Capella Sanya on China’s tropical island of Hainan is a beachfront retreat, inspired by the fabled Maritime Silk Road.

Designed as a collaborative art piece by two of the world’s most celebrated, visionary architects, Jean-Michel Gathy and Bill Bensley, Capella Sanya is one of the Asian hospitality industry’s most exciting new openings of the year.

With 190 exquisitely-designed rooms and villas amid lush gardens overlooking the South China Sea, the resort references the legendary trade route in its grand design and in every detail of its “extraordinary journey” – from décor, cuisine and even menu design to landscaping, recreational activities and spa pampering.


“The combined creative genius of Jean-Michel Gathy and Bill Bensley, Capella Sanya ensures guests a stunning backdrop against which to experience a wealth of meticulously crafted experiences on a themed journey across the New Silk Road,” says general manager Yngvar Stray.