At the southern tip of China’s Hainan Island, amid the white sand beaches and blush sunsets, a gourmand’s paradise of local cusine and carefully crafted cocktails awaits.
The Chinese are known for many things: ancient tea ceremonies, elegant silk garments, exotic foods, excellent shopping and state-of-the-art technology. China is fast becoming a favorite for new wine production, but look beyond the burgeoning economy and mass produced products and you’ll discover a little piece of paradise where gourmet cuisine and carefully crafted cocktails are just as much of a draw as the white beaches and pink sunsets.
Located just an hour by plane from Hong Kong and three hours from Beijing, Sanya is an exclusive getaway where the mountains, sea and city converge. But to those in the know, Sanya is more than just the “Hawaii of the East.” Sanya is a feast of culinary delights originally derived from the history and beliefs of ancient Chinese culture, and brought back to life by some of the world’s top chefs. Tasting the local delicacies is a must when you’re here, but part of the fun is cooking with the culinary masters.
Read more from my article on Sanya in Wine Enthusiast