Beautiful and chilled. I stayed in a bunglow on stilts with the cutest round bathroom outside - these bungalows are sympathetically built into the jungle in the hillside - lying in the hammock on my balcony I counted six different types of butterfly in a short time - bats fly along the pathways to the rooms at night and a toucan perched on the next balcony along - the room (with fan) was cleverly shaded and aired - an incredibly beautiful natural place - part of the package of being somewhere natural is the mozzies at dusk and tiny ants in the room, but if you want a sterile, sealed experience then choose an AC room in a cement resort, don't come here.
I wanted to be somewhere beautiful where I could chill out, snorkel with fish and go to good yoga classes - the Santuary hit the mark for this perfectly - I'm bemused by some of the negative comments here which seem to be sniping at other people's lifestyle choices - of course this is a business, there are cheaper places to stay, but I've never seen a place that offers this wide a range of accomodation options. The veggie food was superb. I stayed here alone very comfortably, there were people to talk to when I wanted company, but a comfortable atmosphere to be alone in too. The meals weren't the quickest, but what's the rush? Just order a divine fruit cocktail and chill out.....
- 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