HOLIDAYS, Sanya, Uncategorized SANYA: BANYAN TREE’S MAIN POOL 26 March 2010

We did actually check out the Banyan Tree’s main pool whilst we were there. It was completely devoid of guests, just staff looking after various stations around the place. So basically, it became our massive private pool as well 😛 There wasn’t a soul in sight!! Just fantastic, because we liked the privacy.

The main pool is built for optimal privacy as well. It’s a large and VERY long pool, snaking all around the middle area of the resort. There are many smooth curves in the pool, and all shrouded by a lot of foliage and pretty flowers, so it probably can accommodate many many people in there whilst still feeling really private.

They’ve also got 8 jacuzzis in a grotto, each in it’s own little section, so you don’t get into the strange situation of canoodling in a jacuzzi and having a stranger sitting opposite you staring 😉

There’s something to be said about Sanya’s perfect weather. I certainly wouldn’t mind living there, or the Maldives. I’m a true summer/tropical girl at heart.. I much prefer lounging around in swimmers than huddling and shivering in 5 layers of thick clothes. Plus, it means there’s way less laundry to do every week 😉

What’s your favourite season, and why?

Mine’s summer, hands down!


Me getting into the main pool, which is a HUGE winding pool snaking around.

The little grotto in the main pool, with 8 jacuzzis (4 pictured here)

No one was ever swimming in the main pool, so we had the jacuzzis all to ourselves 😛

Floating around, trying to get a tan

Zonked out in one of the canopy beds. Hey, eating and lazing about is hard work!

Went back to our villa for some snacks on our day bed by the pool

Grilled chicken satay with condiments and curry satay sauce

Potato wedges (weird cos they weren’t deep-fried like we like) with
sour cream and chilli sauces.


36 Comments

  • Anonymous posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:27 am

    ken

    how much per night
    and what airline did you use ?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

      Re: ken

      I normally don’t talk about prices, but I noted it in a previous post..
      We flew with Shanghai airlines

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on March 26, 2010 at 5:51 am

    im love spring!! 🙂 a little cooler than summer and heaps of pretty flowers!! 🙂 loving your bathers again!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

      I used to like Spring but living in Shanghai kinda took that away from me 😛 Cos the spring here is MENTAL – freezing cold one day and hot the next.. with lots of rain. Arghhh

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 26, 2010 at 8:58 am

    From a fellow sun worshipper

    Looks like a great time. I visited Sanya a few years back and even though it was in Feb it was still sunny and balmy. I live in Xiamen so I can easily get my beach and sunshine fix though finding a quiet and clean place to swim is almost impossible 😛 I actually met my wife at the beach, and I’m sure your husband can attest that a cute Chinese girl in a bikini is hard to resist :-P. It would be nice to put a beach villa in your pocket and be able to pull it out whenever you wanted. Oh well, that’s what photos and memories are for. Keep the faith!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Re: From a fellow sun worshipper

      Oh nice, I’ve never been to Xiamen! You’re lucky though, we are so far from clean air and gorgeous beaches… I really miss Australia 🙁

      Hehe Chris prefers Japanese and Singaporeans, not so much Chinese girls. I’m mainly amazed he can tell the difference, pretty impressive 😉

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:27 am

    ken

    how much per night
    and what airline did you use ?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

      Re: ken

      I normally don’t talk about prices, but I noted it in a previous post..
      We flew with Shanghai airlines

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 26, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I prefer winter personally; it’s a time for a lot of wraps, scarves, classic pieces…really my kinda style 🙂

    Btw, aren’t most Singaporeans Chinese anyway (ethnic wise)? haha

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      Heh we’re opposites, winter is such a paaaain to me, having to run up!
      Singaporean Chinese look/act/speak/think differently from China Chinese. Hard to explain, but chris swears there is a huge difference 😉

      Reply
  • babyflite posted on March 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Winter FTW! Though I do love my beach holidays. :p

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

      I know your weird affiniation for winter, lol! UGHHH I hate all the laundry I have to do every week, so it is a no-go for me 😉

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on March 26, 2010 at 5:51 am

    im love spring!! 🙂 a little cooler than summer and heaps of pretty flowers!! 🙂 loving your bathers again!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

      I used to like Spring but living in Shanghai kinda took that away from me 😛 Cos the spring here is MENTAL – freezing cold one day and hot the next.. with lots of rain. Arghhh

      Reply
  • weelisa posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve been enjoying these pics – Sanya seems surreal to me – so incredibly beautiful and warm. I’d love to visit sometime.

