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absolute sanctuary

7 nights from £1,160 absolute sanctuary koh samui

Absolute Sanctuary offers excellent healthy food, lux spa treatments and yoga in a peaceful away-from-it all setting. World class experiences at excellent prices.

Once you’ve adjusted to the Morocco-inspired design, you’ll begin to relax and enjoy the location for all it offers – yoga studios with tropical vistas through to delicious healthy thai spa cuisine, a nurturing spa, beautiful pool and delightful staff .

All 38 bedrooms are stylish, modern and comfortable –with soft tones and touches – they all have balconies looking down onto the vast central pool where bodies relax after challenging yoga or deep massage.

There are various packages to choose from – an intensive yoga break, a fitness-focussed holiday, an anti-stress and burnout package or a full-on detox.  Yoga is a major feature of the resort with over 25 classes a week to choose from led by top international teachers. All programmes include a host of spa treatments and therapies and offer great value. We recommend spending many blissed out hours at the delightful spa and making the most of the venue’s complementary transfers to local Chaweng and Cheong Mon beaches on Koh Samui

The ‘Love Kitchen’ food is light, clean and organic where possible. It’s truly delicious, looks beautiful and caters for detoxers, vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Every mouthful is bursting with flavour, colour and nutrients and there’s an amazing menu of fresh juices and smoothies.

This property is one of our featured best value spa & wellness resorts

Highs

  • A very high standard of yoga tuition. Absolute Sanctuary’s owners also run 8 yoga centres in Thailand and 3 in Singapore, so they know more than a thing or two about yoga, and have access to excellent yoga instructors
  • Excellent value for money given the quality of spa, food and yoga on hand

Lows

  • It’s not right on the beach, but the hotel offers regular complimentary transfers to local beaches at certain times every day
  • The Morocco-inspired design seems somewhat out of place to us - but having said that, the designs are sleek, colourful and very comfortable

Healthy Traveller Tip

I enjoyed a week of raw food while I stayed there, and would highly recommend trying at least a day ‘raw’. The raw creations are beautiful, delicious and satisfying… as are the fresh juices and smoothies available at the pool.

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Price

7 nights from £1,160 per person sharing a Sanctuary Superior room.  Price includes:
  • 7 nights accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Return flights
  • Private airport transfers
Price varies depending on season and prevailing exchange rates.

Accommodation

There are 38 rooms in total with three categories of rooms available – superior, deluxe and suite. Each room is spacious with a small terrace – with many offering sea views overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.  Rooms offer:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan,
  • Safe
  • Mini fridge
  • Hair dryers
  • Telephone
  • Locally made bathroom toiletries

The 24 Sanctuary Superior rooms have either a pool or sea view and a choice of either a queen-sized bed or two twin beds and are 30m2 in size.

The 10 Sanctuary Deluxe rooms all have sea views and a King sized bed. They are 37m2 in size.

There are 4 Sanctuary Suites – each with a King sized bed. They are 46m2 in size.

An extra bed can be added to all of the rooms with a double bed.

Food & Drink

The Love Kitchen restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner either in an air-conditioned indoor area, in the outdoor seating area, or as room service. Dishes are light, clean and using organic ingredients where possible. The menu of juices available at the pool juice bar is superb.

Facilities

  • 20m x 10m infinity edge swimming pool
  • Yoga studios - There are 3 fully equipped yoga studios – all with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the great views
  • The fitness studio is a well equipped gym with cardio machines, free weights, bosu & fitballs, functional training equipment
  • Pilates studio (6 SPX Reformers)
  • Nightly movie screenings in the pool studios
  • Spa centre featuring indoor and outdoor massage areas as well as colon hydrotherapy rooms
  • Pool juice bar
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Free wifi

Children

The minimum age at the resort is 12, but there are rarely any children there.

Some come to Absolute Sanctuary simply to lie in the sun and enjoy indulgent spa treatments, some come to be active - but for most, it's a mix of both. 

  • Beauty treatments
  • Excursions
  • Fitness studio
  • Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Spa treatments
  • Swimming
  • Yoga

If you want to join unlimited yoga classes during your stay at Absolute Sanctuary, weekly passes cost £40.  If you just want to 'drop in' to occasional classes, these are priced at £12 per class.

7 night 'yoga holiday'

From £1,790 per person

Find your balance physically, mentally & spiritually with this holiday programme. More

7 night 'anti-stress and burnout'

From £2,050 per person

It is highly recommended for those who feel overworked, fatigued and looking to renew themselves. More

7 night 'detox'

From £1,880 per person

These signature Detox programs are designed to meet individual needs and requirements.  More

7 night 'spa holiday'

From £2,055 per person

This programme allows you to choose from our wide array of massages, facial & body treatments as well as yoga exercises to help you refresh and recharge. More

20 night 'detoxer's delight'

From £3,730 per person

Specially designed for the serious Detoxer or those looking for a complete cleanse. More

7 night 'pilates reformer bootcamp'

From £2,000 per person

The Pilates reformer bootcamp holiday is ideal for both Pilates beginners or aficionados alike. More

7 night juice detox

From £1,570 per person

Choose from a 5, 7 or 10 night programme for the ultimate in restorative detoxes. More

7 night 'be fit' programme

From £1,925 per person

A great way to kick start your fitness or to take yourself to the next level. More

10 day 'weight management' programme

From £2,580 per person

Holistic and comprehensive weight loss programme that's designed to be sustainable over a long period of time. More

30 day Lifestyle Change programme

From £6,650 per person

Immerse yourself in a total lifestyle transformation and return home restored, balanced, rejuvenated and set to continue. More

 

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