It's all about you

Achieve your wellness goals with the best detox and yoga retreats in Thailand.

It´s all about you

Achieve your wellness goals with the best detox and yoga retreats in Thailand.

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It´s time to meet The Sanctuary

  • Come and participate in a unique experience.
  • Nourish your nervous system, body and mind, and restore your spirit.
  • Invest in yourself and your wellbeing achieving better health, happiness and joy.
  • Seek “something else” for your Asian holiday experience

It's time to meet The Sanctuary

  • Come and participate in a unique experience.
  • Nourish your nervous system, body and mind, and restore your spirit.
  • Invest in yourself and your wellbeing achieving better health, happiness and joy.
  • Seek “something else” for your Asian holiday experience

Yoga in Paradise

  • Take your yoga practice to the next level.
  • Yoga retreats and daily classes tailored to your goals and experience.
  • Originally created as a private retreat for friends.
  • World-class teachers, workshops and yoga teacher trainings.

Yoga in paradise

  • Take your yoga practice to the next level.
  • Yoga retreats and daily classes tailored to your goals and experience.
  • Originally created as a private retreat for friends.
  • World-class teachers, workshops and yoga teacher trainings.

Detox and Wellness

  • Lose weight, not health!
  • Increase your energy levels.
  • Say good bye to your ‘brain fog’
  • Improve your stamina and body performance.
  • Recover and heal after illness.

Detox and Wellness

  • Lose weight, not health!
  • Increase your energy levels.
  • Say good bye to your ‘brain fog’
  • Improve your stamina and body performance.
  • Recover and heal after illness.

Our famous vegetarian and seafood restaurant.

  • Enjoy your meal at an incredible beachfront vegetarian and seafood restaurant.
  • Organically and artfully blended into a rockfall that flows from the jungle to the ocean.
  • The crew staff a fun and lively bar, the heartbeat of the Sanctuary.

‘...a big comfortable living room on the beach that serves delicious & healthy foods in the company of interesting like-minded people all laughing and having a relaxing time’

Our famous vegetarian and seafood restaurant.

  • Enjoy your meal at an incredible beachfront vegetarian and seafood restaurant.
  • Organically and artfully blended into a rockfall that flows from the jungle to the ocean.
  • The crew staff a fun and lively bar, the heartbeat of Sanctuary.

‘...a big comfortable living room on the beach that serves delicious & healthy foods in the company of interesting like-minded people all laughing and having a relaxing time...’

