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A word on the military coup in Thailand from the Manager


“My past experiences here over 20 years tells me that this Coup will only effect a few certain areas of Thailand – mainly the protest areas and the disagreeing parties. Even during the BIG protests / troubles a few years ago, life on the islands remained the same – perfect. I think it will be…


‘You never miss the water until the well runs dry’


The rainy season took much longer to reach the east coast of Koh Phangan than normal this year, so here at The Sanctuary we had to take some serious measures to make our limited fresh water supply last until the rains came. It has been a time of learning for all the Sanctuary crew, as…


What to do at The Sanctuary and beyond

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Not only do we guarantee plenty of RnR during your stay at The Sanctuary Thailand (this is beach life epitomised!), we also promise a whole bunch of other fun stuff to keep you entertained… if you choose to leave your lounger. Here we have compiled a list of the best Sanctuary offerings, as well as…


Super-Healthy Burger Recipe

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So many of our Sanctuary Thailand dishes become firm favourites on the menu and our chefs are always asked to share their secrets.  Well, wait no longer!  Here is our recipe for a delicious tempeh, mushroom and brown rice vege-burger at home. We will be revealing more recipes in the coming months so keep an…


So you think you’ve got candida?

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Candida is one of those conditions still not always recognised by orthodox doctors, but long spoken of in the more alternative medical fields. It has such a wide range of symptoms, some more tangible than others, which can make it difficult to diagnose. However, bearing in mind the conditions necessary for candida to thrive, it…


Children at The Sanctuary


You might wonder why we are writing this blog now………Well , in the past 6 months we have been very open and tried to accommodate a fast-growing number of families travelling with young kids, many of them returning friends. What we found was many of our existing customer base were left grumbling on their bar…


A Day in the Life at the Sanctuary

You thought it would be a good idea to do a detox. After years of indulging in all the treats that life has to offer, all the biscuits you mindlessly scoffed at work, the takeaway dinners, the boozy nights and the dance floor delights, you thought it was time to do something good for your…


The Joys of Spirulina

      It feels so good but it tastes so bad…….  Although Spirulina looks like food from the future, it is in fact one of the oldest known life forms on earth. A mainstay of the diet in African Chad from the 9th century until today, it is known to have been used as…


Tasha’s journey to Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong

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At the beginning of the month I was lucky enough to go to Evolution, the Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong, which took place between 7th and 10th June: The conference offered an array of yoga teachers from around the world giving classes and lectures on everything from pranayama to Tantra, Ashtanga to Kundalini,…


Yin Yoga – A Bridge to Living Mindfully

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“Stiff, unfit, resistant in both body and mind – Yin Yoga was the perfect way in for me.” Yin Yoga is a slow, yielding, meditative practice that targets the joints, ligaments and fascia tissue in the body.  Jamie, who teaches Yin Yoga at 4.15 every day at The Sanctuary, came to the practice through the…


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