Frequently Asked Questions

About Detox Holiday Retreat at the Sanctuary Thailand

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FAST?

For optimal results from the program, we suggest reducing your caffeine intake, particularly coffee and black tea, to lighter options such as green tea or herbal tea at least 3-5 days prior to your arrival. Additionally, we recommend incorporating fiber-rich foods like vegetables and fruits as your main dish. And limiting your protein intake to a small portion on the side. Furthermore, it is advisable to avoid consuming simple carbohydrates like white flour, white rice, alcohol, and dried fruits.

WHAT IS A COLONIC?

Colonic, also known as colonic irrigation, involves the infusion of water or other liquids into the rectum to flush out the colon. Advocates of the practice believe that it can improve digestive health and overall well-being. Prior to the procedure, a wellness consultant will typically conduct a consultation. Which will ask about your medical history and help complete wellness summary forms.

ARE YOUR COLONICS ADMINISTERED BY SOMEONE ELSE

At our facility, we firmly believe that the colonic process is a personal one, which is why we require our clients to self-administer their colonics. However, rest assured that we provide detailed instructions on how to do it correctly, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable throughout the process.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FAST, A CLEANSE AND A DETOX?

The terms “detox” and “cleanse” refer to dietary and lifestyle practices that help remove toxins or impurities from the body actively.

A detox program involves a short-term dietary plan that aims to eliminate toxins from the body, usually through fasting, juicing and supplements. The primary goal of a detox program is to rid the body of accumulated toxins and reestablish balance in the body’s systems actively.

On the other hand, a cleanse is similar to a detox but usually refers to a more long-term and sustainable approach to a healthy lifestyle. Cleanses typically involve making dietary and lifestyle changes that support the body’s natural detoxification processes. Such as eating a balanced, nutrient-dense diet, staying hydrated, and engaging in regular exercise.

I AM CONFUSED ABOUT THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DETOXES YOU OFFER

Detox Retreat Holiday, available in various lengths ranging from 3.5 to 10.5 days. For an even more personalized experience, you can add special overlays to your program for only 700 baht per day.

If you’re looking for a more gentle approach, try our Gentle Cleanse program. It includes one meal per day and doesn’t involve colonics. As with our Detox program, you can also add overlays to tailor your experience.

Introducing our latest offer, Balance provides delicious and healthy meals from our cleanse menu that are tailored to your body’s specific nutrient needs. We offer keto, vegan, and pescetarian options, and all our meals are gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar.

IS ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED IN MY DETOX?

We offer accommodation in all-inclusive detox packages.  See accommodation options and prices

DO YOU GET TO EAT DURING OUR DETOX PROGRAM?

Our signature Detox program does not involve eating but instead provides fiber-rich drinks, juice, herbal elixirs, and supplements. However, you can enjoy a delicious vegetable broth in the evenings as a supplement to your cleanse.

If you’re looking for a more lenient approach, our Gentle Cleanse program allows for one meal per day.

Alternatively, our “Balance” program involves eating a standard amount of food to support your body’s natural detoxification processes.

“Discover the Health Benefits of Detox: Enhance Stamina, Concentration, Body Performance, Sleep Quality, and Skin Clarity. Plan your next Detox Holiday Retreat at the Sanctuary Thailand”

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 :) 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 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 idyllicRosan 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.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 ! 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 Tyler 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! 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.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.js_loader

Frequently Asked Questions

About Detox Holiday Retreat

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FAST?

For optimal results from the program, we suggest reducing your caffeine intake, particularly coffee and black tea, to lighter options such as green tea or herbal tea at least 3-5 days prior to your arrival. Additionally, we recommend incorporating fiber-rich foods like vegetables and fruits as your main dish. And limiting your protein intake to a small portion on the side. Furthermore, it is advisable to avoid consuming simple carbohydrates like white flour, white rice, alcohol, and dried fruits.

WHAT IS A COLONIC?

Colonic, also known as colonic irrigation, involves the infusion of water or other liquids into the rectum to flush out the colon. Advocates of the practice believe that it can improve digestive health and overall well-being. Prior to the procedure, a wellness consultant will typically conduct a consultation. Which will ask about your medical history and help complete wellness summary forms.

ARE YOUR COLONICS ADMINISTERED BY SOMEONE ELSE

At our facility, we firmly believe that the colonic process is a personal one, which is why we require our clients to self-administer their colonics. However, rest assured that we provide detailed instructions on how to do it correctly, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable throughout the process.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FAST, A CLEANSE AND A DETOX?

The terms “detox” and “cleanse” refer to dietary and lifestyle practices that help remove toxins or impurities from the body actively.

A detox program involves a short-term dietary plan that aims to eliminate toxins from the body, usually through fasting, juicing and supplements. The primary goal of a detox program is to rid the body of accumulated toxins and reestablish balance in the body’s systems actively.

On the other hand, a cleanse is similar to a detox but usually refers to a more long-term and sustainable approach to a healthy lifestyle. Cleanses typically involve making dietary and lifestyle changes that support the body’s natural detoxification processes. Such as eating a balanced, nutrient-dense diet, staying hydrated, and engaging in regular exercise.

I AM CONFUSED ABOUT THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DETOXES YOU OFFER

Detox Retreat Holiday, available in various lengths ranging from 3.5 to 10.5 days. For an even more personalized experience, you can add special overlays to your program for only 700 baht per day.

If you’re looking for a more gentle approach, try our Gentle Cleanse program. It includes one meal per day and doesn’t involve colonics. As with our Detox program, you can also add overlays to tailor your experience.

Introducing our latest offer, Balance provides delicious and healthy meals from our cleanse menu that are tailored to your body’s specific nutrient needs. We offer keto, vegan, and pescetarian options, and all our meals are gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar.

IS ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED IN MY DETOX?

We offer accommodation in all-inclusive detox packages.  See accommodation options and prices

DO YOU GET TO EAT DURING OUR DETOX PROGRAM?

Our signature Detox program does not involve eating but instead provides fiber-rich drinks, juice, herbal elixirs, and supplements. However, you can enjoy a delicious vegetable broth in the evenings as a supplement to your cleanse.

If you’re looking for a more lenient approach, our Gentle Cleanse program allows for one meal per day.

Alternatively, our “Balance” program involves eating a standard amount of food to support your body’s natural detoxification processes.

“Discover the Health Benefits of Detox: Enhance Stamina, Concentration, Body Performance, Sleep Quality, and Skin Clarity. Plan your next Detox Holiday Retreat at the Sanctuary Thailand”

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 :) 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 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 idyllicRosan 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.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 ! 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 Tyler 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! 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.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.js_loader