The Kamala Beach nightlife may not be the most buzzing on Phuket’s west coast, but it hosts enough cool venues to satisfy mellow partygoers. The best night spots in Kamala include the most popular cultural show on the island: Phuket Fantasea, which everyday attracts thousands of visitors in its large Disneyland-like complex.
The other interesting nightlife entertainment venues in Kamala present an eclectic choice of stylish and opulent lounges located in five-star resorts, unpretentious and friendly beer bars, sport bars and pubs, and even a cool rock ‘n’ roll bar. Kamala is pretty quiet, but it has enough quality venues to entertain its visitors at night.
Phuket FantaSea is a large entertainment complex located toward the northern end of Kamala Beach. Opened in 1998, Phuket Fantasea presents the biggest Thai cultural show in Phuket; the superb 3,000-seater Palace of the Elephants Theatre, inspired by an ancient stone palace of the pre-Sukhothai era, presents a daily show (closed on Thursdays) featuring hundreds of comedians, dancers, and acrobats, elephants and other animals on its 37m wide stage. The show blends Thai historical and cultural elements with fantasy, and is the most popular ‘man-made’ attraction in Phuket.
The complex also hosts two restaurants (Golden Kinnaree and Suriyamas), and a park featuring – in the same vein as Disneyland parks – boutiques, handicraft demonstrations, beer gardens, tiger feeding, giant Mekong catfish feeding, safari adventure walk, and much more. Phuket FantaSea is a must-see attraction for the whole family in Kamala. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 23:30 every day except Thursday - Show starts at 20.30
- Location: Kamala Beach
Café del Mar Phuket is a classy beach club from the world-famous brand originating out of Ibiza. It brings the sophisticated party atmosphere of its namesake to the northern end of Kamala Beach, with a high-quality setting and a great soundtrack of chill-out beats.
Situated right next to the modern and stylish HQ Beach Lounge, Café del Mar has a more rustic beach-hut-esque look, with a thatch-roofed main bar at its heart. To one side of it is shaded seating on comfortable sofas, while cabanas and large beds occupy a patch of sand to the other side. Behind the bar is an impressively large swimming pool, with single sun loungers and more beds and cabanas around it, as well as a poolside swim-up bar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 02:00
- Location: 118/119 Moo 3, Kamala
- Tel: +66 (0)81 188 1230
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/cafedelmarphuketofficialpage
HQ Beach Lounge Phuket is a very chic and stylish beach club at the extreme northern end of Kamala Beach. Modest in size and scope, it is one of the few such places with direct beach access and even a couple of sun mats under the trees, as well as an impressive selection of drinks and classy cuisine in a cool, laid-back setting. It is run by the same team behind the Twinpalms Phuket resort and Palm Seaside in Bangtao Beach, with the same level of luxury evident throughout.
You can relax on cabanas, sofas, seats, stools or the mats by the beach in the upmarket atmosphere while enjoying the chillout music played by the live DJ every day from about 18:00. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lounge & Bar 09:00 – late, Dining 11:00 – 22:30
- Location: Northern end of Kamala Beach, near Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)94 480 0882
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/hqbeachloungephuket
Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge
Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge is a stylish cocktail lounge set on the rooftop of Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, a five-star resort set along Phuket’s Millionaire Mile in the southern area of Kamala Beach. Featuring four sections: indoor cosy lounge, outdoor terrace overlooking Kamala Bay and the Andaman Sea, snooker room and, at the top-floor, a large room designed for private parties (birthdays, weddings), Vanilla Sky Bar is a sumptuous venue indeed.
As in all luxurious venues, devil is in the details, and Vanilla Sky has been cleverly thought out to offer an incomparable atmosphere to its well-heeled guests. The menu hosts an impressive list of cocktails perfectly mixed by experienced bartenders, and delicious tapas assortment to accompany them. Please note that cocktails are 30% off during happy hour from 17:00 – 19:00.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
- Location: On Cape Sienna Phuket grounds
Aussie Pub is a rather large two-storey venue located along Kamala main road (on the right hand side before Rim Hat Road intersection when coming from the south). It is a very lively and popular and this for some good reasons: featuring six television screens, punters can watch all major sport events broadcasted live; the pool table at the second-floor offers good time with friends; the menu hosts a great selection of international dishes and pub grub; and the charming waitresses are very friendly yet unobtrusive.
With its casual and friendly atmosphere, Aussie Pub is the right place to spend an agreeable evening chatting with expats and visitors alike. Do not miss the free sausage sizzle from 18:30 onwards every Fridays. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
- Location: Next to Apple’s Bar on Kamala main road
- Tel: +66 (0)84 817 9950