Help Dyrft create paradise with purpose.

We need your help. Together, we can create a more meaningful form of travel, one that gives more than it takes from the people who call these places home.

WELCOME TO

Dryft Darocotan Island is an eco-glamping camp in the north of El Nido, Palawan.

 

Dryft has quickly become one of the highest rated and most popular accommodations in El Nido. Designed by one of Palawan's most talented and celebrated artists, Nuno Finez, it embodies the tribal essence of the islands while utilizing recycled fishing nets and other treasure trash with a creative and sustainable edge. 

The Hives are a great example of the Dryft architectural artistry you can find on Darocotan.

Preview of Paradise

Welcome to Dryft

Celebrate Island Life

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The Village of Teneguiban

Teneguiban is a remote village of nearly 5,000 people in the north of El Nido, Palawan. Dryft was built through the hard work and craftsmanship of the Teneguiban locals.

 

While the village lack basic necessities such as consistent electricity, poor sanitation, and running water, they compensate with heart, disposition, and big smiles. 

Like many villages in the Philippines, Teneguiban has a local economy sustained predominantly by fishing. As the supply in the region becomes more scarce due to overfishing and climate change, the locals are confronting a new way of life. With a local minimum wage just more than $6 per day, life in the village is very much a day to day struggle. 

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Why Support Dryft

Since Dryft’s founding, we’ve been on a mission to create a symbiotic corporate community partnership. 

 

We aim toharnesses the growing surge of tourism to El Nido in a sustainable and community conscious way.  We are seeking to be the new model of sustainable tourism that gives more than it takes from the land and the people who call it home.  

Our community and company have been deeply impacted by COVID-19. As our hotel has been shuttered and we sit in quarantine, we’ve been driven to adjust our focus to achieve our goal of giving back to the community and the island that’s given us so much. 

Paradise with Purpose

We’ve developed a new model, allowing our guests to stay in paradise for a cause.

 

The negative impacts of tourism on a place like El Nido are undeniable. We aim to combat these challenges with a structure aimed to build the necessary social and sustainable infrastructure to support the growing demand. By staying at Dryft Camp, 50% of your reservation will go toward a cause of your choice, each making a positive impact on these islands and the ones who call them home. 

How it Works

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Choose

a Cause

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Pick your Room

03

Enjoy Paradise

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Choose 1 of 3 Causes

50% of your reservation goes towards the cause of your choice

Environmental

There is perhaps no cause that is more complex, or more important, than the protection of the delicate ecosystems of El Nido. Each project within the environmental cause will go towards offsetting the human impact on these islands, the ocean, and the air.

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Community

There’s a term in Tagalog, “bayanihan”, to describe the community spirit found throughout The Philippines 7,000 islands. It embodies the communal unity towards achieving a common goal. Together, we’ll harness bayanihan and work towards improving the island communities of El Nido.

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Sustainable Infrastructure

A solid foundation is crucial for an underdeveloped community faced with rising tourism. The influx of human waste brings great strain on an already struggling system. Therefore, infrastructure for the village of Teneguiban is essential for us to achieve our goal of a truly sustainable tourism and community.

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Choose Your Room

01. Glamping Tent

Simple and elegant, the bell tent is an excellent way to feel the basic elements of camping with added comfort. Each bell tent boasts ocean views from creatively crafted bamboo decks. Fall asleep with the sounds of the waves and wake up with birds of paradise.

AMMENITIES:

Jungle views

Electric Fan

Terrace

Shared Bathroom

Glamping Tent + Cause (Per Night)

Glamping Tent + Cause (Per Night)

₱10,000.00Price

02. The Hive Huts

Simple and elegant, the bell tent is an excellent way to feel the basic elements of camping with added comfort. Each bell tent boasts ocean views from creatively crafted bamboo decks. Fall asleep with the sounds of the waves and wake up with birds of paradise.

