A true escape from the hustle, bustle and noise of downtown, the Mandarin Oriental Sanya has a laid-back, beach-chic vibe that makes it easy to relax.
Hainan Island is often described as the ‘Hawaii of China’ thanks to its tropical beauty and balmy year-round climate, and the Mandarin Oriental Sanya enjoys a stunning location on the south coast, complete with a private stretch of protected coral beach.
The Mandarin Oriental Sanya has a chic resort style that suits its surroundings and is in marked contrast to the hotel group’s usual blend of urban opulence. Buildings are low-rise to preserve the views and are spread out throughout the lush gardens filled with palms, tropical plants and water features; indoors, the look is contemporary Hawaiian interspersed with oriental touches.
Rooms and suites typically feature wooden floors, subtle ethnic touches including local artwork, a neutral colour palette accented with shots of maroon or mustard, and either a terrace or balcony with a garden or ocean view. If a private pool is on your wish list, opt for an Oceanfront Pavilion with Plunge Pool. This accommodation also features a gazebo and is just steps from the beach – perfect to maximise time al fresco. Need more space to spread out? The Two-Bedroom Villas that come with an infinity pool are great for families.
There’s a range of resort facilities and activities to keep everyone happy. So if you can bear to tear yourself away from the swimming pool – there are three – book into the fantastic spa, or try watersports such as stand-up paddle-boarding or sea kayaking. There are complimentary tai chi and qigong classes led by a kung-fu master too, as well as a gym, jogging trail and games room with pool table and computer games. There’s also a kids’ club for little ones.
There’s no real need to leave the resort in search of different cuisines either, as the Mandarin Oriental Sanya has several dining venues and bars from the beachside Fresh, serving fish hot off the grill, to Mee & Mian – good for a bowl of noodles by the pool. And if you have a hankering for Cantonese, head to the sophisticated Yi Yang restaurant. Seafood is the speciality here, but for a dish with local flavour, try the Wenchang chicken rice.
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