Beautiful property, use of water- pools, fountains, overflows- particularly well presented and contributes to an atmosphere of calm. Numerous small sculptures representing all the birds on the island are a particular delight, too. Lagoon pool is gorgeous- shaded, winding and calm in areas even when children and families are playing in other areas. The spa is particularly tranquil and the services are designed to promote calm and wellness. What makes this hotel different from the other 5 star properties on the island, however, is the staff. Their willingness to please and their determination to provide excellent service is without doubt the best I have seen in China. Raymond, BeiBei, Walt, Jane, Chef Eric ... so many names that could be mentioned, including the new GM, Gerry, who is determined to make this property truly outstanding. We have stayed in countless properties throughout China, including Hainan Island- this is the best so far. Not everything is perfect yet- but the potential and determination are there. It is one of the few hotels in China to which we will return. This hotel understand what 5 stars should mean.