the shortlist 2019
mandarin oriental Sanya
Mandarin Oriental Sanya is a 10 year old resort perched on a gorgeous cliff amidst mature landscapes designed by Bill Bensley. Boasting all the qualities of a MO resort, old world luxuries like its superbly grand Coral Bay villa, inspired modern cuisine at Fresh and the pampering touches of its ultra luxurious spa, have all been meticulously maintained. While some of the rooms have seen better times and are in need of a make-over, this is still a comely property that exudes charm and exclusivity. The buildings here have blended so harmoniously with the opulently plush gardens and landscaping, the sense of tropical isolation here is wondrous.