The Sanctuary ThailandExcellentThe Sanctuary Thailand4.5Tyler BuckleyTyler Buckley ★★★★★ The Sanctuary is and always has been the best wellness centre on Koh Phangan. Excellent services, warm and friendly staff, great rooms for any budget, extensive food options for all dietary requirements, and a location second to none. Thanks for another wondrous stay ❤️Response from the ownerYour words light up our day!It's wonderful to hear how much you appreciate our wellness centre. We can't wait to welcome you back for more wonderful moments! Rosan CruzRosan Cruz ★★★★★ I had an absolutely amazing weeklong experience at The Sanctuary. I booked a 5.5-day detox program. I felt well taken cared of by the staff. They went above and beyond, especially on my fourth day when my energy levels dipped. The nutrition & lifestyle medicine practitioner, Nan, and the entire team were attentive and made sure I had everything I needed to feel revitalized.I particularly enjoyed the variety of spa treatments offered at The Sanctuary. The oil massage, salt scrub, and stomach massage were absolute bliss. The yoga sessions were a fantastic way to start each day.The colonics area at The Sanctuary was clean and well-maintained, providing a comfortable and hygienic space. This aspect added to the overall positive experience, making the detox process smoother and more convenient.I also highly recommend exploring the different healing practitioners available: breath work workshop, and body work sessions, yin yoga.Overall, my 5.5-day detox at The Sanctuary was an exceptional self-care journey. I couldn't be happier with the level of care and attention I received during my stay. Maybe next time I’ll do ten days.Note: go early so you can enjoy Sanctuary’s restaurant. Also try the restaurants nearby: vegan fare at WayNam beach, the red snapper at Bambu Hut, local fare at Love Lips.Chris SmithChris Smith ★★★★★ Every day was a journey of relaxation and personal renewal. From the start you are welcomed by staff and other guests. As a solo traveller I met many lovely people just hanging out which made the days extra special. What could have been a pretentious 'woo woo' fest turned out to be the perfect blend of relaxation, fun, health and hedonisim depending on your needs. The detox Spa runs to a very high standard with an impressive level of expertise for health related issues. I felt fully supported by everyone running the spa and enjoyed the fasting experience along with other guests.The Sanctuary bay is between two other beach bays just a short walk over the hills. Here you will find both chill and party scenes depending on the day of the week with even more options to eat amazing food and indulge your spirit when you feel moved too. I was fortunate enough to visit when one of the original founders Gill had arrived for a few days. Her spirit shone throughout the Sanctuary and I could see why it had become such a legendary (yet almost still secret) place to visit.Suffice to say you will not find another place like this and it's worth staying at least a week if not much more to fully immerse yourself in what the Sanctuary has to offer.Elena TodorovaElena Todorova ★★★★★ I’ve participated in a retreat at the Sanctuary in Thailand led be Revi. Revital is a wonderful, highly experienced and gifted teacher with magical ability to sense and tailor her practice and teaching to the needs of each individual participant. I enjoyed very much her approach of combining the philosophy of many Eastern schools to achieve a perfect experience for mind, body and spirit. Yoga, Pilates, Dance and self-care techniques blended in a deeply personalised sessions makes the experience invaluable. Her guidance and special techniques related to the female body and needs were unique and an eye opener to me, which I have never experienced in any other Yoga or Pilates class. Revital went beyond the regular curriculum to let us connect with the beauty of the very special location of the retreat: the ocean, sunrises, hiking in the jungle, the full moon and healthy delicious local cuisine were all key ingredients of the experience. I am looking forward to many more retreats to come with Revital! Thank you 🙏Abigail IlanyAbigail Ilany ★★★★★ I love this place! We stayed there for a week and it was so magical. The staff are the nicest people, the restaurant is amazing, and the beach is out of this world. We were worried that it would be hard to stay in the same beach for a week but we enjoyed every minute!Response from the ownerHi Abigail, thanks for leaving a review and sharing your experience. We love sharing our beautiful bubble with happy guests ! Thank you - hope to see you again :) ainhoa serranoainhoa serrano ★★★★★ El mejor servicio que he visto en un complejo hotelero y restauración. El personal muy profesional, atento, servicial, simpático (Gracias, Mimi, Sam, Tuna) personal de detox.El paraiso! Gracias por esta magnífica experienciaResponse from the ownerHey Ainhoa, thank you for leaving a review - As a team i have never worked with such woinderful, hospitaple crew. They are as you say magnificent ! Fern DanielsFern Daniels ★★★★★ I traveled to the Sanctuary to study yoga with Randall O'Leary. The experience surpassed my expectations. His skill as a teacher, knowledge of yoga, and depth of understanding is incredible. Randall in his light-hearted way will meet you where you are and guide you into the incandescence of your practice.Beyond the yoga, the location is breathtakingly beautiful. The staff are incredibly kind and attentive. Also, the food is excellent.If you are considering a reprieve from modern day mania, this place is for you. My only regret is that I didn't stay longer.Response from the ownerHi Fern - Thank you for visiting and leaving some nice words. We are so very happy Randall has stayed teaching with us for the last decades. we are blessed with such a wonderful family. Hope to see you again very soon ! shalom enoshalom eno ★★★★★ השתמשתי בשרותי המסעדה והחוף.