Dan’s Ko Yao Retreat



Sustainability is key for green, cost-effective communities. At Dan’s Koh Yao Retreat we seek to foster environmental responsibility and minimize our impact on the natural environment.



There are now about 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our ocean, 46,000 pieces in every square mile of ocean, weighing up to 269,000 tons. Pretty soon there will be more plastic in the ocean than there are fish.

What makes plastic so usable, i.e. its durability, is also the biggest problem. It stays as plastic forever, which is a pretty long time, and it does not get absorbed or dissolved.

At Dans Koyao Retreat we decided to cut back as much as possible on the use of one-way plastics.

  1. We eliminated plastic drinking straws.
  2. We provide drinking water from a number of water stations where guests can re-fill their own bottles. If you forgot your water bottle, we lend or sell you one.
  3. Soap, shampoo, shower gel etc. are provided in pump bottles made from re-cycled coconut shells.
  4. We provide canvas bags for your laundry, your lunch or your beach towels.
  5. If you arrange a boat trip through us, we provide lunch in a stainless steel “Tiffin” box rather than in a plastic container.

It is, unfortunately, not possible to eliminate plastics completely. We still can provide you with a small plastic bag, if you need to pack your wet swimsuit before you pack it in your suitcase. But we try, to the maximum extent possible, to stay away from adding to the masses of plastic in the oceans.


Toilet Paper

Toilet paper is made from wood. So, every time you flush some toilet paper you are flushing a little bit of a forest down the toilet. Furthermore, you put additional strain on our septic system by adding to the volume of non-compostable materials.

May we suggest an alternative? Next to every toilet at DKR we have installed bidet spray. Using a bidet spray instead of toilet paper is simple and hygienic. You also help preserve the forests and avoid additional strain on our septic system.