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Sanya

A feature from the IAGTO Directory 2014


Sanya

Sanya A golf paradise on China’s tropical Hainan Island Located in the south of Hainan, the island province in the southernmost part of China, Sanya is a tropical haven that is blessed with golf courses by some of the world’s top designers. Known as the “home of the sun”, Sanya enjoys about 300 sunny days per year while Hainan’s air quality ranks second in the world, according to a UN survey. Besides its radiant sunshine and fresh air, Sanya also offers visitors clear blue seas, glorious sandy beaches, a comfortable climate, green fields and mountains, and pristine vegetation. And as a beach resort destination, it has one of the highest proportions of deluxe hotels anywhere in the world, offering more than 20,000 hotel rooms. There are resort properties by famous international hotel brands such as Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Raffles, Westin, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz-Carlton, Holiday Inn, Kempinski and InterContinental, as well as upcoming hotels by Hyatt and Shangri-la, all close to Sanya’s golf courses. Whether they stay in Yalong Bay, Haitang Bay, Clearwater Bay, Luhuitou Peninsula or the Shenzhou Peninsula, golfers are spoilt for choice with well over a dozen courses open for them to play within an hour’s travel, set in locations from by the beach to rainforest-cloaked mountainsides – and more than 50 altogether on Hainan. All of which makes Sanya a rare and unparalleled golf vacation destination. It truly is a golf paradise. There are many other things for visitors to do in Sanya and on Hainan Island. Known as “China’s Hawaii” for its tropical climate and beautiful beaches, the island welcomed more than 33 million tourists in 2012. Of those, Sanya received 11 million tourists, an increase of 8% over 2011.

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Nature is a key attraction. Hainan has nearly 400 types of tropical plants and around 100 different animal species. Natural havens near Sanya include Nanwan Monkey Island, a protected area for monkeys that covers 2,471 acres. It lies in Haitang Bay, where the butterfly-shaped Wuzhizhou Island offers superb swimming, snorkelling and diving. The azure-blue South China Sea surrounding the island is rich in corals, with more than 260 varieties creating an underwater wonderland in clear water giving 25-30 metres visibility. A notable attraction is the Sanya Nanshan Buddhism Cultural Tourism Zone, 40km west of Sanya, with its towering Guanyin Buddha statue standing 108 metres high on a man-made island, and the Nanshan Temple complex. Also at Nanshan is scenic Taoist site Dongtian Park. Close to Sanya is Tianya Haijiao – the End of the Earth – which is a scenic and romantic beauty spot that is the most southerly part of Hainan Island and China’s southernmost point. Hainan Island is also called “Coconut Island” for the many coconut trees that grow on it and its coconut production. Sanya’s annual Coconut Festival features coconut lanterns, dragon boat races and a folk martial art competition. For golfers, Sanya offers a choice of excellent courses. They include:

Dragon Valley Golf Course A masterpiece by US design corporation Schmidt-Curley, following their work at Mission Hills Haikou, Dragon Valley Golf Course was developed by Hainan Zhongdu Industrial Development Co and constructed by Shenzhen Forward Golf Management Corporation. It is run by American company Flagstick Golf Management Corporation. The course is located in Nandingzhong Village, only 10 minutes’ drive from Sanya Railway Station and a 20-minute drive from Yalong Bay and Sanya’s Phoenix Airport. Nanding Zhongcun, Lizhigou, College Road, Sanya 572000 Tel: +86 898 38868800/38868811 www.dragonvalleygolf.com

The golf course covers an area of 215 acres, is 7,276 yards long and has a par of 75. A19-hole mountain golf course, there are no blind shots while the length of the holes, undulating fairways and variations in the sizes of the putting greens make a game here both challenging and enjoyable.

Haiken Qixianling International Golf Club Created by American golf course design company JFO, this international-standard 18-hole mountan golf course is situated in the renowned Hainan Qixianling hot springs holiday resort. The golf course was designed to bring together the natural elements of hot springs, wild streams, tropical forests and mountainous landscapes to give golfers an unforgettable and enjoyable golf experience. It is also an ideal place to mix social, Qixianling Hot Spring Resort, recreational and Bao Ting County, Hainan business activities. Tel: +86 898 31831111 The Haiken Qixianling International Golf Club course is 7,061 www.hsfqxlgolf.com yards long. 79


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Hainan Clearwater Bay Golf Club Another Schmidt-Curley Design course, Hainan Clearwater Bay Golf Club’s first course, the South Course, spans an area of 1,291 acres and has a total length of 7,333 yards, with artificial lakes covering 71,982 square metres.