אווירה מושלמת.חוף פרטי, הגעה במונית סירה.Response from the ownerThank you for sharing your review and rating. We hope to see you again soon ! Jonas HeidenforsJonas Heidenfors ★★★★★ A true slice of heaven. Amazing bungalows, close to a private beach, friendly and helpful staff, great food, close to hiking areas and also two other beaches. You can easily take a taxi boat to various places on the island.Alan WattsAlan Watts ★★★★★ Stayed in dorm. Avoid Zorba dorm room if possoble. Mung bean curry and french toast favorite dishes at the restaurant.Lawrence McClayLawrence McClay ★★★★★ Amazing beachfront health and wellness resort offering a comprehensive program of yoga, detox, meditation and personal enrichment. The location is idyllic on Haad Tien beach accessible by long tail boat from Haad Rin beach. Special kudos to Sam the F&B manager of the Sanctuary Restaurant. Thanks to all the amazing staff that went out of their way to make their guests feel at home.Response from the ownerDear Lawrence, thank you for leaving a generous few days about our crew :) Were thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon James BullockJames Bullock ★★★★★ I’d like to sincerely thank William, Sam, Min Min and Tuna and the rest of the gang at The Sanctuary for a very lovely and relaxing stay.Response from the ownerDear James, thank you for taking the time to reach out and thank our crew - were very pelased to hear you had a lovely relaxing stay - we hope to see you soon Innner Warrior RetreatsInnner Warrior Retreats ★★★★★ Just hosted my first retreat here and it was amazing. Perfect location to get away and very quiet. Secluded and peaceful, a great place to heal.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your glowing review. We loved having you here and excited to have you back in the new year for more group retreats. Wishing you continued serenity and growth until then. Guy BoyanguGuy Boyangu ★★★★★ excellent location on a remote beach far away from it all yet walking distance to why nam and haad yuan.rooms are great, nothing fancy, had no ac but it was comfortable, clean, with hot water and well shaded by the trees.the restaurant is excellent, great food.Response from the ownerThanks for stopping by and sharing :) Ron ZimardiRon Zimardi ★★★★★ Vibe here plus being on KP is magical. Came back to Samui and packed everything up and moved to KP. Best food ever. Very friendly staff. Architecture is amazingResponse from the ownerThanks Ron ! Marcus KaufmannMarcus Kaufmann ★★★★★ The Sanctuary ist ein Juwel der Insel. Abseits des Trubels und nur mit dem Taxiboot zu erreichen. Wir haben hier bewusst eine Woche gebucht um in dieser wunderschönen, im Dschungel gelegenen Anlage, „runter zu kommen“. Die angebotenen Yoga-Kurse, die Küche und die Wellness Anwendungen sind hochwertig und qualitativ phänomenal. Gleichzeitig ist es die bewusste Imperfektion und die Leichtigkeit, die Freundlichkeit des Personals was es perfekt macht. Wir kommen sicher wieder. Vielen Dank!Response from the ownerA jewel <3 we love it !!! Thank you for your kind words shanon stricklershanon strickler ★★★★★ The best place to fully comprehend the beauty of the Thailand jungle. If you like waking up to monkeys sitting on the couch and lizards acting as pest control, this is the place for you. The surrounding wildlife draws you back to the true meaning of nature while the lovely staff at the Sanctuary tends to your every need. This place is the literal definition of heaven on earth. Best beach access, food selection, and spiritually enriching activities in Thailand.Response from the ownerSharon, thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts on google ! We sharing love our slice of ‘heaven on earth’🥰❤️ Bastian S.Bastian S. ★★★★★ They offer a complete detoxification package for a those who seek to reset.Offside the super busy party places on Ko Phangan.Still fair prices compared to other wellness locations.