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Sanya is a laid back city on the southern tip of Hainan Island, and marks the southernmost point of China. Known as “China’s Hawaii”, Sanya features stunning beaches and a tropical climate. Enjoy seaside activities like swimming, scuba diving and sailing. Hike up the forested peaks of the city’s surrounding mountains and admire the lush tropical flora.
Unpack your bags and head to Dadonghai Beach to enjoy kilometers of white sand. Soak up Sanya’s famous sunshine, swim in the clear tropical waters and refresh yourself with a freshly cut coconut. If you’re feeling energetic, follow the esplanade trail east to the hilltop lookout enjoy views of the beach and surrounding mountains.
Explore Nanshan Temple, which features a monumental 108-metre (354-foot) statue of the bodhisattva Guan Yin. The temple grounds contain an expansive tropical garden dotted with shrines and statues dedicated to Buddha.
You’ll find beautiful forested parkland at the peak of Mount Luhuitou. This mountaintop also features magnificent views of the city and a monument to one of the region’s most famous love stories. For more great views, take a ride on China’s longest over-water cable car to Nanwan Monkey Island. Here you’ll meet hundreds of macaques roaming free in a dense jungle habitat.
Explore downtown Sanya to find a diverse range of souvenir shops selling artisanal crafts and gifts. Food vendors set up in the late afternoons, filling the streets with barbecue smoke as they grill freshly caught seafood. Seafood restaurants also line the beach and outdoor karaoke gets the party started as night falls.
Sanya Phoenix International Airport connects the area to other major cities around China. A high-speed train connects Sanya to Haikou and other cities along the east coast of Hainan Island. The city’s bus system is efficient and inexpensive. Many destinations around Sanya are also easy to reach by foot or taxi. The tropical climate keeps Sanya’s waters warm year-round.
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Visitors looking for hotels and apartments at the luxury end of the scale will be delighted, Sanya offers a selection of upmarket places, such as the Howard Johnson Resort Sanya Bay, at No. 188 Sanya Bay Road, and the Crowne Plaza Resort Sanya Bay, at No.228, Sanya Bay Road. More economical accommodation options that previous guests often recommend are the Sanya Yazhou Inn, at No. 278 Huanglong Street, Maling, and the Palmena Apartment, at Room 401, Block A, Palmena Apartment.
Nestled on the beach, this Jiyang resort is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Yalong Bay and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park. Sun Bay and Baifu Bay are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This family-friendly Jiyang hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Dadongdai Beach and Luhuitou Park. Dadonghai Bay and Duty Free Shop are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Sanya, this beachfront resort is in the city center, 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Sanya Pearl Square, and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Sanya River Birds Nature Reserve. Dadonghai Bay and Dadongdai Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Jiyang, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Yalong Bay, and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park. Sun Bay and Hudie Valley are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Offering direct access to the beach, this Jiyang hotel is in the entertainment district, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Yalong Bay, and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park. Sun Bay and Baifu Bay are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Jiyang, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sun Bay, Yalong Bay, and Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park. Baifu Bay and Yagong Island are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Offering direct access to the beach, this Sanya resort is connected to the airport and within 9 mi (15 km) of Shenzhou First Spring, Nantian Hot Spring Resort, and Shenquangu Hot Spring Park. Bing Lang Gu and Sunrising Rock are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Set in Sanya, this family-friendly resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Shenzhou First Spring, Shenquangu Hot Spring Park, and Nantian Hot Spring Resort. Mazu Temple of Sanya is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.