Dadonghai Seaside
Dadonghai Seaside
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Sanya Dadonghai Scenic Area is one of the three most popular tropical seaside tourism areas in Sanya Hainan along with Sanya Bay and Yalong Bay. It is the first free open scenic area in Sanya. This scenic area lies between Tuwei Hill and Luhuitou Hill, about 2.5 miles (4km) southeast of downtown Sanya. Particularly favorable natural conditions, combined with convenient transport and perfect amenities, make Dadonghai an ideal destination for your holidays.


Favorable Natural Conditions

Dadonghai is embraced by hills on three sides, with another side being a crescent-shaped bay, which enjoys 3,200 yards (2.9km) of coastline. Located near the southern point of China, this area has agreeable weather all year round. The water temperature is about 20℃ (70 ℉) even in winter. It is richly endowed by nature with clear blue sky and seawater, vernal sunshine, soft breezes, fine sand, and verdant hills. With such good conditions, Dagonghai is favored by tourists. No matter the season, Dadonghai has thousands of visitors from every corner of the world.

Here, one can take a leisurely sunbath, listen to the sound of waves, collect shells or build sand castles on the beach, or dive into the deep water to meet a variety of fishes. Dadonghai provides visitors with Barrier Reef Diving, Pirate Bar Diving Club, and Global Diving Base. About 330 yards (300 meters) east along the beach is the Seashore Park. Standing on the top of the small hill inside the park, you have a panoramic view of the beach and the vast water. On the east side of the beach there is an Amusement Park with thrilling activities such as a Pirate Boat, merry-go-round and bungee jumping

A panoramic view of Dadonghai
A panoramic view of Dadonghai
Play Tai Chi near the beach
Play Tai Chi near the beach

Convenient Amenities

As a long-standing scenic area, Dadonghai has everything to support a hot seaside tourist area, including a large shopping square on the shore, amusement companies, and a famous dive company that can provide scuba diving, ship diving, seabed strolling, speed boat, motorboat, luxury yacht, sail boat, ocean fishing, beach sports and underwater photography.

Moreover, it has several shopping areas. The largest shopping center is Sanya-Ruihai Shopping Mall. Other malls include Dadonghai Pearl Square, Tropical Rain Forest Square, Seashore Lovers Road, and Seafood Barbecue Square. Near the tourism area, hotels of all kinds, including motels, youth hostels, economical hotels, and luxury hotels, welcome visitors. Many visitors to Sanya would live around Dadonghai for its short distance from the downtown area and the convenient transportation to other attractions in Sanya. About 2 miles (3.2km) to the northwest of the scenic area is the No. 1 Seafood Market, from which you can buy fresh and inexpensive seafood, and then ask restaurants to cook them. In the cool evenings, barbeques and song performances add to the pleasure of your trip.

How to get there

1. Take bus no. 2, 4, 8, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 36, 53 or 55 to Dadonghai Square.
2. Sightseeing buses running between major attractions such as Yalong Bay, Dadonghai, Sanya Bay, Western Island Dock, and Tianya Haijiao depart every 30 minutes from 7:00 to 19:00.
3. Taxi from downtown Sanya to the scenic area costs about CNY 15, and sometimes you need to bargain with the driver.

Admission Fee Free of charge, but you need to pay for certain entertainment activities.
Opening Hours All day long
Best Time to Visit October to March

 Nearby attraction:
Luhuitou Peninsula

 Further Reading:
Top 10 Things to Do in Sanya

Where to Stay in Sanya - 6 Best Areas

7 Most Beautiful Beaches in Sanya

- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Dadonghai
Asked by SOHKIENPENG | Aug. 12, 2015 03:24Reply
Where should I stay in Sanya so that I could easily access to the attractions using public bus?
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Answered by Lilian from CANADA | Aug. 13, 2015 03:42

Oh, as I know, most tourists will choose to live at Dadonghai Scenic Area. It's near to the downtown area. The transportation is more convenient than Yalong Bay and SY Bay. You can find several direct tourists to get to Tianya Haijiao and Nanshan Temple. In addition, you can find many economical hotels and nice local restaurants in Dadonghai Area.
Asked by pramod from KAZAKHSTAN, ALMATY | Dec. 01, 2014 05:51Reply
Planing to visit Hainan Sanya bay beach on coming new year
Me and my wife planing to visit the bay beach incoming new year , right now i am living at almaty, kazakistan and holding work visa, can you please suggest me how i must plan my travel in order to get proper trip.. like visa from kz to china and flight distination.
Thank in advance.
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Answered by Mark from RUSSIA | Dec. 02, 2014 02:28

Hey, as l know, for Kazakhstan, no visa is needed if you travel to Hainan as a group with at least 5 members organized by international travel agencies that have been set up and registered in Hainan.
If you aren’t Kazakhstan, apply for the tourist visa before you go.
You can take plane from Almaty to Urumqi, and then transfer another one to Sanya.
Asked by Ms Wong from SINGAPORE | Oct. 28, 2014 06:56Reply
Me & my family, a total of 8 adults are going to Sanya.
Which area should we book for accommodation nearer to the Haikou high speed train station? Is it SY Bay? Pls help to advise
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Answered by Lily from HUNGARY | Oct. 29, 2014 02:58

I guess you may refer to SY high speed train station, right?
Well a hotel near SY bay shall be a good choice. I'd recommend these hotels to you: Mangrove Tree Resort World (no. 155 in Fenghuang Road); Howard Johnson Resort (no. 188 in Sanyawan Road).
Hope you have fun there!
Answered by Ms Wong from SINGAPORE | Oct. 30, 2014 05:34

Hi Lily,

Thanks for the recommendation.

By the way, SY high speed train from Haikou, stop at SY railway station?
Asked by antonino milano from ITALY | Sep. 14, 2014 05:17Reply
how we can go from shenzhen to hainan? and also we need a visa we can buy a visa in shenzhen?
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Answered by Mina from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 15, 2014 02:56

Hainan is a province covering such a large area. May I know whether you wanna go to Sanya? If so, you can take a direct airplane to reach within 1.5h.

As I know, visa on arrival at the border of Shenzhen, such as Luohu border and Huanggang port. However, sometimes it is not that easy to get one. To ensure everything would go well, I suggest you apply for a visa in advance in your country.
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