Shared Bathroom

Terrace

Ceiling Fan

Jungle views

AMMENITIES:

Hive Hut + Cause (per night)

Hive Hut + Cause (per night)

₱12,500.00Price

03. The Lux Tipi

Simple and elegant, the bell tent is an excellent way to feel the basic elements of camping with added comfort. Each bell tent boasts ocean views from creatively crafted bamboo decks. Fall asleep with the sounds of the waves and wake up with birds of paradise.

Private Bathroom

Terrace

Ceiling Fan

Ocean views

AMMENITIES:

Lux Tipi + Cause (Per Night)

₱17,500.00Price

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Enjoy Paradise

A vibrant coral reef, teeming with marine life. A trek through the jungle. Snorkeling around an old Japanese shipwreck from WWII. These are just a few of the adventures that await you on Dryft Darocotan. Enjoy island paradise, while seeing firsthand how your contributions have impacted the community of Teneguiban. 

Accolades

Dryft Darocotan Island

9.1

5,000+

Very Happy Guests

20 Tons

CO2 Emissions Saved

5.0

Excellent

Praise for Palawan

#1 Best Island in the World 2020

10 Most Beautiful Islands in the World 2019

#1 of 12 Best Island in the World 2019

Best Islands in the World: Readers Choice 2019

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The Dryfter Village

The private island community for bored creatives and burned-out professionals who want to make a difference.  

We are a team, passionate about our mission to grow a self-sustaining society of the island of Darocotan that values community and unimpeded creativity above all else. We love to dream, and always dream big. 

 
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2 OR 4 WEEK STAY

Dryfter Program

The Dryfter Program is the perfect option for those who want a taste of island life on Darocotan while contributing to our community.

 

Dryfters have the choice of how much they get involved, but is ideally set up for those seeking to volunteer in the Village of Teneguiban or the Dryft Village. Digital Dryfters, looking to connect with the outside world from our co-working paradise, will find the true meaning of work-life-balance. 

CHILLED OUT

Don't worry, we get it. Sometimes you just need some island time to unwind. You'll have no judgment from us and you're welcome to soak up all that Darocotan has to offer while immersing yourself in the Dryft Village. We do encourage all Dryfters to contribute 25% of their time towards one of our great causes to get the most out of the experience. 

PART TIMER

Sometimes you just want the best of both worlds, the two scoops of different flavor types. The Part Timer option is designed to let you get involved, part-time, giving back to the community while still enjoying plenty of time to relax and enjoy the peaceful side of paradise on Darocotan Island.

ALL IN

If you're one of those people who always needs to be doing something or feels compelled to contribute towards a good cause, the All In option is the optimal way to get in the rhythm of our community, while making a lasting impact in building our village and giving back to the local population.

Who is it for?

For those that need a break from the “real world”. Escape the hustle while  kicking back in an island community that cares about creating a better future.

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DIGITAL DRYFTERS

Those who can't stay put and have the freedom to work remotely from one of the most beautiful islands and "offices" you'll ever dream to find.

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VOLUNTEERS

The ones who want to make a difference contributing their time towards helping out in our island community, creating a better future, and helping define Paradise with Purpose.

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ARTISTS & EDUCATORS

If you have a special talent or message you'd like to share, the Dryfter Program is open for applicants to have their all-inclusive stay, fully paid for, in exchange for sharing your gift. Multi-media artists, musicians, and experts of all types are welcome to apply.   

DRYFTER OPTIONS

Artists, Musicians, & Educators Application

$10

Contribution

Artists, musicians, and educators who are willing to come to the island and share their skills and knowledge are eligible to apply to have their fees waived

2 Week Dryfter

$1,500

Stay: $1,750  $1,500

Food: $300   Free

Island Office: Infinite

Volunteering: Unlimited

4 Week Dryfter

$2,000

Stay: $3,750  $2,000

Food: $600   Free

Community: Invaluable

Making a difference: Priceless

What's Included

Tini Tipi

The Tini Tipi is the first model in our new Dryfter Village. The Tipi offers the comfort of home from the confines of its cozy space. With a small work desk, a beautiful terrace, and a queen-size bed, the Tini Tipi embodies our Dryft values of simplicity and community, nestled in the jungle next to your friends and neighbors. 

