Just outside of the ever-expanding metropolis of Huizhou, Intercontinental Huizhou Resort presents a modern Chinese countryside retreat; one where golf, yoga, and plunge pools are just as common as acupuncture, ancient Hakka House tours, and Chinese dumplings.
200 rooms and 20 villas sit within a jade-green valley framed by dense, treed hills, beckoning any hikers worth their salt. For slightly more refined athletic pursuits, play a round of golf, try your hand at Tai-Chi, or clock a few laps in the pool.
After a visit to the spa (complete with fire cupping session), and a dip in the natural detoxifying hot spring, get ready for a gastronomic tour de force at any of four restaurants. Zhu Han offers well-balanced Cantonese treats, while Olives and Herbs shows off favorites from the Mediterranean. Sit around the fire pit at Café Veranda, or watch fellow golfers tee off from the Golf Clubhouse, where an international beer list may just loosen up your swing.