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Stylish but a bit surly

186 Moo 2, Haad Phra Ae T: (081) 891 3055

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Sanctuary is a bit of an odd place, with surprisingly stylish bamboo bungalows set amid flower bushes just back from the beach, but also a staff that doesn’t seem to have a handle on how to efficiently run a resort.

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Creative types will appreciate the island-themed paintings on pieces of drift wood that hang over hammocks strung to the porches of high-pointed-roofed bungalows. Inside, the rooms are comfier than your average beach hut thanks to very soft mattresses with good quality linens and mosquito nets. The cold-water bathrooms are fully open air -- no roofs at all -- so expect your shower to be mixed with rain should you visit during the wet season. The receptionist was rather loud and straightforward, though not apathetic or unfriendly. Our request for a business card or brochure yielded a tiny scrap of paper with a barely discernible number jotted down on it.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
500 baht
700 baht
Beachfront bungalow
700 baht
900 baht
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 500 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes:
Room: Beachfront bungalow, low season: 700 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes:

Where is Sanctuary

186 Moo 2, Haad Phra Ae
T: (081) 891 3055
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º2'0.71" E, 7º35'52.16" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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