Experience a Tropical Wonderland – Keemala Phuket is the most unique property you’ll ever heard of, and it’s no wonder international media and hotel design competitions are talking. Here you can stay in any one of an eclectic array of tented villas, clay cottages, tree houses and woven spa huts. Despite a design inspired by Phuket’s early settlers, Keemala’s service is anything but primitive. Each of the 38 unique dwellings lays claim to its own private pool and lush jungle views.
Keemala nestled away from the crowds and overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea. Positioned in the hills and within the lush woodlands, Keemala offers a retreat from every day life and welcomes you in to an enchanting evergreen wonderland.
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.
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; and the lounge may be converted to accommodate an extra two guests. 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.
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 we celebrate them with our 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.
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. There are also two 2-bedroom clay cottages available ideal for friends or families and offers 180m² of total space and one large shared bathroom.
Keemala hosts a variety of active, health, and cultural activities including Yoga, Pilates, Circuit Training, Forest Tai Chi, Forest walk, beach walk, Aqua Aerobics, Traditional Culinary Wisdom, Asian Healing Wisdoms, daily wellness and more.
Many guests that choose to stay at Keemala do so to take time and unravel from the stresses of modern day life. For those guests who wish to truly immerse themselves then our Holistic Living Retreats are designed for you.
The resort offers four exceptional retreats for guests who wish to purify, energise, unwind, or rejuvenate. All packages are available as a three-day and a six-day retreat, and are personalised to guests’ individual needs and desires.
The resort gastronomy team believes in offering a ‘Feast for the Senses’ using sincere and wholesome cooking techniques. With a four 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, and cozy lounge area inside one of the main pods is perfect for afternoon tea, while the wine cellar is ideal for intimate dinners.
At any of Keemala’s dining locations, guests can choose the Healthy Living Cuisine version of the menu where dishes are prepared with living – raw, macrobiotic, and slow cooked – foods. Healthy Living Cuisine is available vegetarian and pescetarian, and incorporates various super foods. It can be prepared gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, or sugar-free. A variety of herbs, vegetables, and fruits are sourced from trusted suppliers.