Catering to travelers who crave fun in the sun as well as beachside relaxation, Kamala Beach is a low-key spot with plenty of nighttime action. Originally a fishing village, the area is packed with both small and large resorts and is surrounded by dense forest. The area caters to the crowd who is always searching for an area’s “best kept secret”.
Covered in miles and miles of light wood, Silk’s open dining space feels airy and light. Located on a hotel resort, the restaurant’s outdoor area overlooks the pool, so diners can get glimpses of swimming vacationers and relax to the sound of the live band.
The restaurant specializes in Thai food. Popular items include fried prawns and crispy rice noodles, tom yam gai with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and plump chicken. Main meals include dishes like grilled tuna, delicately plated with a side of local veggies.
Intimate spaces allow this restaurant to be the perfect place for a romantic evening, yet the large dining room can accommodate large groups of people.
Grill Bill Restaurant & Lounge
For travelers who want to steer clear of Thai food for one meal, Grill Bill Restaurant and Lounge is the place to be. Serving up only American and Italian eats, the restaurant has an open, modern feel to it. Though a popular chain, this location has an intimate feel, offering only 36 seats.
Diners can sink their teeth into huge cuts of Australian barbecued meats and Italian pizzas, cooked in wood fired ovens. The restaurant also offers plenty of other options, including salads, schnitzel, pasta and burgers—there’s something for just about everyone here. The prices are reasonable and ensure everyone leaves with their pockets as full as their bellies.
Basilico Italian Hotel & Restaurant
While Phuket is full of restaurants catering to Thai food lovers, it also has plenty of options for visitors craving a little bit of home. An Italian hotel and restaurant, Basilico serves a mixture of Thai, French and Italian specialties.
The modern red dining room feels like it’s right own of Rome, and the restaurant also has an outdoor terrace, painted green. The Italian menu is full of antipasto, pizza and pasta. The go-to pizza is covered in buffalo mozzarella and basil.
This place is the perfect one-stop spot for travelers looking for Italian digs and dining.
Located in a five-star resort in South Kamala, Plum Restaurant is one of Kamala’s more stylish and high-end dining options. Diners can get stunning views of Kamala Bay from the indoor glass-covered dining room or the impressive deck.
Specializing in Mediterranean and Asian fusion, Plum Restaurant’s specialties include mango and shrimp salad, Tuscan spelt soup with lard, fisherman’s risotto and snow fish poached in lobster broth.
Private booths on the restaurant’s deck overlook the ocean and give diners an intimate feel with impressive views of the beach. Mahogany pagodas keep couples and groups slightly covered and protected from the elements, and delicate lanterns offer a little bit of romantic mood lighting.