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The Sanctuary Thailand

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Certificate of Excellence


#22 of 92 hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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I was here for the first 3 weeks of June 2019. I did a 10 day detox, which was very well thought through and structured. The room I had for the Detox was fine, and the staff in the Wellness center were excellent. I achieved what I hoped for. The staff here are great people, they really are !! Chard & Tuna in reception, James, Sam & Mimi in the Restaurant and Joy, Ne and Boh in the Wellness Center and all the other lovely people who's names I forget, who helped make our stay a delight. My Girlfriend joined me for the last week, and she really enjoyed herself too. We were given a free upgrade to a gorgeous Bungalow - which was a very kind gesture and very much appreciated :) The food here is excellent, the menu is really well thought through and every meal we had was healthy, delicious and very satisfying. The beaches here are all very different, and great places to explore and swim. If I were to give any advice to anyone planning coming here it would be to bring a comprehensive first aid kit, DEET mosquito repellant and long cotton clothing for the evenings. You will really enjoy your time here !
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Absolutely loved the sanctuary. Stayed with a group for a yoga retreat. It was easy to get to and everything was absolutely amazing. The location is breathtaking, all the 'rooms' to stay in are fabulous, each has its own special touch. Staff went above and beyond to make our stay more enjoyable. And the treatments and massages are heavenly. Highly recommended ❤️
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We stayed at the Sanctuary for four days over my birthday. It was the most incredible experience. The beach is gorgeous, surrounded by towering trees and peaceful jungle. Everything at the Sanctuary has been thought through, the room was beautiful, relaxing and a wonderful jungle retreat to escape from the day. The restaurant is fantastic with delicious vegetarian and vegan food. The yoga, especially the candlelit yin class was beautiful and takes place in a gorgeous hall in the middle of the jungle. Some of the best massages of our life. The people are the standout of the whole place, nothing was too much trouble and they were so friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Couldn’t recommend more highly, our only complaint was that we weren’t there long enough! Next time we’ll know
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Response from SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Libby, thanks for spending your birthday with us ( happy birthday to you ) and for enjoying all things Sanctuary. Most especially our crew who strive to make everything as perfect as it can be for us all - Im very proud of them. We hope to welcome you back again soon . Mike
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My stay at the Sanctuary was perfect. I came to the Sanctuary on a music retreat. The retreat was awesome and the Sanctuary and the entire Bay was the perfect place to attend such a wonderful retreat in. The bungalow I stayed in, was very comfortable, without AC and no hot water, neither of which I missed. The beautiful hammok on my terrace in the middle of the jungle presented a wonderful escape during the hottest hours of the day. The restaurant's vegetarian menu is very big and diverse and the food is delicious. The Sanctuary is a beautiful base to also check out out the two neighbouring bays and the other restaurants and places around, as the whole area is beautiful. The bungalows (at least the one I booked) are quiet open with some insects, spiders (mostly in the bathrooms), and a big geko, which took some getting used to - especially the giant geko - but by the end of my stay I would look forward to hearing me geko every evening. After my week long music retreat I decided to extend my stay in the Bay instead of traveling another 10 days around Thailand and at no point did I regret that decision. I cant wait to be back. Thanks to the entire Sanctuary team for putting in their share to create such a beautiful and welcoming place and experience.
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Response from SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi and many thanks for enjoying all things Sanctuary. I remember the Music retreat and loved what was produced during it , which was great to hear at our Open Mic night ( Thursday) . In fact the group was so good - they have booked again for 2020 :-) . Delighted you had the best of times and we look forward to welcoming you back again - Mike
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If you are looking for a paradise-like island beach, with good wholesome food, a local beach bungalow experience, all the while partaking in an excellent detox program, then visit The Sanctuary. The room, while no aircon, had a fan and was sufficiently comfortable, complete with mosquito netting. The restaurant has delicious raw and (mostly) vegan food, and their Wellness Center is professionally run with a myriad of cleansing programs to choose from. Natalie, the Wellness Center coordinator, is knowledgeable, pleasant, and her suggestions and flexibility add to the attractiveness of their many programs. The staff handling the Wellness Center activities are local Thais who are all smart, delightful and efficient. The reception folks at The Sanctuary are welcoming, flexible, and helpful. I'd visit again in a heartbeat, whether to engage in another detox program or just to relax, catch up on book reading, and spend time in the warm, clear, salty ocean waters on a beach accessible only by boat.
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Response from SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks you Steven for choosing Sanctuary for your recent detox / wellness program. I am very proud of our team and the care they offer during our guest experiences. It so very important . We look forward to welcoming you back whether for detox or to dive into our amazing menu and enjoy a magical holiday at Sanctuary - best wishes - Mike
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