Renowned as a paradise on Earth, Yangshuo is famous for its landscape of karst mountains, green hills and winding rivers, resembling a beautiful Chinese painting. In the midst of this stunning scenic landscape, Alila Yangshuo, originally a sugar mill, is the heritage setting for an elegant contemporary design resort. Alila Yangshuo paves the way for an exhilarating journey into the region’s natural and cultural splendours, where guests can sit under the 1,400-year-old Big Banyan Tree, explore ancient towns, experience quaint traditions, and catch a performance of the legendary ‘Impressions of Liu Sanjie’ water show, performed at night on the Li River.
This “modern retro resort” with 117 rooms, suites and villas, the interesting-looking property occupies an old sugar mill, with most of the original buildings apparently kept intact thanks to what appears to be an unusually tasteful renovation.
The original buildings now contain amenities including the hotel’s reception, a cafe, bar, multipurpose hall, gallery and library, which are all arranged around a reflecting pond and sunken plaza at the centre of the complex.
All tastes are catered for at the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, Sugar House, while 1969 Bar, featuring an in-house rum distillery, provides the perfect place to relax and socialise. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, library, Spa Alila, Alila Living boutique, an events centre hosting up to 200 guests, and
a private pier.
Alila Leisure Concierge team will enhance your holiday with lifestyle activities tailored to individual interests across five themes – Cultural Learning (love of history and
artisanship), Conscious Living (wellness, environs and community), Active Spirits (outdoor sporting pursuits), Culinary Arts (cooking school and food trails) and Couple Celebration.