Beautiful space to unwind and “detox” with fabulous yoga and fitness options and a large variety of massages and programs. The food is fresh and delicious! And the staff is super friendly and helpful. I found that the programs were reasonably priced and it was a relaxing getaway! Sad to leave...
I completed their two month lifestyle program at Absolute, and got exactly that. I cannot recommend this place enough. It’s such a unique place/experience and has everything you want and need in a wellness resort. The resort’s setting is very quiet and peacefully, you really feel like you’re in a bit of a bubble – in saying that, they do offer regular complimentary shuttles to and from the beach, town and shops so you still get to see the rest of the island if you want/need to. Cleanliness: Housekeeping does a really good job keeping everything clean and tidy – my room was always cleaned like I just got there and all the different towel designs was always a treat. The studios and gym was always clean, tidied and well stocked. The hotel staff were amazing, friendly, accommodating and helpful. Pilates: The Pilate equipment is in great condition and the studios was always cleaned and tidied before every class. The instructor Darlene is just amazing – fun and encouraging, her routines and instructions makes it easy to follow along, and the classes are challenging in the best way, you really feel the stretch. A must do when staying there - highly recommended. Personal Fitness: Worked with Sari and Dloris – Sari’s a gem –everything you want in a trainer - she’s supportive, challenges you, and just a joy to work with - it’s like working out with a best friend. Dloris has great technique and gives really good advice. Everything is tailored to get the most out of it, and they really work on applying good techniques and instructions so you can keep your training going when you go home. Best part is they both make it fun, and enjoy being active and working out - one of my favourite parts of the day. Yoga: Had never done yoga before, the morning yoga classes were a great way to get the day started - Jana really takes to the time to show what to do and different modifications if needed. She also created a home practice which I still use every day. Highly recommend the Restorative evening class if you can, very relaxing, perfect for the end of the day. Food: The onsite restaurant The Love Kitchen has some of the best food, every meal looked like a picture and everything tastes so fresh. Highly recommend the Zucchini Pancake, in saying that there was nothing on the menu I didn’t like, and as you get two dishes for each meal, I was never hungry. The Wellness centre: Relaxing atmosphere, very friendly - The treatments and massages is soooo good, very professional and relaxing. Meow and Pu were my favourites, in saying that was never disappointed with any of them. If you have chance, Stephanie is a great life coach onsite, very easy to talk to and offers very practical advice and life styles to apply and practice. Best Part: The overall support from everyone that works there, they really want you to get the best out of it, and it was very easy to stay motivated. The perfect place for proper reset of your mind and body.
I stayed from mid Sept to mid Nov on the 60 day Lifestyle change programme. Absolutely amazing experience and results. Special thanks to all front and back office staff - especially Sari, Darlene, Jana, Bee, Dloris and Stephanie for the reformer Pilates, personal training and yoga and all the support and encouragement. Fabulous to see so many women in management and leadership roles and a female CEO too.
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!