The Sanctuary Thailand Spa Resort

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The Sanctuary ThailandExcellentThe Sanctuary Thailand4.5Thurman 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 Jane FischerJane Fischer ★★★★★ The Sanctuary lives up to its name. There are no road vehicles (just boat taxis). We love the swimming at Haad Thien beach, the delicious and healthy food, detoxing with assistance of the expert staff at The Wellness Centre, massages and saunas at the Spa, practicing yoga and Tai Chi with excellent teachers and the walks in the jungles. We recently enjoyed our 4th visit to The Sanctuary. The staff at the resort’s reception expertly handled all our concerns and needs. We stayed 11 unforgettable nights in the Ocean View House. The house has a circular view facing the sunrise/moonrise and Koh Phanghan jungle. We look forward to more stays in this house.Response from the ownerThank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay at The Sanctuary. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. 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! 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.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!Alan WattsAlan Watts ★★★★★ Stayed in dorm. Avoid Zorba dorm room if possoble. Mung bean curry and french toast favorite dishes at the restaurant.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 ! Anna ViolaAnna Viola ★★★★★ I did 5.5 detox retreat. And that was marvellous. I choose this retreat centre instead of other, because of the location. It’s “cuted” from the island, you can get here just with the boat.Staff is super friendly and helpful, they really take care of you. Special thanks to Nan, she is super professional, also I did a session acupuncture with her, and that was exceeded all expectations.I am highly recommend you to choose The sanctuary for your detox retreat.Response from the ownerThank you so much Anna! We're thrilled you enjoyed your 5.5 day detox retreat with us at The Sanctuary. Your recommendation means a lot, and we're excited to welcome you back for another retreat whenever you're ready! 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!Daniel LessonsDaniel Lessons ★★★★★ I would say this is one of the most special places I’ve ever visited. The setting is absolutely spectacular. The staff are amazing - so kind, friendly and personable, and just great to hang and chat with. Nan in the wellness centre is unbelievable - she’s kind, incredibly smart, and will answer any questions and help you reach any health goals. Nolan the GM is a legend - lovely guy that makes you feel right at home. Then there’s Cav - he will ensure you’re laughing and having a good time the whole time you’re here - total legend. Nina runs the gym, and it does the best workouts - I wish I had her as my personal trainer forever - she will make you work, but gives you so much kind and warm encouragement. Tash is a lovely Brit, who will have nice little chats and always make sure you’re having a good time, Tuna in the office is a legend, William and Sammy in restaurant are lovely, funny, cool people. The facilities are fantastic - steam room, infrared sauna, movement room, beautiful yoga spots, meditation, healers, massages, facials and more. Food is amazing as well. This is one special place. The only issue, is you might not want to ever leave, and it’s not uncommon for people to stay longer. If you come, you won’t regret it. It’s the best place I’ve ever found.Response from the ownerWow, reading your review put the biggest smile on our faces! 😄 We're beyond thrilled that you found our place so special and unforgettable. It means the world to us that our team, from Nan and Nolan to Kav, Nina, Tash, Tuna, William, and Sammy, left such a positive mark on your stay.Knowing you enjoyed the wellness center, gym, and all the little things in between makes our efforts truly worth it. And hey, if you ever decide to stay forever, we won't complain! 😉Thanks a million for sharing your thoughts. We can't wait to have you back whenever you're ready for another round of good times and relaxation. Willemijn GijzelsWillemijn Gijzels ★★★★★ What a chilllllled place. We enjoyed our stay here so much... because of the serenity vibes, the kind staff and the good yoga+ classes. The rooms are a bit outdated... but the rest makes up for it.Response from the ownerThak you for the kind words - Living in the jungle we are continually updating and modernizing our magical little space. Delighted you enjoyed our warm hospitality. Best wishes Nolan Alan WattsAlan Watts ★★★★★ Stayed in dorm. Avoid Zorba dorm room if possoble. Mung bean curry and french toast favorite dishes at the restaurant.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 :) Q DosQ Dos ★★★★★ I had so many friends recommend this place I prepared myself to have my balloon burst on arrival.The reality was this place truly exceeded my expectations in every way.I booked in for a week and a mini detox and ended up staying 6 weeks (changed my flight 3 times lol!)Dr Nan is awesomeness in the wellness department and I tried her new balance program which sorted out a bunch of my chronic ailments with some simple but very powerful treatments.The food is very healthy but unusual in that it's also incredibly delicious...the GM is a true food and puts real love into the kitchenAll that aside...the thing that struck me the most was how friendly everyone was...I made at least 6 new best friends from all over the globeIf it were possible I would give 10 stars!Response from the ownerWow, your review has left us all with the biggest smiles on our faces! 