Sanya Nightlife

Sanya Water Sports

Water Sport
Water Sport

Bordered by clear sea, Hainan Island's Sanya is an ideal place for water entertainment. Besides tasting fresh seafood and enjoying exotic natural beauties, you must try exciting water sports, such as diving, walking on the seafloor, and surfing. Among them, the various kinds of diving are most popular with visitors, since Sanya is the best diving resort in the world. In addition, Wuzhizhou Island is the top zone for diving where water visibility can reach 27 meters (88.6 feet). Various water entertainments include the following:

Skin diving: This kind of diving needs no air tank and the time you remain in water depends on your lung stamina.

Shore diving: Training with an air tank is necessary before attempting shore diving. Depending upon your physical condition, you can dive to a depth of from four meters (about 13 feet) to ten meters (about 32.8 feet). A mysterious underwater world is waiting for you.

Boat diving: Most of the facilities that you use are the same as with shore diving, but you drop yourself into the water from a yacht. Assisted by a coach, you can dive to depths of ten meters to eighteen meters (about 59 feet).

Holidaymakers on the beach 
Holidaymakers on the beach

Night diving: Similar to shore diving, after dusk underwater scenes are totally different from daytime. The sea is more mysterious at night.

Semi-diving sightseeing boat: Suitable for these who want to enjoy various corals, tropical fishes and other sea denizens without getting wet. You simply sit in a cabin and enjoy the view through specially designed windows.
Price: CNY160 per person for half an hour

Fishing: Offshore fishing from yacht and platform, bank fishing and night fishing are offered here.
Price: Yacht fishing is CNY300 per person for 2 hours; platform fishing is CNY140 per person for 2 hours.
Bank fishing is CNY100 per person for 2 hours; night fishing is CNY300 per person.

Besides these designations, diving categories are divided according to water zones. In addition, you can drive a motorboat, banana boat, luxury jetboat or a jalor by yourself.


Fish treatment 
Fish treatment
Excellent year-round weather in Sanya lures golfers; eleven golf courses have been built in this city, two of which are located in the famous Yalong Bay National Resort. Another popular feature of this city is the hot springs resorts. Among them, the Nantian Hot Spring Resort is praised as the 'No.1 Spring of China', incorporating a hot spring, accommodations and entertainment.

Tips on Hot Spring for your reference


Owning to the local tropical climate, most of the locals' activities takes place after dusk. Therefore, experiencing Sanya's nightlife is the best way for you to participate in the local life. There are nightclubs where you could feel the vigor of this newly emerged tourist city. Generally, these clubs are in star-rated hotels. For example, Lidu Night Club of Sanya Maintint Hotel and Huangchao Night Club of Sanya Guoxi Hotel are two popular places for nightlife. If you want a quiet place to enjoy the night beauty of this city, the Coffee Time Western Food Restaurant is recommended. Located in the Lanhai Garden of Bin Hai Road, it is a lovely place to enjoy the sea while sipping a cup of exotic coffee. Besides these, some beachside hotels have charming barbecues.

- Last updated on Jun. 07, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Sanya Nightlife
Asked by Gregg from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 15, 2017 18:51Reply
Is there much nightlife and restaurants in the Haitang Bay area outside of the hotels/resorts ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kristin from ITALY | Nov. 15, 2017 20:08

As I know, many restaurants are in the Linwang Avenue, like Chuanweiwang Seafood, Lexiangju Restaurant and Haopin Tea, and you can enjoy yourself when walking along it.

But to be honest, the nightlife is not that wonderful in this area. You are suggested to the 1st Market to enjoy the local nightlife. Take Bus 28 and change to Bus 17 at Dadonghai Square, and then get off at Yishichang Lukou, walk northeast for 5 minutes, you will see it.
Asked by Jay from INDIA | May. 17, 2014 05:04Reply
which is the best month to visit Sanya of Hainan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Norris | May. 18, 2014 01:34

All the year around is good to visit that city and you can pick up the suitable time depends on your schedule.
Asked by ahmd from UAE | Sep. 30, 2012 15:43Reply
Please advice the best resort for treatment and slimming options /losing weight in Hainan
Answers (1)
Answered by Hind | Oct. 05, 2012 01:15

I am afraid that there is no such a resort there.
Asked by Mr.Barth from UK | Jan. 30, 2011 11:57Reply
I would like a hotel with enough water/sea activities to keep two 17 year old boys busy all day in Sanya
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.George | Jan. 31, 2011 00:34

Then you may stay at Li-king Resort or Universal Resort.
Ask a Question
Question Summary (100 characters)
Details (optional) (2,000 characters)