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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Decided to stay for the week end on the hill, surrounded by the trees and it was a truly good experience. The staff are all lovely, the design of the resort and the rooms are everywhere a pleasure for the eyes. A clear effort to respect nature has been made. It is a real achievement and despite the high prices, it is worth a short stay.
It’s nicely build hotel if you want to stay far from nightlife of Phuket
It’s little difficult in coming to hotel and going out
The hotel offers taxi which is really expensive and the spa could be huge disappointment in terms of price
They are too pressing and non cooperative butler if you are not using there spa
The food is excellent in terms of quality
The hotel room are really good and comfortable but could be overpriced
The beach is little far and it on mountain so mostly to walk around also you always need buggy
But it’s nice nice couple hotel to stay for last two days of your Phuket trip
You will have big dissatisfaction because of taxi . I think this area has taxi union and really expensive and hotel supports them so be prepared for it
Again I recommend that stay for last two days of trip to enjoy luxury of tree house type rooms the rooms are very nice with different and luxurious comfort
Beware it s a overpriced hotel also
The hotel is for honeymooners. Plan to spend the full day enjoying the view, the pool and the beach. Ideal for stay in and relaxing, pamper yourself and the ones you love.
The food is good on the site.
My Husband and I stayed at Keemala for our Honeymoon. My Husband has alot of food allergies and we got sent a questionnaire to fill in asking about allergies and dietary requirements before arrival. When we arrived we were met by Aor from front reception who confirmed his allergies and also had one of the chefs speak with him. They outlined what he could eat in the snackbar in the room and made sure he had enough variety. All of the staff knew of his allergies and remembered him and his allergies. He was never served anything he couldn't eat and always felt catered for. Aside from this the hotel was beautiful and the staff the most helpful. We would stay there again. Thank you again to all staff at Keemala!
Unfortunately, during my stay at the bird’s nest pool villa, I suffered a severe allergic reaction and went into anaphylactic shock as a result of being given a dish which contained peanut oil at breakfast.
We informed the team of my severe nut allergy both prior to arrival and once we had arrived at the hotel. On the second evening, a jar of snacks labelled ‘coconut balls’ was placed in our villa. I ate one of these and instantly realised that they contained peanuts. I suffered an asthma attack and swelling to my lips. We were given nothing other than a small apology and the assurance that it would not happen again.
The next morning, I ordered a chicken noodle dish for breakfast and once again, reminded the staff of my nut allergy. 25 minutes after eating the dish, I went into anaphylactic shock and was rushed to hospital, where I had to spend two nights. My partner and I were unable to fly home as a result and had to pay thousands of pounds to change our return flight to the UK to two days later.
We loved the villa and the resort was beautiful but these incidents certainly ruined our stay and it's safe to say, that we will not be returning! For the price we paid, I was astounded by the terrible service.