😊 We can't express how thrilled we are to read about your incredible experience with us. It's like music to our ears knowing that we not only met but exceeded your expectations.Come back to see us all again soon! 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’🥰❤️ Joze RikkenJoze Rikken ★★★★★ I absolutely love this retreat. It’s beautifully located. The food is healthy and wonderful. The staff is superfriendly, the yoga and meditation lessons are very very nice and in a stunning Buddha hall. I booked for 7 days but extended with another 4 and probably will stay the rest of my holiday 😃Response from the ownerDear Joze,Your kind words truly made our day! We're so glad to hear you're enjoying your time at our retreat. Your appreciation means a lot to us. Looking forward to making the rest of your holiday just as special! 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 🙏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 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.Daniel LessonsDaniel Lessons ★★★★★ I would say this is one of the most special places I’ve ever visited. The setting is absolutely spectacular. The staff are amazing - so kind, friendly and personable, and just great to hang and chat with. Nan in the wellness centre is unbelievable - she’s kind, incredibly smart, and will answer any questions and help you reach any health goals. Nolan the GM is a legend - lovely guy that makes you feel right at home. Then there’s Cav - he will ensure you’re laughing and having a good time the whole time you’re here - total legend. Nina runs the gym, and it does the best workouts - I wish I had her as my personal trainer forever - she will make you work, but gives you so much kind and warm encouragement. Tash is a lovely Brit, who will have nice little chats and always make sure you’re having a good time, Tuna in the office is a legend, William and Sammy in restaurant are lovely, funny, cool people. The facilities are fantastic - steam room, infrared sauna, movement room, beautiful yoga spots, meditation, healers, massages, facials and more. Food is amazing as well. This is one special place. The only issue, is you might not want to ever leave, and it’s not uncommon for people to stay longer. If you come, you won’t regret it. It’s the best place I’ve ever found.Response from the ownerWow, reading your review put the biggest smile on our faces! 😄 We're beyond thrilled that you found our place so special and unforgettable. It means the world to us that our team, from Nan and Nolan to Kav, Nina, Tash, Tuna, William, and Sammy, left such a positive mark on your stay.Knowing you enjoyed the wellness center, gym, and all the little things in between makes our efforts truly worth it. And hey, if you ever decide to stay forever, we won't complain! 😉Thanks a million for sharing your thoughts. We can't wait to have you back whenever you're ready for another round of good times and relaxation. Anna ViolaAnna Viola ★★★★★ I did 5.5 detox retreat. And that was marvellous. I choose this retreat centre instead of other, because of the location. It’s “cuted” from the island, you can get here just with the boat.Staff is super friendly and helpful, they really take care of you. Special thanks to Nan, she is super professional, also I did a session acupuncture with her, and that was exceeded all expectations.I am highly recommend you to choose The sanctuary for your detox retreat.Response from the ownerThank you so much Anna! We're thrilled you enjoyed your 5.5 day detox retreat with us at The Sanctuary. Your recommendation means a lot, and we're excited to welcome you back for another retreat whenever you're ready! 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’🥰❤️ 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. 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.מיטל כהן גנוטמיטל כהן גנוט ★★★★★ לא ישנתי בחוף הזה, אלא בחוף ליד אבל נראה מפנק, חלומי, אינטימי ורגוע.חוף פרטי שמגיעים איליו רק עם טקסי בואט.Response from the ownerThank you for your lovely message. 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. Q DosQ Dos ★★★★★ I had so many friends recommend this place I prepared myself to have my balloon burst on arrival.The reality was this place truly exceeded my expectations in every way.I booked in for a week and a mini detox and ended up staying 6 weeks (changed my flight 3 times lol!)Dr Nan is awesomeness in the wellness department and I tried her new balance program which sorted out a bunch of my chronic ailments with some simple but very powerful treatments.The food is very healthy but unusual in that it's also incredibly delicious...the GM is a true food and puts real love into the kitchenAll that aside...the thing that struck me the most was how friendly everyone was...I made at least 6 new best friends from all over the globeIf it were possible I would give 10 stars!Response from the ownerWow, your review has left us all with the biggest smiles on our faces! 