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Home away from home
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”.
Absolutely loved it!
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.
Fantastic reformer pilates retreat & spa
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.
Life changing experience
From the time of arrival my experience was so relaxed and positive. The staff without exception were friendly and professional. The food was superb, healthy and plentiful in fact more than I was able to eat, I was surprised to find I had lost 3 kilos in 8 days without even trying. It is a place to recharge batteries and be 'just you' in beautiful surroundings. My stay was for stress relief I had a wonderful councillor Stephanie who has given me such good tools to help me to cope with stressful situations along with meditation yoga and pilates I feel like a new woman I would recommend it to any - I think we all deserve it
Great Pilates retreat
I signed up for a 4 days Pilates bootcamp retreat. I really enjoyed the daily classes, and body massages, great value for money. Though their reformer machines are a little old now (hope they will upgrade those in future). My Pilates instructor Darlene was sweet and knowledgeable. I wish I had time to do more PT with her. All the staff were very friendly. Special thanks to front desk Lisa for helping me set up my personal hammock between the gardens! I definitely would come back to Absolute Sanctuary for more wellness retreat.
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