10 Day Sanctuary Yoga Holiday Retreat

The Sanctuary Thailand has been a much-loved destination for many years and guests tend to return time and time again, addicted to the quirky nature, the rugged jungle, the hideaway beaches and the eccentric mix of people that makes this place so very special. 

Koh Phangan itself has been a popular travel destination for holiday makers, backpackers and yoga enthusiasts for decades. Being the 'little sister' to Koh Samui island, Ko Phangan is a little more alternative, a little more off-the-beaten-track and a little more rugged- in the best possible way. Located halfway between the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand, it is known for its coconut trees, majestic beaches and striking full moon sightings. Its easy way of life and laid-back nature really does make it the perfect place to unwind and relax. 

As a popular destination for detox and yoga, The Sanctuary offers all-inclusive yoga retreats to heal and nourish your body, mind and soul. This health and wellness package comes with a 10 night stay in your choice of room, as well as 8 yoga or pilates classes, 3 private yoga or pilates sessions, 8 one hour massage treatments, 2 Sanctuary therapy or healing session and free use of the herbal steam room. To give you a warm welcome, a complimentary meal and tea awaits your arrival at this tropical paradise.

This 10 Day retreat allows you plenty of time to sink into the full 'Sanctuary experience!' Deepen your yoga practice, explore the local jungle and beaches, enjoy delicious food and meet vibrant guests that become life-long friends. The Sanctuary has weekly events including Movie Nights and Open Mic nights for a little added holiday fun! This experience will open your eyes to the magic that exists in this very unique and very heart-warming part of the world. You may just decide not to leave at all.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Mats
  • Spa
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
Venue   The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a laid-back, alternative holiday and wellness resort set just where the beach meets the jungle on a magical corner of Koh Phangan. People from around the world come here to unwind, relax and enjoy the wide range of yoga, detox and healing therapies and programs on offer. On site is a range of accommodation options from dorm rooms to simple bungalows to open-air houses to air conditioned villas. There are three yoga shalas, a beautiful spa, a wellness and cleansing center, colonics, steam room and a wonderful restaurant that offers delicious vegetarian cuisine and hosts a range of evenings including open-mic night, movie nights and special events.

The most direct way to get Ko Phangan is to fly from Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui with Bangkok Air. The Sanctuary can arrange a private speedboat to or from the airport directly to the beach.

Alternatively, catch the ferry boats. Ferries leave from Big Buddha Pier on Koh Samui and arrive at Haad Rin on Koh Phangan. Simply take a ten minute longtail boat ride from Haad Rin around to Haad Tien. Getting to The Sanctuary can be part of the adventure- but always worthwhile!

Accommodations

Food

Start your day with colourful smoothies, homemade granola and yogurt, fresh fruit or their cooked vegetarian favourites. The diverse menu features everything from amazing veggie burgers to warming curries, nori rolls, Indian dahl, vibrant salads and plenty of excellent Thai favourites. Everything at The Sanctuary is made from scratch- their freshly baked dread, dips, yogurt, desserts and more. Locally caught fresh seafood is also available and don't miss out on their pizza selection too!

The Sanctuary's famous vegetarian restaurant offers its wide range of mouth-watering meals, snacks and drinks daily from 8 A.M. to 9 P.M. for you to enjoy in the open air restaurant just meters away from the ocean.

This retreat package includes a welcome meal in the restaurant and a complimentary tea at the tea temple upon arrival.  

Dont forget to try dessert! The wide selection of raw, vegan, gluten-free cakes as well as their own line of signature raw chocolate is a must-try!

If you wish to combine your yoga holiday with a little detox, you are also welcome to join The Sanctuary's Raw Fest- a cleansing program which focuses on raw foods, fresh coconuts with spirulina and wheatgrass shots! 

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

The Sanctuary is one of those places where people come for a few days and stay a few weeks, others come for a month and stay for a year- there is something almost indescribable, but certainly tangible, about the magic of this place.

From the smiling staff, the funky abodes, the jungle yoga shala, the AMAZING food, the pristine beach, the fun events, the passionate teachers and the people from all walks of life that appear on this bay- it all creates a truly life-changing journey.

The Sanctuary Thailand will indeed leave an indelible print on you. Don't take my word for it- experience it for yourself.

Kelly Fielding

Yovada Gypsy

  The Sanctuary, Thailand

Koh Phangan is a holiday gem in the southeast region of Thailand. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and lush tropical trees, the island is an absolute escape from the busy city life.

Mostly known for yoga, detox and spiritual retreats, Haad Tien offers quietude to recharge the body and mind. It consists of a small, beautiful bay that is reachable via long tail boat or truck from the town of Haad Rin. There are several bungalow operations and a lovely sheltered bay lined with coconut palms. This is a very special and favourite place for travellers to the island and will remain in your heart forever. Don't miss the spectacular sunrises from the lookout!

Koh Phangan is easily accessed by ferries from Koh Samui or the mainland. Take a ferry to Haad Rin and then a short 10 minute boat ride around the corner to the lovely Haad Tien.