We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 92 Ko Phangan hotels

The Sanctuary Thailand

Save
You added The Sanctuary Thailand to your Saves list
Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
The Sanctuary Thailand
Ranked #24 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Ko Phangan
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

360 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    184
    92
    35
    32
    17
See reviews for
12
99
132
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (64)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (360)
  • Mar-May only
    (83)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (117)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (74)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (86)
All months
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Following the exchange of several emails and extensive on line research I arrived at the Sanctuary (alone and very tired) Unfortunately there were no rooms available in my price bracket and I didn't want to stay in a dormitory. I was fully aware this may happen and was advised to go the nearby Love Lip. The woman who greeted me... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Many thanks for making the journey to visit Sanctuary- especially knowing that its the busy season and there may be limited rooms available with us . If we are full and folk arrive at Sanctuary we will of course let them know what other resorts are on the bay so that they can check them to see availability. However I... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful location and great constructions. Keep in mind it is really trendy and it seems you are outside Thailand exceptung the staff. The restaurant it offers amazing healthy options but too expensive and, a part from good prices for the rooms, as you cant really go somewhere else it can be a budget problem for your holidays. If you are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and i am delighted you liked your Sanctuary experience especially our excellent healthy menu . Due to our Jungle nature, big trees etc, the Wifi is patchy in a few areas. However Mr Chai our IT Man is always identifying these 'grey areas' and working to improve them. We do have a great Internet connection though... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting six years ago and coming back it is sad to see the Sanctuary just being full of trendy types with more money than sense and the prices have been hiked up massively. Now you are better off staying at nicer and cheaper places nearby and dropping in to the sanctuary for food or a talk now and then.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Great you returned after 6 years and i am pleased that the magic remains for you .... Nothing stays the same though and i am sure you will agree that the whole world has changed over that time. Sanctuarý too has grown' and now offers much higher standards and even greater variety of excellent healthy foods and services - the... More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my fourth trip to the Sanctuary. Each time I fast, do yoga, have massages and a few healing sessions. There is something magical about this place. The quiet beach, the friendly staff, the healers' aura...I can't put my finger on it. But each time I visit, I meet wonderful and interesting professionals from all over the world, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

The Magic of Had Tien has so many of us returning year after year .... and you have just covered the reasons why perfectly - Thanks a lot and see you next time - Mike More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dancing barefoot under palm trees and the stars, over the the deep house beats I heard someone comment in his friend's ear: "People often ask me 'If you could be anywhere else in the world at the this moment where would it be?'. Every time I can think of a hundred places. Except here. Here is the only place where... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Thank you for expressing beautifully why we do what we do at Sanctuary- see you next time - Mike More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I stayed at The Sanctuary in mid November 2014, travelling on my own to experience the 7 day detox package provided on site. What a fantastic trip, I met wonderful like minded people i the 8 nights i was there, and as a solo traveler it was wonderful to feel so welcomed. Everyone, from the staff to the guests were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and delighted you got so much out of your visit . Thanks too for highlighting the comfort zone we are for single travelers - its always great to be able to reassure on that matter- see you next time - Mike More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We enjoyed spending time with the Asian elephants. They are quite smaller than the African elephants. They all have delightful personalities. I contributed to IFAW upon returning home. The sanctuary is very much needed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SanctuaryThailand, Guest Relations Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Hi amazedin2014 -- While we really love elephants here at the The Sanctuary - Koh Phangan I think you have confused us with another place you have visited. you might want to delete this review as it might mislead other travelers. Many thanks and good luck with the rest of your travels. - Jonny More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I spent three weeks at the Sanctuary and every day was just a great day! I've met so many nice people, never felt alone and left with lots of new friends from all over the world. The setting is beautiful, the Sanctuary is located at a beautiful bay built into the jungle. This place has so much to offer and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and great that you got so much out of it - good for you . I love hearing that time spend here is time well spent . see you again - Mike More 

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stayed in Sanctuary for 10 days - had yoga package, that included group and private classes and spa procedures. Great yoga classes. They also have nice Pilates classes. A pity though that morning Pilates classes overlap with yoga classes, would be nice to have an option to attend both (!). The food is delicious indeed. Lots of vegetables. Nice fish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and review . Glad that you got a lot form your visit with us . Our rustic jungle location, as wonderful as it is , is also very challenging on maintenance and room management . We strive to renovate all rooms every 2 years . I trust on your return you will see the ongoing improvements... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Sanctuary Thailand? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Sanctuary Thailand

Address: Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
Phone Number:
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
The Sanctuary Island Hotel Koh Phangan
The Sanctuary Island Spa
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Ko Phangan
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan

559 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (173)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (27)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (24)
Viewed
Dining (24)
Viewed
Room/suite (21)
Viewed
View from room (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (61)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (369)
Viewed
Amenities (56)
Viewed
Beach (16)
Viewed
Ocean View House (75)
Viewed
Rainbow House (87)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (41)
Viewed
The Hotel (45)
Viewed
Wemaarn Baan Room (49)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (17)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (12)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay