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Weather and Best time to travel to Sanya

Billed as ‘Hawaii of China’, Sanya is the only Chinese city pocketing an ocean as well as a rich Tropical forest at the same time. Located at the southern end of Hainan Island and guarded by mountains on three sides, it is a paradise for tourism and vacation. Known as Yazhou in earlier times, the city emerged as a famous tourist spot owing to the long and beautiful beaches, mountains, mangroves, and the rivers. Compared to Singapore, Sanya has relatively cooler weather with January as the coldest month. Featuring a Tropical wet and dry climate with monsoon influences, the wet season is quite long followed by a short dry season from September to December. The period from October to April is the best time to visit Sanya given the pleasant temperature and sunshine. The average temperature during this period ranges between 19C (degrees) in the night to 26C (degrees) during daytime meaning light clothes, warm sunlight and most importantly, the best marine entertainment. Apart from the scenic monsoonal influences, one can explore water recreation, forest hiking, and jet skiing making it a must-visit for backpackers. The city full of unspoiled nature is a famous winter escape. 

The nearby airport in Sanya

Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, the city is well connected by air to various major cities across the world. The Sanya Phoenix International Airport(SYX), located about 15km north of the city, is a masterpiece in itself with a huge capacity to cater to the needs of large aircraft. It provides an excellent transcontinental air service and is the 2nd busiest airport in Hainan. Getting from Sanya to Sanya Phoenix International airport takes around 30 minutes by a rental taxi. Lots of taxis and buses from are available 24x7 at cheaper rates for in and out movement from the airport. Located at just north of the airport, Sanya Phoenix Railway station connects the airport to various junctions providing high-speed rail service to the commuters. The 2nd closest airport to the city is the Haikou International airport, located at about 250kms from the city.

Transportation in Sanya

Commuting in Sanya is comfortable and convenient with well-established networks of busses, taxis, and trams that cover every part of the city. The bus line 2 is the fastest while line 4 has some additional stops around the river for tourists. The free bus service from Luhuitou Square takes one to the Haitang Bay shopping centre, one of the largest in China. Tourist minibuses from Western Bus station are available in every 30minutes and are inexpensive compared to other modes. Highly regulated metered taxis and on-demand taxi services are available for downtown visits. For non-metered taxis, a fare negotiation may come in handy! One can also experience the tram service, operational on some routes by making an appointment in advance. For solo travellers, renting a motorbike with a valid Driving licence is also an option with fares starting from 11.99SD$/hour. The prices of rentals generally vary and are highest during the peak seasons.

How to get to Sanya

The city is close to major Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand etc and is well connected to all of them through air routes. The distance between Sanya and Singapore is around 1980km or 1200miles. A direct flight takes about 4 hours to reach Sanya from Singapore. Many major airlines of the region operate multiple direct and indirect flights in this route mostly on a weekly basis however few daily services are also available. The major operating airlines are- China Southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Jetstar Asia etc. The average fare is about SGD335. The fares vary according to the season and see a high surge during the peak seasons so it is advisable to book the tickets well in advance.

How much are hotels in Sanya

With a wide range of options of Hotels in Sanya, ranging from luxurious to decent and affordable, visitors can choose what is best for them for a great vacation. Here are some of the best hotels in each category:

  • 5 Star hotels- You'll find plenty of options like Atlantis Sanya, Hilton Sanya Yalong Bay Resort, Sheraton Sanya Bay Resort, Crown Plaza city centre, etc. The prices range between SGD250-300. Sanya hotels like these have high customer ratings and provide world-class facilities.
  • 4 Star hotels- Your options will include Landscape Beach Hotel, NanxiaKailai hotel, Barry Boutique hotel etc with prices ranging between SGD100-120
  • 3 Star hotels- Vienna International Hotel, Suyue 107 Hotel, Huandao Beach Hotel are some of the options at your disposal valued between SGD70-100.
  • 2 Star Hotels- The budget category is also heavily listed like Wanghai Youth hotel, Tao Yuan Homestay, Oriental Meidi Villa, and more. The price range is SGD50-70. One can easily book cheap hotels in Sanya with comfortable facilities.

Sanya Tourist information

Top tourist attractions in Sanya

Following are the highly recommended Sanya attractions

  • DaDongHai- This is a beautiful beach with clear water lined with lots of restaurants for the tourists. Beach parties at night on weekends double the fun. Apart from the view of a beautiful sunset, tourists can also enjoy shopping in the nearby complexes. 
  • Wuzhizhou Island- This is the most beautiful beach in Sanya. One can get a birds-eye view of the whole island by going up on the Sunrise rock. The clear waters are famous for scuba diving and snorkelling. The Guanri rock resembles Buddha facing the sea. The island is easily accessible via ferries.
  • Guanyin of Nanshan- The largest Buddha statue in the world, and the 12th largest statue in the world; it is a 108m high masterpiece. The statue took 6 years to build and was erected in 2005. The site is near the Nanshan Temple and is visited by numerous people every year.

Top food places in Sanya

Things to do in Sanya definitely include checking the various food options. Following are the best food options in Sanya.

  • Xinjian Street a live seafood supermarket which is famous for lamb and pork. One can take their choice of seafood and then ask the restaurants to cook it for them. The street is usually heavily crowded due to the amazing taste and cheap prices.
  • The Dolphin Sports bar and Grill at Yuya Road, Dadonghai is a Mecca for foreigners with its multi-cuisine menu, imported beers and cocktails. The environment is very joyful with a live band at night every day. One can also enjoy typical bar games- darts, foosball, pool and eating competitions.
  • Hai Ya Restaurant is famous for local Chinese delicacies. Wenchang chicken is a must-try wherein chickens are fed coconut and grains to improve the flavour. The restaurant also serves the famous Hele crab and Dongshan mutton.

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Top Rated Hotels in Sanya

The Sanya EDITION
Haitang Bay
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FromSGD450.00