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The Sanctuary Thailand

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2014

So for the 5th time now I have just said goodbye to the wonderful Sanctuary and in particular Moon and his friendly staff at The Wellness Centre. I have tried detoxing at various resorts over the world but there is something very special about The Sanctuary that I haven't yet found any where else. The Fasting programme at The Sanctuary...

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

Hi Natalie, Thanks for your review. I will let Moon and the Wellness center crew know that you loved bring part of their family over there and hope tosee you for your sixth visit here soon. Best wishes Jonny

Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Firstly, I'd just like to clear up that I only spent one night here so I can't give a completely rounNunnded opinion of the overall resort, I'm only going on what I experienced for the short amount of time I stayed there, and it wasn't Good. When we arrived on the resort we had a nice warm welcome & complimentary...

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

Hi Nia - We regret hearing that you didn’t have great night here at Sanctuary. We are a rustic, jungle destination and many of our rooms are built into the rocks by the ocean. Some are open to nature and the beautiful sounds that she brings. It's one of the reasons that makes The Sanctuary stand out from mainstream resorts...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Just finished the 7 day cleanse. What an amazing place to do it! A lovely relaxed vibe. The staff are lovely, Moon - (who's been in charge of the detox centre since it started) is always happy to talk through and concerns or questions). When I broke my fast on day 8 was having trouble digesting food, he gave me...

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

Hi Lee, thanks for you review. I will pass on your thanks to Moon and the detox crew for another happy guest. I hope you are feeling full of energy after your cleanse and that we will see you here again soon. best wishes - Jonny

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Just back from a 9 night stay at the Sanctuary doing a 7 day detox/fast . I have done a fast before at another detox place in Thailand and thought it was great ,but I was blown out of the water by my experience at the Sanctuary!.Moon and his staff who looked after me ,made me feel soo welcome and...

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

Hi Deb, thanks for your kind words. Yes - next time stay for longer. One of the most common moans we hear from our detox guests is that they wish they had stay longer after their cleanse finished to enjoy the food. We do try to tell people that when they book in..........at least you know for next time !!!...

Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I've been going to The Sanctuary for years and although I travel extensively, it remains the most unique, enjoyable place for me. It has a very rare blend of life amongst nature and yet still offers boutique amenities that rival those of a resort on the mainland. The food is excellent, the rooms are well appointed with an elegant and...

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

Hi Amanda, Thanks for this review. We love it when our friends take the time to shout about how amazing it is here!! See you later x Jonny

brooklyn, nyc
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Based off of numerous recommendations from friends who had a great time at The Sanctuary, I booked a 2.5 week cleanse. Although most of these friends hadn’t been in years, I was also tasked with reporting back on what The Sanctuary had become. Overall, I had an amazing magical experience at The Sanctuary. If you want to find a wonderful...

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

Hi Tricia GREAT that you felt the magic of the Sanctuary experience & WOW, what a detailed and diverse review of all that we and our locale offers. I remember our long chat about some of these topics when you were here. While you highlight some issues for us (which we welcome greatly) I would like to address one that...

Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

I stayed for 2 weeks and had a blast. The people visiting were really friendly and it's a great place to spend a long time. It's a very social environment and relaxed at the same time. I can't recommend it enough. That being said, I want it to be the best it can be so below are my comments. Ok...

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

Hi M, Thanks for your review and your feedback. It really helps us to understand your experience here. Great that you liked it up at Zorba, we think it’s the nicest dorm in the world!!! Food. - Happy to hear that you thought it was tasty. We are working on next seasons menu and are discussing how to better communicate...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I write this review froma shiny Bangkok hotel room after spending an amazing 7 nights at The Sanctuary. I set off with no expectations but was blown away from the moment I learned the only way to the resort was by boat. The location is just beautiful. The quality and variety of the food is a amazing. The choice of...

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

Hi Jas, Thanks for this review. We wish you were still here as well!. We know that you will be back to see us when you next get the chance and are stoked that you loved it here. Best wishes - Jonny

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

The Sanctuary is primarily a backpacker-with-trust fund resort. It's not a bad place, but very overpriced for what it is. Other Trip Advisor reviewers have said this also, and always The Sanctuary comment back is something condescending, saying "it's not for everybody", or "give us a break we're trying the best we can since we're remote and in the jungle"....

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

Hi Martin, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we regret that there were some things here that soured your stay. Our intention is that all of our guests have an incredible visit – so many do that almost 70% of our guests are returning for the their ‘next’ visit rather than their first. So –...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 26 March 2014

very good yoga teachers, magical location great staff and a nice cheerfull vibe is still present at the sanctuary, f you are on fore raw food the sanctuary is still the best and only place on this side of the island, huts are pricey but compared to size comfort and location not that bad, thought they could have more huts...

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

Hi Peter and thanks for your valuable feedback. Delighted that for the most part you enjoyed your Sanctuary experience. While we offer a bookable room selection, more than half our rooms are on a 'first come'' basis and are priced under 1870 B . I acknowledge that our menu prices are a bit more (not 40 %) than other local...

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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:
#9 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
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“I stayed at the C2. Really cute room with huge bathroom.”
, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“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”
poppyt552, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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