Eco-friendly Hainan Bar Opens in Southern China

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An eco-friendly cocktail lounge, Sky Bar sits atop the 1 Hotel Haitong Bay in Sanya on the Southern Chinese island of Hainan.

An eco-friendly Hainan bar opens in Southern China with cocktails and bites crafted from as many local ingredients as possible. An alfresco cocktail lounge, Sky Bar is situated atop a luxurious hotel committed to sustainability and responsible travel. 

Restaurant News

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The eco-friendly bar serves local brands as much as possible.

Sky Bar is one of 7 food and beverage outlets at the 1 Hotel Haitang Bay.

Committed to the locavore movement, all of the hotel’s outlets source locally as many ingredients as possible.

And if serves an eclectic menu of sushi, skewers, tapas, and craft cocktails.

As the eco-friendly Hainan bar is located atop the environmentally friendly beachfront hotel, Sky Bar overlooks the ocean.

And that makes it the perfect spot to watch the sun set into the South China Sea.

And trust me, I have been to Hainan Island, and the sunsets are magnificent!

In fact, the bar opens for sunset cocktails and dinner. And there is live music in the evening.

Eco-Friendly Cocktails

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Cocktails are crafted from locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

The bar serves an assortment of cocktails that are both yummy and ecologically friendly.

In fact, most of the ingredients are procured on Hainan Island.

And that means they offer guests a unique taste sensation. In other words, something they could not experience at home.

What’s more, because the ingredients are produced locally, it significantly reduces the bar’s carbon footprint!

Farmer’s Delight

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A vodka-based cocktail, Farmer’s Delight is made with fresh passion fruit juice, Aperol, and orgeat syrup. And it is topped with muddled cherry tomatoes and strawberries for notes of refreshing umami.

That Prickly Mojito

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Celebrating the flavours of Hainan, That Prickly Mojito is made with a touch of Shan Lan Yu Ye baijiu, cucumber, lime, and prickly pear.

Island Old Fashioned

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With strong Southeast Asian influences, the Island Old Fashioned is made with Kavalan whisky aged in a coconut. And this infuses it with a nutty sweetness.  Finally, house-made salted pandan syrup complements the whisky’s spicy notes.

Xinglong Tiki

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Flor de Caña Spresso is a dry coffee liqueur made with 7 year-aged rum. And it is topped with spiced banana and golden pineapple to make this Xinglong Tiki.

As an added attraction, hotel guests will soon be able to visit the farm!

Sustainable Practices

In keeping with 1 Hotel Haitang Bay’s commitment to sustainability, the bar adheres to the best locavore practices of the slow food and farm-to-table movements.

In fact, it uses locally sourced ingredients as much as possible.

For example, the bar uses locally harvested strawberries, watermelon, basil, and mint. In addition, it uses such native ingredients as yellow passion fruit and prickly pears.

Furthermore, it combines them with locally produced beverages such as Xinglong coffee, sweet potato liquor, and baiju. To clarify, baijiu, is a kind of liquor distilled from sorghum.

Moreover, the bar carries out ecologically friendly initiatives with a goal of achieving zero waste as soon as possible.

For example, rather than throwing pineapple pulp and watermelon rinds away, bartenders use them as cocktail ingredients.

Otherwise, they use them as compost or feed them to livestock at the hotel’s organic farm.

VIP Sound Bites

Key figures speak out on Sky Bar’s commitment to sustainability:

Chris Liu, Bar Manager at Sky Bar

“Sky Bar’s sustainability practices are embedded in every aspect of the guest experience.

“Aside from a cocktail menu developed using unique, locally-sourced ingredients, we hope to deliver an experience that embodies the sustainability-focused and mission-driven lifestyle advocated by the 1 Hotels brand.”

Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca, co-founders of Hope & Sesame

“We are delighted to collaborate with 1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya to create the sustainability-focused Sky Bar with the goal to advocate an environment-friendly and healthy lifestyle.

“From its food and beverage program to the hotel design, the concept of giving objects a ’second life’ is applied throughout the hotel and is aligned with Hope & Sesame’s vision.

“We hope guests can get a taste of green living through the experience and look forward to seeing Sky Bar reach new heights.”

Bar Location

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

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