Where to Stay in Sanya - 6 Best Areas

Where to Stay in SanyaAs one of the most popular tourism cities in China, Sanya has over 4,000 hotels welcoming tourists from all over the world. These hotels mainly gather in six areas, including Sanya Bay, Sanya Downtown, Yalong Bay, Haitang Bay, Dadonghai Beach and Clear Water Bay. Where to stay in Sanya? Generally speaking, hotels in Sanya downtown and Dadonghai Beach are relatively economical, and hotels in Yalong Bay and Haitang Bay with exclusive beaches cost more. Below is the detailed information of the hotels, so as to help you to decide where to stay in Sanya.

1. Sanya Bay - 37% of travelers’ choice

Sanya Bay is located between Sanya Phoenix Airport and downtown, thus can be the first option for those with bulky luggage. Another advantage of living here is that it only takes you several minutes from the hotels to the beach by foot, and then tourists can roam along the Coconut Corridor and enjoy the picturesque sunset or sunrise. In addition to high-end hotels, Sanya Bay is also blessed with many economical hotels, youth hostels and family hotels. If you have a limited budget or want to stay in Sanya for a long time, it is recommended you live in one of the coastal high-rise apartments where you can enjoy the sea view from your room.

 Average Hotel Price:
Three-star Hotel: USD 20-50
Four-star Hotel: USD 45-100
Five-star Hotel: USD 105-175

Top picks:
Hotels Hotel Rating Location
Hilton Garden Inn Five-star No.116 Huixin Road, Tianya District
Wyndham Sanya Bay Five-star Building 1-2, No.93 Xincheng Street, Tianya District
Yuejia Sea Apartment Phoenix Island Four-star Building D, Haiyangzhichen Phoenix Island, Tianya District
Yujian’ai Seaview Apartment Three-star Lansehai’an Community, No.116 Sanya Bay Street, Tianya District

 Nearby Attractions: Coconut Corridor, Tianya Haijiao, Luhuitou Peninsula, Nankai Mosque

2. Sanya Downtown - 20% of travelers’ choice

Price is a factor when considering where to stay in Sanya. Compared with other areas, hotels in Sanya downtown are the cheapest. Moreover, once living here, tourists can try delicious seafood at any time and catch a glimpse of local customs. Not to mention that the convenient public transportation enables you to go to other attractions with a minimum of delay.

 Average Hotel Price:
Three-star Hotel: USD 20-55
Four-star Hotel: USD30-65
Five-star Hotel: USD 85-170

 Top picks:
Hotels Hotel Rating Location
Mangrove Tree Resort World Sanya Bay (Buddha Tower) Five-star No.155 Fenghuang Street
Floral Hotel Chanyi Four-star No.108 Hexi Street, Tianya District
Baochen Hotel Three-star Ninth floor, Baosheng Square, Jiefang’erlu Street, Tianya District

 Nearby Attractions: Egret Park, West Island, Lover’s Bridge, No.1 Seafood Market

3. Yalong Bay - 16% of travelers’ choice

Yalong Bay is reputed to have the best sea water and beach in Sanya. Most of the hotels here are four- to five-star. Though the prices are expensive, hotels provide tourists with an exclusive beach and thus ensure them a secluded environment in which to enjoy their vacation. It is worth noting that Yalong Bay is more than 20km (12.4mi) away from downtown, thus the transportation is not that convenient.

 Average Hotel Price:
Three-star Hotel: USD 20-55
Four-star Hotel: USD 55-130
Five-star Hotel: USD 145-340

 Top picks:
Hotels Hotel Rating Location
Hilton Sanya Yalong Bay Resort & Spa Five-star Yalong Bay National Tourism Resort
Sheraton Sanya Yalong Bay Resort Five-star Yalong Bay National Tourism Resort
MGM Grand Sanya Five-star Yalong Bay National Tourism Resort
Argyle Resort Sanya Four-star No.9 Longxi Road, Yalong Bay, Jiyang District
Huandao Beach Hotel Three-star No.2 Longhai Street, Yalong Bay National Tourism Resort

 Nearby Attractions: Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, International Rose Valley, Crossing Dragon Chain Bridge

4. Dadonghai Beach - 15% of travelers’ choice

When deciding where to stay in Sanya, the hotel in Dadonghai Beach can be the most budget-friendly option among all the areas by the sea! Various star-rated hotels are bound to meet different tourists’ demands. In the busiest area of Sanya, tourists can enjoy the convenient transportation, diverse entertainments, restaurants, shopping malls, and so on!

 Average Hotel Price:
Three-star Hotel: USD 20-50
Four-star Hotel: USD 65-255
Five-star Hotel: USD 120-210

 Top picks:
Hotels Hotel Rating Location
Harman Hotel Sanya Five-star No.136 Yuya Road, Dadonghai Beach Resort
SSAW Boutique Hotel Four-star No.13 Haihua Road, Dadonghai Beach Resort
WWW Seaview Apartment Three-star Jinmao Seaview Garden District, Haihua Road

 Nearby Attractions: Luhuitou Peninsula, No.1 Seafood Market

5. Haitang Bay - 14% of travelers’ choice

The numerous world-class five-star hotels in Haitang Bay definitely offer tourists a deluxe vacation experience. They are very close to the Duty-Free Shop. Besides, Haitang Bay is also near to Wuzhizhou Island, so it is ideal for tourists who want to pay a visit there. The tranquility of this area results from its later development and long distance from downtown. The public transportation here is less available.

 Average Hotel Price:
Four-star Hotel: USD 170-500
Five-star Hotel: USD 215-570

 Top picks:
Hotels Hotel Rating Location
Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort Five-star No.76 Haitang North Road, Haitang District
Atlantis Sanya Five-star No.36 Haitang North Road, Haitang District
The Sanya EDITION Five-star No.100 Haitang North Road, Haitang District
Crowne Plaza Sanya Haitang Bay Resort Five-star No.98 Haitang North Road, Haitang District
Nanxia Kailai Yuexiang Hotel Four-star Building 2, Linwangbei Commercial Zone, Haitang District

6. Clear Water Bay - 2% of travelers’ choice

Apart from the blue sky and crystal-clear sea water, the Clear Water Bay also boasts the only ‘singing beach’ in China, which means that people walking on the beach can hear the tinkling sound of the sands. Free from crowded attractions, superior hotels in Clear Water Bay can satisfy tourists’ need for privacy and seclusion. However, the transportation here can be the least convenient, compared with areas above.

 Average Hotel Price
Four-star Hotel: USD 45-80
Five-star Hotel: USD 100-230

 Top picks:
Hotels Hotel Rating Location
Raffles Hainan Five-star Clear Water Bay Avenue, Yingzhou County
The Westin Blue Bay Resort Five-star No.2, District C, Clear Water Bay Resort
Bilifu Sea View Apartment Four-star SA2 Hanhai Holiday Apartment, Clear Water Bay Avenue

Attractions in Sanya can be found all over the city. If you are going to stay here for more than four days, it is a good idea to change your hotel every two days, thus enabling you to reach the surrounding attractions with ease.
- Last updated on Jun. 07, 2022 -
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