Sanya is the southernmost city in Hainan and is known for its tropical climate. The sea is crystal clear, the beaches are white, and the water is moderately warm, making it suitable for swimming all year round. It is one of the most popular travel destinations in China.
Sanya’s coastline stretches 40 kilometers, so here are best beaches and bays in China.
The following are some of the most beautiful bays in Sanya.
1. Yalong Bay
Yalong Bay is a crescent-shaped white sand beach stretching 7.5 kilometers and is one of the cleanest beaches in Sanya, known as the number one beach in Sanya. The water here is crystal clear and perfect for diving as well as coral viewing.
In addition to the beautiful beach, Yalong Bay is surrounded by a tropical forest park, golf courses, and many international chain hotels, making it the preferred bay for Sanya vacations.
2. Sanya Bay
Sanya Bay is the longest beach in Sanya, with a coastline of 22 kilometers. Sanya Bay is adjacent to the city center and close to the airport, making it very convenient to get around. It is home to the famous Coconut Dream Corridor, along which you can take a leisurely stroll. In the evening, the beach, the sunset and the coconut grove make up the most romantic island scenery. Sanya Bay is an excellent choice for sunset viewing.
There is a Hai Yue Square near Sanya Bay, where you can catch a glimpse of the locals’ daily life, where people are walking, dancing, jogging, playing chess, etc.
3. Dadonghai Beach
Dadonghai Beach is located in the center of Sanya. Dadonghai Beach is famous for its warm water and soft white sand. The coastline of Dadonghai Beach is very short, only 3 kilometers. The slope of the beach is very flat, and the water level is shallow, making it a safe place for families.
Dadonghai beach is a relatively early developed beach in Sanya, so it is well-equipped. You can do a lot of sea activities here, snorkeling, riding sea scooters, big beach volleyball and so on. There are many restaurants, bars and stores nearby, which is very convenient.
4. Wuzhizhou Island
Located in the northern part of Sanya, Wuzhizhou Island is known as China’s Maldives because of its seawater visibility of 6 to 27 meters. It is a famous dive base where you can observe a wide variety of tropical fish, rare wildlife, and well-protected coral reefs up close. The dive base at Wuzhizhou Island is a paradise for divers of all levels, from beginners to professionals.
In addition to diving, Wuzhizhou Island is also known for a variety of exciting marine activities, including paragliding, motorboating, and sky flying.
Wuzhizhou Island is also known as the “Lovers’ Island” because of its natural heart shape when viewed from above.
5. Haitang Bay
Located 28 kilometers northeast of Sanya City, Haitang Bay is an emerging resort area in Sanya. Sanya’s luxury hotels are gathered and provide the best accommodation on Hainan Island, with the famous Atlantis Sanya Hotel located in Haitang Bay. The world’s largest-scaled Duty-Free Shopping Center is also located here.
Haitang Bay has stunning scenery, with beaches and seawater on par with Yalong Bay. Compared with the busy Yalong Bay, Haitang is far away from the crowd, quiet and peaceful, and is known as the back garden of Sanya.
The waves in Haitang Bay are strong, not very suitable for swimming, and there are not many entertainment programs. It is more suitable for tourists who want to relax and unwind.
6. Yazhou Bay
Yazhou Bay is the westernmost bay of Sanya, about 30 minutes’ drive from Sanya Airport, known for its historical sites and light pink beach.
Yazhou Bay is the birthplace of Hainan Island’s history and culture and was an important supply port on the Maritime Silk Road.
Yazhou Bay is an excellent sunset viewing spot. As the sun sets, the 16 kilometers of the silver-white beach are reflected in a fantastic light pink color.
Yazhou Bay has not been developed on a large scale yet, there are not many tourist facilities and fewer tourists, and hotels are more affordable. Next to Yazhou Bay is a quiet fishing village where you can taste the most affordable and fresh seafood. Yazhou Bay is suitable for tourists who like quiet and want to experience the local culture.
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