The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou Debutson Hainan Island

Families and friends looking to have an exceptionally luxurious vacation should check out Hainan Island’s newest addition to its hotel line-up, The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou, the brand’sfirst golf resort in China.

Located on Hainan Island, regarded as the Hawaii of China, the 175-room, 16-suite hotel overlooks the350-acre Blackstone Course, one of 10 18-hole championship courses at the acclaimed Mission Hills Golf Club. Situated on an ancient lava field, the resort’s luxurious guest rooms offer views of jungle vegetation, expansive lakes and protected wetlands.

The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou pays homage to the heritage of golf throughout: guestrooms feature fabrics and patterns inspired by vintage golf elements;wall panels and light fixtures incorporate stitching that evokes handmade golf shoes; while antique leathers make references to a vintage golf bag. Tartan flooring reminds guests of Scotland, the birthplace of golf.

Enjoy stories of holes won or lost at sunset on the private patio of the rooftop Flair Bar, which overlooks the golf course and offers cocktails that feature local fruit, including lychees from the ancient trees that dot the grounds; or over dinner in Flair’s private dining room, which offers a selection of single-malt whiskies and cigars. Alternatively, savour new fine-dining experiences at Tin Lung Heen, which serves Cantonese cuisine and regional delicacies, complimented by recitation of classic T’ang Dynasty poetry.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa’s seven suites offer a signature Golfer’s Retreat treatment, which helps soothe the body and the mind. The Spa also includes a steam room, cool mist showers, indoor vitality pools with jets, a fitness centre and swimming pool.

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