(Haad Kamala) is a large beach approximately 10 miles
north of Patong Beach. The beach is undeveloped with
coral reefs on the north side and surfing in the low
season. It is a tourist beach in the high season and
a sleepy seaside Muslim village in the low season. There
is a market on Wednesday and Friday nights.
provides a haven for those who prefer the quieter life.
Although the southern end of the beach can get busy
in the high season, the northern end is peaceful all
year round. "Rim Haad" (Beach Road), at the
southern end, has a number of small 20-30 room hotels
for the low/medium budget traveller. Friendly service
and village feel and a diversity of restaurants and
small bars can be found on this small road. Cheaper
food options/market stalls can be found on the main