On the southernmost tip of Hainan province, Sanya is a coastal city flanked by oceanic landscape and rugged mountains. With a subtropical climate and warm, moderate temperatures all year round, it’s a popular resort destination with plenty to offer.
From the popular Dadong Hai beach district with its lively bars, to upscale Yalong Bay and the romantic Tianya Haijiao, Sanya has endless stretches of beach plus plenty of dining and shopping options for visitors who want a range of different experiences.
Home to more than 20 ethnic groups, Binlang Ethnic Village is where you can learn about the native cultural richness of Hainan Island. The No. 1 Market in Sanya’s city centre has an eye-popping array of local crafts, dried seafood and a bustling night market.
The Nanshan Temple has a majestic Guanyin goddess statue on a platform offering scenic panoramic views. Snorkel at Wuzhizhou Island or take a scenic stroll at the poetically named Luhuitou Park and learn about the deer legend that makes this a romantic hangout.
Sanya is celebrated for its warm, balmy climate which average 25˚C (77˚F) throughout the year. The best time to travel is between November and April.