• Keemala In The Press

    • Browse through our press index to learn more about this luxury woodland hideaway and spa and wellness sanctuary.

    MUTO Magazine

    Japan's MUTO Magazine features a different perspective of Keemala's Clay Pool Cottage and introduces the resort to readers in this issue.
    July 2016



    Keemala tops this Australian magazine's list of 'Weird and Wonderful Places to Stay'.
    July 2016


    Writer Rachel Smith introduces Keemala to travellers on Garuda Indonesia in their inflight magazine Colours.

    July 2016

    Prestige Thailand

    Managing Editor of Prestige Thailand, Francois Oosthuizen, checks in at Keemala for an up close and personal experience at Keemala.

    June 2016

    WITRIP Magazine

    China's WITRIP travel magazine gives a colourful and detailed 8-page review of Keemala's unique architecture.

    June 2016

    Madame Figaro Thailand

    Keemala is a newly opened luxury resort in Phuket with a very distinctive design. A must visit for those who love to travel.

    June 2016

    Conde Nast Traveler China

    Keemala is a hideaway retreat located in the hillside forest of Phuket, Thailand, away from the hustle and bustle of the island and overlooking the west coast village of Kamala.

    May 2016

    House & Garden

    Hotels by Design

    Keemala in Phuket draws inspiration from Thai mythology, its 38 villas creating a fantasy land of weird and wonderful structures set in the abundant woodland not far from the village and beach of Kamala.

    May 2016


    Keemala's Tent Pool Villa bathroom is listed as one of the five of the best 'Bath and Beyond'.

    April 2016

    City Magazine

    Thailand is a unique jewel in the crown of Southeast Asia. The perfect brew of ancient culture, stunning mountains and paradisiacal coastline makes visiting a must for almost every perpetual traveler.

    April 2016

    Tiger Tales

    Children love few things more than escaping into a treehouse to create a world of their own imagination. Now, a grown-up version of this childhood playtime fantasy has been brought to life in the hills of Kamala Beach, Phuket. 

    March 2016

    Travel + Leisure

    The design-centric Keemala, built into the forested hills just up from Kamala Beach, is a welcome alternative to the district’s more traditional offerings. The 38 villas grouped into cottages, tents, tree houses and bird’s nests draw upon tribal designs paired with posh perks, like private plunge pools, outdoor showers, and deep soaking tubs with sea views.

    February 2016


    Keemala takes holistic travel to new heights. Sun, sand and sea are no longer the only features that Phuket has to offer. Pristine beaches and clear blue skies are usually the images we conjure up with every mention of the famed Southern island province.

    22 January 2016

    Vacations & Travel

    Keemala is king. Nestled in the hills overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, Keemala is a world apart from the average Phuket resort in both style and ethos. A retreat from the everyday, Keemala is a sanctuary for those wishing to rebalance, rejuvenate and relax.

    14 January 2016

    Essential Homme

    Indigenous folklore inspres hyper-luxe fantasy in the remote rainforest resort of Keemala. Before Phuket, the largest island of Thailand, established itself as a tourism terminal today, the leafy region – laiden with hilly rainforest and lying in the Andaman Sea – sat on a 17th century trading route between India and China, serving as both a port of possibility and contention.

    December 2015 - January 2016

    Conde Nast Traveller UK

    All eyes are on Phuket this month, when the fantastical Keemala finally opened its recycled wooden doors. The hotel looks like a cross between Avatar's Pandora and The Hobbit's Middle-earth.

    December 2015


    On the west coast of the island of Phuket, in Thailand, stands an original style resort, rich in history. Developing within a forest paradise, the Keemala resort takes its inspiration from the ancient settlers of the island.

    November 2015

    Square Meal

    Grand designs in Thailand. Keemala opens on the Thai island of Phuket, perched on jungly slopes overlooking the Andaman Sea.

    Autumn 2015
    Sur La Terre Arabia

    Sur La Terre Arabia

    Anticipated to be Thailand’s most exciting launch this year is Keemala Phuket, and uber-luxe all pool villa resort. A holistic haven of wellbeing, therapies incorporate traditional healing rituals from Thailand and Tibet and promise a sacred journey using sight, scent, sound and touch.

    1 July 2015

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    Sunday Times Travel Magazine

    This Thai resort also wraps itself in woodland – but its quirky architecture is built to stand out. Inspired by local tribes and communities, there are 'clay pool', 'bird's nest', and 'tent' villas to choose from.

    July 2015

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    Essential Marbella Magazine

    With its design rooted in a jungle landscape, this enchanting rainforest retreat will restore your belief in fairytales. What is unbelievable is Keemala's proximity to Patong party beach, 10 minutes down the road by car!

    June 2015

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    We Smile (Thai Smile In-flight Magazine)

    For those that love Phuket but hate crowds, Keemala offers 4 styles of luxury accommodations from tents to tree houses. The resort occupies the woodlands of Kamala, allowing you to get plenty of peace and quiet.

    April 2015

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    Sleeper Magazine

    A new all-villa resort in the rainforest of Kamala in Phuket, Thailand, is set to open in September offering a unique experience for travellers. Part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Keemala embraces a cultural philosophy that is very different to other resorts in Phuket, both in style and ethos.

    March-April 2015

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    Robb Report

    Scheduled to open on the west Coast of Phuket Island this September, Keemala Phuket (www.keemala.com) is an all pool resort that embraces the region’s cultural philosophy and brings it to life through design and experiences. The concept celebrates the culture of four fictional ancient Phuket tribes.

    March 2015

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    Magazine El Mundo, Fuera de Serie

    Así será el esperado resort Keemala que tiene previsto abrir sus puertas durante 2015 en la costa tailandesa. Situado en un bosque pluvial, presentará cuatro clasess distintas de suites, todas integradas perfectamente en la paisaje.

    1 March 2015

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    Daily Mail UK

    So close yet so far from the parties of Patong on Thailand’s biggest island, developers hope a new hotel in Phuket will be the epitome of serenity. Keemala is a small wellness focused resort in the woodlands just outside the village and beach of Kamala.

    February 2015

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    The Independent Traveller

    Phuket forges ahead with its high-end renaissance in the shape of Keemala, which will harbour 38 pool villas whose design was inspired by the architecture of early settlers to the popular Thai island, kitted out with all conceivable mod-cons.

    December 2014

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    Nilsen Report

    В следующем году на пляже Камала, что на курортном Пхукете, открывается отель KEEMALA (www.keemala.com), в дизайне которого воплощено многооб-разие обычаев и традиций аборигенов.

    September 2014

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    UK Tatler Travel Guide 2017

    "It’s slightly In The night Garden, the new Keemala. A bit trips, but in a good way, like a birds nest village with crazy-curvy treehouse on piggy-leggy stilts…"

    January 2017

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