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The Sanctuary Thailand

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Kiama, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

EVERYONE FROM OLD POPS TO COOL MILLENNIALS LOVE THIS PLACE They say if you remember the 60s you weren’t there. When I talked to OLD POPS at THE SANCTUARY he remembered. Dude ran a group house in FRISCO’s HAIGHT-ASHBURY and had perfect recall of organizing f fun weekends down the coast at BIG SUR communes. Popular folklore has it that...

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Serley, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bay is amazing The vibe in general is relax, chill, everybody is happy. The yoga is great. The food is delisious The older bungalows are very expensive prise quality is not oke. But the new ones look amazing I dont know there prises. The restaurant is soooooo jammie but also soooooo expensive. There are other places around to eat...

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived after a long journey from Spain, the garden house was ready for us. we were picked up from the airport, and took the speedboat, and after a short but bumpy trip we had to get into a small dingy to get to the beach! The boys are very helpful and took all our luggage to the house. The only...

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

Hi Guys and thanks so much for your visit with us . I am so delighted you enjoyed your programs and classes, that our staff became friends and that our rusticness was the attraction we hope it is for all- yes its a bit difficult to get here at times - but the journey makes the destination even more special...

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Still an adventure to come here and you will feel privileged to enjoy the atmosphere. Be aware (and plan ahead!) that boats may not run in case of rough sea... Really enjoyed Sanctuary, it's staff, gorgeous location, outstanding raw, vegetarian, vegan and detox food (!). Great Detox program, well structured, well explained and - of course - Mr Moon. Also,...

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

Hi Marc Very pleased you had a positive experience staying with us and enjoying our detox / cleansing services, we are very proud of Mr Moon, Gabi and their crew. January and February can be interesting on high tide days when the rolling waves decide to leave the oceans accumulated wastes on our shores – thankfully we do have a...

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Peaceful beautiful and relaxing The stuff is super nice The room was perfect The food is amazing The best location and beach They are fully booked most of the time No credit card at all Mostly can get there by a taxi boat But also with a taxi car I don't do yoga and still enjoyed my stay very much

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

Hello Karine, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a review for us here. Very happy to hear you had a blissful time with us, what more can we say - other to offer you our warmest wishes and hope to see you here again some day very soon Nolan

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The Sanctuary has a very distinct vibe about the place. When I first arrived I felt a bit self conscious because there are so many young, beautiful, tanned bodies around and it seems as though not many clothes are allowed. However as soon as I got chatting to a few people I realised how wonderfully inclusive the place is. The...

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

Hi Jo Really happy to hear you had a wonderful cleansing and yoga experience with us. We spent a little time upgrading our services in the Wellness centre last year, with a spanking, new communal space, new spa area and a refresh of the services provided, so far it has gone down very well, we and our unbelievable warm family...

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Sanctuary was a great experience. When we arrived there was no place available except for the dorm where we stayed for one night. After that the personnel of the Sanctuary had, also, affordable rooms to house us in. The food is AMAZING at the Sanctuary. There is so much healthy and tasteful food. And my girlfriend and...

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

Hi Toonz Thanks for sharing your experiences of staying with us, we are very pleased that you enjoyed the wonderful selection of foods we have on offer here, we do take great pride in trying to keep the food offering interesting, healthy and vibrant. You are absolutely right regarding the main power grid – we don’t are completely of the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I had heard great things from friends about the Sanctuary, and it lived up my high expectations! Wonderful yoga, effective healers, value for money. I met some new friends who I believe I will stay in touch with long term. Great combination of healthy atmosphere and festivities (like movie nights and weekend parties nearby). The staff are super helpful, kind...

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

Hello Ssfitzgerald This is wonderful, again the power of word of mouth, so pleased you listened to your friends travel advice! Great that you made new lasting friendships. Super that you enjoyed the balance of a healthy lifestyle practice, with a little bit of extra fun thrown in for good measure. Looking forward to welcoming you here again very soon!...

Hong'an County, China
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I was here for a week & did the 31/2 day 5 nights cleanse package which is good value as it includes all your detox shakes and supplements, a pre and post cleanse meal, 4 colonics and voucher cards for a choice a treatments from massage to Chinese medicine to Reiki. The wellness centre staff are caring and organized and...

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

Hi Helen Brilliant, really pleased you enjoyed your cleanse with us. We are really proud of our staff who have taken to our newly redeveloped 'Wellness Centre' with aplomb. Also very pleased you enjoyed all the facilities we have on offer, so its not just a cleanse - its a holiday too ! Hoping to welcome you here again someday...

Cesenatico, Italy
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic, a very special place. I've been there for many years and I still love it. Great yoga teachers, the food is delicious, they pay a lot of attention on details. The Thai staff is amazing,they soon become good friends and they make you feel a special guest. I'm looking forward to coming back as soon as...

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

Hi Dr. Procton Thanks for the review. Always nice when returning guests , feel the bubble, year after year. Cant wait to see you again next year :) Nolan

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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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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“You may also want to request a room away from the generator (there are only a couple of rooms near it, but still.)”
ssfitzgerald, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hilltop bungalow for best views”
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“Unique Gem”
Pintomatic, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows further up the hill are better placed for views, and are quieter, but you don't hear the sea so much.”
rayh833, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The houses are a little more expensive but well worth it”
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