We visited Sanya, Haitang Bay, Hainan as part of our greater trip to Hong Kong. We thought Sanya would be a nice place to visit for some heat and relaxation on a beach - and we were not disappointed with our decision. The resort was very large offering access to the only neighbouring hotel (not under construction) The Conrad. It has a beautiful large beach and many different swimming pools. Rooms were very spacious, clean and kept at a cool temperature to remove any humidity. Since the hotel is not close to anything, you only have the choice of eating at the hotel (but the hotel offered a promotion at the time for the restaurants). We upgraded our package to include the daily breakfast which included a variety of authentic Hainanian and Chinese cuisine as well as North American favourites. We enjoyed wonderful dinners at Pacifica and Taste 5 at Doubletree and Le Siene (at The Conrad). All served fresh seafood and vegetable options. Hotel offers complimentary shuttles into downtown Sanya (1.5 hours away) and we took advantage of that one day. Not much in the town but a good spot to pick up some local beer at a good price. We took a taxi back and it was very reasonable in price. The only troublesome part of our trip was the language barrier; mostly all people on the island of Hainan did not speak English (even at the hotel and airport). Communicating was challenging but we made it work. I would highly recommend this resort for anyone looking for complete relaxation.
Cara from Kitchener, Canada
Occupying a prime location in the middle of picturesque Haitang Bay some 28 kilometres east of Sanya City this family-style …More
The Conrad in Sanya is beautifully positioned with fabulous gardens. Getting there was an adventure - the local airport is very small with essentially no assistance or English speaking staff. We only managed by luck to get into a cab, after facing abuse from van operators, who where very pushy. Fortunately i had seen a previous post that said the taxi fare was 150 - so was able to fend off demands for 400 and up! It is unfortunate that the hotel is not more forward in arranging transfers, like other hotels appeared to offer. Although the staff at the hotel are very polite, and try very hard, only a few of them have sufficient english to communicate your needs. We stayed in a Villia, which was beautifully positioned. Unfortunately the pool was not cleaned at all during the stay and by the 8th day was dirty. The cleaning staff did not seem to understand the issue. The gym is very very small, and half of the machines were not working. We were able to use the larger gym next door at the Hilton, but it was quite a walk. The afternoon tea and happy hour were very nice.
Occupying a prime location in the middle of picturesque Haitang Bay some 28 kilometres east of Sanya City this luxury resort …More