Daily Meals

Co-working Space

Yoga & Wellness

Community Engagement

Dryft Events

AMMENITIES:

Jungle views

Electric Fan

Terrace

Shared Bathroom

 
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6 Month Program

Dryft Sabbatical

If you’ve dreamt of a fresh start, putting your talents to work for good and having a hand in building a micro-civilization in paradise, the Dryft Sabbatical is for you.

 

Together, we will create a new model of corporate and community partnerships. A community that’s totally self-reliant and aims to change the world from a small island with no roads,  starting with the village of Teneguiban.  What is utopia? What if a corporation’s success was shared with the community and employees?   Let’s answer these questions, together.

Who is it for?

The sabbatical program was designed because our belief is it’s never too late to do the things you’ve always dreamt of. We aim to provide an environment and space where people
can rediscover what makes them passionate.

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DIGITAL DRYFTERS

If you've dreamt of trading your complex life for life on an island paradise, but still want to advance your career and make an impact, our community for Dryfters strikes the perfect balance. At the end of the 6-month sabbatical, participants who embody the Dryft lifestyle will be offered long term residency status on Dryft Darocotan, as well as future Dryft locations.

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CREATORS

Entrepreneurs, artists, craftsman, does. If you're a person who relishes the challenge of taking ownership and building something beautiful, from scratch, we want to hear from you. We are a village of makers who value unhinged creativity and community above all else. Those who feel the same will find themselves right at home. 

EDUCATORS & SCHOLARS

There is no greater gift than knowledge. We believe everyone poses insight worth sharing and made this core to our community. Everyone in the sabbatical will be asked to share their expertise with Dryfters and the Teneguiban locals. We will open our sabbatical to academics, on leave from their institutions, to educate while they research from our island. Knowledge as currency -- pay it forward.

ROLES NEEDED

The sabbatical program was designed because our belief is it’s never too late to do the things you’ve always dreamt of. 

SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

CLEAN ENERGY EXPERTS

PERMACULTURE EXPERTS

FASHION DESIGNERS

PROCESS ENGINEERS

SANITATION EXPERTS

EXPERT DISTILLERS

MUSICIANS

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

COPYWRITERS

FILMMAKERS

PROJECT MANAGERS

YOGA GURUS

DOCTORS & DENTISTS

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

BREWMASTERS

HAIRSTYLISTS

BUTCHERS

BEEKEEPERS

BIOLOGISTS

FURNITURE BUILDERS

ORGANIC MATERIAL PROS

HYDROPONICS EXPERTS

CHEESE MAKERS

DAIRY EXPERTS

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS

ECO ARCHITECTS

COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS

HORTICULTURALISTS

MODULAR MANUFACTURING

WORLD-CLASS CHEFS

BAMBOO EXPERTS

ARTISTS

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

ENVIRONMENTALISTS

GREEN WASTE EXPERTS

ROBOTICS ENGINEERS

NGO EXPERTS

SURF & KAYAK MAKERS

SUSTAINABLE FISHERY PROS

LIVESTOCK EXPERTS

WORLD-CLASS BAKERS

MARKETEERS

INVENTORS

FITNESS EXPERTS

DREAMERS

And many more... contact us and tell us how you can help make a difference. 

HOME

A place to call your home in our Dryft Village. As our community grows, we will offer an assortment of housing options, each with Dryft's unique style and comfort.

OWNERSHIP

Those who earn Dryft Residency will be eligible to accrue equity in Dryft. Dryft Inc. will be majority community and employee-owned. With our innovative model of ownership, all stakeholders will benefit from the rising tide.

COMMUNITY

Above all, Dryft Residents will feel belonging in our village of Dryfters. A family of people that cares for one another and works collectively to meet the needs of the group and each individual.

DRYFT RESIDENT

For those that thrive in our Dryft Sabbatical, at the end of the 6-month program we will be offering Dryft Resident status. Dryft Residents will be welcome to make our village their home, on a full or part-time basis. We will offer a flexible involvement model, which can lead up to all expenses paid, a career at Dryft, and equity in our company and community.

What's Included

Daily Meals

Co-working Space