1 Hotel Hainan Debuts in Haitang Bay

1 Hotel Haitang Bay is an eco-friendly resort on the tropical island of Hainan in Southern China. Overlooking Haitang Bay, the resort hotel has 294 units, seven food and beverage outlets, a spa, swimming pools, a fitness room, and facilities for meetings and events. 

1 Hotel Haitang Bay. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

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1 Hotel Haitang Bay is the latest hotel to open on the Southern Chinese island of Hainan.

In fact, the hotel is one of more than 100 hotels on the island. And it sits in the island’s southernmost city of Sanya.

1 Hotel Haitang Bay is the fifth hotel in the 1 Hotels group. While the other four hotels are located in the United States, the hotel chain has plans to open several more hotels.

Among them will be four more hotels in the U.S., including one on the island of Kauai.

In addition, there will be hotels in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, and Mexico.

Hainan 101

Hainan island is China’s southernmost province. In addition, it is China’s smallest province.

However, Hainan is also Chinas largest island. And it is also China’s most populous island.

While Haikou is the provincial capital of Hainan Island, Sanya is the island’s most popular tourist destination.

Sanya sits at Hainan’s southernmost tip. More importantly, it at the approximate same latitude at the Hawaiian Islands in the United States.

Because of its location, excellent beaches, tropical climate, and thriving tourism industry, Hainan is sometimes called the Hawaii of the East.

There are now more than 100 hotels in Sanya. And many of them line the shores of Yalong Bay.

While some of the hotels are managed by international hotel chains, most of them are locally managed.

Many tourist attractions dot Hainan Island. For example, Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, Sanya Coral Reef National Nature Reserve, Yalong Bay National Tourism Holiday Resort, and the Deer Turning Head Park are all popular with visitors.

1 Hotel Haitang Bay

Entrance of 1 Hotel Haitang Bay. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

The 1 Hotel Hainan has a design drawing inspiration from the rugged beauty of the island’s landscape.

In addition, many relics were incorporated into the hotel’s design.

“We were taken by Sanya’s raw nature of fertile volcanic plains, green forested hills, sandy beaches, and sparkling waters,” says Nina Arily,  the hotel’s senior designer.

“We wanted the interiors to capture the textures, diversity, and spirit of the island.”


Botanic pool view room at 1 Hotel Haitang Bay. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

The hotel has 294 rooms, suites, and villas.  And all units have floor-to-ceiling windows.

Regarding interior design, decor features textured timber, unpolished stone, rattan, and other natural materials.

In addition, Hainan Island’s dramatic landscape provided inspiration for the beautiful pieces of art that adorn the walls.

Wi-fi is complimentary in all of the hotel’s units. In addition, they all have 48-inch high definition televisions, organic bedding, Nespresso coffe machines, yoga mats, and full-length mirrors.

While tooms measure 62 square meters, they all have large showers and bathtubs. In addition, all rooms have pool views.

While some rooms have two twin beds, others have one king-size beds. In addition, Ocean Pool View King Rooms have sofa beds.

While suites run from 118 squares meters to 130 square meters, villas run from 850 to 1,300 square meters.

In addition, suites and villas all have separate living rooms. And some suites have balconies.

Food and Beverage

The hotel has seven food and beverage outlets. And each one has its own personality and a different menu.

But they all share one thing in common. The chefs source as many ingredients as possible locally.

In fact, many of the ingredients are actually grown at the hotels’ very own organic farm!

1 Kitchen

1 Kitchen. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

1 Kitchen has a farm-to-table concept with local, organic, and natural ingredients. The venue serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Green House

Green House. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

Green House is a fine-dining Chinese restaurant. Serving regional Chinese dishes, Chinese teas, and fine wines, the eatery is open for lunch and dinner.

Noodle House

Noodle House. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

Noodle House is an informal Chinese eatery focusing on noodles and regional dishes from Guangdong, Shanxi, and other provinces.  It opens only for lunch.

Sky Bar

Sky Bar. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

Overlooking the ocean, Sky Bars serves an eclectic menu of sushi, skewers, tapas, and craft cocktails. Featuring live music, it the perfect spot to watch the sun set into the South China Sea. It opens for sunset cocktails and dinner.

The Sand Box

The Sand Box. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

Overlooking the swimming pools and sun deck, The Sand Box serves fruit juices and mixes with ingredients from the hotel’s own farm. The stylish venue opens only for lunch.


Drift. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

A lobby lounge serving coffee, cocktails, and wine, Drift opens for lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.

Lobby Farmstand

Located in the hotel’s lobby, the Lobby Farmstand serves seasonal fruits and light snacks on a grab-and-go basis.

Hotel Facilities

Bamford Wellness Spa. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

Bamford Wellness Spa is a full-service spa at 1 Hotel Haitang Bay. It offers a full menu of spa treatments in sumptuous surroundings.

Family swimming pool at 1 Hotel Haitang Bay. Photo Credit: 1 Hotels.

Other hotel facilities include swimming pools, a fitness room with Technogym equipment, and a clubhouse with activities for kids.

In addition, the hotel has facilities for meetings, events, and weddings.


1 Hotel Haitang Bay – Haitang Bay, No. 4 Haitang South Road, Sanya, Hainan, China.

The hotel is a 40-minute drive from Sanya Phoenix International Airport.

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