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The Sanctuary Thailand

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Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
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The Sanctuary Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from a trip to Thailand and have reservations about writing on this forum as had such an amazing time im not sure to share or keep it a secret! This place is very different to anywhere else ive travelled to its a great resting place after travelling (as I was) or if your a hard worker a great... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Sanctuary is an alternate lifestyle beach resort, including yoga, Pilates, classes on "transformational breathing" and the like. It's divided in some sense between revelers (the majority) and ascetics who are fasting at the resort's detox center. My wife and I experienced both sides of this. The detox area called the Wellness Center is vastly superior. If you're up for... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at The Sanctuary April 2015 for around 10 days. Our room was amazing with beautiful views of this surrounding hills, it was like being in a tree house. There is a real family feeling there and we were really well looked after. The salad bar was my favourite place to eat and provided tasty roar food and service... More 

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

Thanks for your review and delighted you enjoyed the Sanctuary Magic and got to meet some of the lovely folk who make it to Sanctuary - see you next time - Mike More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is certainly a place were you can chill out and find yourself. There are not too many things wrong about The Sanctuary except there incredible lack of communication when trying to book accommodation....they simply don't reply to emails? Apart from that, the service is great, the food is wonderful, the opportunity to explore is great,the opportunity to heal... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your review . Sorry if we had some cross mails. You will be pleased to note that we have just installed a Book Now system to take away the need for e mails chats . I am sure this will be a big help to our( return ) guests who know what they want to book... More 

Glastonbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is restaurant and bar with rooms and cottages arranged on the hill around it, all facing a quiet beach in a delightful tropical cove. The best things are the soft sand, clear water, a wide range of healthy and trashy dishes and a refreshing disregard for health and safety. The houses, beds and linen are also excellent, though... More 

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

Thank you so much for your brilliant review of The Sanctuary that had us all laughing out loud. It was truly a joy to read the exquisite eloquence of your writing, which does rather mark you out as one of the clever, possibly ugly, nerds who run the world. Its really a pleasure for us to provide a place where... More 

Wallasey, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
29 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, I visited here a while back in 2010. I went to try out the famous fasting and cleansing gig BUT bottled out with the more invasive procedures because....well I just couldn't do it to myself. I'd have preferred to be a recipient rather than a 'DIY' enthusiast. But the huts and bungalows are great. The veggie restaurant pretty unbeatable,... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your visit and review . Sorry you had the Sanctuary Dilemma- to fast or to Eat .....Glad you will return to enjoy our menu - see you next time - Mike More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I am a well-seasoned traveller of Asia... And have been to Thailand 15 times! And honestly, out of all the amazing places I have been to... No where compares to Haad Tien / Haad Yuan. It has an energy that is truly unrivaled... It is magic! People are just full of love and happiness, and the unique energy is absolutely... More 

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

Thank you for coming, seeing and experiencing the Magic of the bays and thanks for a great 'picture 'painted - see you next time - Mike More 

Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We have been at these beaches four times before. Stayed at The Sanctuary once. Each time we do yoga, have massages and for the first time, my boyfriend did a detox for 3,5 days, . We highly recommend the fast. Moon, who runs the wellness centre, is kind, friendly and deeply passionate about his work. You feel very safe and... More 

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

Hi Kali - Thank you for sharing your experiences of Sanctuary and your stay .- I ts a great reflection of life on the bays - Nolan More 

Paris, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Arrived quite drained and tired from a crazy winter and much work and came out of it truly rejuvenated after the cleanse and then a yoga holliday. though the resort was apparently full I never got a sense of a crowd. Many great and different people to meet but also plenty of space to be quietly on your own. Staff... More 

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

Great that you found Sanctuary just when you needed it and that you got from your visit all you needed to step back into your life recharged and ready for it . Your best lesson is knowing now where to come to when life gets too much. I did this for years before coming here to work and live and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Sanctuary is wonderful! I really enjoyed the food and delicious drinks. It was great to be able to enjoy drinks with either soy or coconut milk - it's been hard to find many places in Thailand that have an alternative to milk. The day spa is bliss! My boyfriend and I both enjoyed many treatments at the spa and... More 

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

Thanks for visiting and enjoying and appreciating whats is happening. , its great that you made a new life discovery and will take this with you in your life - good for you - see you next time - Mike More 

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