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Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
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The Sanctuary Thailand
Ranked #21 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was referred to the Santuary detox from a friend and didn't regret it at all. I completed the 5 1/2 day detox and stayed for 9 days. Moon and his staff are unbelievably helpful and make the days go fast! I stayed in the air-conditioned rooms but wish I stayed in the bungalows with fans (these were much nicer).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a week with my boyfriend and some friends to celebrate a friend's birthday. We got right into the vibe at the Sanctuary and made the most of what was on offer such as yoga classes, the steam room, the fasting program, the beach, and just hanging about in the restaurant. All the meals in the restaurant were... More

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went for a month to do my yoga training with 'jungle yoga' and stayed 3 months! I had the time of my life! This place is a life changer, a travellers home, where you can meet the most extraordinary people and there's enough going on that you can find whatever you need here, be it yoga, detox, healing, beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We heard about The Sanctuary through family and friends. We had an epic holiday! We had seen photographs first, but nothing had prepared us for this magical experience. The Sanctuary ticks just about every box, from the exciting arrival by long tail boat and walking up the beach, to the delicious, well prepared food, very good and characterful accommodation to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The island itself is beautiful and the spa and detox centers are great but the accommodation is very basic. I had two rats run across the ceiling beams in my room. Scared the life out of me. And it was night time and reception was closed so there was absolutely no one I could talk to about changing rooms. Safe... More

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

Hi Elaine ..thanks for your review and ...well ....sorry about the nature ...we do try to keep it under control - however , unlike the city variety though these ones are jungle dwellers and we have a 'catcher' who will return some of the unwanted critters to the jungle . As to the bats- we have an open plan restaurant... More

Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This year was my first time in Thailand and i couldn't ask for a better place to stay and experience this new dimension. This place completely blew my mind!! you become part of a community and you feel definely at home. The Staff is the best i've ever experienced in my life ,thel all know how to make your stay... More

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

Brilliant you had the time of your life - we look forward to welcoming you home soon...Mike and the Crew More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked two weeks at the sanctuary. We expected to have a healthy and wholesome stay - the website and the pictures advertise a relaxed atmosphere, good food, excellent programs for detox and yoga. Huts for rent: basic but comfortable. We ended up quite disappointed. The hut we had was within ear distance of the main restaurant and bar. Music... More

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a special place , beautiful structure , beautiful staff and unique atmosphere the food is really healthy and tasty . the bungalows are in the middle of the nature the sanctuary is the place to be , the place that gives you everything you need : comfort , quite atmosphere , yoga classes , a great spa for... More

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

Hi Maria - thanks so much for your wonderful review and i am chuffed that you 'got' the Sanctuary experienced ....Looking forward to your return soon , Nolan More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best friend and I stayed here for 1 week and had a ball. The location, food, people we met, music, and service was all 10/10. The manager, Chard, regularly went out of his way to ensure we were happy and well and nothing was ever a problem. Sam and Nong were also fantastic as was Moss, the best taxi... More

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

Hi The Good Old Days, how wonderful you and your friend had a ball with us. Chard, Nong , Sam and the rest of the crew do work hard to create a wonderful atmosphere in our peaceful slice of paradise. Hope to see you again soon Best Regards More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time here, beautiful place and people. I left feeling happy and healthy after a one week detox at the wellness centre. The raw menu at the restaurant is also amazing. Highly recommended.

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

Hi Andigirl, Great to hear you were left feeling happy and healthy after a week with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best Nolan More

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Address: Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Also Known As:
The Sanctuary Island Hotel Koh Phangan
The Sanctuary Island Spa

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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 
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