This is the information I would like to have before I spent my time there. Hope it's helpful.
I've been there in the first week of August with my girlfriend and it the experience wasn’t as good as expected. Iplanned to stay 4 nights and only stayed for one.
Staff – very friendly
Remoteness – yes, but that doesn’t come cheap (taxi and boat)
Room - comfortable, really good bed and well immersed in the nature. Again - too much Money for the offer
Restaurant – good, if you are not hungry. Expensive.
Not good if you want to explore the island and know the local culture.
Good if you want to party and meet party people.
Knowing that the bungalows were not bookable, I sent an email to confirm the availability. I was told that there was no problem with that, because they only get fully booked in Dec-Jan. August is ok then, or so I thought.
Unfortunately, when I arrived, we were told that in August they're always fully booked. After a long trip, and a pricey taxi and boat ride (700 baht for 2 people), we were really disappointed for the misinformation.
In all, not a bad experience, but too expensive.
Most likely, I will not come back.
- 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