😊 We can't express how thrilled we are to read about your incredible experience with us. It's like music to our ears knowing that we not only met but exceeded your expectations.Come back to see us all again 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.Jane FischerJane Fischer ★★★★★ The Sanctuary lives up to its name. There are no road vehicles (just boat taxis). We love the swimming at Haad Thien beach, the delicious and healthy food, detoxing with assistance of the expert staff at The Wellness Centre, massages and saunas at the Spa, practicing yoga and Tai Chi with excellent teachers and the walks in the jungles. We recently enjoyed our 4th visit to The Sanctuary. The staff at the resort’s reception expertly handled all our concerns and needs. We stayed 11 unforgettable nights in the Ocean View House. The house has a circular view facing the sunrise/moonrise and Koh Phanghan jungle. We look forward to more stays in this house.Response from the ownerThank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay at The Sanctuary. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. 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 Rishi 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! 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 idyllicAbigail 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 :) 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 idyllicMarcus 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 Bill HBill H ★★★★★ I have been to The Sanctuary three times and am looking forward to returning again! The location is a true paradise and The Sanctuary staff go out of their way to provide their guests with an enjoyable experience.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words Bill. We're thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed your visits to The Sanctuary. Our team is dedicated to creating a paradise-like experience for all our guests. We can't wait to welcome you back for another wonderful time! Sim SchotSim Schot ★★★★★ I have been here several times now. Wonderful place with friendly staff, nice rooms, excellent food and great yoga.Response from the ownerWow, thank you for being such a wonderful regular at our place! We're over the moon to hear that you've had great experiences with our friendly team, cozy rooms, delicious food, and awesome yoga sessions. Your support means everything to us! 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 ! 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.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.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 ! Rishi 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! 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 :) 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.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 🙏מיטל כהן גנוטמיטל כהן גנוט ★★★★★ לא ישנתי בחוף הזה, אלא בחוף ליד אבל נראה מפנק, חלומי, אינטימי ורגוע.חוף פרטי שמגיעים איליו רק עם טקסי בואט.Response from the ownerThank you for your lovely message. Bill HBill H ★★★★★ I have been to The Sanctuary three times and am looking forward to returning again! The location is a true paradise and The Sanctuary staff go out of their way to provide their guests with an enjoyable experience.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words Bill. We're thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed your visits to The Sanctuary. Our team is dedicated to creating a paradise-like experience for all our guests. We can't wait to welcome you back for another wonderful time! Joze RikkenJoze Rikken ★★★★★ I absolutely love this retreat. It’s beautifully located. The food is healthy and wonderful. The staff is superfriendly, the yoga and meditation lessons are very very nice and in a stunning Buddha hall. I booked for 7 days but extended with another 4 and probably will stay the rest of my holiday 😃Response from the ownerDear Joze,Your kind words truly made our day! We're so glad to hear you're enjoying your time at our retreat. Your appreciation means a lot to us. Looking forward to making the rest of your holiday just as special! Sim SchotSim Schot ★★★★★ I have been here several times now. Wonderful place with friendly staff, nice rooms, excellent food and great yoga.Response from the ownerWow, thank you for being such a wonderful regular at our place! We're over the moon to hear that you've had great experiences with our friendly team, cozy rooms, delicious food, and awesome yoga sessions. Your support means everything to us! 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 ! 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 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 Willemijn GijzelsWillemijn Gijzels ★★★★★ What a chilllllled place. We enjoyed our stay here so much... because of the serenity vibes, the kind staff and the good yoga+ classes. The rooms are a bit outdated... but the rest makes up for it.Response from the ownerThak you for the kind words - Living in the jungle we are continually updating and modernizing our magical little space. Delighted you enjoyed our warm hospitality. Best wishes Nolan 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! 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 :) 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.js_loader

Our unique beachfront resort sits between the sandy shores of Haad Tien Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand.  We are surrounded by a magical coconut grove, and backed onto the hillside jungle. No roads, traffic or chaotic streets.  Just nature, tranquility and good vibes.

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