We especially enjoyed the opportunities we had to go off the beaten path ... and look forward to sharing even more authentic experiences.
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Mandarin Oriental Sanya

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: Enjoying an absolute waterfront position on Hainan Island, this property offers guests beachside serenity.

History: Guests are treated to a touch of local history in their rooms, with artworks inspired by Sanya’s native Miao and Li cultures. 

Service: This property offers full service, from concierge to butler to a dedicated weddings and events team.

Located by the ocean in serene rainforest-covered hills, the Mandarin Oriental Sanya is perfectly positioned to offer guests peace and relaxation. The onsite Oriental Spa can facilitate this through myriad therapies, or guests can retreat to the gym to sweat it out.


This property offers a comprehensive business center, function rooms of various sizes in separate pavilions, event catering, wedding and events organization, a ballroom and a variety of outdoor function spaces.

Coco Kids Club

Younger travelers will find plenty to do, with the Coco Kids Club offering movie nights and various activities. Swimming floats are available to borrow and in-room amenities include cots, baby's equipment, toys, games and more - all available free of charge on request.

Fitness Center

A well-equipped modern gym provides a space for work outs, including an exercise studio where group classes are held. Personal trainers can provide programs or perform fitness evaluations. Tai Chi and Qigong classes are also available.

Recreation Center

To keep kids big and small happy there's a recreation center with games, table tennis, a pool table and video games.


The Mandarin Oriental Sanya has a private beach for swimming, plus three outdoor pools including a shallow sand pool with floats for kids. Water sports are offered and there's a coral reef offshore for avid snorkelers.

The Spa

Eight treatment rooms and two VIP villas are nestled amid palm trees in the hills around the resort. reflection ponds and rich wood furnishings create a peaceful and stylish Zen-inspired setting, where massage, facials, scrubs and Traditional Chinese therapies are administered. Acupuncture, cupping, and acupressure are offered, as are more traditional Western treatments and multi-faceted spa journeys. A TCM doctor is onsite.

Guests at the Mandarin Oriental Sanya have no shortage of dining options available to them. From poolside meals to intimate candlelit dinners to sundowners, there’s a cuisine and a space to suit everyone.


Diners can sample local seafood in this open-sided pavilion on the beach. Open for dinner, this Australian fusion restaurant features fresh seafood cooked on the grill, with diners enjoying their meal right on the shoreline.

Mee & Mian

This beachside noodle bar overlooks the Tranquilo Pool and offers hand-rolled noodles and lo mein, from noon to 5.30pm. Beverages, including shakes and fruit smoothies are available until 8pm.

MO Blues

This elegant bar specializes in single malt whiskey, offering more than 100 labels. There's a cigar divan here, and tasting events can be easily organized. Drinks and snacks available here until late.


Surrounded by reflection ponds, this open-air restaurant is open for all-day dining. International cuisine is offered here, including healthy options and vegetarian dishes, with classic Asian fare and Western favorites offered in the evenings. Breakfast here comprises live cooking stations, a buffet and a selection of juices, teas and coffee.

Phoenix Tea House

Offering more than 100 different types of tea, guests here can enjoy this integral part of Chinese culture. Travelers can try specialty teas and leaves more than a hundred years old served from handmade fine China teapots.

Sunset Bar

Positioned on a terrace of the main building, Sunset bar offers far-reaching views of the South China Sea and Coral Bay, offering cocktails and a selection of light snacks. Afternoon tea is also served here.

The Cliff

Suite and villa residents can come here to enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks, with beautiful garden and ocean views.


Guests can relax by - or in - the pool with a refreshing drink. There's a swim-up bar and an outdoor lounge area with plush sunbeds and plenty of shade from the palm trees.

Yi Yang

Open for lunch and dinner, this Cantonese restaurant is housed in the main building and offers indoor and alfresco dining. Hainanese specialties are a highlight of the menu, and private rooms are available, suitable for large banquets. Yi Yang also offers imported beer and wines.



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