China is exceptionally well-connected to the rest of the world, with major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou offering regular flights to destinations worldwide. The sheer scale of the country means that domestic flights are often the most convenient way of getting from one region to another, but China also has a superb road and rail infrastructure.
Our luxury resorts in China
Explore our resorts in China
The Middle Kingdom, the mystical land at the end of the Silk Road, a global superpower, a manufacturing powerhouse, the world’s most populous nation, a country steeped in thousands of years of history… China is all this and so much more besides! In addition to its evident popularity with business travellers, China is also one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
China is an endlessly fascinating, endlessly diverse country which is constantly evolving and developing. ALL’s hotels and resorts reflect the very best of modern China, in all its natural splendour and human effervescence. From cultural tours to family beach breaks, business to wellness, there truly is something for everybody.
Frequently asked questions
Where to begin? China is second only to Italy as the country with the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Among the most iconic are the Great Wall, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River… But away from the crowds, there is so much more to discover and enjoy in China, and ALL-ALL has an exclusive selection of resorts in some of the country’s most fabulous locations. Yunnan Province is a great example, with its exceptional natural beauty and rich historical heritage, not least the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Lijiang. Off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea, the island of Hainan is a popular destination for Chinese and international travellers, thanks in no small part to its spectacular beach resorts.
China’s celebrated culinary scene is as rich and diverse as you would expect from a country of its size and history. Each region has its own specialities, with plenty of room for mutual influence and shared inspiration. As you might expect, the island of Hainan is famous for its seafood, but perhaps the region’s most emblematic dish is Hainan chicken rice, a popular recipe across South-East Asia. Yunnan’s immense biodiversity and rich cultural history have combined to give the region one of the most varied culinary traditions in China, with local favourites including pineapple rice and Xuanwei ham. When it comes to drinks, tea is not just a beverage - it is an integral part of Chinese culture and history. China’s favourite tipples are beer, the ubiquitous baijiu liquor, and of course wine – not only is China among the world’s biggest importers of fine wines, but the country is also increasingly a major producer in its own right.
The expression “spoilt for choice” does not quite do justice to the plethora of options available. But for a truly magical experience, ALL has the world’s best selection of luxury resorts. On the island of Hainan, Sofitel Sanya Leeman resort is the perfect location for a relaxing family holiday, with its vast swimming pools and direct access to the beach. The ocean view rooms look out over the stunning Haitang Bay, perfect for watching the sun rise over the South China Sea. Just a little way along the south coast of Hainan island lies Raffles Hainan, the last word in comfort and elegance. This magnificent spot has everything you could possibly want from a luxury beach resort: spacious rooms, 6 restaurants, a sumptuous spa and direct access to Clearwater Bay Golf Club. Away from the beach, the Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa combines all the amenities you would expect from a luxury resort with a truly spectacular view of the snow-capped Hengduan Mountains. Elsewhere in beautiful Yunnan Province, Dongfengyun Hotel in Mile pairs discreet luxury with striking postmodern architecture and gorgeous mountain views: all you have to do is relax and enjoy.
China’s vast scale makes for a hugely diverse array of climate conditions across the country’s many regions. In Lijiang the winters are mild and the summers warm and rainy. The island resort of Hainan enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures remaining in the mid-20s for most of the year, albeit with a greater chance of rainfall in the summer months.