I couldn't believe my luck when I arrived at the The Sanctuary after hearing about it by word of mouth. The beach itself is clean, peaceful and has become a home to many interesting and caring people from all over the world with varying reasons as to why they love to stay there for months on end. There is a great mix of things to keep you entertained there aside from jungle trekking (if beach lounging all day isn't your thing) from invigorating yoga classes to optional hang outs in the resort such as the calming Tea Temple where they might demonstrate next weeks Medicinal Herbal Walk. Whilst this place attracts those who want to try their first detox or maintain a strict healthy diet it does cater too for those who just want to have some fun on holiday and eat some fantastic and unforgettable meals. The best get togethers I had were at the weekly open mic night where the entertainment was rife and the talent was most impressive. It's an all rounded 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.
- 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