40 sm (430 sf) studio apartment, plus balcony with sea views. Murphy bed and convertible sofa sleep four total and create open living area when closed. Fully equipped kitchen includes countertop gas cooker and combination microwave/convection oven. On ninth floor in luxury four-building development completed in 2011. Beautifully landscaped grounds encompass vast swimming pool complex with water slide for kids. Short walk (or free jitney ride) to private beach with bar, snack kitchen, beach chairs.
Sanya is the southernmost city on Hainan Island, "the Hawaii of China." Beautiful beaches, great shopping, wonderful seafood restaurants, casino gambling to begin in 2012. Short bus ride to Monkey Island, where tribes of monkeys mingle with tourists. For those who need a "Western break," there is a huge Howard Johnson resort next door, with American-style food, drink, nightclub, etc. And everything here is, by Western standards, an unbelievable bargain.
Andy and I are a male couple whose first home is in Dalian, in northeast China, where winter weather makes a beach retreat very desirable. I teach English to Chinese, and Andy teaches Chinese to foreigners. You can read more about us in a piece I wrote in November 2009 for The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/garden/05reno.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=thomas%20grant%20III&st=cse.