Kamala is situated just north of Patong Beach and is a great place for anyone looking for a laid back, less populous and family friendly alternative to the bustling and lively Patong. Kamala is quickly becoming a visitors hotspot based on its picturesque surroundings, close proximity to Surin and Patong, and its friendly village feel. Kamala has a large selection of restaurants and small bars which line the road that run along the length of Kamala Beach. For those seeking a more authentic atmosphere, there also a lively food market that runs every other day. Kamala has a mix of villas and apartments for rent and sale. They range from budget apartments to high end luxurious villas located along the famous winding millionaire's mile. Those who come and stay in Kamala almost always some back next they visit Phuket.