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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Barwon Heads, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're after a holiday on an island resort, without all the people, this is the place! The location is ideal for anyone. I travelled alone and this place made me feel welcome. There's plenty of Yoga and healing spaces here but if that's not your thing then there's no pressure, but readily available to those that feel the need.... More 

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Bourg Saint Maurice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

'Possibly the most enlightening ten days on my life' is how I would summarise this place. A strong statement, but I chose The Sanctuary in Haad Rin very carefully. I had a sheet of paper with a lot of tick boxes on it, and after weeks of searching the internet I plumped for this place. And I didn't know what... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took me a little while to warm up to this place. I booked the cheapest dorm room to and that experience was terrible. I wasn't getting much sleep with the dorm not being fully enclosed, above the bar and sleeping on a thin foam mattress on the floor. On the 3rd night I upgraded to the budget bungalow. As... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The context: I (male, 36, UK) travelled to Sanctuary with a close friend (37, female, UK) who wanted to regroup, detox and fast. We stayed for one week in mid-August and only left the resort for 2 hours in that time. The bulk of comments on here have it pretty much nailed. The Thai staff who look after us are... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have traveled the 5 continents and hold top tier status with several airlines due to my traveling. I have enjoyed some of the finest locations and experienced some of the best service at 5 star hotels and I must say that when I arrived I was unsure of where I had arrived. After just two days I started to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the sanctuary speaks for itself. The views are gorgeous and the food is delicious. The staff are friendly and the yoga sessions we had with Haylee were fantastic. She made them a lot of fun and very meaningful. However...despite this the guests we found that are attracted to the place were not at all friendly and came... More 

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

Many thanks for coming and enjoying what we have to offer ,especially Haylees classes. I am bit surprised at your lack of connections with other guests as this is one of the magic things about here - meeting new people ?? . Happy travels - Mike More 

Rehovot, HaMerkaz, Israel
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location. Amazing highly experienced crew & service. We both Departed less 4Kg!! and the Detox 3.5 days session was found to be very efficient "restart". Mr. Moon makes sure your stay will be as convenient as possible. We will surly return. By far the best way to experience the beauty of that island in an isolated yet very convenient... More 

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

Many thanks for your review and GREAT that you got so much out of your visit - we look forward to welcoming you back- Mike More 

Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, this place has it all - beautiful gardens, delicious food, daily yoga, blissful retreats... but it lacked a little bit of that real yogic lifestyle. A little like Ubud (Bali) if you catch my drift? Initially, I planned to stay here a week, but as prices crept up, I could only afford a dorm style accomodation... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've visited this place several times since 1999 and very much enjoyed the beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere. Just visited again after 8 years and found it to be very different. Seems they have built many new bungalows and while the place is still beautiful, it is now more commercial and catering for Yoga groups and Fasting. I guess all... More 

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

Thank for your regular visits and appreciating that time simply does not stand still. Everything evolves as has Sanctuary .We hope offering an improved range of cool things to do, a greater healthier menu and some very cool staff to support your stay . Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and we all on the bay work hard... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

very cool place to do a detox holiday. absolutely loved it and all of the treatments and fasting. felt a little isolated at times though, but hey was a spa so probably for the best. i went a few years ago and just remembered this place as one of my all time faves so wanted to give it a shout.

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

Thank you for Shouting about us ...though a few years is too long - come back soon - Mike More 

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