Kamala Bay offers an amazing variety of activities all within a short drive from the resort.
Beach life is fascination to observe as Kamala bay is home to a traditional fishing community and small fleet of wooden boats anchors at a small estuary at the southern tip of the 2 km long beach, just a 10-minute stroll from The Pela. There opportunities to hire snorkelling gear to explore the calm water near the bay’s headland, or book a scuba diving trip for an excursion further off-shore.
At the last count there were eight independent spas, not counting the spas at hotels and resorts, all within the bay area.
The picturesque bay area is criss-crossed with a maze of tiny lanes and byways ideal for joggers to follow in the early morning or just before sunset.
Family entertainment starts with a visit to the island most famous theme park, which is also the venue for a dinner and a spectacular cultural show.
Phuket Fantasea offers the ultimate night-time entertainment on the island and it is on your doorstep just a five-minute drive from the resort. Inspired by Thailand's rich and exotic heritage, Phuket Fantasea showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, and its ancient traditions, while using the latest in show technology. The theme park’s rides are veritable paradise for children.
The Tsunami Memorial, located next to the beach on Kamala Bay is a tribute to all those who lost their lives in the 26 December 2004 natural disaster. Visitors are reminded of the horrendous damage and loss of life that occurred at beach resorts all along the Andaman Sea coast, while recognising the power of humanity to recover and rebuild from adversity and loss. The memorial stands in a garden, next to the beach and is also a venue for community and fitness activities.
Pang Chang Elephant is popular with families and young children. Located close to the bay, it offers elephant treks on hillside trails for 30 minutes. The experience is a great photo op for families. There is also an opportunity to ride an elephant bare-back, instead of in a wooden chair.
Kamala Muay Thai Gym is also a popular spot for families to learn the basic skills of self-defence and gain an introduction to this popular martial arts sport that is taking the world by storm. Professional coaches offer 60-minute workouts and an introduction to the sport for beginners.
Two Thai cooking classes schools at Kamala Bay offer excellent introductory courses for beginners. They are geared to family visits. The instructor provides tips on choosing the right ingredients and how to identify them at the local market. The step-by-step tuition focuses on three Thai dishes and a traditional desert. Courses last for around two and half to three hours. Classes are taught in both Thai and English.
The resort’s tour desk offers transfers to other beaches on west coast Phuket, the airport and to the shopping mall JungCeylon on Patong bay.
It is also possible to book a wide range of excursions through reliable travel companies who offer a pick-up and drop-off at the resort.
The local village, banks and money exchange kiosks, Big C Supermarket are a three-minute walk from the resort. 7 Eleven & Tesco Lotus, a five-minute walk Fantasea Theme Park a 15-minute walk
Surin Beach and Laem Sing Beach a 10 minute transfer by car. Jungcelyon Shopping Centre and Bangla Road, Patong Bay a 15-minute transfer by car.