The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya

Hainan, China

Style on the South China sea

Nestled on the verdant hillside of Lihuitou Mountain, in the Dadonghai Bay area of The Sanya Region on China's Hainan Island, the Shanhaitian Resort boasts some worldly delights.

The 216-room hotel cuts a striking figure along popular Dadonghai Beach. The architecture was inspired by the sea itself, with blues, whites, and shining glass coming together to mimic the effects of water splashing and moving across land and sea. And as the sun hits the waves, it is reflected in metal screens along the hotel’s exterior.

Guests find another kind of style inside, with rooms projecting Italian elegance, French chic, understated British charm, or classic American designs. Playful eclecticism continues at The Pod, a chic bar with DJ beats, a kaleidoscopic range of cocktails, and unparalleled views of Dadonghai Bay over the infinity pool.

14号-18 Hai Yun Lu, Jiyang Qu, Sanya Shi, Hainan Sheng, China, 572021