Keemala

Phuket, Thailand

Not all hotels are created equal, and few hotels come as tranquil as Keemala. Set in the lush, rainforest of Kamala, Keemala is an unspoiled paradise where guests are invited to tread lightly on this evergreen patch of earth. 

Nestled in a nature-surrounded playground of pool villas, Keemala presents a range of sought-after spa treatments, holistic wellness programs, enticing gastronomic fare and relaxing activities. Here, a choice of four suite styles allows travellers to rest their weary heads in alluring Birds Nest Pool Villas, Tent Pool Villas, Clay Pool Villas or in a Tree Pool House.

Keemala Phuket room interior
Keemala Phuket bathroom

Behind the scenes, there’s more to Keemala than what meets the holidaymaker’s captivated eye. Keemala is a hotel that treats its location with true reverence, ensuring its low impact on the planet. 

Every villa has its own water treatment system, waste is minimal (you won’t spot any plastic packaging here), and the structures’ designs have been carefully considered to protect the existing ecosystem. Glass plays an important role in the buildings’ designs, in order to reduce the need for synthetic lighting. 

Keemala Phuket villa interior

In an effort to support the community, all fabrics and textiles used in the villas are produced by ethnic minority groups in Thailand, as part of the Doi Tung Development Project. 

At Keemala, water plants are used to treat the stream, waterfall and other natural water sources like a natural water filtration system. In-room amenities are natural, paraben-free and cruelty-free, and the on-site Enchanted Garden flourishes with vegetables and herbs that are used in the kitchen and spa. 

Guests can take garden tours, cooking classes, or partake in zen-inducing yoga, tai chi, and meditation classes. 

On the property, guests can meet Keemala’s resident rescue water buffalo and learn about this animal’s significance in Thai culture, and get to know its rescued baby goats, ducks, peacocks and chickens merrily roaming the grounds.

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Conscious efforts.

Every hotel featured on our website is chosen for its commitment to operate more responsibly. Our hotels are conscious of their social and environmental impacts, and strive to do better. 

We believe progress is better than perfection, and we trust the information provided to us is accurate. As our community grows, our travellers will help keep our hotels honest with their feedback. 

The property compensates carbon emissions by purchasing certified carbon offsets.

The property compensates carbon emissions by purchasing certified carbon offsets.

The property has achieved and holds a current and third-party recognised eco-certification (with standards recognised by the GSTC)

LED lighting makes up for at least 80% of the property’s guest and public room lighting. Guest rooms have energy saving switches (e.g. keycard-controlled electricity).

The property offers electric car charging stations.

The property monitors and reviews its employees’ wages and implements them against fair and living wage norms.

The property has achieved and holds a current and third-party recognised green building certification from either LEED or BREEAM.

Guests are offered tours and activities organised by local guides and businesses.

The property invests revenue into the community or in local sustainability projects.

The property promotes awareness of local culture and heritage, as well as visitor etiquette.

At least 80% of food is sourced from property’s local region (e.g. within 50km from property location).

Single-use plastic amenities are replaced by a bulk dispenser. Single-use plastic water bottles, soda bottles, straws, cups, tableware and stirrers are not offered.

The property has a recycling plan in place (e.g. in guest rooms, common areas, kitchen) for at least four waste types (glass, paper, plastic, organic).

The property’s electricity is 100% renewable.

Property only uses water-efficient toilets and showers. A towel re-use program is available to guests. Guests can opt out of room cleaning.

These conscious efforts balance the most impactful practices hotels can adopt to reduce their negative impact with the most meaningful efforts to travellers.

Our list, developed in partnership with sustainability experts and utilising the Travalyst accommodation framework, is not exhaustive but serves as a digestible summary for conscious travellers.

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