Sanya, China – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Stretched over more than 124 miles along China’s only tropical coast and nestled between two kinds of paradise with lush mountains bowing to the serenity of the South China Sea is the site of Anantara’s first destination resort in China, Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa. Just opened, this new five-star resort will offer guests a sumptuous, escape-it-all kind of luxury. Thanks to perfect weather and breathtaking vistas, Hainan Island is one of Asia’s hottest beach destinations and offers a rich diversity in colorful folk culture in addition to warm ocean breezes and soft sands. Delve into the area’s rich Li heritage through dance, art and music festivals.
Oriental and Thai design meet the natural undertones of the rugged landscape in 122 rooms, suites and private pool villas. The 5,381-square-foot Spa Pool Villas face the ocean and house secluded pool oases surrounded by lush gardens. Plush fabrics, teak furnishings, supple linens and modern amenities complete each accommodation, while a personal villa host will ensure every need is met: From arranging a candle-lit dinner or a deep tissue massage to making sure a glass of chilled champagne accompanies a soak in the deep terrazzo tub.
Physical and spiritual renewal draws from exquisite tea rituals and South China’s pearl beauty wisdom as well as contemporary techniques to provide a unique experience at the Anantara Spa. Enjoy an array of the most exotic spa treatments in one of eight treatment rooms, or spend an afternoon at a Yoga and Tai Chi class.
A private table on the terrace of Baan Rim Nam is the best way to indulge in all of Thailand’s exotic tastes. The Ahei Lounge and Wine room and the swim-up Flow Pool Bar offer unique creations and cocktails sure to refresh. Exclusive dining journeys also capture Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa’s unique location with Savour Flame’s seaside barbeque set around a roaring fire on the sand or in a picturesque garden. Private chefs and butlers are also available for Dining by Design, a unique dining experience tailored to requests from a range of idyllic and secluded settings.
If you’re looking for more than just a spot by the outdoor swimming pool, learn to surf or sail the South China Sea in style. Experienced guides lead kayaking adventures around the Luhuitou Peninsula to a secluded cove that boasts some of the best snorkeling in the world.
Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa also offers a variety of land activities for those who wish to explore the expansive mountains and breathtaking views of the island. Take advantage of the nearby Luhuitou Golf Club, an 18-hole course spanning more than 7,300 yards of luscious green and palm trees along the coast, take a bicycle ride with an interpretive guide who provides the best experience of the local village life or embark on a brisk hike through the rainforest and discover a haven of betel nut trees and mangroves.