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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank JonathanSolomon
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 More 

Springvale, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my stay at The Sanctuary. Getting this out of the way - it's difficult to get to and depending upon your room, rustic - but that's exactly what is so great about it. It's well away from any hustle or bustle, folks are there as a destination and not a stop over, and once settled in, it's easy... More 

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

Dear S.W. Thanks for your visit and for totally appreciating the many facets of Sanctuary .We love that folk can come here and find a personal niche amidst the many diverse offerings we have . Dorm beds to simple bungalows- stunning open plan ( yes to the jungle) houses and comfortable air con rooms and suites. Good advice also for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Well, the place is nice, different energy than other part of Koh Phangan. Definitely overpriced! But well..each of us have different budget and requirements! I visited Sanctuary only because of Daisy Training! She is amazing! Her energy shines all around!

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

Hi Dita and thanks fome comin gand enjoying the Amazing Daisy and also seeing what Sanctuary offers. We strive to make it special for all - Mike More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I bought a yoga/spa treatment and accommodation package here in June of 2016 with my friend. We enjoyed the restaurant with the beach view and plenty of juices, smoothies, vegan and vegetarian options. Our package deal included one free meal and also 3 steam room passes. Since we arrived late during one of the nights we weren't able to use... More 

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

Hi Leza and thanks for coming and loving Sanctuaery - our inclusive packages are great value and give a good introduction to Sanctuary experiences. With so much more on offer i do hope you return try some of our other offerings - best wishes - Mike More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I has so much fun eating the fresh healthy vegan meals here. You get all the Thai flavors plus some Indian based dishes. It's like eating at a gourmet restaurant on a deserted island. The staff is so much fun. They joke around a smile. Try the vegan deserts! To die for.

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

Thanks for your visit and great review - delighted you loved the food and our amazing crew. Hope to see you again - Mike More 

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling around 150 days a year for the last 14 years both for work and for pleasure. I like things with unique character, but can likewise appreciate luxury accommodation. Many times I wanted to leave reviews but in the end I never really bother to do so, and I regret that. The Sanctuary I have to write... More 

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

WOW ...... i can see from this review that you were not into any of the wonderful things that Sanctuary has to offer . Its such a shame i feel, but we agree , its not everyone's cup of tea. If i look at ýour other reviews on Trip Advisor i can see you are used to more crisp and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

It's difficult to put into words how different The Sanctuary is to anywhere else on the planet I've visited and stayed, it is unique with a completely individual atmosphere and approach. The yoga, healing and group workshops are amazing for any level of participant and will give anyone the chance to try something new or improve on a practice. The... More 

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

Hello Walshy, Thanks ever so much for your kind words. Its always jolly to read peoples buzz and pleasure after staying with us. The workshops, healing and yoga, combined with fantastic healthy, food all being enjoyed by wonderful customers, does indeed create an atrmosphere, unique, but very special! Cheers See you again very soon I hope Nolan and Fudge More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I didn't stay here, but visited this place many times during my stay on Haad Yuan (walking distance). The Sanctuary is located on a lovely beach (Haad Tien). The restaurant has amazing healthy food, I enjoyed everything I ate here (try the Sanctuary breakfast!). Service here was very friendly. My yoga retreat included a visit to the steam room, and... More 

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

Hello Iriswieris, Pleased you were able to delight in some of the facilities we offer here at the Sanctuary. Smiling service, good food and cacao ceremonies are just some of things we take great pride in. The Cacao ceremony is a unique ecstatic dance that happens most Fridays and yes its an absolute pleasure to see all the smiling faces... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

it´s still kind of that places how the islands in Thailand used to be. You can´t find those places on Koh Samui or Phuket. You basically live the beach and the jungle. The Sanctuary is definitely a special place to stay. A lot has been written how secluded it is and how to get there, so I focus on the... More 

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

Dear Roltraveler What a fantastic read, we are so pleased you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us again this year, you have certainly captured the very essence of the place in your review, thank you. I have highlighted your comments to Gabi, Chard, Daisy and Selina and the rest of the crew. It’s always a nice to share happy, positive... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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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