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November 7, 2012updated Feb 11, 2013

Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa Indulges All Five Senses in Pure Luxury

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Hainan Island, China—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Anantara’s first hideaway in China, Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa, offers luxury escapes to Hainan Island, dubbed the ‘Oriental Hawaii’ and one of Asia’s hottest beach destinations thanks to its flawless weather and stunning environment of mountains and sea.

Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa, nestled on the shores of the South China Sea, provides a fun filled gateway to sun drenched sands, turquoise ocean and scenic outdoor pursuits. Discover a rich diversity of colorful folk culture, characterized by dance, art, handicrafts, cloth and bamboo weaving, music and vibrant festivals, as well as fairy tales, myths and legends.

Explore the Luhuitou Peninsula by kayak with an experienced guide and discover a secluded cove for snorkeling. Inland pursuits offer an equal diversity of scenic exploration. Set out on a morning bicycle ride, taking in a view of expansive mountains and glimmering ocean, accompanied by an interpretive guide to help guests best experience local village life, traditional Li minority clothes weaving and a fascinating museum visit. Or embark upon a rainforest hike that reveals a haven of betel nut trees and sleepy mangroves.

Golf enthusiasts can practice their swing at the nearby Luhuitou Golf Club, an 18-hole 72-par course spanning 7,310 yards of immaculate green under shady palm trees on a sprawling stretch of southern coastline. Indeed Sanya’s breathtaking coastline beckons voyages of discovery, and Anantara guests can learn to surf or sail the South China Sea in luxury.

Return to the tranquil, natural elegance of Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa, and signature Anantara experiences. Inspired by oriental and Thai design, 122 rooms, suites and private pool villas offer luxury stays along Sanya’s stunning coastline, with an emphasis on spa accommodation. For instance Spa Pool Villas face the ocean and offer a splendid 5381 square feet of living space, including a secluded pool oasis surrounded by lush gardens, with private trails to the shoreline.

Find serenity at the award winning Anantara Spa, which pampers with indigenous rituals. A sanctuary of timeless oriental romance, with treatments that draw on China’s exquisite tea rituals and age-old pearl beauty wisdom, the spa allows guests opportunity to refresh in the tropical outdoor swimming pool or energize in the fitness center. Sign up for yoga and Tai Chi classes in paradise settings, while younger guests are safely entertained at the kids’ club.

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Dining journeys at Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa draw on Anantara’s Thai roots, Sanya’s flavorful local specialties, fresh local produce and seafood bounty, as well as the region’s trade routes to deliver gourmet international cuisine. Four distinctive restaurants and bars comprise the all day dining restaurant Shi Yuan, serving international breakfast buffets, followed by lunch and dinner menus of the finest local Chinese, south east Asian and western culinary trends.

Book a private dining room or a table on the terrace of the ‘Thai House by the Water’ restaurant, Baan Rim Nam, and taste Thailand’s exotic diversity. Discover the tribesman legend that inspired the Ahei Lounge and Wine Room, and enjoy wine and tea guru journeys. Order tropical refreshments at the swim-up bar of Flow Pool Bar, or picnic on the lawn. Exclusive dining journeys also abound, capitalizing on Sanya’s unique destination appeals and Anantara’s personalized approach. Savor Flame’s seaside BBQ occasions, held twice a week, around a roaring beach fire or in a picturesque garden sala. Or spoil someone special with the tailor made romance of Dining by Design in a range of idyllic and secluded settings, complete with a private chef and butler.

Indulge all your senses of the Orient’s Hawaii at Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa.

www.anantara.com

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