I couldn’t believe my luck when I arrived at the The Sanctuary… It’s an all round well-run, thoughtful resort where attention to detail has paid off, meaning that the only time you’ll want to leave is just to do a quick visa run
The most magical place in the world… at the Sanctuary we found the perfect mix of detox and retox activities…. The Sanctuary really is the perfect place… whether alone, with a partner or friend…. to detox, retox and just to relax… its simply heaven on earth…
A note of thanks to everyone there for achieving such a great balance of ‘alternative world – meets eco jungle lux – meets paradise beach hang out – meets great restaurant ! ‘ Not an easy combination, considering the remote spot and logistics… Sanctuary is not a sterile perfect western style resort, so its not for some people. But I loved being immersed in nature, very easy vibe, staff and most of all the mix of people and friends I met there.
I have stayed at The Sanctuary numerous times over the past five years and it and its beach draw me back again and again… The restaurant has excellent food to suit all tastes…The staff are always welcoming and friendly and the position right on the beach makes it even more special… the yoga teachers have an amazing knowledge of their practice and are among the best instructors i have met. The spa is a dreamy place… If you want a relaxed soulful place where you can go at quarter speed … or at full speed on Friday nights, this is the place for you.
The mix of spa, jungle life, yoga / pilates classes, healthy yet yummy food at the Sanctuary kitchen, and kind smiles from all the staff made me smile every day…. The Detox programme was amazing and life-transforming for me. Moon and his team has so much enthusiasm and knowledge. The support from them and my fellow fasters made the journey seem an easy ride.
A brilliant idea, superbly executed… I’m not at all surprised that it attracts the most eclectic crowd of brilliantly talented, open-hearted and bohemian people that I’ve ever met in one place. A bit like the upper fields of Glastonbury have been transported to the tropics.
The resort is built in the environment creating a very unique jungle atmosphere. The accommodation looked very cool, the food in the restaurant was superb, very creative, healthy & jummy and the staff were so helpful, friendly and knew what they were doing.
This is my second trip here in 4 years and the place is still magical… But don’t come here expecting it to be like every other island resort in Thailand – it is far from that, it is a special and unique place.
Moon, the wonderful man who runs the Wellness Centre, is simply a godsend! Just by seeing the smile on his face makes you feel better and nothing is ever too much trouble…. Him and his staff provide all the support and more that you could possibly need during quite a difficult process, but the benefits are extraordinary.
After my 6th visit of The Sanctuary my husband and me decided to have our wedding ceremony there- and it was a dream come true! The managers made organizing everything so easy and were always around, supporting and helping us in every situation! …………20 guests came, and all of them just looooved that place and were overwhelmed by the service, kindness of the staff, quality of food, landscape and peace there!
Thank you for making that day and the complete stay outstanding and unforgettable!!!
I can’t express how much you must go here, you’d be stupid to go to Thailand and not visit this place! I am going back, again and again and again!!
The crowd this place attracts is really unique. It’s not your typical “resort retreat… incredible break from my stressful life. Highly recommended.
My girlfriend and me just got back from 1 week intense relaxation at Sanctuary and we are truly amazed by the kind spirits, the perfect service, the incredibly nice surroundings and all the yoga, meditation and healing workshops that are being offered…
Its a place that touches your soul,moves you heart and blows your mind. Its like home.At some point you want to leave but you always want to come back.Its a place to be just yourself.Food,people, and location is amazing.
This place has the x-factor that makes you want to stay forever.
The Sanctuary is a love filled, warm, welcoming, inspiring microcosmos of magic. It is the perfect place to relax and grow within yourself at the same time.
If you are looking for a beautiful place in the jungle with a wonderful beach, fascinating people from all over the world, heartfelt connections, high quality workshops in beautiful halls in the middle of the jungle with skilled and experienced teachers, good and healthy food, a lovely spa and a bit more of an alternative vibe and a community feel, Haad Tien is definitely one of the best places in the world to be!
What started as a 5-night stay turned into a month… The Sanctuary is a truly wonderful place and very hard to leave. I am now a lifelong fan and look forward to a thousand more visits.
Everyone on the staff is amazing; friendly, helpful, warm, supportive, fun and kind… And the guests are too. I met so many inspirational characters and made many lifelong friends during my stay.
This place is amazing… It has everything you need for an amazing vacation and a self-awakening experience
I recommend the detox to anyone who wants to treat the body, change eating patterns and come out with more energy and brightness. After 2 or 3 days I felt the benefits – clear headed, lighter and shiny-eyed. The Wellness Centre is run by Moon and his brilliant team. I felt really looked after and safe in their hands – professional, welcoming, a class act.
Great place. Beautifully secluded, varied rustic huts trickling down the cliff and hill as the land blissfully flirts with the Gulf of Thailand. Food and drink fresh, tasty and a reminder of how good food can be, and its therapeutic effects.
The Sanctuary is one of the most precious places on Mother Earth!
A glorious little bay offering a grown up experience of joyousness…
It’s basically summer camp for 30/40 somethings who are looking for something a little bohemian and very open-hearted…
I just got back from my fifth visit to this extraordinary place. I feel refreshed, healthy and recharged. This really is my favourite place on earth.
It was like waking up in paradise every day!
I am looking forward to my return. I was a bird with a broken wing on arrival and left with an excellent first aid repair and a toolbox full of the right knowledge to sustain my well-being.
