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Anantara opens first resort in China with Hainan Island retreat

Anantara’s first hideaway in China, Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa, has been officially launched, offering luxury escapes to Hainan Island, dubbed the ‘Oriental Hawaii’.

The destination is seen as one of Asia’s hottest beach destinations thanks to its flawless weather and stunning environment of mountains and sea. 

Situated on the southernmost tip of Hainan Island in China, Sanya lies in the southern valley of the Wuzhi Mountain range and boasts over 200 kilometres of coastline. 

Sanya’s Phoenix International Airport is the second largest on Hainan Island, with daily domestic and international flights, while Sanya harbour has become an important port for deluxe passenger ships and foreign trade.

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 colourful folk culture, characterised 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 snorkelling. 

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 500 square metres of living space, including a secluded pool oasis surrounded by lush gardens, with private trails to the shoreline.

Find serenity amidst a palette of tones that reflect the rugged landscape, with plush fabrics and supple linens draping the king size bed. 

Guests also benefit from the service of a personal Villa host, who ensures that every need is met; whether that be a candlelight dinner on the pavilion, a glass of champagne as guests soak in the deep terrazzo tub, or a deep tissue massage while watching a movie on the LED TV screen. 

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The award winning Anantara Spa brand 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. 

Refresh in the tropical outdoor swimming pool or energise in the fitness centre.

Sign up for yoga and Tai Chi classes in paradise settings, while younger guests are safely entertained at the kids’ club. 

Dining journeys at Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa draw on Anantara’s Thai roots, Sanya’s flavourful 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, capitalising on Sanya’s unique destination appeals and Anantara’s personalised approach. 

Savour 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.

For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit the official website.