Kamala beach (Kamala Beach), one of the beaches of Phuket island. This beach is located in the Central part of the island on its West side. On the North side of Kamala beach, the beaches of Surin and Laem sing to two of these beaches are accessible on foot, and on the South side of the beach are famous and bustling Patong and the popular Karon beach.
These photos are made with a slight platform, which can be found if you follow Patong towards Surin (well, or Vice versa, from Surin to Kamala), close to Kamala before reaching the beach, Laem sing is a small natural platform, which offers this luxurious view of the whole Kamala beach.
Kamala beach - a stunning beach, all the way!
For us, Kamala beach, has become a source of harmony, beauty, nature and relaxing atmosphere.
First of all, it's beautiful, it catches the eye as soon as you approach the beach. The tall palm trees, lined up along the perimeter of the beach, so harmoniously with sea water a delicate blue-turquoise and soft white sand, which, in the sunlight, shimmers and plays with different shades, from white, to light beige, and even gray-yellow.
And here is the happy couple
Secondly, Kamala beach uncrowded and quiet. In fact, just behind the beach is the roadway of the road, which gives extra peace. All this contributes to a calm, measured and relaxing vacation.
The coastline of Kamala beach is about 2 kilometers that is not enough, and wide beach about 20-30 meters, a little, but these meters are quite enough for relaxation. In addition, due to the fact that the beach gradually turns into a promenade, visually, the beach seems much wider.
The sea water is clean. The beach is also quite clean and well maintained. Natural debris from trees and made by the sea waves, but household garbage on the beach we did not see that the beach is cleaned regularly.
For more quiet relaxation and sunbathing is more suited to the North side of the beach. It's quieter than in the Central part of the beach. Here in the farthest Northern point of the beach, is a 4-star Hotel Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach. The hotel is adjacent to the public part of the beach. Good cool give casuarinaceae trees, which also are the source of the pleasant smell.
The Central part of the beach has all the necessary beach infrastructure. There is a toilet and shower, as well as some beach-water activities - banana boating and jet ski, parasailing over the sea surface. You can rent a boat or kayak. And for even more relaxation, book a massage, and relax under the gentle and skillful hands of Thai girls.
In search of coolness you can take advantage of the natural shade that comes from trees growing on the perimeter of the beach or rent a sun lounger and a sun umbrella, those in the Central part of the beach lots. Price - 200 baht per day for two sunbeds and a sun umbrella.
The southernmost part of the beach is not suitable for a beach holiday, it's more "wild" place on the coastal area is dirty and a handful of boats.
And thirdly. If you have forgotten, then, under the items we list advantages of Kamala beach)). Thirdly, Kamala doesn't end on the same beach, Kamala can rightly be called quite developed the eponymous provincial towns. The length of the beach promenade and in the centre of Kamala beach a few streets where are concentrated the abundance of cafes and restaurants, bars and massage parlors, small shops and retail outlets, as well as exchange offices, hotels and guest houses.
Along the beach is a narrow promenade, one of which is occupied by hotels, so more quiet and conducive to walking.
In the Central part of the beach, the cafes and restaurants, some of which is directly at the beach.
Then you can see the rows of retail outlets, of which there is a lively trade of beach equipment and Souvenirs.
Close to the beach, in the Central part of Kamala beach, is a small green Park, which houses a café, a Playground and a historical monument - Tsunami Memorial Park.
The monument to the victims of the 2004 Tsunami
Moving from the Park above, in the centre of Kamala beach, you will certainly get out on a busy street Rim Hat Rd which is lined with many outlets, shops, massage salons, exchange offices, cafés and restaurants as well as hotels and guest houses.
Cons Kamala beach
Personally for us, minus the beach can be called, perhaps, into the sea river. On the beach there are several. The river these are far from ideal, dirty, but not smelly. However, swimming in the sea, completely forget about it. In addition, the confluence "of the rivers-skunks" in the sea on the beach, typical of most beaches in Phuket.
Entertainment and attractions Kamala beach
One of the main and prominent entertainment Kamala is holding a colourful and large-scale show "Phuket Fantasea". Phuket FantaSea is a theme Park, entertainment in the performance of which involves beautiful scenery, a lot of actors and trained animals.
On Friday evening organized in Kamala (Phuket call it a night) exit the market. In the market you can buy clothes and Souvenirs and to eat Thai food which is cooked in your eyes.
You can also walk to the Kamala Temple (Wat Kamala). On the temple grounds is quiet and cozy. And bright buildings with red tile roofs and Buddha sculpture made in the traditional Buddhist style and hardly will leave someone indifferent. The temple is situated in the southern part of the beach, near a school.
Where to stay in Kamala
Close to Kamala beach and a large variety of accommodation, ranging from the most expensive and respectable 5-star hotels and ending with budget hotels and guest houses. All accommodation facilities to the beach, you can view and book here.
How to get to Kamala beach
From the airport by taxi or you can rent a motorbike or car. Well, that's easier, you can book a private transfer in advance. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details.
Public transport with a stopover in Phuket Town.
From Phuket Town
On songteo (local buses) on route "Phuket - Bangtao - Surin - Kamala". Quickly, directly, direct. The fare is 40 baht.
From the beaches of Bangtao and Surin
On songteo. Or on foot. From Surin beach and close to the road will take 30 minutes, passes over the sea and over the headland. With Bang Tao beach next, but the walk is quite real.
With other beaches and points of the island, with a stopover in Phuket Town, a rented bike or taxi/tuk-tuk.