Sanya has been described as “China’s Hawaii,” and the Sanya Edition brilliantly brings to life the spirit of white sand beaches, lazy days of indulgence, and luxurious living for which the southeastern state is known. Nonetheless, it remains distinctly Chinese with a variety of authentic regional cuisines present amid its number of restaurants and various regional touches. All rooms and suites face the sea and offer stunning views from balconies, while interiors are marvelously appointed with even entry-level rooms offering king-size beds and large bathtubs. Upgraded suites provide more space, larger decks, and even private terraces. There are also a number of villas tucked into the hillside with private pools. There are several restaurants that range from buffet style to fine dining in beautiful structures that seem to be floating over water. Guests have the option to lounge at any of the resort’s pools or enjoy its massive spa facility. For kids, there is also a large play area complete with everything from fairground-style bumper cars to a miniature play town. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day, and there are also a few cultural shops to be enjoyed between the lounge chairs and dinner.
All 512 guestrooms have ocean views and a gentle aesthetic composed of limestone floors, oak finishes, baby-soft Frette linens, and white divider curtains that leads to an overall effect of relaxing cleanliness. Rooms start at 678 square feet, and all are equipped with king-size beds, rainforest showers, and bathtubs. Modern amenities like flat screen televisions, high speed Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth speakers are available, and bathrooms are stocked with custom-made Le Labo bath amenities and other essentials. Upgraded rooms feature more space, sitting rooms, and bigger decks. Some even have their own terraces, and there are also private villas available that are scattered along the hillside and offer excellent ocean vistas. Fitted with private pools and luxurious decks, the villas are tempting options.
All of the hotel's guest rooms have ocean views that can be enjoyed from the comfort of private balconies. Designed with a gentle and inviting pallet of colors, these rooms of 678 square feet can come with either a king-size bed or two doubles. Bathrooms are composed of reconstituted white stone and are fitted with both rainforest showers and bathtubs. Guests can consider upgrading to the Loft Studio, which includes more space and comfortable furnishings.
At 1,087 square feet, the Sanya Edition’s spacious suites are fitted with cozy king-size beds, separate sitting rooms, and oversized decks with sunbeds that offer stunning views of the ocean. Reconstituted white stone circular bathrooms are fitted with walk-in showers and large baths. Guests can consider staying at the Junior Family Suite, which is functionally the same but with added amenities for families like cribs and toys. Also available is the Ocean Front Loft Suite, which offers a little extra space and a bed surrounded by romantically draped linens. There is also the 1,528-square-foot Family Suite, which has two separate bedrooms. One is appointed with a king-size bed, while the other has two double beds.
These expansive suites offer 1,528 square feet worth of space and provide partial ocean views through their comfortably furnished private terraces. Interiors are fitted with two double beds, separate sitting areas, and spacious bathrooms.
Covering 1,915 square feet, this massive suite has an outdoor garden, private cabana, and boasts wonderful views of the ocean. There is a spacious sitting area including a number of sofas and chairs, and the king size bed is backed by draped curtains.Guests traveling with friends or family can consider staying in the Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite.
The One-Bedroom Villas are nestled into the hillside and offer sweeping views of the ocean. This room type has its own private pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs and an outdoor pavilion. Interiors cover 1,614 square feet and feature king-size beds, plush sitting rooms, and spacious bathrooms with tubs and walk-in showers. Guests traveling with friends and family can also upgrade to the Three-Bedroom Villa, a massive 3,444-square-footproperty that spans two floors and has a large outdoor lounge area beside its bigger private pool. All three of the rooms can be fitted with a king-size bed or double beds.
In keeping with its reputation as a relaxation-centric destination, the hotel offers a number of pools, including a massive seawater structure that ripples into a beach and was specially designed to allow guests to safely enjoy the waters. There is a 21,500-square-foot spa with a number of tempting treatments, a 24-hour fitness center, and an expansive facility designed specifically for children with everything from a climbing wall to bumper cars. There's also a bookshop run by a Beijing collective, a gallery, and a lifestyle shop.
Strong currents in Haitang Bay prevent guests from swimming in it, so in response a 43,000-square-foot private ocean was constructed. Lapping against a crescent-shaped, sandy private beach, the salt water swimming area is a great alternative. There are also a number of freshwater options, including a five-lane lap pool finished with grey-blue iridescent glass mosaic tiles and a family pool complete with a number of water features and slides. Finally, for adults, there is a rooftop Sky Bar pool, which has an infinity edge and a solid teak wood sun deck.
Open 24 hours a day, the top-notch fitness center features strength training, free weights, and cardio workout equipment. There are also rooms for group activities, and personalized trainers are available.
This immersive family experience includes a miniature village for young guests to enjoy, a kid’s club where they can socialize, and a complete carnival-style bumper cars space. There is also rock climbing, mini golf, a mini train, and other activities.
Spanning more than 21,500 square feet over two levels with extensive gardens and green space, this meticulously curated wellness haven is an exciting prospect. Treatments are enjoyed in luxurious private pavilions and can be administered to one or two people. There are a variety of treatments that range from massages to facials, and manicures are even available.
In keeping with a resort of its size, the Sanya Edition features a number of dining options for a diverse array of guests. The main destination is Market, a Silk Road-inspired, food station-driven eatery with an international selection of freshly prepared dishes. For barbecue lovers, there is Beach Barbacoa; Xinhai by the Sea features fine dining in a stylish restaurant with an elegant structure that seems to float above the water. Finally, Jade Egret is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails and small plates, and the rooftop bar is great for enjoying sophisticated drinks while taking in the far-reaching view.
Inspired by the Jimbaran Bay in Bali, this seafood grill has a mixture of eclectic furnishings and sand for a floor. The custom-designed cooking space features an open grill and a kitchen from which Indonesian curries and fish are served straight from the barbecue.
Referencing Sanya’s history as a trading port along the Silk Road, this all-day dining destination evokes the timeless aesthetic of an old Chinese warehouse. There are a number of food stations that serve local and international cuisine such as noodles, dumplings, and pastries; there is also an open fire grill, and Dim Sum is cooked on wok steamers. A "grab and go" juice bar is even located on site.
Located at the resort's highest point, the Rooftop Bar has stunning views of the South China Sea from its lounge area that is surrounded by a sophisticated adult pool. A number of cocktails and appetizers are available, and high-profile DJs are often scheduled to perform throughout the week.
Set at ocean level, this restaurant is home to modern European cuisine served à la carte. This is also a great place for pre-dinner cocktails and small plates in the yacht-inspired space.
Seemingly floating atop the water, the stylish Xianhai by the Sea boasts teak interior accents and rich upholstery shaded by a canopy. Guests can enjoy upscale fine dining indoors à la carte, outdoors al fresco, or in a private dining room.