The best shopping opportunities in Kamala Beach resides in the genuine local markets help 3 times per week in this charming fisherman village which went through a rather drastic development since the 80s, following the ever-growing touristic success of Phuket Island’s west coast. Kamala changed (and is still changing) a lot during this period but somehow could retains a good part of its original spirit.
The village is surely not a trendy shopping destination (it leaves this title to its larger neighbour Patong Beach) yet as enough quality stores and plazas to please its visitors. The 5 best shopping options in Kamala feature outdoor markets, shopping plazas, supermarkets and more.
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Kamala Friday Market
Kamala Friday Night Market is the equivalent of Phuket Weekend Market or Phuket Walking Street at Kamala’s scale. This market is also known as Fantasea Market due to its location right opposite the famous Fantasea Phuket entertainment complex.
Kamala Friday Night Market has gained a lot in popularity since its creation, its size seems to expand week after week; the goods sold here are the usual suspects: clothing, fashion accessories (bags, hats, scarves), electronic or mechanical gadgets and toys, and so on. The most interesting side of the market is its food section, which offers an incredible choice of delicious local products and ready-made snacks: from tropical fruits to pancakes to satay (meat skewers with local sauce) to sushi.
- Opening Hours: Friday and Monday from 3.30pm to 11pm
- Location: Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)85 111 1155
Kamala Beach Plaza
Kamala Beach Plaza is a small plaza made of 2 rows of stalls/shops set in a 1-storey building located between Rim Hat Road and the beach, right next to Charoen seafood restaurant.
Among the stalls hosted in Kamala Beach Plaza, visitors can find an interesting choice of beachwear, clothing, accessories, gifts and souvenirs, as well as a small supermarket (mini-mart). Its central location and its entrance doors on both, beach and roadsides make it a convenient shopping place.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: Rim Hat Rd, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Kamala Walk Way
Kamala Walk Way (a.k.a. Foxtail Plaza Walk Way) is a small arcade located off Rim Hat Road in the centre of Kamala Village a mere 150m from the beach. The plaza houses a dozen small stores such as massage parlours, art galleries, a tattoo studio, and a tailor.
Kamala Walk Way also hosts restaurants and coffee-shops – the Steakhouse Kamala, La Carbonara, The Café by Zen, and Thai Sugar Hut (Thai & international restaurant & wine cellar); the walkway is nicely organised, with tropical plants and trees on both side, and well-thought-out lighting.
- Opening Hours: Times vary
- Address: Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Kamala Village Market
Kamala Village Market is held twice a week – Wednesday and Saturday – along the main road, 100m on the right after the southern entrance of Kamala. It's a colourful and lively fresh market that can give visitors a glimpse of daily life in southern Thailand and the occasion to discover a great choice of local products.
Vegetable, fruits, spices, meat and fish are the main articles for sale at Kamala Village Market, but shoppers could also find clothing and useful accessories, as well as a wide selection of ready-made snacks and food to sample onsite. Starting at the end of the afternoon, it's a cool place to wander around when things cooled down a bit.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday and Saturday from 3pm to 7.30pm
- Location: Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Big C is the first and only ‘large’ supermarket in Kamala Beach (there are a bunch of 7-Eleven, Family Marts, and other mom-and-pop grocery stores all around the village though). Located on the left-hand side of the main road shortly after the southern entrance of Kamala, Big C conveniently combines grocery store and mini-mall articles.
Food, drink, clothing, optical, sunglasses, accessories, tools, you could find almost anything here at reasonable prices.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to midnight
- Location: Khok Yang Rd, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket, 83120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 385 800