The Sanctuary delivered exactly what I had been expecting - a piece of island paradise, secluded from the throbbing noise and dirty dissatisfaction of mainland Thailand.
It's a bit of a journey to the resort, but the staff obviously appreciate that. They greeted us with open arms and huge smiles. Exceptionally helpful and friendly throughout our stay.
The rooms were great too; simple in design and minimal on luxury comforts which is exactly what you'd expect from a secluded rainforest retreat. And what a setting!! Soooo beautiful.
We spent hours on the beaches along the coast, in between yoga sessions and jungle walks.
Don't go if you're expecting a 5* Hilton and Michelin starred food. But if you want to leave all your problems at home and eat simply delicious and well made asian/thai food then you're not going to find a better place. Having spent 9 months in South Asia I don't think I felt more at peace than my time here. Loved it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established in 1991 The Sanctuary is a unique beach front resort offering beautiful houses, comfortable bungalows and budget dorm beds & boasts a 300 + vegetarian and seafood menu & bakery. Offering a diverse Spa menu & Detox fasting center, day trips, Kayaking, snorkelling and our gym to encourage you out of your beach front hammock. An eclectic mix of guests ensures a special beach holiday. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Sanctuary Island Hotel Koh Phangan
- The Sanctuary Island Spa