Sanya attractions

Beach in Sanya

Yàlóng Bay

Yàlóng Bay is the most picture-perfect of Sānyà’s beaches, though jet skis and banana boats do buzz through (there are roped-off swimming areas in the shallows). This is resort central, with all the attendant luxuri…
Beach in Sanya

Hòuhǎi Beach

A crescent-shaped sandy beach about 30km northeast of Dàdōnghǎi, Hòuhǎi is the place for those looking to get away from the crowds (though ironically it lies in the southern reach of Hǎitáng Bay where the scale of d…
Beach in Sanya

Sānyà Bay

The long sandy strip off the city centre at Sānyà Bay is where you’ll find crowds of mostly mainland Chinese tourists kicking back. In little covered areas locals play music, sing, write characters in the sand and s…
Beach in Sanya

Dàdōnghǎi Bay

Dàdōnghǎi Bay sports a wider beach than Sānyà and has a shaded boardwalk running along most of its length. The setting, in a deep blue bay with rocky headlands, is simply gorgeous, but it does get busy here. At nigh…