Think globally, act locally

Sustainable development

Following S Hotels & Resort’s philosophy of sustainable development, we carry out various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects at our oceanside properties, notably at Santiburi Koh Samui and Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort.


Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort – “Phi Phi Model” support

Over the years, we have been working with the Thai National Parks Department in this region and actively supporting its “Phi Phi Model” management approach. This includes provided mooring buoys at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort to prevent boat operators anchoring and damaging coral reefs, and providing patrol boats for park officers that enable them to assist visitors and keep violators away.


CROSSROADS Maldives – Building Big, Protecting the Small

In partnership with the developers of CROSSROADS, S Hotels & Resorts has established a Marine Discovery Centre. Among other things, corals are nurtured there and prepared for introduction to the sea. In addition, the centre serves as a think tank for further conservation measures to improve biological diversity in the ecosystem. All resort activities and goals are based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially with regard to life below water, focusing on zero marine debris.


Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort – “Maya Bay Coral Recovery Monitoring Database”

We are reinforcing our sustainable development strategy and spearheading the restoration of “Maya Bay” project, using remote aerial photography to create a “Coral Recovery Monitoring Database” Programme.


Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort – Marine Discovery Centre (MDC)

Funded by Singha Hotels & Resorts and managed by Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, this unique learning centre is the first marine learning centre to be established by a private organisation in Thailand. MDC aims to educate and engage visitors, as well as residents from the neighbouring communities about the value of marine life and marine eco-systems to cultivate greater environmental awareness.


Santiburi Koh Samui – Hotel Nursery

Santiburi Koh Samui is growing 38 types of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers within the resort nurtured in a total of 2,663 pots. Two Chef’s Garden areas supply various organic ingredients to the resort kitchens, significantly reducing the hotel’s carbon footprint.


Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort – “Toh Wai Wai”

With this initiative we set out to rehabilitate the ecosystem and restore balance to Noppharat Thara Beach - Phi Phi Island Marine National Park, and included the planting of mangroves, propagation of corals around Yoong island, and a Clownfish Release Program.


Santiburi Koh Samui – Plastic Reduction Initiative

Santiburi Koh Samui replaced all plastic water bottles with glass bottles throughout the resort.  This resulted in 100 kg. less monthly plastic waste. Since June 2018, straws have been provided only for drinks that require them and served with straws made of bamboo or lemongrass.


Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort – “Phi Phi Set to Change”

This project was launched as a collaboration between government officials and academics, contributing to the conservation and restoration of the natural resources in the Noppharat Thara Beach and Phi Phi Island National Park, including the restoration of bleached corals.


Santiburi Koh Samui – EM production program

Natural garden waste and cold food waste has been composted and used for EM production in house at Santiburi Koh Samui. The resort produces 5000+ gallons of EM from food waste every month with 375 gallons supplied to a local school with training also given to students on how to used EM to clean and public areas and drains. The remaining EM is used for resort river treatment, kitchen cleaning, sanitary cleaning and gardening.