Serenity In Sanya
In Partnership with Mandarin Oriental
Sanya Villa Infinity Pool
With a year-round tropical climate, white sand beaches and clear waters, it’s no wonder that Sanya is dubbed ‘the Hawaii of China’. On the southern end of Hainan Island, Sanya is a bucket-list destination for many Chinese holidaymakers, backpackers and tourists alike.
Mandarin Oriental, Sanya goes further than offering a breath of fresh air and a retreat away from the crowds; set in 12 hectares of tropical gardens, it has the only resort spa licensed in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hainan. Incorporating traditional Chinese therapies such as acupuncture, cupping and acupressure delivers an authentic experience that draws on thousands of years of traditional medicine. This is where the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group are ahead of the curve; in the Global Wellness Institute’s Asia-Pacific 2018 report, they highlight travellers’ interest in the destination’s DNA for a truly holistic experience, with increased conscience around sustainability.
Sanya Leisure Swimming Pool
Mandarin Oriental, Sanya uses recycled treated grey water for irrigation throughout the resort’s extensive gardens and its employees clean the nearby beach on a weekly basis as part of the Group’s continuous commitment to sustainable tourism. During your stay, OB Travel Conciergepowered by Quintessentially Travel can organise for you to explore the island’s eco-system during a kayak or snorkelling excursion to the protected coral reef. In addition to sourcing local materials such as coconut wood and volcanic rock to build the resort, the Group has sourced local staff including a qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor to provide personal consultations.
The demand for wellness trips is on the rise, with airlines adding NoLo (low or non-alcoholic) drinks to their in-flight menusand wellness tourism forecast to growat an average annual rate of 7.5% through 2022. China has the top wellness tourism market in the Asia-Pacific region, with increased demand since the first Chinese Wellness Tourism Conference in 2016. There’s a practical reason for those looking to escape major metropolitan cities in China too—the alarming rise of air pollution, with domestic travellers commonly searching for keywords ‘lung cleansing’ and ‘smog escapes’ when planning their next holiday.
The impressive 3,200 sq m Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Sanya is the epitome of wellness destination travel. There’s no less than eighteen luxurious treatment suites including eight single spa suites each equipped with steam shower, oversized outdoor bathtub and rain shower and a further eight couples’ suites. Two spacious VIP villas offer the ultimate heat and water experiences and connect to the Secret Garden which is designed to encourage relaxation, featuring al fresco treatment areas and a private bathing house with waterfalls and whirlpool.
The Gentlemen’s Journeytreatment will have you feeling rejuvenated from head to toe, or opt for the three-and-a-half-hour Garden Sanctuary signature treatment to see the best of what Chinese wellness has to offer. Starting with tian quan therapy, which is based on an ancient Chinese bathing ceremony that uses steam to reduce stress and eliminate toxins, you’ll sink into a warm bath filled with hand-picked natural Chinese herbs before a relaxing Chinese body wrap and pressure point massage. For those who prefer to take a more active role in their wellness journey, Master Hu, Mandarin Oriental, Sanya’s Shaolin Kung Fu Master can guide you through a tea ceremony or t’ai chi lesson to leave you with a true insight into Chinese culture. However you spend your stay, it’s certain that the hotel’s blissful setting will refresh both your body and mind.
Sanya Spa Exterior
Sanya Suite Tropical Suite Bathroom
Leave with more than memories when you purchase our limited-edition Mandarin Oriental, Sanya swim shorts, featuring a seamless photographic of the hotel on our bestselling tailored Bulldog style. Available from the Spa concierge, online and in selected stores.
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