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.
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
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
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
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.
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.