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Your Plunge Pool Overlooks the South China Sea

At This Island Retreat in Hainan Province

By Sarah Freeman ·
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Sure, you could always visit Hawaii.

Just keep in mind that you could achieve the same restorative effects by visiting the "Hawaii of China."

If staring at the South China Sea from your own private plunge pool holds any appeal.

If so, you'll want the Rosewood Sanya, an enticing island resort offering numerous restaurants, an infinity pool and ocean views for your enjoyment, now open on Hainan's southern shores.

Look, here it is now. You can almost feel yourself arriving on these 40 acres of pristine garden, before making your way to a suite where the bathtub looking onto your private balcony nearly feels vestigial, considering that plunge pool sits just a few feet away, looking over the ocean. Nearly.

If you're concerned you may never leave that heavenly set-up, there's a 360-foot infinity pool on the 13th floor with a bar you wouldn't want to ignore.

Plus this place is packed with places to eat. East Kitchen will serve you Thai-style curry noodles and pho. Chop House is more into grilling dry-aged Wagyu for your pleasure. And later this year will come Fishmonger, a seafood market with an open kitchen.

For now, whatever you catch from your plunge pool is yours to keep.

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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