It was great to be back at The Sanctuary again after a few years away.
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.
I loved the evolution and improvements since my last visit, my jungle room was such a comfy, yet different experience. Loved the soft mattresses and pillows - 5 star bed in an eco bamboo open room. Spot on.
I spent my days swimming and kayaking, the odd yoga class, some dance meditation with Rashmi ( Brilliant, go see her in the 'Tea Temple' for every kind of alternative class and therapy). Then hammock time, and healthy food decisions!
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.
- 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