You are invited to experience an all pool villa wonderland set in the rainforest of Kamala, Phuket. Keemala embraces a Thai cultural philosophy and brings it to life through distinctive design and guests experiences.  The spa treatments, holistic programs, gastronomic choices, activities and magical villas and cottages all promise to be beyond enchanting.

KEEMALA RESORT

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Click on photos for gallery.  Photo credits to Brent  Madison and keemala.com. 

Location: Thailand
Nearest Airport: Phuket
Prices: From $700.00 per night

CLAY POOL COTTAGES 

The 16 ‘Clay Pool Cottages’ reflect the earthiness of the ‘Pa-Ta-Pea’ clan who believed in a strong connection to the earth and were leaders in agriculture at the time. They also excelled as fishermen, gardeners, carpenters, blacksmiths and miners. 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. They’d build around life-giving rivers, on flat land; this was mainly to facilitate their strong agricultural skills and allowed them to fully live off their land.

  • 16 Clay Pool Cottages

  • 14 x one bedroom cottages with king size bed

  • 2 x two bedroom cottages with king size bed and one shared bathroom

  • Private pool from 21 m2

  • From 126 m2 total area including outdoor terrace

  • Spacious bathrooms include bathtub, monsoon shower and outside shower. 

TENT POOL VILLAS 

The ‘Khon-Jorn Clan’ (Wanderer Clan) were an adventurous group consisting 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 Tent Pool Villas. Inside the Tent Pool Villas you will see the forms of wildlife and textures have inspired the interiors, materials were also chosen to highlight their pursuant lifestyle.

  • Master bedroom with king size bed

  • 7 Tent Pool Villas

  • Private pool 30 m2

  • 140m2 total area including outdoor terrace

  • Spacious bathrooms include bathtub, monsoon shower and outside shower. 

TREE POOL HOUSES 

The seven two-storey ‘Tree Pool Houses’ are built to represent the ‘We-Ha’ people who worshipped the universe and chose to live suspended from the trees to be nearer to the sky. The clan included the talents of healers, creators, architects and inventors. The tree houses are designed to seemingly be suspended from the trees. The interiors incorporate furniture and fittings that are hung from the ceiling and are complete with a private pool.

  • 7 Tree Pool Houses

  • Master bedroom with king size bed

  • Private pool 25 m2

  • 169m2 total area including outdoor terrace

  • Spacious bathrooms include bathtub and 3 monsoon showers (one outside shower)

  • Two levels of living space 

BIRD’S NEST POOL VILLAS 

The ‘Rung-Nok’ community inspired the design of the eight ‘Bird’s Nest Pool Villas’. This group enjoyed an opulent way of life compared to other clans. Thus the interwoven design of their homes was to aid protection and privacy. This clan was thought to be more superior in both intellect and spirituality and comprised of artists, poets, musicians, philosophers and astrologers. 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.

  • 8 Bird’s Nest Pool Villas

  • Master bedroom with one king size bed

  • 30 m2 private pool

  • 185 m2 total area including large outdoor terrace

  • Spacious bathrooms include tub and monsoon shower

  • Partial sea views. 

Accommodation Insight

FACILITIES

Communal areas including the lobby, pool, restaurant and spa are airy and created to offer views of lush forest and surrounded by the sounds of nature. Throughout the resort there are plenty of outdoor spaces for guests to pause, breathe and reflect including, waterfalls and a rope bridge. Keemala provides areas designed for activities including destination dining, private parties, jogging, walking, meditation, and yoga.

MALA SPA

Upon entering the sanctuary of Mala spa each guest will embark on a sacred healing journey using sight, scent, sound and touch. Each spa treatment has been carefully curated to incorporate elements of traditional healing rituals from around the world as well as our own unique Keemala rituals, and results in a profound internal experience to take away. We offer pampering spa treatments and massages, as well as holistic or traditional therapies, including raindrop healing therapy, integrative Thai bodywork, Reiki energy healing, and VOYA seaweed hot stone massage. Our spa products are as organic as possible and are always paraben free. We use products by Siam Botanicals, VOYA, and SpaRitual. 

 

PHILOSOPHY

Keemala is a sanctuary for those who wish to rebalance, rejuvenate and relax. Keemala embraces traditional Thai culture and customs in the service and overall guest experiences are designed to be enriching. Keemala does not encourage any guest interaction or excursions to attractions that use exploitative methods towards humans and animals.

The cuisine offered is conscientious, wholesome and fresh to aid a healthy diet with a Thai Executive Chef ensuring that each dish is authentic in both presentation and flavour. Additional physical activities including yoga, meditation, fitness training and spa treatments are all included in the ‘wellness’ concept as well as a visiting practitioner retreat programme to be announced in due course.

ATMOSPHERE

Keemala, due to its tropical rainforest location is serene and is the ideal place to enjoy quiet time whilst immersing in the luxury of 5 star resort services. Keemala reflects an invigorated and healthy mindset, and an appreciation for nature and relaxation.

DESIGN INFORMATION

Keemala’s design blends the indigenous stories of the clans with the decadence of an upscale resort. The architecture is a stark contrast to most hotel accommodation, and is designed by Thailand based talent Architect Space with Sermsuk Kitcharoenwong as Managing Director. Pisit Aongskultong from Pisud Design Company has designed the interiors and is managing the creative vision of the resort. Keemala’s fantastic cottages, tree houses and pool villas are designed around the unique topographical conditions. Set into the hillside and making use of slopes offering sea views, streams, waterfalls and indigenous trees. The mosaic murals at the welcome pavilion and lobby depict the story of Keemala and were installed by Chiang Mai native artist Surachai Sripaiboon.

CUISINE

Keemala believes in wholesome cooking and we organically grow herbs and vegetables in our garden that are harvested for our kitchen and spa daily. These include basil, chili, lemongrass, wing beans, morning glory, lettuces, mushrooms, bananas, papayas and more. The menus avoid artificial flavour enhancers and change often depending on availability. The gastronomy offers everything from fresh juices, crispy salads to fine dining, world cuisine, Thai cooking and a fantastic wine list.

There are two dining venues to enjoy cuisine. Mala Restaurant is the main dining area and serves all day dining; Cha-La Pool Bar is a great place for light refreshments, lunch, and cocktails. Additionally, Mala Bar offers an air-conditioned intimate space as well as an outdoor terrace to enjoy a coffee or sundowner. The lounge area in the pods are perfect for afternoon tea and there is a wine cellar that is ideal for small parties, intimate dinners or a meeting with a difference. 

Unique Luxury Stays are Registered in England.  

Registered Number: 10700110

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