Sunny Bay Resort

Location: Sanya, Hainan, China

Scope: Planning and landscape architecture

Size: 105 acres, 42.5 hectares

Program: 400 and 80 room hotels, conference center, beachside village, hillside villas, hiking trails, ferry landing, restaurant, botanical gardens, aviary, recreation center, wellness center, fitness center, beach restoration

Description: The principal focus of the master plan was to develop creative and sustainable site planning solutions for the development of the property as a first class destination resort.  Through analysis of the physical characteristics of the site and proposed resort development program, GCH staff determined that the site is uniquely suited for the creation of a resort that not only meets the expectations of today’s sophisticated vacationers, but through minimal site disturbance, embraces the native landscape of Sanya