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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Reviewed 19 April 2013

We went to see and experience the sanctuary for just a day and our experience lasted about 5 hours, of which 2 were because the food was taking so long. For some people this might be the ideal getaway, but we were clearly not those people. The only good thing was the choice of menu in the restaurant. Lots and...

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

Hi and thanks for your review. For us this is indeed a very helpful review, for as you say, ‘for some people this might be the ideal getaway’, but we acknowledge we are not for everyone. Yes, there is some hugging and folk playing guitars – for the lovers of these things, we are a paradise! For those who prefer...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 April 2013

really good group of people at this resort. the staff is friendly (mike, nowlan, alicia, tasha, and the locals of course) and the crowd this place attracts is really unique. its not your typical "resort retreat", i would say its more a place to hang out and meet people. i wouldn't recommend the place to my parents per say, but...

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Guangzhou
Reviewed 8 April 2013

My husband and I spent 6 days at this resort and found the service very good and the staff, especially those at the Wellness Centre, very attentive to our needs and all went out of their way to assist with our detox programme. A great place to relax on the beach or in your hammock but with great options of...

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Taipei
Reviewed 29 March 2013

My 2nd time here - the charm is gone a little. I wasn't here over the weekend before, so did not experience the nearby party that they warn you about. Granted, it's not super loud (although earplugs are supplied in all rooms), but you can hear the distinct pulse of the house/techno from every part of the resort - in...

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

Oh my goodness, we'd all go mad if that was the case! The party in our bay begins around 11pm on Friday night and goes on till around midday on Saturday. There is another party from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, but that is on the next beach along and the noise does not travel to us. At Christmas and...

Berlin, Deutschland
Reviewed 25 March 2013

My girlfriend and me just got back from 1 week intense relaxation (no detox unfortunately) at Sanctuary and we are truly amazed by the kind spirits, the perfect service, the incredibly nice surroundings and all the yoga, mediation and healing workshops that are being offered (especially SOMALOGY with Tyr - he changed my life through correcting my posture). We can...

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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Its a place that touches your soul,moves you heart and blows your mind. Its like home.At some point you want to leave but you always want to come back.Its a place to be just yourself.Food,people, and location is amazing.

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1Thank happyzooey
Reviewed 10 March 2013

I spent two months here this year. This was my third trip to Had Thian and the sanctuary. This place has the x-factor that makes you want to stay forever. Conveying what this place means to me, and has done for me in words will be very difficult, simply because i have been given what is beyond words here. The...

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Leominster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2013 via mobile

I feel blessed that my a myriad of my friends directed me to the sanctuary. As soon as I got off the boat the magic began with the wonderful staff making me feel welcome in my unbeknownst, new home for the entire time my sanctuary inspired, extended visa allowed. :-D The Sanctuary is a love filled, warm, welcoming, inspiring microcosmos...

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Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2013

I can highly recommend visiting the Sanctuary! I had a wonderful time in Haad Tien. I met the most amazing and interesting people, enjoyed excellent workshops, great parties, strong healings, yummy food and beautiful places to stay. The bay was exactly the place I was looking for: lots of like minded, open-hearted people, the opportunity to participate in well held...

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1Thank Scottish_Selkie
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2013

What a fantastic place this is, and such a refreshing change from the cheesy tourist hangouts that many of these thai places have become. The sanctuary itself is beautiful but with rooms that are not particularly cheap unless you choose the dorm. What stands out about it however is the vegetarian food in the restaurant which is front of house...

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  • Beachfront
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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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  • 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:
#6 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
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