Above the treetopsAll pool villa wonderland
Destination: Phuket, Thailand
Vacation: Treetop escape
Seeking: Unique retreat
Highlight: Luxury treehouse villas
You’re looking for a break; a sanctuary. A wilderness retreat secluded from stress and surrounded by natural beauty. Somewhere you can unwind and explore. There are few places as perfectly equipped to provide exactly what you’re looking for as Keemala.
Keemala, and its awe-inspiring collection of luxury Thailand treehouse villas, is nestled well 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 everyday life and welcomes you into an enchanting evergreen wonderland.
Shaded by an enchanted canopy of rainforest and connected together by a network of jungle walkways, Keemala’s treehouse villas are complete with a private pool and are designed for guests wishing to experience a rustic, yet lavish, escape.
Overall Keemala is focused on wellness and quality of life. For fun seekers the resort is close enough to Kamala Beach and the liveliness of Patong Beach and all the dynamic action that Phuket has to offer, yet far enough removed to step back and take time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the rainforest and a plethora of holistic activities and wholesome cuisine.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or simply some ‘me time’, Keemala offers you a magical and memorable stay in Phuket.
Experience the Keemala ‘Feast for the Senses’. Learn how Keemala sources, prepares and enjoys wholesome cuisine. Enjoy a visit to the local market to immerse in the local hustle and bustle and visit Keemala’s own small, yet growing organic garden to choose the right herbs for the delicious dishes Keemala’s Chef will teach you.
Immerse into a wonderful state of relaxation, rejuvenation and a path into self-healing and learning how to handle the pace of life we now live in. Retreats include yoga, pilates, meditation and for those who crave more of a physical challenge circuit training and HIIT are also on offer.
And when your activity of choice has left you feeling more at home with your surroundings, and barely able to remember what you were worrying about back home, it’s time to sample the incredible wine list which perfectly complements Keemala’s cuisine. Keemala has an interesting mix of international wines including organically produced labels from smaller boutique yields within Thailand as well as favourite vintages from all around the world.
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“Keemala is well 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.”
Best food & drink
1. Destination dining
Keemala is a wonderland with tranquil places to enjoy a champagne picnic or a romantic early evening dinner. Whatever your occasion Keemala can curate a memorable dining experience around the resort or in your villa.
2. Spa Cuisine
Keemala offers a range of gourmet Healthy Living dishes to complete guests’ spa and wellness journey. Spa Cuisine menu features organic salads, nibbles, light desserts, and fresh juices. Guests can luxuriate in the serenity of Keemala and the view of the Andaman Sea whilst enjoying a meal in absolute relaxation and dining comfort.
3. Sunset cocktails
Ideally located on the west coast of the island, Keemala enjoys sunsets over Kamala Bay and the mountains. Bid farewell to the day at Mala Bar, an ideal spot providing a stunning view, with Keemala’s mouthwatering signature cocktails in hand, completing a perfect day.
Keemala’s 38 pool villas are available as one-bedroom, two-bedroom, single-storey, as well as duplex styles. We’ve highlighted a few of our favourite options below.
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. The villas 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 Pool Cottages with one large shared bathroom available for those travelling with family or friends.
The seven ‘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. This quirky villa design offers two floors of sleeping and living space. The villa size is 169m² including outdoor terrace and pool.
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. Their craving for exclusivity resulted in the woven tangle of a birds nest design. This sumptuous villa design offers the largest villa in Keemala with a total space of 185m² including outdoor terrace and pool.
Phuket Island offers a plethora of enriching activity and experiences and Keemala is proud to have completely unique experiences designed by their team who originate from Phuket, including tours to explore stunning islands with magnificent snorkelling and Keemala’s own heritage tour of Phuket.
And although Keemala is tucked away in the greenery, it’s close enough to easily take a trip to the beach. Keemala is just a few minutes car ride down to Kamala Beach and the resort offers complimentary transport to and from the beach throughout the day.
A few of the best beaches include Kamala Beach which is 1.5kms away, and just 4 minutes away by complimentary transport. It is beautifully quiet in low season and offers mighty waves, ideal for surfing. The contrasting conditions in high season offer tranquil, clear water, perfect for those who love to swim, snorkel or stand-up paddleboard.
You would have most likely have heard of Patong. The popular hotspot is notorious for its vibrant nightlife and bustling souvenir shops. The beach is also quite lively, and a nice spot to chill and catch some sunshine after a few hours of shopping before returning to the sanctuary of Keemala and for those who enjoy smaller and lesser-frequented beaches, Laem Singh is a nearby beach that offers something more picturesque than the busy Patong Beach. It’s just 10 minutes away by car and now only accessible by boat, or stand-up paddle board!
Guests generally come to Keemala to pause and unwind from the stresses of modern day living. Mala Spa embraces traditional healing approaches to the body, mind and soul, and integrates these with the best of modern pampering and beautifying regimes.
Whether you seek inner alignment and balance through massage and healing bodywork, a customised holistic program to deeply renew and refresh a sluggish mind and tired body, or just a rejuvenating, anti-ageing skin treatment, Mala Spa is the perfect sanctuary for your mind, body and soul.
Upon entering the sanctuary of Mala Spa, each guest will embark on a sacred healing journey. Keemala spa treatments have been carefully curated to incorporate elements of ocean, earth, fire, air and ether, as well as unique Keemala rituals designed by Keemala’s spa team and inspired by the stories of the Keemala clans and their distinctive way of living.
All products, including VOYA, Siam Botanicals and SpaRitual are selected based on alignment with the Keemala ethos, and are paraben- and cruelty-free to allow you to unwind fully with a clear conscience.
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