Sanya is the southernmost city on Hainan Island, and one of the three prefecture-level cities of Hainan Province. The city is the across coastline, it is definitely booming and packed with a lot of water sports such as snorkeling and jet-skiing, rainforest hiking, and innumerable hotels ranging from zero to five stars. It is noted tourist resort with mountains, sea, river and city. The city is renowned for its tropical climate and has emerged as a popular tourist destination, also serving as the training site of the Chinese national beach volleyball team. Sanya is an important port for import and export of trade with foreign countries. Therefore, it is also named the 'South Gate of China.
Climate: Sanya has a tropical wet and dry climate, the average high temp is 32°C in the month of July and average low temp is 18°C in the month January.
Places to visit:
Wuzhizhou Island: It is located about 30 km north east of Sanya City. The island was known as Guqizhou Island. Island became a romantic place for holiday and leisure. The eastern and southern parts of the island are hilly and two high mountains connect to form a peak about 79.9 meters high. In the west and north, the terrain is level. Soft white sand stretches as far as the eye can see beside a crystal clear blue sea, where protected coral reefs are rich in conches, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and tropical fishes of various colors. In the south of the island there are the Buffet Lunch Restaurant, the Pirate Bar, the Seafood Pool and the Chinese Restaurant all providing excellent food. Island also features Goddess Matsu Temple, the Lover's Bridge, Sunrise Rock, the Gold Turtle Stretching toward the Sea, Lover's Island and the Life Well. The Sunrise Rock is the ideal spot from which to observe the sunrise.
Asian Dragon Bay: It is one of the famous scenic spots in Hainan Province, is a 7.5-kilometer long, crescent-shaped bay. The scenery is amazing, with endless rolling hills, serene gulfs, clear blue sea and silvery sand beaches--three times as long as any in Hawaii. Asian Dragon Bay boasts the five essential elements sea, sands, sunshine, lush green plants and fresh air. Thebay also features coral reefs with tropical fish of varied kinds, colors and shapes, the ocean here is crystal clear, allowing visitors to view underwater sights up to 10 meters (33 feet) deep from the surface.
Tianya Haijiao: It is a romantic and beautiful scenic spot, lies to the west of Sanya City, Hainan Province. Tianya Haijiao means 'the furthermost part of the sky and the sea' in Chinese, suggesting an unattainable place. There is a stone carved with the characters of Tianya and another stone carved with the characters of Haijiao.
Transportation: By Plane: Sanya Phoenix International Airport is located to the northwest of the city center, provides flights to 80 cities in home and abroad.
By Train: Sanya Railway Station is located in in Yuxin Road in Jiyang District.
By Road: The city's Main Bus Station is located in Jiefang Erlu. There are nearly 100 long-distance buses to every county or city of Hainan as well as about 20 buses to some other provinces such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, and Jiangxi.
Food and Beverage: Sanya is mainly famous for its sea foods Abalone, sea cucumbers and sea urchins are three kinds of local rare seafood. Shrimps, crabs, fresh fish, trumpet shells and other exotic foods are common dishes served in any star-rated and common restaurant in Sanya.