Sanya Travel Guide
Sanya is situated on the southernmost tip of Hainan Province. The location between 180°9′ and 18°37′ latitude gives it the tropical monsoon climate. Covering an area of 1919.58 square kilometers (about 741 square miles) with 209.1 kilometers (about 130 miles) long coastline, this coastal city has many natural advantages. Possessing a number of excellent harbors, Sanya is an important port for import and export of trade with foreign countries. Therefore, it is also named the 'South Gate of China' to stress its importance while it plays a vital role in the life of the southern part of China in areas of the economy and politics to transportation.
Citizen from 59 qualifying nations is exempted from Chinese visa if he or she is received by a travel agencies in Hainan Province and has 30 days visa-free entry to Hainan.
For most travelers, Sanya is a noted tourist resort with mountains, rivers and the best seaview. The favorable climate is hot in summer but warm in the three other seasons so attracting large numbers of followers from both home and abroad every year. The whole city is related to the sea. Here you can enjoy a unique tropical oceanic landscape that is totally different from the other provinces of China. Sanya Bay, Dadonghai and Yalong Bay all golden seaboards of Sanya, are some of the first choices for visitors to spend their holidays. Instead of a busy and exhausting journey, you can relax totally here by strolling along the beaches and breathing the fresh air. If you are an enthusiast of exciting water activities, Wuzhizhou Island is your place to challenge the mysterious and changing sea. Additionally more than 20 ethnic groups including Han, Li, Miao, Hui inhabit there becoming a wonderful place to appreciate the various cultures of China. In Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park and Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone, you can fully experience local ethnic customs.
Sanya Phoenix International Airport
Sanya Travel Tips
Take tour or walk around on our own? If tour, please recommend.
As for places to go, you may go to Nanshan Tourism Area. You can also find many local dishes and snacks in the scenic area.
Enjoy your time!
All fishes, crabs and mussels are alive in tanks. Pick what you like and check when they measure the weight. Be careful to understand how much the cost is (they can show you cost with calculator or use piece of paper as English skills are non existing of course). They often may use price per 500 grams. If you prefer your food not steamed then you need to have that instruction in Chinese (in piece of paper) to make them to get this point (e.g. fried grouper).
We would prefer to stay out of the busiest areas, but still have the option of restaurants etc-
in which area pf the Island do you recommend we stay?
If you want to save money then I would advise doing all the shopping in downtown around Jiefang and Sanya Hexi roads. Cost for basic items can be half of the Yalong bay supermarkets (or restaurants).
I have the intention to visit the following place
Could you advise a central area to stay in Sanya that makes traveling easier
Nan Shan Si
Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Center
Luhuitou peak park
Tian Ya Hai Jiao
Sanya Orchid World
Then, for the places you want to go, I’d like to give you some advice.
Bus 55 from the train station can take you to Tianya Haijiao, (Lanhua Shijie) Orchid Park and Nanshan. Both Dongtian Park and Nanshan Temple are located in the Nanshan Scenic Area.
Luhuitou and Phoenix Park are not far, and you can take bus 54 to Luhuitou, then catch a taxi to the park.
As for the shopping center, you can take bus 33 or 35 to Haitangwan Mianshui Guangchang.