+ lot's of spiritual and wellbeing workshops to do+ sunrise side beach 🌅+ amazing healthy food+ friendly staff and like-minded peopleWanna come back one dayResponse from the ownerWatch the sunrise 🌅 Thanks for your review - we’re smiling ☺️ Looking forward to welcoming you back soon Melina MeticulousMelina Meticulous ★★★★★ The last year I’ve been struggling with burn out and lots of stress related health issues. The sanctuary has severely impacted my life by giving me a magical oasis that allowed me to relax and to take care of myself. Their steam room and ice bath has been such an incredible help for me over the past month and I continue to go there as well as to their donation based meditation almost every day in order to regulate my nervous system and heal. Thank you from the depths of my heart for helping me getting better. I am so grateful for everything you offer to this community.Paulina PaullaPaulina Paulla ★★★★★ My week at The Sanctuary was truly life changing. Surrounded by the serene beauty of the jungle and sea, I found peace in daily yoga sessions, enjoyed delicious and healthy meals, and connected with the most wonderful people. The attentive staff made my experience even more special, always ready to help and making sure I felt cared for at every moment. It's more than just a retreat.. it's a sanctuary where I rediscovered myself surrounded by nature's embrace and in the process, this place became my home away from home 🙏🏾❤️ Thank you all! And see you later.Henrik FHenrik F ★★★★★ Great hotel with friendly staff, a lot of activities. Accommodating to wishes and requests and an eye for the whole. Slightly off the beaten path, so if you’re looking to relax and let go of the world around you, this is exactly the place to go. Boats cost 300b per person from Haad Rin, as land route is a very tough trek.Oleg AvkhukovOleg Avkhukov ★★★★★ Номера на любой вкус, хочешь хижина дяди Тома (в тоже время Том бы позавидвал бы таким хоромам - достойная все убрано чистенько), а хочешь каменный домик с кондером) живёшь прямо в джунглях и пляж, удобства на территории, все туалеты био, сауна, купель обычная и со льдом) ресторан с доступным меню. Приезжайте не пожалеете!Debi HollingworthDebi Hollingworth ★★★★★ My partner brought me here as he had visited 14 years ago and it didn’t disappoint. We arrived by longboat straight onto the beach. The accommodation was great and adequate for our needs. The views were amazing but more than that the people were so accommodating. Special thanks for Tuna for sorting our accommodation needs and also to Nee for supporting us through our detox.We did a 7.5 day detox and stayed for a total of 18 days. The detox package was well supported and Nam seemed very knowledgeable. We met a great bunch of people also detoxing which was a great support. The yoga also included was excellent with Sophie and Chris.The food in the restaurant is delicious and fully supports post detox eating. William always had a welcoming smile and can do attitude.The 2 surrounding bays are also good with additional restaurants.I would highly recommend this place for either detox or yoga retreat or just to stay as it is idyllicRishi GuptaRishi Gupta ★★★★★ Can't recommend this place enough. It defies expectations. This place is truly paradise in the middle of nowhere. Have never felt so relaxed in my life.A bit on the expensive side but honestly zero complaintsResponse from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you found our place to be a little slice of paradise. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon! doron egozidoron egozi ★★★★★ very stylish, restaurant is great, many vegan options. the meditation class was amazing and took place in an amazing shala in the gungleResponse from the ownerThank you Doron - very pleased to hear we left a good impression :) Thurman LoveThurman Love ★★★★★ This place is for yogis that are serious about growth! The yoga team of teachers are world class. Randall’s team are creative, spontaneous, inventive and fun! Each morning you climb to the top of a mountain to practice yoga at Buddha Hall. One morning, monkeys practiced right outside the hall with us! The team has tremendous love and respect for the ancient discipline of yoga. We experienced a puja and it was magnificent! Each day you can choose to swim in the ocean, eat incredible food, practice yoga, participate in meditation, cleanse your body, mind and soul. Sepe was a gifted masseuse! The combined pricing is extremely affordable comparative to any Western offerings. If you are able to get here, plan to take a certification and stay for a few months. It is breathtaking. William and the staff are incredible. You will not wear shoes!!! Invest in your self care!Response from the ownerThank you Thurman for leaving a few words. We’re delighted that Randall is offering a consistent practice at Sanctuary. We’re delighted you enjoyed our warm hospitality and that you didn’t wear shoes ! how liberating !Best wishes Nolan js_loader

Unique villas and houses with stunning views.

  • Playfully nestled in the remote jungle of Haad Tien Bay since 1989.
  • Secluded beach surrounded by the abundance of nature in Thailand.
  • Enjoy a real jungle experience staying in one of our unique houses and bungalows; each original and quirky in design.
  • Air-conditioned luxury accommodation to budget and dorm rooms.
Detox holiday retreat

Unique villas and houses with stunning views.

  • Playfully nestled in the remote jungle of Haad Tien Bay in 1989.
  • Secluded beach surrounded by the abundance of nature in Thailand.
  • Enjoy a real jungle experience staying in one of our unique houses and bungalows; each original and quirky in design.
  • Air-conditioned luxury accommodation to budget and dorm rooms.