Dan’s Ko Yao Retreat

Break free to tranquility.

Dan’s Koh Yao Retreat (DKR) is a private residence on the beautiful island of Koh Yao Noi in Phang Na Bay. It sits on a hill, overlooking the Ocean. It offers its guests all the amenities they could wish for, a 15-meter pool, a large sun terrace and full-time staff to make guests feel fully at home. There are currently three rooms / bungalows available for rent. All rentals include breakfast, use of the common living room, sala and the terrace including the pool. The “sala” is a large (50 sqm.) covered open space for lounging and relaxing. Two motor scooters and two mountain-bikes are available for the use of the guests. Additional scooters and bikes can be rented.


Paradise by Numbers

Koh Yao Noi sits right in the middle of Phang Na Bay, halfway between Phuket and Krabi. It has about 3’500 permanent residents. It has only a modest number of tourists compared to tourist hot spots such as Phuket or Koh Samui.

Dan’s Koh Yao Retreat on this island offers:


A Place of Respite

Wellness Area
& Services

Dan’s Koh Yao Retreat gets you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life as well as the tourist crowds. It is yours to enjoy either alone (exclusive use) or in a small group.  

Dan’s Koh Yao retreat offers you a chance to take care of body and soul:

  • Mountain Biking – get your work-out
  • Infinity Pool – do your laps
  • On Site Massages – Ahhhhhh….

Nurture Your Nature: Elevate Your Wellness,
Embrace Your Wholeness.

Hospitality at its Best

High-End Accommodations

. Experience opulence and personalized service in our high-end accommodations. Elevate your stay to extraordinary levels of indulgence.

Locally sourced Food

Savor local flavor with our dishes crafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced nearby. A culinary celebration of community and sustainability in every bite.

Dedicated staff Staff

Exceptional service is our commitment, with a dedicated and friendly staff ready to make your stay memorable.


A Place to Reflect & Enjoy

And maybe you just want to relax.

Curl up on one of the couches in the sala with a book from our extensive library.

Take in the view. Watch the birds, including the iconic Hornbiills, picking fruits and berries from our trees.

Feed the Koi and enjoy the explosion of colours when the get into a feeding frenzy.

And if you feel up to it, how about a game of billiards or pool.

A Place to Explore

Top Things to Do in the Area

Boat Trips

There are plenty of things to do on the water. There is of course “James Bond Island”, famous from the film “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Nearby is an entire village, including shops, restaurants and even a mosque floating on rafts.  You can go swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing on a remote island, or go for a picnic. We can tailor an excursion with a local long-tail boat to your wishes. Our resident manager will gladly advise you on the options and make the necessary arrangements.

Sight Seeing

If you’re looking to explore the island, you have a few options available to you. You can rent a motor scooter or mountain bike and venture out on your own, giving you the flexibility to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, you could hire a Tuk Tuk, which is essentially a pick-up truck with benches in the back. This can be a fun and convenient way to see the island, especially if you’re traveling with a group. 

Bird watching

You can watch a multitude of birds, including the iconic Hornbills, from the comfort of your deck chair. If you want to get a more immersive experience, we can arrange for a local ornithologist to take you into the forests, armed with binoculars and telephoto lens.


What Our Guests Say

A good friend told us about Dans place and we're forever grateful for it. We booked out the whole place and we're absolutely delighted with everything. The view from the pool is amazing and the attentive staff couldn't do enough for us. We cant wait to visit again.
Dan’s KoYao resort was beautiful. Staff was attentive and always helpful. Suppasin was an excellent host with extensive knowledge of the island. He made many reservations for us and every detail was taken care of. Would highly recommend.
Truly a magical place - the view and the hornbills are joyful! So happy we had the opportunity to stay here and to explore the island, many adventures to be had followed by a dip in the gorgeous pool to end the day. Thank you so much Suppasin and Saii for your kindness and hospitality.
This place is great. Ko Yao Noi is a quiet Island with plenty of the infrastructure that you need with none of the crowds. Saii arranged everything we needed and more. When more friends wanted to add on she found us a nearby villa that they could rent. The villa is located right by Cape Kudu so we ate lots of meals there. Overall amazing!
The best place we saw in the whole island to stay privately. Everything new and they take care of details, you feel it like the home you deserve in the jungle.
WOW! This has to be the best place I've ever stayed. The accommodations far exceeded expectations; the photos do not do the property justice! What we thought was going to be a modest home stay turned into one of the grandest resort experiences. Sai was incredibly helpful, friendly, and kind. I want to live here.


Make Your Own Memories

When you come home from a vacation at Dan’s Koy Yao Retreat you should not be exhausted, but rather restored. We aim to make it easy and relaxing for you. Bring back memories that will sustain you for the rest of the year. And if you liked it, please let us know. Send as your favourite picture that we may put up on this website. And if you have suggestions for improvements or, quite frankly, criticisms, please do let us know as well so that we can correct what is not up to the standard that you have a right to expect. We want to make Dan’s Koh Yao Retreat into a place where you can make memories that will last you a lifetime.