From remote beaches to towering tropical forests, find full rejuvenation off the coast of Thailand.
Deep inside the hills of a verdant, enchanted rainforest, lies a totally unique 5 star retreat that’s truly unforgettable. Keemala is no ordinary hotel. It’s a property devoted to wellness and happiness, an irresistible escape from everyday life that envelops into an entrancing evergreen dreamland, and reminds you, with unequivocal proof, that the world still is still a remarkable place. Keemala is pure fantasy. This dream-like village nestled on a lush hillside where palm-fringed paths lead to a Hobbit-inspired collection of mushroom-shaped thatched roof huts and dangling tree houses has a world class spa, sparkling swimming pools and a rooftop restaurant, an entirely unique secluded property surrounded by a tropical rainforest and rumored to be home to a pink-tinged Buffalo (we’re serious).
These luxe villas inspired by stories of fictional tribes with elevated, podlike quarters and nest-themed accommodations, all come with private swimming pools, outdoor showers and stand alone tubs for total immersion. So, what will it be: the clay cottage, tent villa, tree house, or the bird’s nest villa (Keemala’s highest level and most coveted category of accommodation)? A perfect romantic escape for pleasure seekers, honeymooners, or anyone looking to unplug, the resort is close to Kamala Beach and home to all the eclectic action that Phuket has to offer while still being far enough detached to relax and revel in the serene surroundings of the tropics. Idyllic beaches are home to the area as well as an abundance of holistic rituals and nourishing cuisine designed to purify, energize, unwind and rejuvenate.
Keemala’s Spa offers the ultimate in pampering and traditional rituals. Forgot to unify your chakras before you left? No problem. Everything at this ultra-luxe resort has been so well thought out and curated for an over the top, luxury experience that no detail is missed and no request is too grand. You’ll leave feeling balanced, renewed, refreshed and reinvigorated from healthy food and blissful surrounds. The restaurant itself is an experience all its own, with a selection of cuisine in three parts: Western, Thai and Indian. Clean eating is on the menu as world class Chef’s pick herbs and vegetables from a garden in true farm-to-table style. Begin each morning with yoga in a suspended tree house, head to the beach, have sunset cocktails at Mala (the properties open-air bar) dine while gazing at the stars, and take comfort in knowing that after it’s all over, a very large, extremely comfortable is awaiting your companionship.
A place unparalleled in the blissful pleasures of convenient luxury, Keemala is an off the beaten path bucket list paradise to cure even the most extreme case of wanderlust. These lavishly appointed fantasy villas are wonderfully strange and get more interesting the longer you stay and the more you discover. As for the Buffalo? Well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.
For more info visit keemala.com
By Kara Studzinski