The Royal Begonia, a Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya
The Royal Begonia Resort is idyllically situated 28 kilometers from the center of Sanya City on the Haitang Bay beachfront, facing the South China Sea, with a backdrop of lush green hills.
An unrivaled island escape that became a member of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Luxury Collection in 2012, it seamlessly blends nature and timeless refinement to create an indelible cultural experience marked by a gallery of traditional and modern Chinese art, tours of surrounding villages, and cooking classes featuring indigenous cuisine.
The origin of the bay’s name is equally captivating. As legend has it, about 1,000 years ago a young woman named Haitang left her boyfriend, sacrificing herself to the Dragon King to save starving local fisherman. The city residents subsequently named the bay Haitang Bay in her honor.