Although not “naked” in the literal sense ( I feel the need to clarify…this is Asia) it is the place to go for stripping away from the hustle and bustle ( and chaos?) that is Shanghai.
A beautiful array of lush greenery and scenic mountain views greeted us as we entered Naked Stables Private Reserve. Colorful trees and picturesque views made this a far cry from the drab polluted skies in Shanghai as of late. Muted buildings throughout the resort allowed for mother natures natural beauty to really shine through.
We were greeted right away with excellent English-speaking staff who provided us with our own Ipad featuring the resorts information on restaurants, things to do, etc. Our host inquired about our reason for coming and upon sharing that it was a birthday getaway, he wasted no time in finding out my favorite kind of cake. That evening we were treated to cheesecake delivered to our door and a lovely handwritten note by our host. It was a classy touch. I’m keenly aware of details and appreciated that the staff was all very kind and attentive during our entire stay. When renting bikes or gathering maps for a hike, the staff provided us with their phone numbers in case we got lost or needed help.
We enjoyed a wonderful spread of food in terms of choice and quality. We were even treated to white glove service at their notable Kikaboni restaurant. After hiking and biking, we spent a lazy afternoon lounged in their heated hill-top pool. Not too shabby for November. For the quickie 2 days away, I feel like I’ve been revived and can join humanity and tackle life in Shanghai once more.
This place will not disappoint; Find it @ http://www.nakedretreats.cn/