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 467 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Spectacular Accomodation
  • Perfect honeymoon destination

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
467 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 342
  • Very Good 55
  • Average 39
  • Poor 16
  • Terrible 15

What to Expect

  • Location
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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Oct 14, 2019

Heaven on earth

Tel Aviv, Israel

This place is amazing !!! The staff were friendly, the food was very very good, the gym equipment is new and in a great condition And the room.... outstanding! We took the Pool Clay Cottage and it was really perfect for us - big and so beautiful... We will be back :)
Sep 25, 2019

A Fantastic Stay !

Singapore, Singapore

This is by far one of the best holiday experiences that I have had. Stayed in the tree pool room for 4 nights and we wished we could stay here forever ! We still thought that our 7YO child will be bored by the stay but NO ! She was more excited than we were. Running up and down our villa and soaking in the villa pool all the time. She was always looking forward to head out to the resort pool to swim since it is a lot bigger. We were proven Keemala. Tree pool villa is amazingly big. With a double storey layout, the family gets to have our own personal space. Nestled amongst the rainforest, the only thing that you hear will be the sound of the crickets and cicada. If these are not what you want to hear, I suggest you DON’T come at all. This is like paradise for nature lovers. The breakfast is to die for. The whole family looks forward to our breakfast/brunch. The spread is huge. The breakfast buffet main course is ala carte and hence food is cooked to your liking and piping hot. The staff esp Golf was the most helpful person that we have come across. Always ready to lend a hand when you needed help. Always offering suggestions and ideas to make your stay comfortable and better. We will definitely return to Keemala ! Forget about the sand, sun and sea! The rainforest beats it anytime !
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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

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer

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

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