Drawing inspiration from the picturesque natural landscape of China’s Hawaii, Raffles Hainan is the epitome of contemporary beachside living among top international resorts of the tropical southern island. Having just celebrated its third anniversary, the hotel has introduced the ‘Top 10 Reasons’ to visit the property – from unforgettable white-sand beach dotted with swaying palm trees, direct access to one of China’s top golf resorts and bespoke family getaway experiences.
“Raffles brand is synonymous with ultimate luxury, offering unforgettable experiences to guests,” says Robert Cousins, general manager, Raffles Hainan. “Whether it’s a romantic getaway, personal retreat or a family get-together, we have a range of fun activities for our guests such as kids camp, cooking classes and yoga. For body and wellness, indulge in a selection of pampering facial treatments and body massages at the Raffles Spa. We look forward to creating memorable experiences for guests staying at Raffles Hainan.”
Hainan Island is China’s only tropical resort destination, known for its white sandy beaches, beautiful rainforests and year around tropical climate. For local Li and Miao culture, guests can visit Coconut Field Ancient Village or enjoy the surrounding beauty of nature at Nanwan Monkey Island.
Infused with design references from the island’s beautiful coast, rich Asian cultures and contemporary art, the hotel’s interior is thematically designed by LTW Designworks with earthy tones and influences from both local ethnic hill tribes and traditional Balinese culture.
Premier food and beverage discoveries at Raffles Hainan feature the freshest seafood from the local market, served daily in Cantonese style at signature Chinese restaurant Bai Wei and authentic Mediterranean style dishes can be found at Italian bistro Sapori. Guests can also enjoy an evening wind down at Long Bar that serves unique cocktails and boutique wines in a relaxed atmosphere. To kick start your day, relish in a sumptuous breakfast buffet at the all-day beachfront restaurant Desa, named after the Indonesian word for ‘village.’
For the young ones, Raffles Rascals Kid’s Club organises a number of recreational activities and enriching excursions that they can look forward to during their stay. Other fun parent-child activities include cooking classes, beach volleyball or swimming in the outdoor lagoon pool.
The 1,400-sq-m Raffles Spa is a tranquil oasis for personal rejuvenation and healing with signature treatments inspired by the three stages of a lotus flower: Bud (body), Blossom (beauty) and Bloom (development). The signature Spa represents Raffles’ philosophy of transformation in lifestyle and fine living.
Raffles Hainan is adjacent to Hainan Clearwater Bay Golf Club, which has two 18-hole championship golf courses, offering unparalleled tropical golfing experiences with each hole uniquely designed with beautiful natural topography of the course.
An extensive collection of curated artwork by renowned Willow Gallery is also showcased throughout the hotel. The collection comprises of more than 1,000 works of fine art, tribal antiquities and traditional ornaments as well as specially commissioned pieces by contemporary Chinese artists.
For the shopaholics, the world’s largest duty-free shop Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex housing nearly 300 international brands under one roof is located nearby the hotel. Guests staying at the suites and villas can enjoy the exclusive Raffles butler services as part of the traditional hallmark of Raffles Hotels and Resorts.
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