Mingle with the locals
The market plays an important part in local life at Kamala Beach and you’ll get to experience the talad (Thai for market) if you visit on a Friday. Browse stalls that are set up along the main road and pick up fresh fruit, vegetables and locally-made handicrafts. You also have the chance to try some delicious street food.
One of the best things about holidays to Phuket is the chance to soak up the spiritual culture of Thailand. There are Buddhist temples dotted all over the island, and Kamala Beach is home to one fine example. Wat Baan Kamala is five minutes away from the beach and features intricate architecture and beautiful golden Buddhas inside.
Tuck into Thai food
Although less busy than many of its coastal neighbours, there’s a good choice of restaurants on offer at Kamala Beach. There’s an eatery suited to every budget and taste as they range from popular chains through to high-end restaurants. You’re likely to get the best taste of Phuket if you go for a family-friendly place that has a large menu.
Try traditional and popular dishes such as papaya salad, black pepper crab, fried red snapper, and of course, the Thai staple of pad thai. Enjoy a refreshing Thai beer or an exotic cocktail to round off the tastebud-tingling experience.
Visit Phuket FantaSea
One thing you absolutely have to do during your holiday in Kamala Beach is visit Phuket FantaSea, just a 10-minute walk away. This theme park is Thailand’s answer to Las Vegas with cultural and animal shows, buffet dining and shopping.
Phuket FantaSea is said to have the biggest buffet in the whole of Asia. The Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant seats up to 4,000 diners and a range of traditional Thai, as well as international dishes are available. Like the rest of the park, it’s a big building with intricate Thai-inspired architecture inside and out.
Nearest airport to Kamala Beach
Phuket International Airport – 14 miles
It takes around 35 minutes to get from Phuket International Airport to Kamala Beach by car or taxi.
Enjoy a Kamala Beach holiday and you’ll return home both relaxed and recharged. Kamala Beach is one of the few places on the island of Phuket that offer a truly authentic Thai experience as it’s not been over-developed for tourism. The beach is largely quiet and uncrowded, and the whole place still retains much of its original fishing-village charm. There’s also nearby Phuket FantaSea for fun and lively evenings out.