Clear Water Bay Avenue, Yingzhou Town, Lingshui County, Hainan 572474

Tel: +86 898 83358666 This is a typical coastal golf course, with a strong Scottish links charm. www.qswgolf.com Fairways are delicately shaped and seemingly flat but contain hidden undulations, which makes it both challenging and entertaining for different levels of golfers. The geographical location of the course is richly endowed by nature, offering plenty of sunshine, blue sea, fresh air, a pleasant climate, beautiful landscape and an open aspect. Coupled with the long beach alongside, it makes a spectacular and challenging international seaside course that mirrors nature’s wonders.

Hainan Kangle Garden Golf Club Constructed by the Hainan Airline Group, Hainan Kangle Garden Golf Club officially opened in 1999. It has three 18-hole championship golf courses, two mini-clubhouses and one central clubhouse, as well as a five-star resort with 800 rooms, comprising a total investment of more than one billion yuan (about US $165 million). Xinglong Resort District, The resort also has hot springs and is set in tropical rainforest, giving guests the enjoyment of being in a large hot springs and golf leisure vacation paradise.

Wanning, Hainan Tel: +86 898 62576996

Hainan Qixianling Golf & Spa Located in the celebrated Qixianling Spring Resort, south of the Wuzhishan Cordillera and in the middle of Hainan Island, Hainan Qixianling Golf & Spa is very convenient at only 55 kilometres from Sanya. The golf course is laid out next to the Qixianling National Forest Park, and offers golfers fresh air and a warm climate. The international-standard golf course is American-designed and has 18 holes, with a par of 72. This layout follows the original contours of the landscape, winding through a plantation of rubber trees, beautiful lakes and streams, steep hills and cloud-swathed mountains, and presenting amazing sceneries to golfers. The course measures 7,151 yards and covers an area of 245 acres. The highest drop is over 50 metres, creating an exciting challenge. The Seashore Paspalum grass used on the course is green and thick all year round and also provides a fabulous touch on the greens. With 12 crystal-clear lakes and 59 silvery bunkers as well as some greens surrounded by water, the course is fun for golfers of all skill levels but also rewards skill. 80

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Hongtang Bay International Golf Club With a convenient location close to Sanya City between Tianya Haijiao and Nanshan Temple, Hongtang Bay Internatioal Golf Club is about 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Sanya and just 10 minutes’ drive from Sanya Phoenix Airport. The 7,196-yard-long golf course is an international-standard 18-hole par 72 stadium course which combines the natural elements of the seaside, lakes and mountains. The Scottish-style seashore golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The northern part is dominated by mountain scenery, overlooking Tel: +86 898 88913311 a mountain range, while the southern part faces the sea. Set www.hongtangwangolf.com on a 4.5km-long coastline with riffling sea breezes, it is the only links-style golf course in Sanya giving panoramic sea views. Using the ecological environment as the theme, the masterly design uses Hawaiian grass and has fairways that look flat but hide deep troughs, with fast and smooth Bermuda putting greens. A challenge that incorporates traditional links features, it can be enjoyed by golfers with different levels of ability. Tianya, Hainan 572029

Mystic Springs Golf Club The Shen Quan Group has invested a total of about 200 million yuan (about US $33 million) into creating two PGA championship-standard mountain terrain golf courses and a leisure resort, ideally located near China’s only tropical seaside resort city – Sanya. The Mystic Springs Golf Club is also situated alongside the famous Nantian Hot Springs, known as “Shenzhou No.1 Hot Springs”, and a five-star hotel is part of the integrated mega-project. Nantian Hot Springs Resort & Leisure Park, Haitang Bay, Sanya Tel: +86 898 3188 8088 reservation@mysticsprings.com.cn www.mysticsprings.com.cn

Designed by world-renowned golf architecture firm Nelson & Haworth, the 36-hole golf facility spans 370 acres and is divided into two 18-holes courses – the Mystic and Springs Courses – with lengths of 7,175 yards and 7,442 yards respectively.

