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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 3 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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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 4 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...

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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...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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...

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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...

London, United Kingdom
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

Reviewed 18 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...

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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

Los Angeles, California
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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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

Stockholm
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...

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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...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • 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
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
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