Apparently, Starwood did their homework with this one: the island, which is in fact about 350 miles from Macau, is marked by white sand beaches, lush mountains and coastlines along the South China Sea.
Aiming to help guests get the most out of the location, Royal Begonia offers "Indigenous Discovery" day trips that lead guests on a guided tour through the local village of Binlang, where they learn to weave fabrics, brew Shanlan rice wine, and bamboo dance.
In a statement, the company said:
"Haitang Bay has been designated by China as a ‘National Coast’ for development as a world-class leisure destination, and Starwood is at the forefront of this exciting new era for tourism in China."
And wouldn't you know: it's actually pretty affordable to stay here! Unlike some of LC's most expensive US and European properties, a night here will only set you back $169. And if it's an ocean view you desperately need, then bump it up to $242.
This marks Luxury Collection's third Chinese property, with yet another Shanghai property set to debut in November. Can't keep up? Neither can we, really. But one day, one day, we'll manage to get to 'em all.
[Photo: Royal Begonia]