Sanya Forest Valley Golf Club An exclusive golf club combining tropical rainforest ecology, forest, mountains and sea views, Sanya Forest Valley Golf Club is a holiday-oriented golf club with a core value based on providing a healthy lifestyle. It’s philosophy is to provide golfers with a private natural space, integrating golf, health care, holiday and recreation. Sanya Forest Valley Golf Club is an international-standard golf club with an 18-hole, par 72 mountain golf course. The course covers an area of over almost 500 acres and is 6,903 yards long from the gold tees. The highest fairway drop is over 50 metres and there are 87 bunkers. The golf course is very challenging, with fine greens that make for excellent putting. The clubhouse has a restaurant accommodating up to 150 people and facilities include 114 lockers and six shower rooms for men and 32 lockers and four shower rooms for women.

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Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club With investment by Shanghai Mingshen Group, Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club was designed by Nelson & Haworth, and was built and is maintained according to PGA standards. Measuring 7,310 yards, it offers 18 holes facing the spectacular South China Sea and a floodlit driving range with 40 double-storey bays as well as an on-site luxury Luhuitou Development seaside hotel. The club is Zone, Sanya, Hainan located in the beautiful Luhuitou Scenic Zone on Tel: +86 898 88338888 the Luhuitou Peninsula, www.lhtgolf.com close to Sanya.

Sun Valley Sanya Golf Resort The resort is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Sanya, 25 minutes from Phoenix International Airport and just five minutes away from all the top-brand hotels in Yalong Bay, making it very convenient for transportation. Sun Valley Sanya Golf Resort enjoys a superb geographic location and a favourable climate, plus golfers can enjoy the tranquillity of playing in the mountains. Sun Valley also has the only par 6 golf hole in China; the 9th hole on its B course, which measures 828 yards from the gold tees. Bohou Village, Yalong Bay National Resort, Sanya, Hainan 572006 Tel: +86 898 88564488

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The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula The Dunes, a 36-hole golf course with an additional five practice Shenzhou Peninsula Resort, holes, has been thoughtfully designed by internationallyWanning City, Hainan 571528 renowned Tom Weiskopf to make the most of the distinctive geography and dramatic beauty of this unique location – from www.shenzhougolf.com the rugged coastal dunes to the craggy boulders that are a feature of the area. The unique native bunker style has also been designed to blend in with natural surroundings and made to look like it has been there for centuries. The Dunes offers a world-class setting for everyone to truly enjoy a traditional game of golf.

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Yalong Bay Golf Club American master-designer Robert Trent Jones Jr said his concept for the initial 18 holes at Yalong Bay Golf Club was to create a links-land championship resort course. Yalong Bay National Resort, Sanya City, Hainan 572106 Tel: +86 898 88565888 welcome@yalongbaygolfclub.com www.yalongbaygolfclub.com

The 7,189 yard, 18-hole design (nine with lights) covers an area of 120,000 square metres. It is dotted with 98 fearsome bunkers and streaked with a winding river. Each fairway has five tee boxes and with its large stretches of grass, the course, shaped like a dragon’s claw, is hemmed in by adjacent green hills and the beautiful Yalong Bay, all combining to form a beautiful landscape.

Shuang Sheng Shan Golf Course The club is located about 40 minutes from Sanya Phoenix lnternational Airport and 60 minutes from Sanya’s railway station at the End of the Earth – near the Nanshan Buddhist Temple. A challenging yet entertaining 18-hole, par 71 course, it has a total length of 6,516 yards over undulating terrain. Shang Sheng Shan Golf Course nestles halfway up a mountain amidst natural vegetation and attractive scenery. It is the only mountain course in Sanya with a sea view, looking out over a 10km coastline. Golfers can enjoy the exquisite panoramic vistas of Red Pond Bay and Three Beauty Bay, which together with the course’s first-class golf service will help make it a perfect holiday experience.

Sanya Shuang Sheng Shan Golf Course, Sanya, Hainan 572000 Tel: +86 898 32898566 / 38273173

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Luhuitou Peninsula Jutting out into the South China Sea a few kilometres south of Sanya, and flanked by Sanya Bay on one side and quieter sandy beach of Dadonghai Bay on the other, the hilly Luhuitou Peninsula is steeped in folklore and romance. The hill which is the highest point of the peninsula, at around 280 metres high, forms the focal point of the lush Luhuitou Park and gives glorious views of both sunrise and sunset as well as offering spectacular vistas of Sanya City. It is said to resemble a deer looking back, a literal translation of the peninsula’s name that alludes to a Li Minority legend about a deer that lures a hunter there then turns into a beautiful girl, and they fall in love. An imposing granite statue of the deer and hunter stands at the top of the hill, which is awash with the red flowers of the triangle plum – the official flower of Sanya and a type of bougainvillea. The park is a favourite place for lovers to visit, who tie ribbons to branches of an old tree on the hill.

