Hotel recommendations for Kamala beach Phuket
We really like Kamala beach and recommend it as a place to stay before or after your liveaboard. It’s quieter than Patong, Karon or Kata beaches but still has plenty of options for eats and drinks. Everywhere is within walking distance, and if you fancy a night Patong is a 15 minute tuk-tuk ride away. The airport is about 30 minutes drive from Kamala.
Kamala Beachfront Apartments
Kamala Beach Front Apartments should be your first choice in Kamala if you can get a room, especially if you are a family, a small group or two couples. The trouble is you need to book early because in high season the rooms get booked by the same guests year after year. In low season you’ll find it easier to get a room and the prices are much cheaper.
The building is on two levels with ground floor rooms opening directly to the pool and upper floor rooms with the better view out over the sea.
Deluxe sea view rooms
The two bedroom deluxe sea view rooms are massive. They have two bedrooms, both with private en-suite bathrooms. They have a huge lounge / dinner area with a fully fitted kitchen. They have a large balcony that everyone can fit on at the same time.
There are also one bedroom sea view rooms, as well as studio rooms without sea view which are obviously cheaper.
Kamala Beachfront apartments location is perfect, there are beach side restaurants just in front. The hotel bar next to the beach sells beers and cocktails. About a 200 metre walk behind the hotel will get you to Kamala’s Friday night market, which also operates on Mondays 😉 .
Next to Kamala Beachfront Apartments is the Maphrao Resort. It’s cheaper and the rooms are clean but it doesn’t have a pool. Although the rooms are just steps from the beach they do not offer sea views.
Cheap hotel in Kamala beach
If you are looking for a budget hotel option in Kamala we have in the past spent a night at the Siam Guesthouse on Rim Hat road. The rooms are large (they also have family rooms with two big beds). Rooms on the road side have balconies looking out to sea over the klong. Prices are about 600-1,000 baht per night depending on season and which room you choose.
Pre-booking will be difficult unless you can call and book in Thai. This is a walk in kind of place, the old couple who own it sit downstairs with their ledger and a pencil.