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Ibiza
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We've been settling into hippy havens for for some time now but found the vibe here a bit too contrived... Perhaps the magic that former guests speak of has dissipated under the weight of yoga groups that descend on the sanctuary to align their Chakras or open Stargate portals or explore their yoni or get teacher certifications, that's all very...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thank you Gaby, Moon, Chard, Ben, Amihay and all the people that make this place so special. It felt like home as it always does, almost didn't care about the rain. Much needed reboot: Can't wait to be back, hopefully, next year. let's hope for sunny weather. Until then, stay amazing!

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SanctuaryThailand, Guest Relations Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Hey Pintomatic, pleased you got your reboot It’s fantastic what can be achieved even when the sun hides!!! You will be pleased to know it is out again and we’ve booked it for the whole of 2017  See you later in the year – and don’t forget you’re amazing !! Best wishes Gabi

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here twice now, the first time in 2011 & then a few days ago for a week in early January for a workshop/retreat. It's fab! It has grown over the years, yet has retained its simple good times & nice people vibe. The food is excellent, especially the chilli quinoa nachos - wow! The entire crew are friendly...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came on a health trip to do the 7 day fast and immerse myself in meditation, yoga, and healthy food (post fast..). The Sanctuary provided exactly what I was looking for in terms of a friendly no stress, no pretence, all accepting environment off the beaten track where you can unwind at your own pace and reconnect with yourself....

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SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Dear Toby A lovely review of the beautiful part of the world we find ourselves nestled within – lots to do, people to meet and relaxation to be had all on a different time frame to the rest of the world. Pleased you enjoyed your time sharing with us. Looking very much forward to welcoming you back here again Best...

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily they accept PayPal because when I was at this beautiful place I just wanted to try everything! It's a bit more expensive than other places but is SO worth it. The food is great, the yoga great and i had some of the best treatments I've had in Thailand, if not the best. The beach isn't the best but...

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SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Dear Amanda Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a few words about your experience with us, really pleased to hear you loved the treatments we offer, we do strive to keep a rolling list treatments here throughout the year – so there is always something for everyone – and yes we are blessed with a very happy...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment you get off the boat you realize you have landed somewhere very special. So many places in Thailand now are like so many other tourist resorts around the world , but the Sanctuary is different, much more rustic, we loved the open air shower, where you felt you were showering under the stars. The food here was...

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SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Dear Julie Rustic, special, consistent, stars, friendly, excellent, open, delicious – If I were to create a word cloud from your review it would be a beautiful fluffy one! Fantastic to hear you had such a great time with us and felt the things that ultimately keep us all coming back for more! Looking forward to welcoming you back very...

Reviewed 8 December 2016

I've stayed at many resorts around the World, but I must say that this resort is the best place I've stopped at for a long while. Apart from the amazing location and great standard of accommodation, ie: Lovely views over the Bay, fan and fridge and a very comfy bed, the staff were very friendly and happy and the food...

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SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Dear Ray Sometimes we read reviews on trip advisor and thing, how beautifully summed up ! This is one of those occasions. We are very happy that you experienced all of the things we strive to offer here, courteous, friendly service, great veggie food and a wonderful environment to find relax and cleanse. Oh and of course a comfy bed...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was at the Sanctuary in October and had the best time. The house we stayed in was fab and beautifully done out with great little touches - including ear plugs!! The staff were amazing and the food was sublime!! Would def recommend. Even my teenage kids had the best time!!

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SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

DanJelen Thanks for taking the time to leave a few words here – its always lovely to hear when people enjoy staying with us! Nice to hear that the teenage kids had a blast too ! Look forward to seeing you again very soon Cheers Nolan

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

One hell of a place , very peaceful and quiet . Ambience is amazing ! Beautiful surroundings and amazing beach view . Food here is really good and tasty . This place is a must go. If ur visiting Thailand .

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SanctuaryThailand, General Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan and thanks foir your visit and appreciation for the Sanctuary , our magical location and , of course, our amazing food . I hope to meet you again - Best wishes Mike

Springvale, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We loved our stay at the Sanctuary Thailand. The 7.5 day detox was surprisingly easy. I felt well supported by the structure of the routine and the attentiveness of the Wellness Centre crew, led by the gorgeous Moon. I felt so clean, alive and strong at the end of the cleanse. The fact that almost everyone I met was on...

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SanctuaryThailand, General Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Hi Lynda. many thanks for coming and treating yourself to a Detox , what a great thing to offer to your self and the reason so many keep coming back to visit with us. We do try to 'make it easy to take it easy' with our inclusive packages and offerings . Plenty of distractions or simply the space to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established in 1991 The Sanctuary is a unique beach front resort offering beautiful houses, comfortable bungalows and budget dorm beds & boasts a 300 + vegetarian and seafood menu & bakery. Offering a diverse Spa menu & Detox fasting center, day trips, Kayaking, snorkelling and our gym to encourage you out of your beach front hammock. An eclectic mix of guests ensures a special beach holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sanctuary Thailand

Address: Had Tien Bay, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
The Sanctuary Island Hotel Koh Phangan
The Sanctuary Island Spa
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
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