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InterContinental Sanya Resort Located at Sanya’s beautiful Xiao Dong Hai area on Luhuitou Peninsula, close to Luhuitou Golf Club and just five minutes from the city, this luxurious resort is surrounded by pristine white sands and majestic mountains. It offers 343 rooms including 24 beachside villas, all rooms enjoying views of the ocean and beach. Rooms come complete with Wi-Fi and high-speed internet access, a Bose sound system, iPod docking station and 42-inch LCD TV. Facilities at the hotel include four swimming pools and seven restaurants and bars. For an unforgettable dining experience, the over-the-water Sea Pavilion Chinese restaurant 100 metres from the shore treats diners to amazing views of the coral reef below while they eat.

Guests can also calm their senses and soothe their souls at the SPA InterContinental. It features eight spa villas designed with an orchid theme, where they can enjoy relaxing outdoor showers amidst tropical landscaping. The spa features Hainan’s first Hydrotherapy Dome and offers a SHUI Journey with nine different hydrotherapy options that can be enjoyed before or after a massage treatment. Address: No 1 Zhouji Lu, Sanya 572000, Hainan, China T: +86 898 8861 8888 www.intercontinental.com/sanya

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Yalong Bay A sweeping 7km crescent of pristine, white-sand beach cupped by forested mountains and caressed by the crystalclear waters of the South China Sea, Yalong Bay is one of the natural treasures of the Sanya area and one of its main holiday spots.

Also known as Asian Dragon Bay, the bay is situated about 25km from Sanya City and is a national resort tourism zone that takes in several luxury resort hotels, 36 holes of golf at the Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed Yalong Bay Golf Club and Sun Valley Golf Resort, a marina and water sports activities. There are hiking trails through the mountain slopes of Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, where natural attractions include butterflies, orchids and other tropical vegetation. The viewpoint at the top, where there is a dragon statue, gives a spectacular panorama of the bay. The daring can even try a zip-line ride.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya A luxurious retreat for golfers and enjoying the ultimate location in the lush, pristine paradise of Hainan Island’s Yalong Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya is just minutes away from two world class golf clubs and around a one-hour drive away from another 11 renowned golf courses in Sanya. It boasts 450 well-pointed guest rooms, suites and private villas providing total relaxation for golfers. Seven restaurants and lounges offer a selection of innovative dining options and scenic views of the tropical garden, lagoon, or the ocean. ESPA is one of the largest spas in the region and is the perfect choice to refresh a body that has become tense and weary after a day on the green. When guests are out on the golf course, their families can enjoy an abundant choice of entertainment and activities, including a kids programme, a sea turtle conservation programme, water sports, exploring nature in Uncle Martin’s Secret Garden, soaking up the sunshine on the 600 metres of luxurious white sandy beach, a cool dip in the stunning pools, bicycle riding among the mangrove trees, and shopping to their heart’s content in the hotel’s shopping arcade. Whatever it takes, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya is the exclusive luxurious retreat to recharge and relax, leaving the mind and body completely refreshed. Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China Tel: +86 898 8898 8888 www.ritzcarlton.com/sanya rcsy.reservation@ritzcarlton.com

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Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa Nestled on the pristine white-sand beaches of Yalong Bay, the Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa features a serene, organic design including the liberal use of natural stone and warm woods reflecting its spectacular surroundings. There are 452 rooms, most with generous balconies offering commanding views of the resort’s 450-metre beach and blue sea or lush, green mountains. Guests can laze on the beach or around the sprawling, two-tiered pool, or be active by keeping fit at the health and fitness centre, complete with sauna and steam room. The resort also features a full range of water sports and two floodlit tennis courts. It is right across the road from the Yalong Bay Golf Club and shuttle buses take golfing guests to and from the club as well as the nearby Sun Valley course. Golf packages include rounds on both courses. For those in need of rejuvenation, Marriott’s luxurious and tranquil Quan Spa offers a full menu of facials, treatments and massages, as well as China’s only Qi water – an energised form of water that improves blood flow and metabolism. Dining options range from the Chinese cuisine of Wan Hao and Japanese flavours of Edogin to the poolside Sea Breeze Pool Bar & Grill and the coastal ambiance of Deep Blue; all restaurants have outdoor seating as well so that diners can enjoy the cool sea breezes. Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan 572000 Tel: +86 898 8856 8888 www.sanyamarriottresort.com

