Cheap Flights To Sanya
Sanya is part of Hainan Island and is China's most southerly point. It's nicknamed "China's Hawaii" due to its incredible 20-kilometre beach where water sports like snorkelling and jet-skiing take place. The history of the city
stretches right back to the ancient Qin Dynasty and, today, it's an extremely popular tourist destination offering a mixture of activities and relaxation in a sunny climate with temperatures between 25-30 degrees centigrade all year round. With beautiful islands just off its coast, many visit Wuzhizhou Island or venture further north for unspoiled, natural countryside.
During Chinese New Year, the city is filled with tourists who visit all three of its major districts. The city centre lies in Sanya Bay with its long stretches of beach and hotels. Bustling Dàdōnghǎi Bay lies to the southeast and has a shady walkway running along much of its length. It's a lovely setting with many restaurants and really comes alive at night. Yàlóng Bay is the city's luxury resort with a classy beach, expensive hotels and plush restaurants. With many cultures in one place, the city hosts colourful and fun festivals throughout the year. Longtaitou Jie, also known as 'The Dragon Head Raising Festival', takes place in spring. Sanyuesan features dancing and singing, while the Dragon Boat Festival is an opportunity to watch the fascinating art of dragon boat racing.
Things To Do
Sanya is very much a place to enjoy life outdoors, whether on the beach, in the city centre or sitting on the terrace of a restaurant, cafe or bar any time of year.
- Linger on Sanya Bay Beach
This huge white sandy beach stretches for approximately 25 kilometres and offers many seafood restaurants and hotels where travellers can stay right by the coast.
In this rapidly evolving city, the hustle and bustle are quite infections and locals are warm and friendly. The city offers the opportunity to buy souvenirs and street food -- the market is unmissable.
- Spend time in DadongHai Bay
Of the 3 main bays, this is a favourite meeting place for visitors and locals and benefits from great restaurants, cafes and bars in a lively atmosphere.
Calendar Of Events
Visitors to Sanya are in for a treat when it comes to festivals with singing, dancing, music and good food all being a part of traditional and cultural events throughout the year.
Longtaitou Jie: Known as 'The Dragon Head Raising Festival', this event celebrates the beginning of spring and takes place on the second day of the second lunar month. People pray for peace, fair weather and rich harvests.
Sanyuesan: A traditional Chinese festival, Sanyuesan takes place on the third day of the third lunar month and entertains with traditional Li and Miao dances, songs and music.
Dragon Boat Festival: The Dragon Boat festival marks a national holiday and is held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month marking the death of Qu Yuan, a poet and statesman. Celebrations include food, drink and dragon boat races!