I'm not one that uses superlatives much, but after visiting this just-under-3-year-old property on China's southeast coast, I just had to. I hit the HHonors jackpot...and used points prior to the Big Devaluation of '13 to book a standard room...but was upgraded all the way up to a beachfront villa thanks to Diamond status ...and it being my birthday The villa now goes for 183,845 points/night. The villas are immaculate, providing an experience similar but unique to other HHonors villa properties like the Conrad Maldives or Hilton Seychelles. While the Conrad Maldives' Deluxe Beach Villa remains my favorite accommodations in the Hilton family, when combined with the service, food/drink options and quality, and overall value, the Sanya resort wins hands-down. While I was concerned only knowing English would be a problem at this resort since it caters primarily to Chinese mainlanders, I was pleasantly surprised by the number of staff that spoke English ...and did so proficiently. I had no problems understanding anyone on the resort grounds...nor did anyone have a problem understanding me. Service was top-notch: super-friendly, warm, and proactive ...at every level too, ranging from housekeeping to the resort restaurants to the front desk/concierge staff. Some things popped up during my stay that the resort took care of proactively, even before I had a chance to know/worry. Restaurants were excellent, with the main eatery, Teatro, absolutely delicious. As a Diamond guest/villa guest, you get a breakfast there included ...as well as afternoon tea and evening cocktails. The breakfast was the best I've had in the Hilton family: delicious, fresh, with numerous options ...all prepared perfectly. In addition to a buffet, there was a good menu to chose from...ranging from delicious sirloin steaks ...to regional Chinese specialities. All included in the breakfast offering. The afternoon and evening drink services were ridiculous: above/beyond bottomless glasses, there was a steady stream of bite-sized goodies coming from the kitchen to compliment the beverages. You could easily skip lunch and dinner if you wanted to and simply enjoy these daytime specials! Other perks included unlimited complimentary minibar, daily laundry service, daily snack platters and fruit bowls sent to the villa, and a bottle of wine to kick off the stay. All in all, an exceptional room, awesome service, and the best food I've had make this a stunning place to stay.