    It suddenly struck me how much your children will enjoy your blog one day! They’ll get to see mom and dad young and having fun. Man, I would love to read my parent’s LJ when they were first married (had the Internet existed, of course)! ;p

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      It’s SO weird you said that… cos whilst we were in Sanya at breakfast, we were talking about the SAME thing! Thinking how fun it’d be that our kids will track our whole liking -> dating -> engagement -> wedding -> kids journey.. and also saying how cool it’d be if we could read our parents’ blogs (if they existed). Heh!

      Reply
  • crimson_seven posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I know you don’t like to mention prices, but for reference, what things are included in the price you mentioned before? Do you have to pay extra for food/drinks, any spa-like things, etc?

    And Maldives vs. Sanya, which one do you think is better and why? (I know, sounds like an essay question! But I am genuinely curious)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm

      Sadly, the price is JUST for the villa 🙁 Food/drinks are really expensive to be honest, cos they have monopoly (unless you go out of the resort to eat cheaper street food).

      Maldives is of course better, it’s in a different league.. but the price was also 3x more than our villa in Sanya, OUCH!!!! :X

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 26, 2010 at 8:58 am

    From a fellow sun worshipper

    Looks like a great time. I visited Sanya a few years back and even though it was in Feb it was still sunny and balmy. I live in Xiamen so I can easily get my beach and sunshine fix though finding a quiet and clean place to swim is almost impossible 😛 I actually met my wife at the beach, and I’m sure your husband can attest that a cute Chinese girl in a bikini is hard to resist :-P. It would be nice to put a beach villa in your pocket and be able to pull it out whenever you wanted. Oh well, that’s what photos and memories are for. Keep the faith!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Re: From a fellow sun worshipper

      Oh nice, I’ve never been to Xiamen! You’re lucky though, we are so far from clean air and gorgeous beaches… I really miss Australia 🙁

      Hehe Chris prefers Japanese and Singaporeans, not so much Chinese girls. I’m mainly amazed he can tell the difference, pretty impressive 😉

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 26, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I prefer winter personally; it’s a time for a lot of wraps, scarves, classic pieces…really my kinda style 🙂

    Btw, aren’t most Singaporeans Chinese anyway (ethnic wise)? haha

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      Heh we’re opposites, winter is such a paaaain to me, having to run up!
      Singaporean Chinese look/act/speak/think differently from China Chinese. Hard to explain, but chris swears there is a huge difference 😉

      Reply
  • babyflite posted on March 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Winter FTW! Though I do love my beach holidays. :p

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

      I know your weird affiniation for winter, lol! UGHHH I hate all the laundry I have to do every week, so it is a no-go for me 😉

      Reply
  • weelisa posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve been enjoying these pics – Sanya seems surreal to me – so incredibly beautiful and warm. I’d love to visit sometime.

    It suddenly struck me how much your children will enjoy your blog one day! They’ll get to see mom and dad young and having fun. Man, I would love to read my parent’s LJ when they were first married (had the Internet existed, of course)! ;p

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      It’s SO weird you said that… cos whilst we were in Sanya at breakfast, we were talking about the SAME thing! Thinking how fun it’d be that our kids will track our whole liking -> dating -> engagement -> wedding -> kids journey.. and also saying how cool it’d be if we could read our parents’ blogs (if they existed). Heh!

      Reply
  • crimson_seven posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I know you don’t like to mention prices, but for reference, what things are included in the price you mentioned before? Do you have to pay extra for food/drinks, any spa-like things, etc?

    And Maldives vs. Sanya, which one do you think is better and why? (I know, sounds like an essay question! But I am genuinely curious)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm

      Sadly, the price is JUST for the villa 🙁 Food/drinks are really expensive to be honest, cos they have monopoly (unless you go out of the resort to eat cheaper street food).

      Maldives is of course better, it’s in a different league.. but the price was also 3x more than our villa in Sanya, OUCH!!!! :X

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 27, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Looks fun and relaxing.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 27, 2010 at 2:44 am

      It was one of the most relaxing holidays we’ve had.. much needed too!

      Reply
  • drshree posted on March 27, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Coming from Malaysia and having experienced the cool spring weather of Lyon and Perth…….SPRING and I don’t mind AUTUMN too!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 27, 2010 at 9:31 am

      Ooo Australia’s springtime is lovely, I agree. I loved it in Sydney!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 27, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Looks fun and relaxing.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 27, 2010 at 2:44 am

      It was one of the most relaxing holidays we’ve had.. much needed too!

      Reply
  • drshree posted on March 27, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Coming from Malaysia and having experienced the cool spring weather of Lyon and Perth…….SPRING and I don’t mind AUTUMN too!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 27, 2010 at 9:31 am

      Ooo Australia’s springtime is lovely, I agree. I loved it in Sydney!

      Reply

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