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Pullman Sanya Yalong Bay Villas & Resort Set amidst a landscape of its own lush tropical gardens and endless blue lagoons, Pullman Sanya Yalong Bay Villas & Resort is an upscale, low-rise resort. It uniquely blends three architectural styles – Thai, Myanmar and Nanyang – to deliver an unrivalled visual ambiance. It is a place where tastes and cultures are bridged in innovative ways to create a seamless guest experience, where the authenticity and beauty of its location are for all to experience. Here, in the 115 exclusive villas with private swimming pool, garden and massage sala, the resort life can be savoured, shared with others in harmony and tranquillity; transforming a stay into a unique and unforgettable experience. Located close to Yalong Bay Golf Club and Sun Valley Golf Club, the resort is a perfect choice for golfers. Pullman Sanya Yalong Bay Villas & Resort offers a customised golf package for two nights from 4,388 yuan (about US $720), including two rounds of golf at both golf clubs, daily buffet breakfasts, complimentary F&B vouchers, laundry vouchers, extra discount for spa treatments and extended stay. Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan 572016 Tel: +86 898 8855 5588 hotel@pullman-sanya-resort.com www.pullman-sanya-resort.com

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Haitang Bay China’s new luxury resort destination, Haitang Bay is a 20-kilometre-long curve of beautiful beaches 28km from Sanya City and 40km from its international airport that has been developed for tourism since 2007 and is planned to eventually have 40 resorts. It encompasses white sands edged by swaying coconut palms and lapped by the azure-blue South China Sea as well as tropical islands, inland lagoons and wetlands, all rich in nature. Just south of Haitang Bay, Nantian Hot Spring is one of China’s top hot springs and comprises 67 pools of different sizes including some with waterfalls. The water has an average temperature of 57.6ºC and a high mineral content, which is said to have curative effects and be good for relaxing and soothing both mind and body. Wuzhizhou Island is a natural tropical haven resplendent with forest and exotic plants. The island’s 5.7km coastline has craggy cliffs and rocks on three sides and a white-sand beach on its northern edge. The surrounding sea is clear and rich in corals, colourful tropical fish and myriad other marine life, making it China’s top scuba diving location. The island also offers plenty of other water sports. Also in Haitang Bay is Nanshan Monkey Island, sometimes just called Monkey Island. Set at the end of the Nanwan Peninsula, it is a forested nature reserve that houses 2,000 macaque monkeys and boasts many other animals and plants species.

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InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort Nestled on untamed and pristine beaches in China’s new luxury resort destination, Haitang Bay, the InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort is a luxurious beach resort which is next to the world’s largest duty free shopping centre and located in the centre of eight world-class golf courses within 15-35 minutes’ drive. The Resort is shaped like a dragon resting on the beach, spanning 150,000 square metres and 17 storeys high. With an attractive, open-plan design and a décor featuring tropical artwork, all 294 rooms have spacious master bedrooms and private outdoor balconies with bathtubs overlooking the azure blue waters of the South China Sea. The Resort boasts seven elegant restaurants and bars which offer a wide selection of gourmet dining options in a relaxed environment with an exotic atmosphere. Featuring, AQUA, Hainan’s only restaurant with an indoor aquarium, the InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort offers spectacular view of sea creatures and unmatched service which will provide a memorable dining experience with a variety of fresh seafood and steaks and a fine selection of international wines. World-class golf courses within a 35-minute drive of the Resort include the Mystic Spring Golf Club (15 minutes), Hainan Clearwater Bay Golf Club (20 minutes), Dragon Valley Golf Club (25 minutes), Yalong Bay Golf Club (30 minutes) and The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula (35 minutes). Address: No.128, North Haitang Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan 572013, China Tel: +86 898 8865 8888 www.intercontinental.com/ICHaitangbay

