Resort Review: InterContinental Sanya

The private beach at the InterContinental Sanya.

The private beach at the InterContinental Sanya.

Our Review:

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.

[Also see our travel article “Sanya Travel Guide“]

The Verdict:

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?

Our Rating:

The Details:

InterContinental Sanya
Address: No. 1 Zhouji Lu, Sanya
Phone: +86-898 88618888
Rates: Start at ¥1,400 (US$230) per night

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