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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and wow wow wow! What a place to stay. This place is about 10 minute drive from main mission beach. We got the grey hound and hired a car from sugar land. It was good and I would recommend hiring a car. There's great kitchen facilities at this hotel, but you need a car to...

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Hey Gem, Thanks for your awesome and detailed review. You summed it up perfectly. Sanctuary is not for everyone but if you like nature and are physically fit then it's for you. Glad you guys got it and had a great time

Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Tents in the rain forest had clean laundry, as an FYI if you don't like nature this place isn't for you. It has good wifi at the main communal area. Meal prices are way above average, for a bowl of cereal with fruit and yogurt on top was over 15 dollars. When checking out Paul watched us load the truck...

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melbs
Reviewed October 1, 2016

A wonderful place to slow down and recharge. For a week I stayed in an outdoor hut where I could watch the sun rise from bed, take a shower under the trees and wake to the wonderful sounds of the forest. It is rustic and earthy, well run and comfortable. Gorgeous yoga studio, great masseuse and delicious food. The communal...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Easy to find in a rural location with a great welcome from the team, fabulous food catering for all tastes. Friendly relaxed staff and very welcoming. If you are looking for a get away to reconnect with yourself this could be it...

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Qld
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We came here stressed from work, stayed at one of the deluxe cabins which was so worth it as it was totally private (cabin 34) and within a few hours had distressed as we felt nature reconnect with us. The cabins really are set in the middle of the rainforest. We nearly walked into a cassowary. There's birds and wildlife...

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Melbourne
Reviewed September 25, 2016

A relaxing and wonderful place to get out of the hustle and bustle of the real world and recharge amongst the cassowaries and green-tree frogs of the Australian tropics. I stayed in an outdoor hut, which was basic but perfect for my needs, but upgrading for a little extra to a cabin could have been even more incredible. Great views,...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed September 24, 2016

I stayed in the Sanctuary Retreat for 1.5 weeks earlier in September and adored just about everything about it. I wanted to have a relaxing back-to nature holiday catching up on some me-time and reading and this was the prefect place for it! The cabin I stayed in was located in the middle of a beautiful lush rainforest with an...

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Reviewed September 18, 2016

I have run several yoga retreats at Sanctuary over the past 8 years and the experience just gets better and better. The hut accommodation provides you with a true outdoor experience and many have been updated with alfresco bathrooms since our first visit. The cabins are simply appointed, comfortable and uniquely positioned so you feel as though you have the...

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The sanctuary is to help relax and release you from everyday life. If you enjoy the outdoors, if you dont mind insects, reptiles, and animals, enjoy holistic type foods. Then this place is for you. You can hike up the 600 so meters to the lodge or you can simply call and they will come get you. They have yoga...

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Reviewed September 9, 2016

We only came for a night but wished we'd stayed longer. It was calming, peaceful and off the beaten track which we liked. We booked because we wanted to break up our drive from Cairns to Airlie and didn't want to stay in ordinary accommodation. We loved sleeping in the rainforest and had the best meal of the whole trip...

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Retreat

Address: 72 Holt Road, Bingil Bay, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach > Bingil Bay
Price Range: $54 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Think about upgrading if you don't want to share with the critters. Maybe bring earplugs - nature can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles aliceg_81, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Seeking comfort? Choose a cabin. Want to be close to nature but safely protected? Choose a hut.”
 of 5 bubbles 953jayner, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the private ensuite if travelling in the warmer months.”
  • Our private alfresco ensuite in the rainforest.
  • The views were spectacular.
 of 5 bubbles alicec638, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“The outside ensuite was very special, even with the cold shower.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisandanne2016, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
“Incredible cabins surrounded by rain forest”
 of 5 bubbles , Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
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