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
Parking on site
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Thai-style tropical retreat with a hammock-strung private beach on the south coast of China's Hainan Island
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.