Sanya

Travel Guide
Dadongdai Beach which includes a sandy beach and general coastal views

Visit “China’s Hawaii” to discover a tropical getaway featuring white-sandy beaches, forested mountains, monkey-filled jungle and towering monuments to Buddha.

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.

Where to stay in Sanya

InterContinental Sanya Resort, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Sanya Resort, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
No. 1 Zhouji Road, Jiyang District, Sanya, Hainan, 572000
The price is HK$1,034 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (92 reviews)
Nice Hotel
"Nice Hotel with good facilities. Would stay again."

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2021

InterContinental Sanya Resort, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
No 128 North Haitang Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan, 572013
The price is HK$1,572 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 4 restaurants. Popular attractions Wuzihzhou Island Beach and Haitang Bay are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (28 reviews)
Mrs
"Very good hardware: hotel room in particular but software such as staffing and social graces of guests at the hotel must live up to the hotel's luxury facilities!"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2016

InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, an IHG Hotel
Atlantis Sanya
Atlantis Sanya
5 out of 5
North Haitang Bei Road, Haitang Bay Sanya, Sanya, 572013
The price is HK$2,286 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (154 reviews)
"Very nice"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2022

Atlantis Sanya
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sanya Palmena International Apartment
Sanya Palmena International Apartment
4 out of 5
Room 401 Building A, Xin Cheng Road, Palmena Commnity, Sanya, Hainan, 572023
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.1/5 (8 reviews)
Good location
"Good location. Close to the sea. Noisy because close to the airport, but there are not many planes. Nice greenery."

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2019

Sanya Palmena International Apartment
Yuejia Sea Apartment Phoenix Island
Yuejia Sea Apartment Phoenix Island
4 out of 5
718, 7F, Building D,, Dawn of Ocean, Phoenix Island, Sanya, Hainan, 572000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property condition ...
3.6/5 Good! (12 reviews)
"Very nice view. Sunset view is spectacular. Staffs are friendly. The only “2 problems” 1) checked in time is at 3pm, but not stated in the website; 2)most eateries are on mainland, got to travel out (about 5-10min) for meals."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019

Yuejia Sea Apartment Phoenix Island
Sanya Sea View Holiday Apartment
Sanya Sea View Holiday Apartment
3 out of 5
Hai An Ming Du, No. 83 Youyi Road, Tianya District, Sanya, Hainan, 572000
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Sanya. Enjoy free Internet, a 24-hour front desk and free food shopping service. Popular attractions Sanya ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
"眺めは良し、ガーデンプールは快適。バスルームのタオルも清潔だった。洗濯機や洗濯洗剤も整っていて快適に過ごせました。 台所備品が整っていない。炊飯器はボロボロ、日本から持参した米を炊いたが上手く炊けなかった。中華鍋は万能鍋として使えないと思った。平たいフライパンさえあれば、オムレツ、目玉焼きが出来たのに残念。"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Sanya Sea View Holiday Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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