The InterContinental Sanya is a relatively new entrant into the crowded Hainan resort market. While most of the international five-star resorts in Sanya are situated on the picturesque Yalong Bay, the InterContinental is all by itself on the Luhuitou Peninsula, about 15 minutes outside of Sanya City. This is a mixed blessing, as it makes it harder to get out and socialize, but it also offers a ton of privacy. The resort is entirely self contained with six restaurants, five swimming pools, a private beach and even its own microbrewery. The rooms are a highlight of the resort, as they’re big, offer ocean views, and come equipped with all of the desired amenities like WiFi, mood lighting and iPod docks.
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At times it feels like the staff outnumbers the guests at this resort, which is not a bad thing. Its large and uncrowded feel make it a great place for a romantic holiday, and though it’s hard to get out and explore from its secluded location, with five pools and seriously awesome guest suites, who would ever want to leave?
Address: No. 1 Zhouji Lu, Sanya
Phone: +86-898 88618888
Rates: Start at ￥1,400 (US$230) per night