This is an amazing place! You should go … its a real sanctuary
We loved Sanctuary so much. It was so peaceful and beautiful, with a completely laid-back relaxing vibe…The food was phenomenal…The staff was so friendly and helpful with everything. The property is beautiful and spread out through the jungle so you really feel most pleasantly isolated… We could have stayed forever
We just completed the one week detox and found The Sanctuary to be the ideal place for it… Moon, Bow, Joy and everyone at the Wellness Center was amazing. They were helpful and kind from start to finish.
An absolutely gorgeous place to stay. The staff were amazing…
It was the most gorgeous chilled out week ever… Can’t rave enough about the food – totally fresh tasty delicious and healthy – makes you feel great… Best holiday ever, it was so hard to leave.
Open mic night which we participated in was excellent. The community feel of the restaurant and meeting other people was a highlight.
Chard, Pon, William and all the staff are awesome and super helpful and friendly, we love them all and don't want to leave.
Meditation was one of my favourite things at The Sanctuary; every day was different. They were mind blowing experiences I am going to take with me for the rest of my life.
I loved all of it!!! Open-mic night was unbelievable. I fell in love with The Sanctuary.
I loved arriving with the lemon and ginger drink. Delicious! The staff are lovely and it is very special that they all remember our names!
Thee yoga teachers were great. I haven't done a lot of yoga before and the teacher explained the beginners poses well whilst more experienced members of the class were able to do more advanced poses.
I am grateful for the talks, inspiring conversations and beautiful healers that i met.
My favourite Sanctuary moment was the creative writing workshop.
I came for yoga and detox, yet will take so much more away with me. The spiritual and welcoming nature of The Sanctuary (which is exactly what it is) has helped me find my centre and heal in so many ways.
I did my first headstand in yoga!
All-round amazing, the staff are all extremely supportive, friendly, helpful and hardworking.
Don't change! loved it! thank you
It was my first time and now I feel all the toxins are out of me and I can start all over because I am clean now. I will never forget this experience!
Very detailed and motivating introduction to the Detox which led to great confidence doing it.
It is now only three days since I completed the workshop and the change is dramatic! Full power in achieving my goal! (on Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP)
The Tarot Card Reader was amazingly intuitive & professional in his interpretation of my reading, and I have to say I have never had so much clarity in my whole life. I came away with a feeling of complete assurance in the direction I will now be heading.
It was my first ever Tarot Card Reading and I didn't know what to expect. I was completely amazed by how accurately the cards reflected back to me what was going on around me, and I welcomed the clear advice.
A very polished and professional workshop. I'm impressed with the fact that we covered one hell of a lot of ground in those first two days. I'm now committed and energised for my change (on NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
The Creative Writing workshop was extremely informative, great fun and most of all very inspiring - she has a wonderful teaching style and encouraged each one of us to tap into our own creative source. The writing exercises and her tips and wisdom were extremely informative (on creative writing)
I came here to find a place to reconnect with my physical health. I didn't expect to cross paths with a physicist, authors, musicians, social thinkers, and be part of philosophical conversations more enlightening than I've had in years. I leave unwillingly but fulfilled in body and spirit, and ready to share and give to the world I'll be returning to.
What a beautiful place. The staff truly made it for me here, so thank you.
I love the wellness centre, such a calm and social space to share with other fasters.
The Sanctuary concept, philosophy, energy and beauty is outstanding. All who had a hand at creating the Sanctuary must had their hearts, minds, bodies and souls aligned to the Divine"
My Reason for joining the 5-Day dynamic Yoga Retreat was to practice a lot of yoga in a nice little group with an experienced teacher. And I got all of this during the great past five days.
She put so much effort in each class to make it good and tough at the same time. In addition to that we had a workshop where I learned some tricks and tips for me and my practice in the future.
I learned a lot in this retreat, not only about the physical side of yoga but also about spirituality and mindfulness. I gained physical and mental strength and most of all, inspiration relating to many aspects in my life. This retreat totally brought us back into the right direction.
Great teacher, great practice. The teacher is very knowledgeable, attentive and patient. I feel like I gained a lot, not only in my physical practice, but also in my mental wellbeing and spiritual practice.
You have been very helpful and tentative to everyone’s needs, leading to a smooth, enjoyable week.
Thank you for being so considerate and thoughtful with my dietary request. For the first time in month I could completely relax!
I love your music choice & you have a really calm soothing voice which actually makes a real nice difference.
Thank You so much!
We received powerful releasing, grounding and innovative teachings of TRE in the studio in the jungle (on Tension Release Exercises, TRE)
Pens and writing flowed resulting in a much more powerful weapon than I consciously expected to experience (on Creative Writing)
Each gem we unlocked about ourselves, our futures and our goals was accompanied with a rich tapestry of stories, visualisations and mediation techniques (on Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP)
The teacher’s dynamic Ashtanga flow sequence and her inspiration towards yoga motivated me in many ways
After practicing with yoga here you always walk home physically stronger and with a new eagerness to continue your practice on a deeper level in every way
I just took a creative writing workshop ... It helped to remove some shadows that kept me from writing. Thank you
According to the Oxford dictionary a sanctuary is a sacred place, such as a church or temple . Or it can be a a place of refuge… The Sanctuary in Thailand has been both for me.
It takes a few days to get settled and into the rhythm and spirit of the resort but when you do you feel right at home… Although we came as a couple, The Sanctuary is v conducive to all travelers and has a great community vibe… If you are looking to enjoy some down time and find some peace and beauty in simplicity, you will enjoy the Sanctuary