Dan's Koyao Retreat

Exclusive Thai Holiday Residence
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Escape the Rat-Race

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 teo 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 3’000 permanent residents and 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:

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What Our Guests Say

“The best place we saw in the whole island to stay privately!”


April 2018, AirBnB

“A beautiful, spacious private villa tucked away in the greenery.  I cannot recommend this place enough!”

Sofie Nielander

Travel Blogger, Travel Wiser

“WOW! This has to be the best place I’ve ever stayed!”


March 2018, AirBnB

A Place of Respite

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.  

Wellness Area & Services

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
  • Cedar Hot Tub – relax and soak, either alone or…
  • On Site Massages – Ahhhhhh….

Hospitality at its Best

Your physical well-being is important to us. We offer:

High End Accommodations
Locally sourced Food
Dedicated staff Staff

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

1. 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, snorklig, sun-bathing on a remote island or simply 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 different options an make the necessary arrangements.

2. Sight Seeing

Explore the island either on your own by motor scooter or mountain bike or hire a Tuk.Tuk (actually simply a pick-up truck with benches).

3. Cooking Classes

Our staff is quite happy to show you their little secrets of Thai Cooking. If you want a more formal introduction to Thai cuisine our resident manager can arrange for a qualified local cook to come to the house and teach. Or maybe, you want to first go to the market with the cook to see all the foods that are locally available.

4. Explore Phuket

There are any number of activities that are offered in Phuket, only a half hour boat ride away. How about a round of Golf at the Mission Hills Golf Resort? How about a tour of the numerous temples and pagodas? Old Punke town has lovely old streets with traditional shop houses that today offer anything from fabric stores to coffee shops. Our resident manager can arrange for a reliable taxi to pick you up from the ferry pier and take you around.

5. Shopping

The local market is a always a worthwhile experience. If you want fashion and name-brands there are a number of top-tier shopping enters in Phuket. Talk to out resident manager, she will be happy to arrange transportation for you.

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.