Kalim Beach

Kalim Beach near Patong in Phuket

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About Kalim Beach

Kalim Beach is a modest bay located just next to the famous Patong Beach on the way to Kamala Beach. As the seafloor is mostly rocks and dead corals, Kalim is not a swimming beach, but it is a popular spot for local surfers in the low season. However, waves are not very high, so don’t go imagining some impressive action. It seems to be good enough for practice.

Kalim Beach Phuket

Kalim is not a popular place for sunbathing either as the sand is quite rough and coarse. People mostly come to walk their dogs or eat at one of the many street food stalls set at the end of each afternoon.

What to Do in Kalim

Kalim doesn’t have much to offer in terms of attractions, but it is just next to Patong, so you won’t have a problem finding something to do. Of course, if you have a car or a motorbike, you can be anywhere since Phuket is quite a small island anyway.

The Beach

Kalim Beach

The sand in Kalim is not smooth or white enough for travellers to lie down on it, and the seafloor is full of sharp coral, so it’s not the most attractive beach in Phuket. The beach is not deserted, it is a popular surf spot, and the ocean views attracted some fancy restaurants and lounges.


Zorbing in Phuket

Get into a giant inflatable transparent ball filled with a bit of water and roll down a 190-meter long grassy hill. Silly fun, but everyone loves it! Two persons can fit inside, which makes it even crazier.

Where to Eat in Kalim Beach

Kalim used to be home to three fancy and expensive restaurants with beautiful ocean views. You might have heard about Joe’s Downstairs, Da Maurizio Italian Restaurant and Baan Rim Pa. it might come to you as a surprise, but these are now gone.

Da Maurizio Kalim Beach

SeaSalt Lounge and Grill

SeaSalt Lounge and Grill

Sea Salt Lounge and Grill is a beautiful restaurant and lounge built on a prime seafront location in Patong Beach. SeaSalt is part of the well-known Diamond Cliff Resort.

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Chef Alessandro at Acqua

Acqua by Chef Alessandro is one of the best Italian restaurants in Phuket.

Address: 324/15 Prabaramee Road, Patong, Kalim, Phuket 83100
Open: 5 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 076 618 127
Price: High

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Kalim Rim Lay

Kalim Rim Lay Restaurant

Kalim Rim Lay is a very local place with bamboo huts set just by the water. Note that they do not serve alcohol.

Location: Phrabaramee Road, past Kalim Beach, Patong, Phuket
: 9 am – 8.30 pm
: 081 539 8873

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Pan Yaah Seafood

Pan Yaah Restaurant

Pan Yaah Restaurant serves seafood and Thai food in a beautiful setting by the sea.

Location: 249 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Bay, Patong Beach, Phuket
Tel: 076 290450
Open: 11 am – 11 pm

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White Box

White Box Restaurant Kalim Beach

White Box with a terrace overlooking the sea.

Indochine restaurant

Indochine Restaurant Phuket

Indochine restaurant is in a resort on the hill nearby.

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Kalim Street Food

Kalim Street Food

The local food market is also a lot of fun. At the end of the afternoon, many cars park along the seashore selling all kinds of dishes. Some will look familiar, and some totally strange.

Where to Stay in Kalim

There are quite a few resorts and villas overlooking Kalim Bay. The best known are Novotel Phuket Resort, Diamond Cliff Resort and the Aquamarine. There is also a handful of smaller guesthouse and hotels.

Novotel Phuket Resort

Novotel Phuket Resort

Novotel Phuket Resort is designed with typical Thai roofs over an imposing lobby, palm trees and greenery everywhere around three huge cascading pools.

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Kalima Resort

Kalima Phuket

Kalima Resort Phuket is a hotel with amazing panoramic views of the immense bay of Patong Beach, built on a green hill near Kalim Beach in Phuket. With such a unique location, guests can enjoy the views and a strategic location within minutes of Patong Beach without any traffic inconvenience.

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Kalim Beach Map

What’s Around?

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FAQs about Kalim Beach

  1. Q. What is there to do in Kalim Beach?

    a. Kalim doesn't have much to offer, but Patong is just nearby:
    Patong Beach

  2. Q. Where to eat in Kalim?

    a. There are quite a few excellent restaurants in this area:
    Street Food
    Acqua Italian Restaurant
    Pan Yaah Seafood
    Seasalt Lounge

  3. Q. What are the best hotels around Kalim?

    a. Here are some of the most popular hotels in the Kalim area:
    Novotel Phuket Resort
    Diamond Cliff Resort
    Kalima Resort
    U Zenmaya
    Sunset Beach Resort
    Oceanfront Beach Resort

  4. Q. How Far is Kalim Beach from Phuket Town and Phuket Airport?

    a. Kalim is 16 km from Phuket Town, 32 km from Phuket International Airport and 2 km from Patong Beach.

Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.