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 kilometres 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

Holiday Inn Resort Sanya Bay, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Sanya Bay, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
207 Sanya Bay Road, Tianya District, Sanya, Hainan, 572000
The price is S$118 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (112 reviews)
Great Stay
"Great stay over 5 nights. Kids loved the pool and hot tub. Room and amenities were just what we needed. Check in had a slight bump when the hotel had a differing record as compared to what we booked on Hotels.com. Was resolved pretty quickly though. Also, after day 2, the hotel provided one child’s ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jan,2022

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 S$255 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct
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. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (99 reviews)
Nice Hotel
"Nice Hotel with good facilities. Would stay again."

Reviewed on 13 Dec,2021

Sheraton Sanya Resort
Sheraton Sanya Resort
5 out of 5
Yalong Bay National Resort Dis, Sanya, Hainan, 572000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$164 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (76 reviews)
"Good stuff, nice services and beautiful view, administration and management well done."

Reviewed on 27 Feb,2022

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Sanya Shanggong Rehabilitation Villa
Sanya Shanggong Rehabilitation Villa
3.5 out of 5
Near 223 National Highway, Qingtian li Miao Style Town, Sanya, Hainan, 572000
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly villa in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 meeting rooms. Popular attractions Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest ...
Oakwood Apartments Sanya
Oakwood Apartments Sanya
4 out of 5
No.118 Huixin Road, Sanya, Hainan, 572000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Sanya Pearl Square and Sanya International ...
Sanya Kairuilai Sea View Holiday Hotel
Sanya Kairuilai Sea View Holiday Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.192 Sanyawan Road, Tianya District, Sanya Bay, Sanya, Hainan, 572000
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Sanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Popular attractions Jingrun Pearl Museum and Coconut Dream ...
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