Things to Do in Sanya

Sanya is famous as a beautiful coastal city that offer amazing white and soft sand beach, endless seascapes, tropical plants, quiet and romantic islands, such as Yalong Bay, Luhuitou Panisula, Tianya and Haijiao, Wuzhizhou Island, etc.

While natural sightseeing is not the only thing you should expect in Sanya. Yes, that's right! When you take a vacation in places like Sanya, you have eager to enjoy comfortable room, cozy bed, spa, swimming, message, sunbath, sea sports games. Sanya has them all. There are other interesting activities, such as diving, surfing, bride photo, local festivals, etc.

Sanya Travel Map

Tianya and Haijiao

No.1: Tianya and Haijiao

Type: Beaches

Recommend Length of Visiting: 2~3 hours

Tianya and Haijiao, in Chinese, means the Edge of the Sky and the End of the Sea. It features in tree aged stones, which is named differently by Tianya, Haijiao and Nantian Yizhu. It attracts thousands of people to visit there, especially youth, lover, couples. It is the best wish that lovers can be with each other forever till the end of the Earth. From here, you can also receive stunning beach and sea views. The magnificent sunrise is one highlight that you can’t miss here.

Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone

No.2: Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone

Type: Tours, Tourist/ Visitor Centers

Recommend Length of Visiting: 4~6 hours

Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone, 40km away from Sanya City, consists of three visitworthy parks - Nanshan Buddhist Culture Park, Felicity and Longevity Culture Park and Nanshan Custom Park. The highlight is the 108-meter-high Guanyin Buddha Statue in the Nanshan Buddhist Culture Park. It presents people’s devout wishes of living happy and wealthy living forever. Other several recommended things to do are Li and Miao Ethnic Garden, the Fairyland of Legend, the Memorial House of Huang Daopo, Ocean Park, Paradise of Birds and Flowers.

Yalong Bay

No.3: Yalong Bay

Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches, Resort Communities

Recommend Length of Visiting: 1 day

Yalong Bay is renowned as the “best bay in China”. It stretches a length of about 8km which is 3 times of the length of Hawaii. Yalong Bay is the best resort beach in Sanya where you could get lost in the picturesque views – pure and blue sky, bright and warm sunshine, fresh and humid air, rolling hills, rocks in different poses and with different expressions, wild and quiet mangrove forest, a slice of white and soft beach, colorful seascapes under water. Many interesting activities you can take part in, such as sunbath, surfing, boating, spa, etc.

Wuzhizhou Island

No.4: Wuzhizhou Island

Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Islands

Recommend Length of Visiting: 1 day

Wuzhizhou Island seems to be an independent and secret island. It is the paradise for leisure resort where many entertaining facilities are well-equipped, including bars, diving, fishing, surfing, boating, riding, beach volleyball, beach football, etc. Wuzhizhou Island, also named “Lover Island”, is a perfect place for honeymoon vacation for couples.

Luhuitou Peninsula

No.5: Luhuitou Peninsula

Type: Park

Recommended Length of Visit: 4~6 hours

Luhuitou Peninsula is the only mountain park in Sanya. It's the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise and sunset, and overlook the downtown area of Sanya City. It was given the name of Luhuitou for the shape of an enthralling deer looking back. Luhuitou Peninsula has become a theme park of both Love Culture and Zoology.


Recommended Sanya Tours

Top 3 Sanya tours chosen by most customers to explore Sanya in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Wuzhizhou Island
4 Days Sanya Beach Resort Tour


Kwangyin Statue of Nanshan Temple
5 Days Sanya Classic Tour


Betelnut Valley (Binglang Gu) - Village of Li and Miao Ethnic Groups
8 Days Hainan In-depth Tour

Haikou / Bo'ao / Xinglong / Sanya

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