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SanyaChina

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.

Top hotels in Sanya

JW Marriott Hotel Sanya Dadonghai Bay
JW Marriott Hotel Sanya Dadonghai Bay
4 out of 5
88 Haiyun Road, Sanya, Hainan
The price is HK$700 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

This family-friendly Sanya hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Dadong Sea and Dadonghai Beach. Sanya Bay is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (151 reviews)

"It was very nice. Our room was big and comfortable. A large tub besides the shower was nice. Since it is a Western hotel there were a few English news station and HBO. Disappointed that there was not a beach to walk directly onto from the hotel. The pool area was very nice and big. The breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 May 2020

JW Marriott Hotel Sanya Dadonghai Bay
Atlantis Sanya
Atlantis Sanya
5 out of 5
North Haitang Bei Road, Haitang Bay Sanya, Sanya
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$2,962 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

This Haitang District resort is on the beach, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Haitang Bay, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Wuzihzhou Island Beach and Yalong Bay. Qingshuiwan ...

4.3/5Excellent! (133 reviews)

"Great experience at Atlantis Sanya. The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is great."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Atlantis Sanya
Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa
Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 68 Haitang North Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan Province
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,375 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

This family-friendly Sanya hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Haitang Bay and Wuzihzhou Island Beach. Yalong Bay and Yalong Bay Tropical ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (122 reviews)
Nice hotel for families

"Overall super good experience. Very nice hotel for families. Service was so so at the beginning but it improved along our stay and it seems is much better than other hotels. Family rooms are impressive (fully equipped apartment with 2 rooms). The children room is absolutely amazing."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa
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Holiday Rentals in Sanya

Oakwood Apartments Sanya
Oakwood Apartments Sanya
4 out of 5
The price is HK$560 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in the heart of Sanya, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sanya Pearl Square, Sanya Bay and Luhuitou Park. Dadong Sea and Dadonghai Beach are also ...

Oakwood Apartments Sanya
Sanya Shanggong Rehabilitation Villa
Sanya Shanggong Rehabilitation Villa
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$2,256 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Haitang District, this villa is 4.3 mi (7 km) from Haitang Bay and within 12 miles (20 km) of Yalong Bay and Wuzihzhou Island Beach. Sanya Bay and ...

Sanya Shanggong Rehabilitation Villa
Tide Inn Sanya
Tide Inn Sanya
2.5 out of 5
The price is HK$2,860 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in Sanya, this villa is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Coconut Dream Corridor and within 3 miles (5 km) of Sanya Bay and Dadonghai Beach. Sanya Pearl Square and ...

Tide Inn 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.

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