Anantara Sanya Resort
What We Love
- Lush grounds and a private beach on Serenity Bay
- The hotel's Dining by Design concept lets you have dinner wherever you want
- Tea- and pearl-infused treatments at the spa
- Sweet Dreams Pillow Menu offers four types of pillow for personalized comfort and support
What To Know
- Not all staff members speak English; be prepared to muster up your best Mandarin
- WiFi is included in the rate for Suites and Villas; otherwise it's $16 per day
- Mosquitos are rife; the resort provides free repellent
- A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- A city tax of $4 per room ($2 per person) per night, will be collected at the hotel on checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
True to Bangkok-based Anantara’s roots, this five-star resort on China’s Hainan Island is styled like a tropical Thai retreat. The entrance is dotted with shallow ponds surrounded by contemporary sculptures, and stone pathways are lined with wooden beams and lit with metallic lanterns and ornaments. Linen couches and thatch chairs lend an inviting feel to the open communal spaces.
Bed and Bath
In the spacious guestrooms (the smallest of which is 667 square feet), the floors are lined with teak wood and the walls with tan thatch. The neutral palette is accented by sea-green throw pillows and silk curtains, and all rooms and suites overlook the South China Sea. Deep terrazzo tubs for two provide a centerpiece in the bathrooms, and rainfall showers are hidden behind frosted glass doors. There are tea- and pearl-infused bath products from the resort’s own Anantara Spa brand.
There are four dining spots at the resort: Baan Rim Nam offers regional Thai cuisine, Shi Yuan serves Asian-Western fusion dishes and is the go-to place for breakfast, Ahei is the pick of the bunch for oenophiles (it has a wine tasting room helmed by top-notch sommeliers), and Flow offers light bites and a swim-up bar. For something more private, the Dining by Design concept allows you to choose where you want to eat at the resort; candlelit beach picnics are popular. The hotel’s private beach is located on Serenity Bay and offers lounge chairs and hammocks for basking in the sun and a plethora of palm trees for cooling off in the shade. On-site activities run the gamut from beach yoga to sepak takraw, a traditional Thai game, and the outdoor kitchen often serves as a venue for cooking lessons and demonstrations. The kids club runs a daily activities program for little ones.
In the Area
Luhuitou Park, a romantic park atop a hill, offers a panoramic view of the South China Sea and is frequented by couples and tour groups at dusk. The downtown area of Sanya is ideal for souvenir shopping, and renowned Dadonghai Bay and prestigious Yalong Bay entice visitors with myriad restaurants, popular beaches and water sports such as jet-skiing and snorkeling. For the ultimate treat visit Nantian Hot Springs, the biggest open-air hot springs in China, and soak in the mineral water (or coconut milk, or coffee) for health benefits.
How to Get There
It’s a very beautiful Balinese themed beachfront hotel. I loved our massive room. All we did was stay in the beach and chill. The sand was white and the beach was relatively clear. Awesome breakfast too!
We have spent 1 week family vacation at Anantara Sandy Beach resort. We booked 2-Bedroom-Family Pool Villa. We stayed end of September / beginning of October 2018.
The reception people were nice and helpful, especially the duty manager was very helpful. Unfortunately this were the only staff speaking english. All other staff does not understand English which is not normal for international 5-star Hotelbrand.
The food in the restaurant - we tried room service - was worse compare top small outside Chinese restaurant. The taste was not that good but prices were more than double.. Therefore our recommendation is go outside. Some small restaurants just opposite the street.
The breakfast was ok, let’s say 4-star. The staff does his job but nothing more.
The Villa was very spacious. But it was not too clean.
The Hotel is around 5 years old but it looks much older and many things might need maintenance or renovation.
It is typical Chinese, they do not pay too much attention to keep the best conditions as long as possible.
The beach was directly connected to the resort, no street in between. There were only 8 places belongs to the hotel but lots of trees giving shadows.
Unfortunately on our first day the beach was so dirty, looks like not cleaned for a month, no way go inside the water. After claiming by Video and asking if their kids should play there it was totally cleaned next day. Than it was good besides some stones inside the water.
The pool was normal, nothing special, but clean.
Towels were available at pool and beach at any time.
The season was perfect, all the time 28-30 degree which is perfect for middle European people with little kids.
The place is very calm and therefore not suitable for parties, mainly fit for family with little kids or couples who just want to relax.
Overall, we will not go there for this price level as it is max. 4-star, or even 3,5-star.
If the staff and management do not care it will be worse every year which will be a pity since location and garden are very nice.
Good place for couple and quiet time facing beach, view is fantastic and you can see many couples choose the place for wedding photo shooting. Room quality is good. Very clean, spacious room with balcony. Bed is very comfortable too