Sanya's grand, tropical retreat

451 Rooms / 17 Suites / 32 Villas

Located on the shores of the South China Sea in China’s stunning Yalong Bay National Resort area, roughly 30 minutes from Sanya Phoenix International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay is a sprawling 450-room luxury resort that impresses with the scope of its facilities, size of its well-appointed guest rooms and suites, and focus on family-friendly activities. You’ll find plenty to love, whether you’re visiting on a romantic getaway or bringing the kids along on a family vacation.

Architectural touchstones like crimson pillars, curved roofs and vaulted ceilings are reminiscent of the grand buildings found in Beijing’s Summer Palace, though the resort still has a distinctly tropical vibe, from its open-air public areas and abundance of water installations, to beautiful grounds flush with verdant greenery and a pool seemingly around every corner. In fact, there are four swimming pools — the beachside infinity pool caters to adults, and the Ritz-Kids pool with water slides is ideal for families — while additional facilities include a fully equipped fitness center, outdoor tennis court, seven restaurants and the 30,000-square-foot The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sanya, a full-service luxury spa with 24 private treatment rooms.

Just as the spa is the area’s largest, guest rooms at this beachside hotel are huge. Starting at 640 square feet, accommodations are highlighted by an outdoor balcony or terrace, flat-screen entertainment with DVD player, custom linens, ample closet space and spacious marble bathrooms with walk-in rain shower, free-standing bathtub and luxurious Asprey of London bath products.

Children will love the Sanya hotel as well. In addition to the pools — and don’t forget about the beach, too — the resort also offers full days of supervised activities at its fun Ritz-Kids Club, special kids’ menus for room service and at all restaurants, and kid-sized room amenities like bathrobes and dental kits just for them.