Keemala, Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Features

  • Boutique Spa
  • Detox
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Outdoors
  • Retreat
  • Super-luxe
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Meditation
  • Personal training
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Yoga

Nestled in the hillside on Phuket’s west coast overlooking Kamala Village sits Keemala. A village of 38 villas, all with their own private pools, Keemala is a luxury eco-community with exquisite views, surrounded by lush jungle landscape.

The resort’s holistic philosophy promotes healing spa rituals at its own Mala Spa, healthy home grown cuisine, and an eco-friendly ethos.

The Spa

Mala Spa

Housed in small thatched huts, the peaceful Mala Spa is at the centre of the Keemala village. Flanked by gently running streams and colourful bird of paradise flowers, the spa promotes a feeling of relaxation and diminishes the stresses of modern living.

The spa has 8 treatment rooms that can be used by individuals or couples, and 4 have their own sauna and steam room. The emphasis of Mala Spa is on holistic healing, and spa treatments have been carefully curated to incorporate the elements of Earth, Fire, Ocean and Air as well as drawing influence from the ancient Keemala clans.

Spa Facilities

  • 8 treatment rooms
  • 4 include own steam room and sauna
  • Ozone filtered pool with waterfall
  • Holistic fitness centre
  • Visiting practitioners
  • Holistic retreat programmes available

Spa Products

To Stay

38 villas all with their own private pools dot the village. Keemala’s villas are inspired by four different fictitious Phuket tribes, the ‘Pa-Ta-Pea’ (Earth), the ‘Khon-Jorn’ (Wanderers), the ‘We-Ha’ (Sky) and the ‘Rung-Nok’ (Nest) people. Each style of villa pays tribute to its inspiration and contains different traditional elements of the tribes.

The villas have been designed to function as the ultimate getaway experience and all have varying sizes of outdoor terraces with daybeds. Interactive 42″ LED TV’s with media hubs mean you can settle down in the evening with a film.

Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

To Eat

Keemala designs its cuisine around wholesome and natural cooking, with many vegetables and herbs grown in their own garden. Menus offer a range of cuisines, from Thai, to Indian as well as the healthy option ‘Spa menu’.

Mala Restaurant is the main dining area and offers all day dining, Mala Bar is perfect for a coffee or drink whilst the Cha-La Pool Bar offers light refreshments, lunch and cocktails.


Getting There

Keemala Phuket Kathu Phuket Thailand

+66 76 358 777

Keemala is a 40 minute drive from Phuket airport.

Flights from Bangkok to Phuket take just over an hour.

Melanie WilkinsonBy Melanie Wilkinson

Nestled in the hillside on Phuket’s west coast overlooking Kamala Village sits Keemala. A village of 38 villas, all with their own private pools, Keemala is a luxury eco-community with exquisite views, surrounded by lush jungle landscape.

The resort’s holistic philosophy promotes healing spa rituals at its own Mala Spa, healthy home grown cuisine, (many herbs and vegetables used in the restaurant are grown on site) and an eco-friendly ethos. Relaxation is all that will be expected of you.

Mala Spa

Housed in small thatched huts, the peaceful Mala Spa is at the centre of the Keemala village. Flanked by gently running streams and colourful bird of paradise flowers, the spa promotes a feeling of relaxation and really getting away from the stresses of modern living.

The spa has 8 treatment rooms that can be used by individuals or couples, and 4 have their own sauna and steam room. The emphasis of Mala Spa is on holistic healing, and spa treatments have been carefully curated to incorporate the elements of Earth, Fire, Ocean and Air as well as drawing influence from the ancient Keemala clans.

All products used are paraben and cruelty free.

The Treatment

VOYA seaweed hot stone massage: A different type of massage that left me feeling glowing and completely refreshed. Ideal for deep tissue therapy, seaweed strands infused with organic essential oils are heated and wrapped around your entire body, whilst hot stones are also placed on key stress points like your shoulders and back.

The heat of the stones soothes tired muscles and also opens your pores allowing the healing minerals in the seaweed to be absorbed. Once all the seaweed has been removed, a traditional massage rounds off the treatment. My skin had never felt tighter, I can honestly say I’m a seaweed wrap convert.

Other Treatments

Thai Herbal Hot Compress – A traditional herbal therapy that helps to relieve pain and inflammation, a muslin compress containing a blend of therapeutic herbs is steamed and applied to the body in circular rolling movements. The treatment also has elements of a traditional Thai massage so if you’re a die-hard traditionalist you can be safe in the knowledge your muscles will get a great work-out.

Raindrop healing – If you’re a fan of deep relaxation then this is the ideal treatment for you. Combining the healing powers of medicinal plants and your own body’s subtle energies the therapy enables a deeply relaxed and centered state helping to address health problems like inflammation and tight muscles.

To Stay

The Clay Pool Cottage may be the smallest of the villas at Keemala but it goes to show that good things DO come in small packages. Perfectly proportioned for 2 people the villa was at ground level with easy access through the lush vegetation, and paid homage through its rich-coloured interiors to the ‘Pa-Ta-Pea’ tribe who believed that a connection to the earth would bring them great health benefits.

The oversized bed was incredibly comfortable and just a stone’s throw away from double doors opening onto the private swim-up pool….what more could a girl want.

And if the room wasn’t welcoming enough, the bathroom could be considered the real star of the show. Spacious and light with a clay freestanding bathtub, the option of an inside monsoon shower OR an outside shower meant that every morning could offer a new decadent washing experience. Double sinks and a separate dressing table mean there won’t be any arguments over mirror space.

To Eat

Breakfast at Keemala is an unmissable experience with a mesmerizing buffet of options. Fresh fruits, pastries, cereals and bread accompany an extensive menu of cooked breakfast options as well as fresh juices and hot drinks. Presentation is key (they do say you eat with your eyes!) and supporting the resort’s eco ethos, cereals and yoghurt are served in individual glass jars to promote minimum of waste.

Come the evening, the Thai menu is traditional with a delicious modern twist, and the Indian cuisine is definitely worth a try. The Spa menu is perfect if you are taking part in one of the resorts holistic retreats with fresh and healthy food options- the salads are not only easy on the eye (presentation is of an exceptionally high standard) but they are delicious too.