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Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya The luxurious new Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya is China’s first Kempinski beach resort. Located in the premier area of Sanya’s Haitang Bay, a 20-km continuous strip of beach, the stunning Chinese hideaway is animated yet intimate. With a wide selection of 374 rooms, suites and 25 residential-styled pool villas, extensive MICE facilities including the grandest ballroom on the island and a large 4000-square-metre beachfront venue, the Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya is the venue of choice for grand weddings and events as well as for leisure stays. Unique to the Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya are the 15 private dining rooms, rare Wood Art Museum housed in a century-old mansion, pagodas from the Qing Dynasty, dragon boat ride experiences on a 1.2km-long sea-water river and a miniature 18-hole golf course with bunkers. The award-winning resort is perfected with direct white-sandy beach access. The Green Golf package is a three-night vacation for golfers and includes a one-day green fee at Mystic Springs Golf Course, which is only a 30-minute drive from the hotel, transfer to and from the golf course, a one-time spa indulgence for two, a day to practice golf at the resort’s own pitch and putt course and finally complete the day with relaxation at the resort’s private beach. Address: No.2 Haitang North Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan 572013, China Tel: +86 898 8865 5555 www.kempinski.com/haitangbay

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Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort With breathtaking views over cerulean waters, Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort offers a stunning destination for your next golf getaway. Evocative of a tropical enclave, the resort feels worlds away while nestled within a unique sanctuary of lush palm trees. Golf at nearby world class courses, or stroll out onto our pristine beach as you experience the tranquility of our island. Conveniently located between Sanya city and Phoenix International Airport, a shuttle bus provides complimentary regular service. The resort’s 500 spacious guestrooms include a delightful collection of 40 suites with breathtaking ocean, pool and garden views. Four restaurants and two bars offer a tempting variety of mouthwatering delights and refreshing cocktails. The Abel TOUCH Spa unites our resort’s serene surroundings with a celebrated menu of wellness therapies. An array of prestigious golf courses is located around the vicinity, including the Mystic Springs Golf Club (15 minutes), Hainan Clearwater Bay Golf Club (25 minutes), Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club (40 minutes), Yalong Bay Golf Club (30 minutes), and Sun Valley Sanya Golf Club (30 minutes). Take advantage of our golf package with rates starting from RMB2,880 for a two-night stay in a sea-view room, including two games of 18-hole golf. Address: Haitang Beilu, Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan Province, 572013, China Tel: +86 898 3885 1111 www.sheraton.com/sanyahaitangbay

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Clearwater Bay & Shenzhou Peninsula Boasting 12 kilometres of beautiful coastline, Clearwater Bay is regarded as one of just a few “singing beaches” in the world, where walking on the sand produces a singing sound. The bay is the latest highend tourism development area on Hainan, with half a dozen five-star resorts planned as part of a project that also includes condominiums, villas, golf courses, marinas, a shopping centre and restaurants. The bay is situated about 35km away from downtown Sanya and 45km from its international airport. Its gently-sloping sands, regarded by some as the best on Hainan, make it safe for swimming, while the clarity of the water is reflected in its name. Shenzhou Peninsula, on Hainan’s east coast, is around 110km from Sanya in Wanning and has resort hotels and a Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course. Nearby attractions include Xinlong Hot Springs, with more than a dozen natural springs, and Dongshan Mountain, which is a natural park and Buddhist site. They are respectively 35km and 28km away from the peninsula.

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Raffles Hainan Opened in September 2013, Raffles Hainan is the 10th property in the Raffles Hotels & Resorts portfolio and its second in China. The luxury resort is set in Clearwater Bay, the new holiday hotspot on the south-east coast of Hainan Island. The 500-square-kilometre development that encompasses the Raffles resort also includes two championship golf courses designed by US-based Schmidt-Curley Design located next to Raffles, private residences, luxury retail, a cinema complex, yacht clubs and a 780-berth marina for sailing and water sports. Raffles Hainan enjoys a prime beachfront location with 299 rooms and 32 villas, all with private balconies and scenic views of the ocean or golf course. A large Raffles Spa offering both Asian and Western treatments, seven restaurants and bars, and private events spaces sit alongside Hainan’s homage to the Long Bar at Raffles Singapore, in tribute to the Hainanese bartender who created the Singapore Sling. Rooms and suites feature a contemporary design combined with locally-inspired accents, with artisan wood furnishings, colourful fabrics and artworks echoing those of the traditional hill tribes in Hainan and bringing a sense of place to the interiors. Throughout the resort there are also more than 1,000 works of art, curated by Hong Kong’s Willow Gallery, and including specially-commissionedw works from contemporary Chinese artists, sculptures, tribal ornaments and multimedia art. Address: Clearwater Bay Avenue, Yingzhou Town, Lingshui County, Hainan 572427, China Tel: +86 898 8338 9888 www.raffles.com/Hainan

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Sanya  

A feature from the IAGTO Directory 2014 on Sanya, China

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