A friend and I stayed here on recommendation from her friends on our recent trip to Thailand. We had our own private bungalow complete with a mosquito net, which was very effective! On arrival we received complimentary ginger lemon drinks, which were amazing. I would say that the food was one of the highlights of our stay there, given that we had every meal! The best things were the maki rolls, spring rolls, vegetable tempura with mayo sauce (we had that about 5 times), all of the fresh fruit and side salads (lots of garlic!), the red and white house wines, the ice cream (mint chip and chocolate), white chocolate cheesecake, fruit & yogurt granola, tom yum soup, papaya salad, green curry and french toast. I did the yoga alchemy and anasa yoga classes, which were in a nice setting and different than what I'm used to, but still good. We did have cold showers the first night, but this was fixed first thing the next morning. All of the employees were so nice and called us by name every time we were in the restaurant or other common areas. The beach is pretty much private and there are multiple hammocks around too, which we made use of when it was raining for two of the days. We were there over New Year's Eve, and they had a Gold themed party that was nice. It was like waking up in paradise every day! Would definitely recommend and go back.
- 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