This design-centric hotel is built into the lush, forested hills just up from Kamala Beach, and it is one of the most magical hotels in Thailand. The hotel has gone viral on social media thanks to its “bird’s nest villas” that appear suspended in the air in front of private infinity pools. There are three other room categories: an entry-level clay pool villa with dazzling views, a safari-style tent (with a private pool, naturally), and a double-decker tree pool villa that feels plucked from a modern, very luxurious, very sexy take on “Robinson Crusoe.” But there is so much more to the property than photo opportunities: There is a hotel pool with swim-up bar, a wine cellar for private meals, and healthy food options including raw, macrobiotic, vegan, and gluten-free menus both through room service and at the hotel’s restaurants. The spa is set in eight pod-like treatment rooms, and there are opportunities to join guided jungle hikes, yoga class, or muay thai sessions. Commendably, the hotel prides itself on treating animals ethically and does not promote elephant camps or visits to dolphin shows—and there are even rescued water buffalos on site!
10-88 Nakasud Road
Our Rating Neighborhood Kamala & Surin Beaches Phone 07635-8777 Prices Villas from 16,000B Units 38 units Amenities 2 restaurants; bar; outdoor pool; spa; room service; Wi-Fi (free). Web site http://www.keemala.com
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