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The Sanctuary Thailand

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Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
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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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
29 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about my trip to The Sanctuary was SUPERB - the food, the people, the beach, the workshops. It's a brilliant destination holiday for anyone that wants to chill out and be inspired. I had the best two weeks there - and will 'definitely' be returning!

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

Thanks so much for visiting, appreciating whats is happening and we look forward to your return soon - Mike More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The sanctury is not that it is supposed to be! Maybe it was real hippy paradise 10 years ago but recenrly it just became a milking cash mashine! Too expensive and too fake unfortunately! The meditation and yoga classes are very good, but the place itself and the beach as well people changed! Time to concer a new paradise!

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

Sorry that we are not your 'Hippie paradise ' . Good luck with your searching. For most who come here what is happening is magic so sorry you didnt see that - Mike More 

vancouver bc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Decided to try my luck by just showing up and all was full. They had a bungalow with fan for one night at 3000 baht plus tax. I did look at the bungalow , very nice but vastly overpriced. I got a dumpy bungalow up the hill at Family Bungalows, the only place that had any room. I did eat... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your review - Sorry that both your efforts to stay with us did not work out . We can be busy at this time of year. The weekly fogging is an unfortunate necessity here in Thailand , and obviously, not something we would be doing if we did not feel that YOU, our guests, get a... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Arrived on 28th December with two nights booked for a garden bungalow. Absolutely beautiful. Always managed to find somewhere to stay, even at peak season. I eventually ending up staying in a Family bungalow (Thai owned resort close by) for 700BHT. I met amazing people, and had a lot of fun. Yes, Guy's Bar is very noisy - the NYE... More 

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

Thanks a lot for your review and for seeing the extra 'energy' that happens around New Year time . A bit more festive than usual. Sorry about any confusions with your account - again - so many people in and out at that time of year -I am pleased though that our Staff are on it regarding your account and... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Hi All, I really enjoyed my stay here. I loved going swimming in the sea every morning after yoga and I loved the delicious veg food in the restaurant. My highlight was the thurs night open mic. While chatting to other guests, we all agreed that there is a need for better dorm style accomodation. I love to meet new... More 

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

Thanks for visiting and enjoying the Sanctuary experience. Open Mic has been especially brilliant these past 2 months. Our 12 bed dorm is very popular as well as the alternative Zen dorm up the hillside . We also have a few rooms that are good for 3 or 4 people. Hoping to see you again in the future - Mike More 

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