What We Love
- Bill, the resort’s resident pink buffalo
- The Tom Yum cocktail, a sumptuous blend of lemongrass and lime, at the hotel bar
- Alfresco bathtubs in the Bird’s Nest villas, which are fashioned from hollowed out rocks
- The lagoon that meanders through the entire resort
What To Know
- The coffee beans in your room (you’re also provided with a traditional grinder) come from the plantations of nearby Chiang Rai
- All the herbs used in the hotel kitchens are sourced from an “enchanted garden” onsite
- As part of its commitment to staying ethical, the hotel refuses to bring elephants onto the property
- During peak season (December-January), there is a three-night minimum
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
An imaginative mix of pods, bungalows, and thatched-roof cottages comprise the 38 dwellings at this meditative lair, where guests are constantly encouraged to mingle with nature. And though all the accommodations here, from glamorous, safari-style tents to bi-level tree-houses, are kitted out with private plunge pools, it’s the Bird’s Nest Villas (there are 8) that bag top billing: dressed in rich mahogany, the especially indulgent embellishments include a monsoon shower and a glass wall, with Andaman Sea views. Wake up and smell the bougainvillea: stroll jungle walkways, take respite in the meditation cave, indulge in a healing raindrop treatment at Mala, the resort’s indoor-outdoor spa, or simply stretch out on one of the sun loungers by the freeform pool—the relaxation options here are endless. The property houses just one restaurant, but the multifaceted menu—guests can choose from Thai, Indian, and even a Healthy Living category, which includes low calorie spins on traditional plates, satisfies even the pickiest diners. For the epicures, there are cheese-and-chocolate platters to complement an internationally sourced collection of biodynamic wines, enjoyed poolside.
In the Area
With free hourly shuttles to Kamala Beach (the site of a weekly night market, with stalls that hawk everything from banana pancakes to fried fish skewers) and the hedonistic havens of Patong, you’re not too far from civilization, even though your woodsy surroundings may suggest otherwise. If you’d prefer to stay local, your villa host can facilitate zip-lining adventures, traditional cooking lessons, or a trip to the nearby Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, which gets the hotel’s seal of approval for its conservation efforts. Phuket International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
How to Get There
The best and most beautiful place I have ever stayed at (Treehouse Villa). It was our splurge stay for the last night on our honeymoon... and it was worth it.
Food was delicious and comparable to North America pricing ($30 dinner for two people without drinks). We ordered room service to enjoy in our room and had lunch the next day at the restaurant. This was the best and plentiful option free breakfast I have ever seen.
It was such a unique experience! Staff was so sweet and nice. I felt like a celebrity or a queen.
The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable and we were dying at how stylish and unique the room looked. Our private pool was a tad on the cooler side... so would have preferred a little warmer water but maybe it was just cooler in Phuket than usual. Nice views from our room and all around but couldn't see the water from our room.
We got a later checkout by 1:00pm for our honeymoon and then we hit the pool (which was also great lounge spot). They also exceeded our expectations by booking us a shower room in the spa since we had already checked out. The private shower room is part of the spa and is also a steam room... We just expected a shower stall in a public bathroom (which they did also have near the pool).
We stayed at the Kamala resort for my birthday. We had a treehouse that was stunning in every way secluded, very clean and our room manager K was amazing. He was just one call away even to run you a bubble bath at 8pm! They have golf carts to take you around the property and daily complimentary activities like photography tours and cooking classes just toname a few.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the staff (K, Lift, Noom) I'm sorry if we forgot anyone for making my trip so memorable. We even had an unexpected delay with our flight and the staff helped us call around and organize a hotel close to the airport and brekkie as the flight was at 4.15am. This was the our first time in Thailand and it was amazing we will definitely be back!!
Super romantic for couples, privacy and you are catered to, just be polite to the staff as you would be anywhere :)
I came for my sisters birthday but oh my god this place is stunning, amazing 5 star experience. We had the treehouse, recommended for maximum seclusion. Silent 24/7, super clean and a personal butler is 1 call away! Golf carts to take you around the grounds and the most instagrammable landscapes.
Thank you Keemala for having us, thank you to all the staff members you all were the highlight of our first time in Phuket. We hope to send our parents for an anniversary trip!
I really want to go to Keemala since its opening. My partner brought me here to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. We stayed in Tree Pool Villa.
Overall design seems to be fascinating but when you look closely, there are some elements that don't really match with each other. The hotel looks a bit worn out. I totally understand that strong sun and heavy rain can damage the hotel. I would like to suggest the management team to take care of this. Maintenance is very important. This hotel is considered very expensive so the guests expect the best.
Another thing than can be improved is the cleanliness. I spotted some grease stain on the mirror and when I was in the pool, I looked up and noticed that the ceiling above me has so many spider webs. This happened to the sofa on our balcony as well.
Bathroom was divided into two sections, bathtub (indoor) and shower (outdoor). The area around bathtub seemed to be wet all the time (me and my partner haven't use the bathtub yet). Shower section was really dark at night. I noticed that there were lamps in the area but couldn't find the switch. When my partner asked the hotel staff about it, they said that the lamps were only for decoration! We were quite surprise to learn about this.
The food was good. Many choices for us to choose. The service was great. All staffs were friendly and sweet. They really do have service mind. We attended lotus folding class and it was fun. The spa was also good. Nothing for us to complain. Oh! The hotel gave us a bottle of sparkling wine as an anniversary gift. Thank you very much.
I rated this hotel 4 because of the service. There are only 2 things that I want to ask the hotel management to improve. The first one is the maintenance and the second one is the cleanliness.
I can truly say that this is the BEST hotel i have ever been too! I had an unforgettable experience- room, views, food, staff - everything was made special for us! A huge thanks to Lift - one of the staff members who looked after us on our honeymoon. Anything we wanted - he took care off it and went above and beyond with helping us enjoy our experience. A hotel that i would recommend for anyone coming to phuket!