I dropped into Absolute Sanctuary for three days on a whim prior to catching up with some friends for new years. Incredibly relaxing, great yoga, food and massage. Highly recommend it. Hot yoga with Jana was my highlight!!!
Having a great time at this resort - I am participating in the reformer pilates bootcamp. All the staff I met from the driver who picked me up at airport are very nice . Rooms always cleaned early in morning, & staff are cleaning throughout the day . Pilates teachers Darlene & Sari are friendly & cheerful but will make sure you work ! They give precise instructions which is important for pilates. I am trying yoga with Jana who is a very good teacher . Interesting free alternative medicine workshops and I joined one which taught me how to breathe better. There are many alternative medicine treatments like reiki on offer. The massages & spa treatments are good too . A shoutout to Lisa at front desk , Tony the restaurant manager & Jang & Mai at wellness centre & Stephanie the wellness consultant . If reformer pilates is not for you , there are yoga / wellness programmes . But I think the highlight of this resort is the delicious food and juices - very tasty and healthy and every dish and juice delicious! I bought their cookbook & am going home to cook these dishes for my family!
It was one of the greatest experience I have done in my life! Super deep super beautiful! I'm so grateful. The treatments are wonderful and the detox program was really good. I enjoyed also the food, starting every morning with healthy breakfast that includes faboulus organic yogurt! Delicious as well the Pokemon salad and the green curry. This place is an a authentic sanctuary and very peaceful. Feeling full in love!
I had no idea how this place would be since my hubby did all the planning. But then it turned out to be a wonderful treat for me to decompress and relax in a serene atmosphere overlooking ocean. Food, service and amenities are great and staff is very friendly and always smiling! We didn't take any package and could select activities that each of us were interested. We heard great things about various packages from co-travelers though! Therefore highly recommend to those who have fitness and well goals.
I stayed solo, took the meaningful holiday package. The experience was just wonderful. The best thing was the staff that were super helpful, to help me find the right class, massage or travel for me. They went above and beyond, and it shows they really care. Jana the Yoga instructor took good care of me, and really tried to accommodate my personal needs. Mai was overall super helpful and professional, helping me to get the most of my time. Rooms were simple and comfortable. Hotel restaurant is very detail-oriented, and food was healthy and nice. There's lots to do! Pilates, yoga, massages.. very easy to fill your day and make you feel happy and content. Highly recommended!
I was looking for the perfect place to get away, focus on myself and jump start my goal of getting healthy physically and spiritually. This was the perfect place. A jewel of a hotel, secluded but not isolated - set on a jungle hillside. The staff is Amazing. The classes - Yoga, Pilates, etc.. are taught by caring energetic people who really care about your journey. The food at the Love kitchen is exceptional. The servers are very friendly and attentive. The grounds and rooms are very well- kept. Front desk helpers are eager to help and please. Everyone has a smile on their face. But, the spa and wellness staff is the best part of the experience. Helpful, accommodating, skilled, friendly and very much like family. Next time I need to disengage, this will be the place.
Lynn and Jackey travelled From Canada for a 21 day program. The experience was more than out of this world! Jee’s management of the facility and operations was top notch, Stephanie’ s emotional health support was the best ever life coach experience, the spa staff Maé, Golf, Mod and the many other employees and nurses were so caring and supportive with great care for us. The food and service staff were awesome! There is so much good to be said! We had an accident off site and everyone when beyond what would be reasonably expected to help us in a dire situation at the hospital. The room we stayed in was exquisite and so clean and kept. Anyone considering a journey at Absolute Sanctuary will indeed be very pleased and an experience of a lifetime. We will be going back again next year for November journey once again!
I decided to come to Absolute Sanctuary in search for some peace and quiet and relaxing time to reconnect with myself. I hit jackpot! It’s a decent sized resort where everything and everyone will focus on making you feel better physically and mentally. The detox cuisine is very tasty; the pool quite large and the fitness installations (yoga / Pilates / gym) top notch (and very well looked after). But most of all it’s the people who work there. Stephanie is really kind and a good listener. Mai who runs the spa is an absolute gem. Sari, Darlene and Jana are fabulous teachers passionate about what they do. And the rest of the staff: from reception, drivers, room service, restaurant and juice makers at the pool bar... Exceeded all expectations. Honestly just what I was looking for: felt like a week “home away home”.
I booked the stay at the hotel without any programs (a room with a view + breakfast), but ended up signing up for a 7-day unlimited yoga and massage because it’s the experience you can’t miss. Yoga studio is well-organized and faces the jungle which makes you enjoy the sounds of nature during the class. The instructors help to adapt postures to people of all levels. Personally, I was transitioning back into my yoga routine after a long break, so big thanks to Jana and Cara who helped me to do it so smoothly in almost no time. There is also a small, but perfectly equipped gym, and a swimming pool which apart from looking cool might allow you to do the laps. Although the place is more centered on special programs and people come to focus more on inside themselves, the hotel offers an opportunity to explore the island outside and provides free shuttles to most well-known places. And at any time the staff are so friendly, welcoming and helpful that you will be thinking about booking the stay for the next year before you leave.
This was my first retreat of any kind and I chose Absolute Sanctuary specifically for its reformer pilates offering. I booked the 7 day reformer pilates programme and it was incredible. Sari is a knowledgeable and energetic instructor which really helped motivate me through my twice daily group classes and a few private sessions. Mai and the whole of her wellness team organised an excellent schedule for me and were happy to keep it flexible when I wanted to move things around. All of the massages I had were excellent, from skilled and friendly staff, and they perfectly balanced out against my daily workouts. I was most surprised by how incredibly tasty and satiating 'clean'/healthy food can be; the Love Kitchen truly does a remarkable job at this and I didn't feel hungry or deprived at all. Finally, thanks to Lisa and her team at the front desk for pulling everything together and sorting out an extension to my trip when I decided I wasn't ready to leave on the original date. I find myself rather envious of the guests I met staying on 60 day programmes, and would certainly like to return.