Luxury resort Keemala opens in Phuket
December 3, 2015: Nestled away from the crowds and overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, Keemala, with its 38 splendid pool cottages, tree houses and villas is now officially open to guests to enjoy a resort experience that is beyond enchanting.
Located within lush woodlands in Phuket, Keemala embraces a Thai cultural philosophy and blends the fictional history of four indigenous clans with the decadence of an upscale resort. The design is inspired by stories, cultures, traditions and lifestyles of these early Phuket settlers and offers an unusual alternative to most hotel experiences in the region.
The resort has four villa choices all complete with private pools and a range of both sea and mountain views. The 16 'Clay Pool Cottages' reflect the earthiness of the 'Pa-Ta-Pea' (earth) clan who believed in a strong connection to the earth and harnessed agriculture as their trade. The tent-like structure and wildlife inspired prints and textures of the seven 'Tent Pool Villas' reflect the nomadic way of life of the 'Khon-Jorn' (wanderer) clan which consisted of foragers, performers and traders.
The seven imaginative 'Tree Pool Houses' use building techniques to give the impression that the structures are suspended from trees to represent the 'We-Ha' (sky) clan who worshipped the universe. This quirky two-floor villa design can accommodate up to four guests. The 'Rung-Nok' (nest) community inspired the design of the eight 'Bird's Nest Pool Villas'. This group enjoyed an opulent way of life, thus the exclusive interwoven design of their homes. This villa offers the most exclusive experience of all the villa types.
Keemala offers a range of curated spa treatments, wellness activities and holistic living retreats. Mala Spa has eight treatment rooms alongside a Thai massage pavilion, steam and sauna rooms, fitness centre, and yoga and meditation spaces. Natural, paraben and cruelty free spa products by VOYA, Siam Botanicals, and Spa Ritual are used for all treatments.
Renowned guest practitioners from around the world will take up residency and offer truly specialised retreats. During December and January, Keemala will welcome Jenny Ostling who specialises in 'Arvigo Therapy and Holistic Massage', Andy Mack who will be in residence to offer 'Dissolve Therapy', 'Tibetan Singing Bowl Healing' with Akiko Igarashi, 'Clinical Aromatherapy & Acupuncture' with Victoria Kirkwood and 'Arvigo Therapy & Acupuncture' with Lisa Levine.
Perfect for honeymooners, couples and guests wishing to get away from it all, Keemala welcomes young adults of 14 years upwards.