Ayara Kamala Resort

A remote boutique resort with large rooms on a hill

With only 27 rooms, the Ayara Kamala Resort is a boutique hotel located in a remote section of a hill not far from Kamala town on Phuket’s west coast. The rooms here are very large, and many come with private pools, but lately the guest reviews haven’t been kind to the hotel, so it’s not one that is easy to recommend.

There is a spa, fitness center, and even tennis courts, so as long as you’ve researched and know what to expect, this could be a winner. The rooms are well appointed and the staff are friendly, so those looking for a place to simply relax and pamper themselves for a while could be quite happy here. Read the details carefully, and it might be a good choice.

Rooms/suites/villas: 27
Area: Kamala
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Grand Deluxe Ocean View
  • Grand Deluxe Ocean View with pool
  • Grand Pool Villa Ocean View

Special room features

  • Bath tub jacuzzi
  • Elegant & spacious bathroom
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Cable & satellite TV programs
  • Safety box
  • DVD players & selection of movies
  • Wireless internet access


  • High season online specials from US$147 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$112 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Main restaurant and lounge – Thai and international cuisines

Resort features

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis courts
  • Outdoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Garden

Spa information

The spa has a wide variety of massages, treatments, and therapies available.

Nearby activities

  • Private beach
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Tours
  • Kho Phi Phi excursions

Distance from Phuket International Airport

32 km / 20 miles – 35 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Being totally honest, reviews for the Ayara Kamala Resort are all over the place for a 5-star property. The location in particular is troublesome for many past guests, as it’s a 10-minute drive from Kamala town, and quite a bit farther from everything else.

Many reviews are positive, and most people do find things to like about the resort, but overall it feels like this place needs to correct some things before it has much to brag about. With that said, it does seem like the resort has taken measures recently to fix some of their reported issues.

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