A member of the ‘Leading hotels of the world’, the Banyan Tree Sanya resort is tucked away on the beautiful shores of Luhuitou Bay in the city of Sanya, the southernmost tip of tropical Hainan island in China. Located on the edge of one of the most amorous, tranquil, spotless and scenic beaches in Hainan island, the Banyan Tree Sanya with its 49 villas is the ideal blend of eastern and western tastes of luxury. The location of the resort could not be more than perfect as it is only around a half-an-hour’s drive from Sanya’s Phoenix International Airport. Effectively if you want to treat yourself to a long and relaxing weekend’s luxury break away from one of the cities on mainland China, than the Banyan Tree Sanya would be the perfect place to come to. It is within the brand profile of the Banyan Tree to provide an experience for guests in locations that are set in stunning, un-crowded, and tranquil surroundings. The Banyan Tree brand provides guests with an experience that is equal to that of how one would define to be as paradise, irrespective if that’s near the beach or not.
The first thing that strikes you is the remarkable calm ambience of the resort. All that can be heard of is either the sound of the waves on the beach or the gentle breeze of the wind that whistles past the tree leaves. In line with the tradition of the brand’s name, you will find plenty of natural Banyan trees dotted around the resort, including in some of the villas. Lush tropical greenery with fresh coconuts dropping off trees onto the resort’s private white sandy beach surround the resort; and if you are passionate about fell walking, then why not give it a try to walk up to the nearby Luhuitou park from where you can get some of the most stunning views of the beach area and the resort.
The sun rises on the west of the resort and sets on the east of the resort; both of which provide spectacular views. You will easily be fooled for thinking that this really was Hawaii or the Maldives. However, it is a hard fact to swallow, but very much true that such an astonishing place with clear blue skies and hardly any pollution whatsoever lies only around an hour’s flight from some of the polluted, nosiest, and crowded cities in China, such as Guangzhou for example. The Banyan Tree Sanya has become such a popular resort that some of the resort’s loyal guests even stay for up to six months or even longer.
Despite the Banyan Tree Sanya resort only having 49 villas, nevertheless, because the size of each villa is quite large and that each villa is quite spaced out from each other, so therefore the most convenient way for concierge to usher guests around the resort is by using one of the electrically operated buggies. It adds a cute little technological touch to the otherwise traditional resort set in Sanya’s natural beauty.
The Banyan Tree Sanya caters well for families and those on a romantic getaway. However, in the past the resort has also been enjoyed by those on business trips, like for example when the Microsoft founder and CEO, Mr. Bill Gates stayed here for a small relaxing break from his business trip to China. The flexibilities and opportunities to really pamper yourself on your break are boundless. Should you wish to enjoy luxury five star meals in the privacy of your villa with your family or loved one, then all you need to do is order it. Equally well, you have the option of having dinner at Saffron, a fine eatery offering luxurious Thai cuisine against the backdrop of stunning views of the hotel and the surrounding scenery.
The key idea behind the existence of each of the villas at the Banyan tree Sanya is to project a romantic setting, where you can perhaps light a little candle next to the poolside and enjoy a scrumptious meal or enjoy a dip in your own pool and gaze at the night sky, or perhaps at each other. In fact, the Banyan Tree Sanya would be the perfect place to get married. Yes, I did say ‘get married’! Let’s face it- what venue could be more romantic? You have the sea and spectacular sunsets as a stunning backdrop, the fabulous weather, the exotic-factor of being on an island wedding. Just don’t forget to pop the question of course!
Fine mahogany furniture adorns the exceedingly spacious villas with their high ceiling, as well as an open-air bathtub in a lotus pond. You can feel and smell the natural furniture and materials in your earth-toned room but at the same time, there is an air of modern touches such as internet connection, cable TV, power shower, and plasma TV. This fine space blends seamlessly from the naturally ventilated living pavilion to the al-fresco timber veranda. If you want to enjoy the feeling of having your spirits lifted as you indulge yourself in your mouth-watering barbeque dinner amidst the sights and smells of rustling palm trees and a clear night sky, then yes, you can do this here at the Banyan Tree Sanya. It’s the concept of giving people the chance to enjoy a dream getaway somewhere special where you can just focus on enjoying life at a slow pace, enjoy a massage or have a five-course meal in a very slow and stress-free manner.
The Banyan Tree Sanya prides itself in the highlighting of the award-winning spa that features eight treatment-pavilions, which offer an extensive range of luxurious spa massages, beauty and body treatments. The pearl of the Banyan Tree Spa is the technologically advanced hydrothermal centre where you can indulge yourself in various hydrothermal treatments including a walk-in shower belt where you take small steps along a stoned path while being showered with various speeds of water. If that’s not enough to tickle your fancy then you can always use the resort’s various recreational facilities including a stunning swimming pool overlooking the beach area, the ultra-modern gymnasium and the tennis courts. Pedal bicycles are provided complimentary to all guests for the first 3 hours.
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