travellers. Although the northern end is mostly underdeveloped, the mountainous headlands in the south are dotted with uber luxury villas and resorts. This area of Phuket is a major spot for exclusive resorts and vacation homes for the celebrities and elite.
Although Kamala does not attract tourists in the same numbers as the other beach destinations in the island, it has a certain aura which prompts a decent amount of high-quality tourists to come here year after year.
Private Villas and Homes
Other than hotels and resorts, there are private luxury villas and homes in Kamala beach area that are built as a holiday home but made available for rentals by its owners. These private villas are complete with amenities such as a private swimming pool, gym, spa, cinema room, games and entertainment room, etc. They also come with dedicated staff including housekeepers, cook/chef, and a manager and/or concierge. Villa Analaya, one of our best luxury villas for rent in Phuket, is located in this area.
Nightlife and Entertainment
Kamala boasts several lively and vibrant beach clubs. The chic and stylish HQ Beach Lounge in the northern end is regarded as one of the best in the island. Right next to HQ Beach Lounge is Cafè Del Mar. This well-known Ibiza brand brings a sophisticated yet chilled-out party atmosphere to Kamala. Meanwhile, Vanilla Sky Bar and Gastro Pub atop Cape Sienna along the famed Millionaires’ Mile offers sumptuous tapas and a variety of cocktails from experienced bartenders – all while relishing outstanding views of Kamala Bay.
Andara Resort & Spa
Andara Resort & Spa is located hillside on the southern part of Kamala Beach. It is a five-star property with a wide range of accommodation options on offer for the discerning tourists. It is a beautiful resort and there is a predominance of rich teakwood and classical Thai elegance in everything that meets the eye. The One-Bedroom Terrace Suites and the Two-Bedroom Pool Suites are much in demand due to their exclusiveness, but there are also Three-Bedroom up to Six-bedroom Residential Villas available that are just as luxurious and exclusive as the rest of the accommodations in the resort.
Hotels & Villas
Cape Sienna Phuket, is a stylish adults-only resort with 146 guest rooms and is located on the top of a hill overlooking the Kamala Beach. It is a chic and modern looking hotel and boasts of very large rooms even in the standard category. The Pool rooms are huge and perfect for those who prefer luxury and comfort. The Cape Sienna is one of those resorts that has good feedback reports from the travellers and offers amazing facilities at competitive rates. If you prefer a hotel without noisy kids, then this resort is perfect for you. However, the private villas, located oceanfront, can accommodate any type of travelers including families.
Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
The Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa boasts of well-appointed rooms that affords stunning views of the Andaman Sea. It also has a highly rated spa and well-maintained fitness facilities. The Thai-style rooms have light wood flooring and the interiors of the guest rooms include a large bathroom and a comfortable seating area. The view of the sunset from this resort is simply stunning and the guests can also enjoy delicious Thai dishes at the hotel restaurant.
Waterfall Bay Kamala
There is little doubt that Waterfall Bay represents one of the best values on the Kamala beach area. A top architecture firm has constructed a number of villas that helps to attract a large number of property investors alike. This luxurious residential development comprises of 4-5 bedrooms luxury villas, each with own huge infinity swimming pool and breathtaking views that are simply unmatched. Villa Mayavee is one of the villas in the estate.