If you are looking for a tropical beach holiday in China, look no further. Sanya offers a great stretch of white beach and clear blue waters, you may wonder if you are truly in China. The island itself is a top destination zoned by the tourism authorities so be prepared to be impressed and awed by its cleanliness, paradise-like planning and infrastructure. Yalong Bay, where this Marriott is located, is the prized place to be with stretches of big luxury hotels to its left and right. But somehow, this hotel seems to have the best and most central spot. What I enjoyed most is its laid-back tropical atmosphere, immediately transporting you to a complete holiday mode. What you see on its official page photos is really what you get. Its huge lobby that fully opens to the magnificent bay view gives out a great first impression, and this impression is matched by its super friendly and helpful staff. Everyone in this hotel is truly eager to help out. It is a huge property so expect some traffic during breakfast, come really early, or later in the morning, to avoid the 9am rush. Apart from the queuing for freshly cooked eggs and omelettes (which I would suggest be placed on another stand alone table as the lines get intertwined with the already very long food bar) you won't really feel the crowd anywhere else as there are zillions of sun beds scattered all over, from the pool to the beach and even hammocks on the grass areas, and the surroundings are always very clean! If you want a real beach holiday, and prefer not to have the ultra modern glass and cement hotel blocks that are now becoming more popular, this is the hotel for you with the right elegant tropical feel - open, lush and green, luxuriously understated with excellent service - everyone from the Managers to the waiters and pool staff had made our family holiday truly special!