Frequently Asked Questions
We have noticed many folks ask similar questions. We will be continually be adding to this page. But for now, here is a start. If you still have questions, please fill out the form below.
How do I get to the Sanctuary?
Can I pay with a Credit Card ?
Unfortunately there is no main phone line to Had Tien bay so we can not connect to the banking system – soon we hope – until then it’s cash only when here at the Sanctuary.
The nearest ATMs and banks are in Had Rin, 10 minutes away by taxi boat. We recommend you bring as much cash as you are comfortable with to avoid unnecessary trips to Had Rin
I want to come for a month long workshop. What do I do about visas?
Thailand Visa Information (scroll to bottom of page)
Children at the Sanctuary
Most of our guests are adults who come here to relax and unwind…
Please read our kids at Sanctuary advice …. and our blog about kids here: ../blog-2/children-at-the-sanctuary-2
Hosting Your Event At the Sanctuary
Interested in hosting a workshop at the Sanctuary? You can see details here: https://www.thesanctuarythailand.com/retreats/host-retreat
Please contact us for more info!
Friday Night Party
There is a Friday night Dance party on Haad Tien bay. This begins around 11pm and ends around 11am on Saturday. Although its not a Sanctuary event, it is an outdoor party in our small bay… and the noise travels! Unfortunately this is outside our control. We supply earplugs in all our rooms. You might consider changing your arrival day if you are due to arrive on a Friday – it doesn’t make for a great first night’s sleep! However – if you like to dance – it’s a fun party to go to, and many of our guests enjoy it while they are here!
There is a taxi boat service from Had Rin to Had Tien ( Sanctuary) as well as taxi boat and truck service out of Had Tien. This service is provided by local Thai families who set their own conditions.
Travel and Safety
We strongly recommend Travel Insurance when travelling , Sanctuary, given its location, accepts no responsibility for any accidents / injuries or property.