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Honeymoon Venue: Keemala Phuket

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we bring you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

This week's honeymoon venue is Keemala Hotel, an exclusive pool villas and resort in the beautiful Phuket, Thailand. Keemala embraces the culture of Thailand and brings it to life through distinctive design to provide its guests with an incredible Thai experience. Positioned in the hills, it is a true evergreen paradise that is nestled among the rainforest, away from the crowds and overlooking the Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea. Keemala creates a dreamlike environment by providing relaxing spa treatments, magical villas, various gastronomic choices, holistic programs and a range of activities.

Keemala offers a range of villas and cottages – one to suit any type of couple. The Clay Pool Cottages have been built incorporating earth into their walls and ceilings due to the health benefits it is believed to provide. While staying in the Clay Pool Cottage, enjoy rainforest views, a private pool and unique tribal designs and furnishings. The Tent Pool Villas have been inspired by the surrounding wildlife, provide incredible views and of course, a private pool. For a slightly larger villa, opt for the Tree Pool House. This expansive villa is two stories of ultimate luxury. Enjoy suspended furniture, a unique circular pool and outdoor terrace spaces. Keemala is most well know for its infamous Bird’s Nest Pool Villas. These villas offer incredible sea, rainforest and resort views, private lap pool and outdoor sundecks. Suspended high among the tree tops, these villas are a true escape.

If you wish to emerge from your luxury hideaways, head to Keemala’s relaxing spa. The Mala Spa highlights traditional Thai healing methods for the mind, body and soul, and combines is the top contemporary practices for ultimate healing.

When it comes to dining within Keemala, the hotels gastronomy team largely believe in providing guests with a ‘feast for the senses’. Keemala has two dining options available, Mala Restaurant and Cha-La – for poolside refreshments in the scorching Thai sun. The Bar is the perfect option if you wish to sip on a cocktail while enjoying breathtaking sunsets over Kamala Beach. For a more intimate option on your honeymoon, opt for Keemala’s Destination Dining, where you can enjoy the likes of champagne picnics and romantic dinners in various fascinating venues.

If you are heading to Phuket for a destination wedding like no other, Keemala offers a range of picturesque settings for you to say your ‘I dos’ in. With its lush rainforest backdrop and spectacular water features, your wedding at Keemala would be a magnificent event and Harlow Garland can help you make it magical.