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Kamala is located in Kathu District. It is adjacent to Choeng Thale and Patong Subdistricts, and there is a part adjacent to the Patong Beach, Surin Beach, and within easy reach to Phuket International Airport. There is an assumption that the name Kamala was derived from "Grabala or Ao Luek" then turned to Gramara and Kamara. In 1943, the local office of the Ministry of Interior changed the district's name into Kamala, which means "lotus" instead.
Kamala has a pleasant environment. It is surrounded by a wide range of amenities such as restaurants and shops, makes Kamala a population density and is very popular with tourists. Currently, there are numerous property projects in Kamala, such as hotels, resorts, apartments, condos, etc.
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Kamala is now one of Phuket's prime locations and the most popular tourist destination. The beach is a very peaceful, less chaotic, and lush natural environment. Therefore, the area is best suited for long-term living or vacation. Kamala also has many hotels, resorts, shops, bars, and facilities that have attracted many tourists.
Many people are currently interested in investing in Phuket, particularly in real estate investment and rental business, because they can be able to get high rental returns. As a result, property for rent in Kamala has become the most demanding among the customers. Kamala is also a potential location with convenient transportation and is not far from the airport. The properties also offer a choice of mountain, city, and sea views, attracting Thai and foreign customers to rent properties in this area, and some customers would rather rent than buy a property because of less regulations and commitments. In addition, renters can easily relocate to a new location if they find better job opportunities in another location.
Kamala has many tourists coming to the area all year round because there are many exciting places and activities to see and do. The outstanding landmarks are as follows:
Kamala Beach: The beach is around 2 kilometers long and features restaurants, shops, and hotels. The tourists can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, reading a book on the beach because it has a relaxing atmosphere, clear water with a clean white sandy beach.
Haad Laem Sing or Laem Sing Beach: is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, a small beach with white sand and clear blue water. The beach is not crowded and peaceful. There are sunbeds and umbrellas to rent on the beach, as well as a few shops and restaurants.
Phuket Fantasea: The Ultimate Nighttime Cultural Theme Park near Kamala Beach. There is a Thai cultural show that presents highlights of each region's culture and way of life. In addition, Phuket Fantasea also has restaurants, souvenir shops, game arcades open daily except Thursday.
Kamala Subdistrict has a long history. It is surrounded by mountains covered with tropical forests. This area is rich in natural resources and creates a suitable environment for living for a long time. Previously, fishing, farming, and rubber plantation were the primary occupations of Kamala villagers. However, Kamala Beach has recently been transformed into a tourist attraction. The villager's way of life has changed and been adapted to modern lifestyles, with occupations related to the hotel and tourism industry. In addition, there is a group of villagers in the community making batik and processing agricultural products to sell to tourists.
Kamala has become a popular destination for long-term visitors, retirees, foreigners married to Thais, and those having business in Phuket. Kamala has a relatively dense population and cultural diversity.
Aside from the beautiful beaches of Kamala, the surrounding area provides a variety of amenities, restaurants, schools, accommodations, and nightlife options for residents and tourists, such as Ban Kamala School, Kamala Health Promoting Hospital, Kamala Provincial Police Station, Phuket Fantasea, Big C Market Kamala, etc. As for traveling to Kamala Subdistrict, cars and motorcycles are commonly used from Patong Beach-Kamala route and Surin Beach route. In addition, you can take the public bus to Kamala Subdistrict by:
Phuket Smart Bus: Tourists can take Phuket Smart Bus from Phuket International Airport to Kamala Subdistrict, which has the bus stop in front of Phuket Fantasea and Big C Market Kamala Branch. (the terminal is at Rawai Beach)
Local minibus or Songthaew: Tourists can take a local minibus from Phuket Town to Kamala Subdistrict. The minibus will depart every 15 minutes or earlier if the bus gets filled up with passengers. When passengers want to get off, they can press the button to give a signal to the driver to stop. Songthaew will start from 6 am to around 6 pm.