HOLIDAYS, Sanya, Uncategorized SANYA: QUITE THE TROPICAL PARADISE 23 March 2010

Our Sanya holiday was all about sun, sea and surf.

Okay, I lie.

I should say, the Banyan Tree was all about sun, sea and surf. Because… we never did leave the resort. It’s pretty crazy to fly all the way to Sanya, only to never leave the resort AT ALL, but it was worth it. The Banyan Tree was pure paradise. Also, due to me having a total “blonde moment” and being an idiot, we ended up paying around USD$500 per night (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) there. Granted, it was still many times cheaper than our Maldives honeymoon rates, but still! I can’t imagine paying more than $200/night.. so was a little shell-shocked and irritated by this price. Plus, it was over double the price of the Ritz Carlton hotel just down the road (which I’d always imagined was super overpriced). Argh. But then we just sucked it up, because 1) we really wanted a paradise escape out of Shanghai and 2) it was Chris’ birthday present 🙂

So, yes. Since we paid a ludicrous amount of money for the resort, we sure as hell wanted to plonk our butts in our villa and private pool and never leave 😉 Which we did. So at least we maximised the most use out of the resort! On the downside, we also have no idea what the ‘real’ Sanya is actually like… oops..


Pretty flower


The resort was strewn with these beautiful flowers. I think they’re frangipanis? I love how delicate yet sturdy they are. The smooth creamy white petals with a splash of buttercup yellow.. they’re so cheery and pretty. I was surprised with the sheer abundance of trees, plants and flowers in the resort. They spilled everywhere and were so lush, especially around the main pool. It gives a real ‘tropical paradise’ atmosphere and was a wonderful change of scenery from Shanghai’s concrete jungle.

There was only 1 bad thing about the trip. Sunburn. It wasn’t intentional either! We’d brought sunblock and applied it whilst we were swimming in our pool. But one afternoon we were lounging on the deckchairs from 12-3PM and it was in the shade, but I didn’t realise my left shoulder had sunlight on it. But in the evening, it was really red and tender, because I hadn’t an ounce of sunblock on my shoulder (since we were sitting in the shade). ARGH. Hurts like hell now 🙁 At least, apart from that, I have an awesome healthy-looking tan 🙂


YEOWCH!!!


Proper photos and posts coming in a bit….

32 Comments

  • Anonymous posted on March 23, 2010 at 6:16 am

    what a hot body

    Richard

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    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm

      LOL literally.. or at least, my burnt shoulder 😉

      Reply
  • jzlyn posted on March 23, 2010 at 7:20 am

    It’s weird I hardly ever burm but twice in Sanya I came back sunburnt despite slapping on factor 30! Wonder if it’s something in the water lol.

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    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      Hahha probably! I just think cos the weather is so nice and the sun is out, you tend to stay out longer than you ralise. Just wish I’d realise my shoulder was in the sun, then I’d have put on sunblock. Dohhh

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  • oh_ayana posted on March 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Can’t wait for more gorgeous photos!!
    I’m going away to the beach this weekend too! (Impulse booking today!!)

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    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm

      Oooo lucky you! So envious, beachside holidays are just awesome 🙂

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on March 23, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I love those plumeria flowers! We have several planted outside my bedroom window. They smell so good! The pink colored ones are pretty too. ^____^

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    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      Ohh is that what the flower is? I havent heard of that before, then again, i know zilch about flowers 😉

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  • drshree posted on March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    For 500 USD a night, I’d have done the same thing too!!! 😉

    Can’t wait for the pictures!

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    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      Yeah.. ouch! but at least we really enjoyed it 🙂

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    lovely weather outside! now we cant wait to see how the villa looks like! and babe you are smokin’ hot!

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    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

      I wish that our apartment was like the villa… hehe. Now our apartment seems so blah in comparison!

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      • tiffanyx posted on March 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm

        you can base your permanent home with such deco next time! 😉

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  • Anonymous posted on March 23, 2010 at 6:16 am

    what a hot body

    Richard

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm

      LOL literally.. or at least, my burnt shoulder 😉

      Reply
  • jzlyn posted on March 23, 2010 at 7:20 am

    It’s weird I hardly ever burm but twice in Sanya I came back sunburnt despite slapping on factor 30! Wonder if it’s something in the water lol.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      Hahha probably! I just think cos the weather is so nice and the sun is out, you tend to stay out longer than you ralise. Just wish I’d realise my shoulder was in the sun, then I’d have put on sunblock. Dohhh

      Reply
  • oh_ayana posted on March 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Can’t wait for more gorgeous photos!!
    I’m going away to the beach this weekend too! (Impulse booking today!!)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm

      Oooo lucky you! So envious, beachside holidays are just awesome 🙂

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on March 23, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I love those plumeria flowers! We have several planted outside my bedroom window. They smell so good! The pink colored ones are pretty too. ^____^

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      Ohh is that what the flower is? I havent heard of that before, then again, i know zilch about flowers 😉

      Reply
  • drshree posted on March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    For 500 USD a night, I’d have done the same thing too!!! 😉

    Can’t wait for the pictures!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      Yeah.. ouch! but at least we really enjoyed it 🙂

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    lovely weather outside! now we cant wait to see how the villa looks like! and babe you are smokin’ hot!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

      I wish that our apartment was like the villa… hehe. Now our apartment seems so blah in comparison!

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on March 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm

        you can base your permanent home with such deco next time! 😉

        Reply
  • hyperion1 posted on March 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    wow.. you are so fit and toned.. sexy lady!

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    • beverly posted on March 25, 2010 at 2:33 am

      Aww thanks! I’m very unfit/unexercised so now I just need to motivate myself to start working out… hehe

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      • hyperion1 posted on March 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm

        haha, well, I don’t think you need to work out at all as you look fine the way you are 🙂

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  • hyperion1 posted on March 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    wow.. you are so fit and toned.. sexy lady!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 25, 2010 at 2:33 am

      Aww thanks! I’m very unfit/unexercised so now I just need to motivate myself to start working out… hehe

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      • hyperion1 posted on March 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm

        haha, well, I don’t think you need to work out at all as you look fine the way you are 🙂

        Reply

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