World's largest spa complex opens on China's Hainan Island

SB Architects and the Mission Hills Group have announced the completion of Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs and Spa on the northern coast of China’s Hainan Island.

The facility is a major component of Mission Hills-Haikou, a five-star resort offering a range of wellness, leisure, recreation, entertainment and dining experiences, and 10 golf courses.

Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs and Spa, home to the largest natural springs reserve in the region, measures 950,000 square feet. The Spa at Mission Hills, the central defining feature of the mineral springs complex, is surrounded by 473,000 square feet of landscaped gardens, 168 springs and water features, and treatment venues.


The entire venue is organized into a series of five continental zones in which the architecture, landscape and therapeutic treatments are said to reflect the indigenous qualities of Asia and Oceania, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Different geographical zones are linked by 2,624-feet (800-meter) bamboo-covered walkways. Inspired by different treatments from all over the world, SB Architects’ design include a hot stone bath, foot reflexology tunnel and Lingzh spring in the Asia zone; a replication of a Turkish hamman and the Dead Sea in the Middle East zone; a grotto springs, Amazon River aqua massage therapy and Red Indian hot sand bath in the North and South America zone; and an all-season indoor Roman bath house in the European zone.

The property also has 28 one-bedroom villas, each measuring 1,022 square feet, grouped in seven clusters of four. In addition, a 5,274 square-foot VIP villa features four bedrooms, two spa treatment suites and amenities, plus living and dining spaces on the first floor.

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