A view of the Atlantis Sanya resort [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Atlantis Sanya is located on Haitang Bay, which has beautiful beaches that stretch more than 10 kilometers in northern Sanya, dubbed by some as the Hawaii of the East.
The landmark one-stop resort complex, built with an 11 billion yuan ($1.74 billion) investment, provides larger-than-life exotic and marine exhibits and offer rich dining experiences.
It opened in April 2018 and is themed around the lost city of Atlantis. As the first Atlantis-themed resort in China, it has become a top destination for tourists due to its exciting and hypnotic atmosphere.
Overlooking the South China Sea, Atlantis Sanya covers some 540,000 square meters and boasts one of the largest open-air aquariums in the world, The Ambassador Lagoon, a unique underwater habitat, home to more than 86,000 species of marine life, enchants visitors as they journey to discover the mythical heart of Atlantis. The resort's 1,314 guest rooms and 154 suites not only offer spectacular island and coastal vistas, but also serene views of life below the waves. This is the first guest experience of its kind in China, immersing visitors in the mysteries of the ocean and allowing them to learn more about the richness and diversity of its inhabitants.
Atlantis Sanya has turned the concept of traditional hotels on its head by reinventing the complex holiday market. Atlantis Sanya will form a distinct tourism ecosystem in Hainan as well as play an industry-leading role in promoting structural reforms of the tourism industry in Hainan. From a broader perspective, Atlantis Sanya is in a class with Shanghai Disneyland and the upcoming Universal Studios in Beijing in promoting China as a world-class tourist destination and enhancing the overall tourism industry, according to experts at the opening event.
Tourists admire marine animals at Atlantis Sanya. [Photo by Zhang Mao/Hainan Daily]
Atlantis Sanya is about 2 kilometers to the Sanya International Duty-Free Shopping Complex, the largest in the world. It will take about 50 minutes to drive from the resort to Sanya Phoenix International Airport.
Atlantis Sanya is the third in a series, with the first two in Dubai and the Bahamas. The Palm in Dubai generates about $600 million annually.
The Adventure Waterpark is built to international standards and is open year-round. The famous eight-story waterslide attracts many people. It is a great place to take in the radiant sunlight and crystal-clear waters.
Official website: https://www.atlantissanya.cn/en
Hours: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm for The Lost Chambers Aquarium, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm for the Adventure Waterpark
Ticket price: 188 yuan ($27.88) for The Lost Chambers Aquarium, 338 yuan ($50.12) for the Adventure Waterpark
Tel: 86 898 8898 6666
Add: Haitang North Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan
At the opening ceremony for Atlantis Sanya, Fosun Foundation donates 10 million yuan to aid education in Hainan. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]