Tucked away in the jungles of Phuket, the Keemala is a fairytale-like retreat where serenity and tranquility beckons. The luxurious hotel offers a healthy alternative to vacationing in Thailand, ensuring wellness and quality of life are the primary focus. Whether you want to experience the nightlife and beach vibes of Phuket or simply unplug and relax in your private haven of peace, the Keemala is the perfect resort to help you curate a vacation of a lifetime. From families looking for a tropical getaway to couples looking for a romantic retreat, it is an ideal destination for every type of traveler.

Location

Why is the Keemala one of the best resorts for your stay on Phuket Island?

Located in Kamala, on the west coast of Phuket, the Keemala is a hip hideaway surrounded by the peace and tranquility of verdant rainforests. Despite the remote locale, the resort is still close enough to the liveliness of Patong Beach and all that Phuket has to offer. From powder-soft beaches to wondrous woodlands, you will never find a shortage of nearby things to do and places to explore. Whether you are an adventure seeker, or simply want to relish in the act of doing nothing but being pampered, the Keemala is the ideal luxe location for whatever your vibe.  

Key Facts

  • located a 40-minute drive from Phuket International Airport
  • a free shuttle is available to Kamala Beach
  • the resort is only a ten-minute drive away from the vibrant city Patong

What is special?

  • meander through the tropical forests, along jungle walkways, spotting exotic flora and fauna along the way
  • enjoy a reprieve from the bustling busyness of Patong and relax in an enchanting evergreen wonderland
  • the Andaman Sea awaits: stroll along the beaches feeling the satiny sand between your toes or take a dip in the temperate, aquamarine waters

What do the guests say?

  • guests find the Keemala to be the perfect location for a relaxing vacation with a luxurious and local touch
  • travelers recommend the resort for couples, romantic getaways and those looking for an eco-friendly luxury resort
  • guests rave it is a vacation experience they will never forget and love being able to unplug and detox from technology

Accommodation

What are the room options at the Keemala? What type of views can I expect?

Much like the guests of the Keemala, every villa and cottage embodies its own personality. These otherworldly villas, seemingly suspended in the air, overlook the azure Andaman Sea and majestic mountains. Inspired by the tales of fictional clans woven into the factual lifestyles and traditions of early Phuket settlers, the Keemala brings you an array of exotic accommodations. From birds’ nests to tree houses, to nomadic tents and clay pods, each villa oozes luxury in the most comfortable way.

Key Facts

  • the resort is comprised of 38 pool cottages, tree houses and villas overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea
  • all the rooms at the Keemala are individual villas with private pools
  • there are four styles of villas, designed to represent the four groups of fictional ancient Phuket tribes

What is special?

  • be serenaded by the sounds of nature while swimming laps in your private pool or while submerged in your al fresco bath tub
  • sleep soundly in a rainforest retreat, nestled in the treetops, with awe-inspiring views of the lush Thai landscape
  • settle into the serenity of your surroundings, commune with nature and connect with self or your loved one

What do the guests say?

  • visitors recommend the Bird’s Nest Villa for those seeking an over-the-top luxury experience
  • guests recommend the Tree Pool Villa for the best views of the sunset
  • many guests simply want to stay in their villa all day and enjoy their incredible vacation home

Pools & Spa

What’s the best way to relax during my stay at the Keemala?

Embark on a sacred healing journey in the most unique environment. The Mala Spa offers a range of curated spa treatments, combining holistic rituals with well-known disciplines such as Chinese medicine, traditional Maori healing and Mayan massages. Indulge in a Holistic Living Retreat to purify, energize and rejuvenate the mind body and spirit. For those looking for something a little more upbeat, an array of classes and activities is available, such as circuit training, aqua fitness and Tai Chi. After a day of pampering, complete your experience by lounging poolside, at the large main pool where delicious drinks and cocktails are served up.

Key Facts

  • the Mala Spa features eight treatment rooms, as well as a Thai massage pavilion and steam and sauna rooms
  • only natural, paraben and cruelty-free spa products are used for the treatments
  • a fitness center and yoga and meditation spaces are available for guests to use at their leisure

What is special?

  • allow scented aromas to soothe and relax you while soaking in a hot Thai herbal bath; followed by a harmonizing massage with fragrant oil
  • escape the stress of everyday life and grow closer to your partner with an intimate couples’ massage
  • indulge in a signature spa treatment perched amongst the trees, in your own private pod, equipped with a beautiful outdoor stone bathtub

What do the guests say?

  • guests love how professional and knowledgeable the staff is on natural remedies for the body
  • the fun hands-on classes are a big hit with guests, such as the unique lesson on how to mix homemade toothpaste
  • the private experience created in the individual spa huts is one of the most memorable experiences for guests

Culinary

What type of dining experience can I expect at the Keemala? Is there a variety of restaurants to choose from?

The Keemala offers a “Feast for the Senses”, a gastronomic experience where wholesome and flavorful creations are complemented by an idyllic backdrop and topped off with sublime service. Whether you are stopping in to the Kemala’s Mala Restaurant for all-day dining delights, or refueling at  the Cha-La after a long day at the pool, you are in for a culinary treat. Spice things up a bit and dine in ultimate privacy, with in-room dining or enjoy a tailor-made evening dinner for two in an exotic locale.

Key Facts

  • the Mala Restaurant boasts four different food sections: Indian, Thai, Western and Healthy Living Cuisine
  • all restaurants cater to a multitude of special diets; such as, vegetarian, pescatarian, dairy-free and gluten-free
  • the restaurants incorporate a blend of international influences focused on using whole and nutritious ingredients

What is special?

  • indulge in private luxury and enjoy local classics such as Pad Thai and a variety of curries with a modern twist on the deck next to your villa’s private pool
  • visit the local markets with the chef or pick your own fresh vegetables and herbs from the resort’s organic garden before whipping up a decadent meal with the chef
  • complete your day with sips and sunsets at the Mala Bar: take in stunning views while enjoying a mouthwatering signature cocktail

What do the guests say?

  • guests rave that the breakfast in bed is like nothing they have ever had before
  • visitors love the variety of beverages available at breakfast and highly recommend the green smoothie
  • having a romantic dinner in secret locations on the property is an experience guests will never forget

Activities

How can I fill my days during my stay at the Keemala? What type of activities are available at the resort?

The Keemala staff is happy to help you arrange an array of activities during your stay. Whether it’s something specific you have in mind or curated experiences provided by them, your days can be as active or relaxing as you desire. From on-site wellness activities to cooking experiences and outdoor adventures, your options are boundless. For the more indulgent souls, lounge around your private pool or treat yourself to a blissful day at the spa, where you will reach the ultimate pinnacle of pampering.

Key Facts

  • guests can rent fun pool floats for the day to use in their private pool
  • daily and weekly activities are offered by the resort
  • Pilates and Thai Boxing lessons are complimentary for all guests

What is special?

  • lose all track of time alternating between lounging the day away, taking dips in the refreshing pool and enjoying a delicious beverage from the swim-up bar
  • embark on an adventure through the surrounding rainforest, on an invigorating run or a leisurely stroll along the scenic trails
  • feel the rhythm of the night and experience the vibrant and pulsating nightlife at Patong Beach

What do the guests say?

  • guests are pleased with the variety of activities provided at the resort and feel like they never want to leave
  • travelers love the free workout classes that allow them to stay active during their stay
  • the complimentary photography tour is highly recommended by many guests