Spectacular resort inspired by Thai mythology

Nestled in glorious greenery, yet only a short drive from Patong beach - Keemala aims to transport their guests to a mythical world where a fantasy-like construction of bungalows perches on the hills of Kamala.  Keemala is like no other resort on Phuket, due to its architecture and experiences on offer.

The pool villas come in in four separate styles - clay and straw cottages, tent villas, tree houses and bird's nest villas - with each one representing a clan of fictitious early Phuket settlers: Pa-ta-Pea’ (Earth), the ‘Khon-Jorn’ (Wanderers), the ‘We-Ha’ (Sky), and the ‘Rung-Nok’ (Nest) people.

The Mala Spa has eight pod-like treatment rooms scattered in the gardens – this serene oasis offers traditional Thai Therapies alongside more unusual remedies like raindrop healing and energy re-balancing and integrative bodywork. The hotel offers a holistic activity schedule with daily yoga, Thai boxing, aqua Thai Chi, Circuit Conditioning, Holistic Nutrition, Meditation, and so much more.

Keemala has just one restaurant – Su Tha – which serves a delectable Thai, international and Indian cuisine. Meals can also be taken in your room or by the pool for a change of scenery. 

Part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Keemala is the perfect place for honeymooners, couples and families wishing to get away from it all whilst making it as busy or relaxed as you wish.

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Guide Price

 €2,829  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 473 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Spectacular Accomodation
  • Perfect honeymoon destination
  • Focus on serenity and wellbeing
  • Extremely eco-friendly

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 38 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection
  • Private villas

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights


  • Beach
  • 40 minutes from Phuket airport
473 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 346
  • Very Good 57
  • Average 39
  • Poor 16
  • Terrible 15

What to Expect

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  • Cleanliness


Nov 25, 2019

Private escape

Hong Kong, China

A beautiful resort tucked away amongst the trees yet only a 5 minute drive to Kamala beach or around 20 minutes to Patong. This is the perfect resort if you just want to laze around your own pool and villa for a few days to relax and recharge. The staff were fantastic from arrival to departure with nothing being too difficult to accommodate. The food at the restaurant was very good and a real highlight was the delicious cocktails whipped up in the bar. Overall a great stay for a couple of nights and something totally different when visiting Phuket.
Nov 03, 2019

Treehouse hotel

On arrival we were a bit surprised by how built up the villas were but then again we live in a time of good angles for picture taking. Our disappointment was soon elevated with a drink and cold towel whilst we waited for our room. The room was beautiful the products in the room all smelt divine and all organic with one of the best bath tubs I gave ever seen. There was a great attention to detail in the room and even being in a jungle there were no bugs in the room. The butler service was a great touch and nothing was too much to get. The main pool in the hotel was also beautiful including the swim up bar. The pool area was empty for most of our 3 night stay so we managed to make full use of it. The spa was also incredible and I would highly recommend a treatment. Of course you can go elsewhere for cheaper but that is not the point in staying here. Our absolute highlight of the trip was the food. I have never seen a menu so geared up to gluten free, dairy free and vegan food. The staff were also so knowledgable which put me at ease with my ordering of food. I am still dreaming of the gluten free waffles that they served for breakfast. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and special thanks to Mai our host and the restaurant staff who made us feel very welcome.
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Keemala Spa

A visit to the Mala Spa is an opportunity to pause and unwind from the stresses of modern day life. This unique setting offers a range of wellness and relaxation experiences intended to meet every individual's need. This serene oasis offers traditional Thai Therapies alongside more unusual remedies like raindrop healing and energy re-balancing and integrative bodywork. The hotel offers a holistic activity schedule with daily yoga, Thai boxing, aqua Thai Chi, Circuit Conditioning, Holistic Nutrition, Meditation, and so much more.


Room Types

Tent Pool Villa

The tent pool villas are a reflection of the ‘Khon-Jorn’ clan’s adventurous nature. Foragers, herders, traders and explorers. Filled with wildlife details and textures inspired by the clans lifestyle. Your luxurious canopied master bed, heavy oak furniture and varnished wooden floor trick you into thinking you’re sleeping between solid walls. The huge master bedroom leads through sliding glass doors onto the infinity pool and lounge beds outside – there’s also a spectacular view over Kamala bay.

Tree Pool House

The “We-ha” people lived in homes suspended from trees, and worshipped the universe. This is the fictional story that inspired the design of the Tree Pool House. You will have an enormous 169 square metres of spectacular living space, laid out over two floors. The interiors of the seven Tree Pool Houses incorporate suspended furniture and cocoon-like beds and loungers. The Tree Houses offer rain forest and resort views, and include a spacious bathroom with an immense monsoon shower, outside shower, guest washroom and a stand-alone bathtub. Complete with a private pool and outdoor sun terrace, this really is a very special place.

Clay Pool Cottage 1 Bedroom

The Clay Pool Villas are set lower down in the forest and offer beautiful views over the surrounding nature.Inspired by the culture of the ‘Pa-Ta-Pea’ clan, who were farmers, gardeners and carpenters, the interiors are sleek and luxurious, with furniture being made from wood and other natural materials. Take a dip in your private pool, or simply chill out on your poolside terrace and listen to the sounds of the forest.


Food & Drink

Su Tha Bar

Sparkling Bellinis, lime-and-lemongrass-infused Tom Yum cocktail, and bittersweet martini with raw cacao: the bars cocktail list is inventive and classic. And for the guests who prefer their drinks a little softer there is an extensive list of non-alcoholic cocktails and fruit blends. Whatever your tipple - head for the terrace at sundown for a dramatic sunset.

Su Tha Restaurant

Su-Tha, meaning divine food in Thai, where guests can indulge in fine dining in a sophisticated atmosphere. The all-day-dining restaurant offers traditional Thai cuisine with a healthy touch. A variety of herbs, vegetables, and fruits are grown organically in the hotels own garden, while other produce is sourced from trusted suppliers.

A romantic dinner for two at Keemala in Thailand

In-Villa Dining

The rooms are very special at Keemala - if you decide you don't want to leave it, your villa host will be delighted to arrange a special dinner in your room.

Cha La Pool Bar

Savour scrumptious nibbles and delightful cocktails at Cha-La Pool Bar.


Special Offers

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Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer

Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine anf lowers in the room on arrival. 

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