Be our guest

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 August, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 August, 2006, 12:00am

Unless you've cracked the secrets of time travel, Hawaii might be too far away for a long weekend. But what if Hawaii were right on your doorstep? Welcome to the 'Hawaii of the east' - Hainan, China's only tropical island and 50 minutes' from Hong Kong by air. The Sanya Marriott Resort and Spa, Marriott International's first resort in China, can be found on the white-sand beaches of Yalong Bay, 30 minutes' drive from Phoenix Airport and close to energetic Sanya City. All guest rooms have generous balconies that beckon you to sit back and take in commanding views of the sea or mountains. For the energetic, the surf is at hand, as is a host of water sports; exercise buffs may head straight to the fitness centre or tennis courts; others might prefer to laze around the sprawling, picturesque Lagoon Pool.

Golfers will particularly be in their element at Sanya Marriott, which lies opposite the Robert Trent Jones II-designed Yalong Bay Golf Club, one of the finest courses in Asia. More world-class golf can be found in Yalong Bay, at Sun Valley.

In a competition exclusive to readers of the South China Morning Post, the Sanya Marriott Resort and Spa is offering two nights in a deluxe mountain-view room with breakfast, a set dinner at the Indochine restaurant to the value of 600 yuan and an aromatherapy massage at the Quan Spa for two people. To enter, simply write to us using the words 'Sanya', 'tropical' and 'Marriott' in

the most creative way you can. For inspiration, go to, then visit, click on 'Travel Club' and complete the registration form. Entries must be no longer than 75 words. Closing date: August 31. The offer, subject to availability, is valid until December 31, 2006. The editor's decision is final. Air fares are not provided. Kerry Group employees and their families are ineligible.