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Based on picturesque Phuket Island and established by a native family, Katathani Hotel is dedicated to empowering and protecting the local people and local environment which has enabled the resort to thrive over nearly three decades.

In cooperation with Katathani's philanthropic branch We Love the Hometown Foundation Katathani has received numerous international Responsible Tourism awards and certifications regarding environmentalism, safety, and customer service.



1. Protection of the Sea - Katathani voluntarily treats the local community waste water at its treatment plants.
2. 272 Million Liter Rain Water Reservoir - The Katathani reservoir nearby hotel grounds sustainably eases strain on the severely limited island water supply.
3. Solar panels provide thermal energy for water heating in showers and faucets.
4. Ko Green is Katathani's organically-produced and bio-degradable soaps created at the resort.
5.Winner of the "Phuket Zero Waste Contest" Katathani hotel recycles 80% of all waste.
6.Katathani's has powered Bio Diesel trucks by spent cooking oils from its four kitchens.
7. Katathani's used bottle caps from re-usable glass bottles are donated to manufacturers of prosthetic limbs.
8. Katathani hosts beach cleanings twice daily at Kata Noi Beach during the rainy season (when sea currents are strongest) and every second day in high season.
9. Katathani sponsors annual "Scuba Reef Cleaning" projects!
10.We take pride about educating local students regarding island environmental protection through programs such as "Environmental Detective." In this yearly project, students work to solve environmental case studies related to the beach and sea.


Katathani has saved nearly three million USD over the past four years of implementing comprehensive sustainability projects. A substantial portion of these savings are donated through We Love the Hometown Foundation for the restoration and maintenance of local facilities.



Overview Documents
Responsible Tourism Policy and Accomplishments: Info Sheet (1 page, 2012)


Media Articles
O'Neil, Tamsin (2012, March) Phuket With Principles. Green Magazine, pages 86-93.

O'Sullivan, Janet (2011) Warm Meets Fuzzy. Luxury Travel Magazine, pages 115-118