We just completed the one week detox and found The Sanctuary to be the ideal place for it. We have also toured many of the detox centers on Samui and are even more impressed with The Sanctuary after getting a feel for the alternatives. The sense of community is strong at The Sanctuary. It is easy to meet people. Since most guests stay for a week or more it is fun to get to know other people who are cleansing or just traveling through.
Moon, Bow, Joy and everyone at the Wellness Center was amazing. They were helpful and kind from start to finish. Moon has tons of experience guiding people through the detox programs they offer. Moon does not claim to have medical training but there is a lot of support from fellow fasters and practitioners at the Tea Temple.
The spa was delightful. I got a treatment everyday and was impressed every single time by all of the practitioners I had. I am a massage therapist so have pretty high standards and was not disappointed. There are a wide variety of alternative therapies and treatments available from practitioners at the Tea Temple.
Service at the restaurant could have been a little quicker. We always gave ourselves plenty of time when we wanted a meal. My only complaint about the food was that I signed up to fast! Next time I'm planning to spend more time eating. The menu is unreal! Everything we had from the detox menu was delicious. I want all of the recipes! Some of the better food I've had in Thailand.
I stayed in a Thai Style Bungalow which was perfect for me. My travel companions are afraid of bugs and geckos so would have preferred the completely enclosed air conditioned rooms. I left all the doors and windows open day and night. The mosquito net was enough for me to feel comfortable.
Tasha and Mike were amazing hosts. Tasha is a fantastic poet. We were lucky enough to catch two of the Open Mic nights. As others have said there is lots of talent around The Sanctuary!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Sanctuary Island Hotel Koh Phangan
- The Sanctuary Island Spa