Keemala

5* out of 5 stars

A Small Luxury Hotels of the World winner, Keemala is an all-pool-villa hideaway that combines an off-the-beaten-track atmosphere with barefoot contemporary luxury. Tucked away in the Kamala rainforest, this tropical wonderland invites total escape from the 9-to-5, with spa programmes, fine food, adventurous activities and rustic accommodation of the highest quality all coming together to complete your authentic Phuket holiday experience.

Away from the tourist trail, the hillside Keemala resort is flanked by the Andaman sea and overlooks Kamala village. It’s an evergreen world of lush vegetation and verdant woodland imbued with a quiet tranquillity. Though cut off from modern-day distractions, Keemala Resort remains close to Kamala Beach and Patong Beach so the opportunity to up the tempo is there should you wish. Kamala Beach itself is mere minutes away via complimentary shuttle bus, and enjoys warm, clear waters for snorkelling during high season, and great swells for surfing during the low season.

Honeymooners, couples, family and friends all find a captivating escape suited to their needs. From laidback afternoons spent in and around your private pool dwelling, to local day trips that let you socialise and sight-see in bustling Phuket, everyone can find their own pace. The symbols of earth, wandering, sky and nesting are important tokens at Keemala, helping to signify the sense of nurture, inspiration, freedom and comfort promoted by the resort. Nowhere is this more evident than in the healing powers of Mala Spa, and there are also yoga and pilates classes available to further enhance this feeling of wellness and calm.

Sustainability at Keemala

This luxury boutique resort strives to provide an environment that promotes sustainability. Enjoy activities such as Cooking in the Garden, an opportunity to join Keemala’s Thai Curry Making and Coconut Milk Making classes using ingredients picked fresh from the garden. Those taking part on an Executive Retreat will take part in the Zero Waste Meetings, where there will be no single-use plastics used, and food waste is composted. Dine guilt-free with the exclusive Samrab Phuket Menu, with vegan options available, and sustainable seafood served.

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Accommodation

Clay Pool Cottage (One Bedroom)

The Pa-Ta-Pea (Earth) Clan consisted of hard working farmers, fishermen, gardeners, carpenters, blacksmiths and miners. They believed that being connected to the earth would bring them health benefits. Not only would they build their homes on ground level, they'd also incorporate earth into their walls, roofs and furniture, even the beds they slept on were made from soil and clay.

The cottages offer rainforest and resort views and include a spacious bathroom with monsoon shower, outside shower and a stand-alone bathtub. The villa size is from 126m² including pool and outdoor terrace. 

At a glance: Fantastic views of the evergreen rainforest / A refreshing pool for cooling off / Distinctive tribal design and patterns on soft furnishings / Perfect for couples and also those who are enjoying healing retreats.

Tent Pool Villa

The Khon-Jorn (Wanderer) Clan, were an adventurous group made up of foragers, herders, performers, traders and explorers, who spent their time trading goods with other tribes they encountered on their journeys. Due to their nomadic ways they'd prefer to construct semi-permanent homes, so they could easily move on, hence they are celebrated with the design of the seven one bedroom Tent Pool Villas.

Inside the Tent Pool Villas you will see that wildlife has inspired the interiors and materials were also chosen to highlight their pursuant lifestyle. The villas offer rainforest and resort views and include a spacious bathroom with monsoon shower, outside shower and a stand-alone bathtub. The villa size is 140 m² including pool and outdoor lounging space.

At a glance: Partial ocean views and forest vistas / Shaded outdoor living area, perfect for relaxing / A refreshing pool for cooling off / Perfect for couples and also those who are enjoying an escape.

Tree Pool House

The We-ha (Sky) Clan are a group who are believed to have had advanced understanding of the universe. They built their homes elevated from the ground in order to obtain better creativity and liberty. The clan included the talents of healers, creators, architects and inventors.

Their way of life was completely different from other clans; this is reflected in the design of the Tree Pool Houses. Featuring two floors, these spacious villas are complete with a private pool;upper level master bedroom, and a large lounge and dining area on the lower level. The interiors of the seven Tree Pool Houses incorporate suspended furniture and cocoon like beds and loungers. The Tree House offers rainforest and resort views and includes a spacious bathroom with monsoon shower, outside shower, guest washroom and a stand-alone bathtub. The villa size is 169 m² including pool and upper outdoor relaxation space adjoining the master bedroom.

At a glance: Swathed in forest and mountain views / Two floors / An energizing semi-circular pool / Ideal for couples and also friends travelling together.

Bird's Nest Pool Villa

Inspired by the Rung-Nok Clan (Nest Clan) who enjoyed an opulent life. Their craving for exclusivity resulted in the woven tangle of a birds nest design seen on the exteriors of this villa type. This clan was thought to be more superior in both intellect and creativity and comprised of artists, musicians, astrologers, philosophers and poets.

They believed that the future could be predicted from astrology. They would bathe under the moonlight believing that their souls would be replenished, thus the inspiration for these beautiful private pool villas. The villas offer some sea, rainforest and resort views and include an expansive bathroom with monsoon shower and a stand-alone bathtub with a view. The villa size is 185m² including pool and outdoor sun deck.

At a glance: Ocean, rainforest and mountain views / Extra large living space and outdoor pool terrace / A revitalizing private lap pool / Perfect for honeymooners and couples staying for a longer escape.

Clay Pool Cottage (Two Bedroom)

The Pa-Ta-Pea (Earth) Clan consisted of hard working farmers, fishermen, gardeners, carpenters, blacksmiths and miners. They believed that being connected to the earth would bring them health benefits. Not only would they build their homes on ground level, they'd also incorporate earth into their walls, roofs and furniture, even the beds they slept on were made from soil and clay.

The cottages offer rainforest and resort views and include a spacious bathroom with monsoon shower, outside shower and a stand-alone bathtub. The villa size is from 126m² including pool and outdoor terrace. The 2-bedroom clay cottages are ideal for friends or families and offer 180m² of total space and one large shared bathroom.

At a glance: Fantastic views of the evergreen rainforest / A refreshing pool for cooling off / Distinctive tribal design and patterns on soft furnishings / Perfect for couples and also those who are enjoying healing retreats.

Facilities

  • Activity programme
  • Bars
  • Concierge
  • Covid-19 protocols
  • Daily cleaning/housekeeping
  • Gym
  • Pool Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Tours
  • Wi-Fi

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Food & Drink

Enchanted Dining

The gastronomy team believes in offering a 'Feast for the Senses' using sincere and wholesome cooking techniques. The resort has two dining destinations to enjoy cuisine outside of the villa. The main restaurant, 'Mala Restaurant', for all day dining, at 'Cha-La' pool side for refreshments in the sun. The cozy lounge area inside one of the main pods is perfect for afternoon tea, while the wine cellar is ideal for intimate dinners.

Sunset Cocktails at The Bar

Ideally located on the west coast of the island, Keemala enjoys dramatic breathtaking sunsets over Kamala Beach. Bid farewell to the day at The Bar, an ideal spot providing a stunning view, with a mouthwatering signature cocktail in hand. The cocktail list includes non-alcoholic cocktails and tropical fruit smoothies for guests who are enjoying a wellness retreat at Keemala. The Bar is open daily until late. Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea service complete with local and herbal teas, fresh juices. Relax to the sounds and sights of nature while sipping signature cocktails.