Opened in December 2016 and inspired by the sea, The Sanya EDITION is an exceptional new destination on Hainan Island, just off the coast of Southern China.

In ancient times, Sanya was known as “the end of the sky and ocean,” and today it remains legendary for its lush landscapes, crystalline beaches, and year-round tropical climate. The only private ocean situated within a resort, it offers a wide array of experiences with 10 million gallons of sea water pumped in from the South China Sea, recycling once every 32 hours. A unique ozone treatment and filtering system maintains water quality and prevents algae growth. The large salt water swimming area of the Private Ocean features iridescent glass mosaic tiles, lapping onto the crescent shaped sandy Private Beach with seamless zero-edge entry into the sea. The surrounding area is planted with tall coconut palms and Beach Naupaka.


The Sanya EDITION sits on the southern coast of Hainan Island in Haitang Bay. The site has over 330m (1000 ft) of ocean and natural beach frontage on the South China Sea.


All of the 512 spacious and light-filled rooms and suites in the horseshoe-shaped hotel have ocean views. The warm and inviting interiors exude a comfortable, simple sophistication, using light oak finishes and airy fabrics that evoke the beach.

Its landscape was conceived as a tropical oasis and inspired by the Summer Palace. Its native and indigenous flora and fauna, was carefully selected based on their tolerance to the local climate. The majority of the trees and plants are sourced from Hainan Island, making the landscape ecologically sustainable.


The Sanya EDITION was designed for people of all ages, which is a delicate balancing act. While adventurers climb the rock wall or ride the paddleboards, friends gather in the Mahjong Rooms. As toddlers explore the water slides and fantastical treehouse, wellness seekers retreat to the meditation forest or find sanctuary in the 11 exclusive treatment rooms in The Spa at The Sanya EDITION.

Families can take advantage of designated child-friendly entertainment zones spaced throughout the property, from the outdoor movies and arcade games to the saltwater pool and rock-climbing wall. Driving entertainment in a new direction, a private bumper car rink invites youngsters – and the young at heart – to experience excitement behind the wheel of a brightly-colored bumper car.

All-day dining destination, Market at EDITION references Sanya’s history as a trading port at the southern-most tip of China on the ancient maritime Silk Road. The timeless design evokes an old Chinese warehouse where guests congregate for breakfast and enjoy a vibrant marketplace atmosphere.



Charlotte Travel Exclusives

  • Continental breakfast for two daily
  • Complimentary 4pm departure upon request at time of booking
  • Complimentary, customized amenity, activity or service
  • Complimentary Internet
  • Pre-registration & express check-in
  • Personal warm welcome
  • General Manager's welcome notecard

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