Quiet and relaxed, Kamala beach is perfect for those looking for a relaxed and laid back holiday.
Kamala is only a few minutes drive from the bustle of Patong and a great place for those wanting a quiet and relaxing holiday. The southern end of this beautiful bay has a coral reef just a few metres offshore. All you need are fins and a snorkel to enjoy the underwater beauty. Even more magnificent scenery awaits you if you are a scuba diver. Kamala is not over-developed yet, although there are some guesthouses and a few upmarket resorts.
The village of Ban Kamala also has everything you need so there is no need to go anywhere else if you don’t want to. There is a good selection of Thai restaurants, noodle shops and foreign restaurants. The villagers are mostly ethnic Malay and there are some good local restaurants serving tasty Muslim food. Some small bars and seafood restaurants line the beach here, giving the opportunity for refreshment.
The middle part of Kamala Bay is dominated by a village with small resorts dotted along the beach. It is a popular community for longer-term visitors to the island. The fishing village atmosphere remains with fishermen casting their nets and the occasional water buffalo roaming the beach unattended.