Sanya Travel Guide
Pearl-white beaches and swaying palms greet visitors to China's tropical paradise. Whether sipping coconut milk as the clean ocean water laps at your feet or floating through a coral jungle, Sanya is the place to go if the words "beach, sun and fun" comes to mind.
When southerners head to China's frozen northeast to catch the snow sculptures and ice lanterns in the winter, the northerners stream south to Hainan Province for Sanya's sun drenched beaches and luxuriant jungles. On the southern most point of China's southern most province, when the rest of China freezes in frigid winters, Sanya remains balmy and sun worshippers strut down the beach in speedos and bikinis digging their toes into the white sand. It's hard to imagine that this holiday paradise was once considered a place of exile. Disgraced officials were as far away as possible and this steamy island on the edge of imperial China represented the end of the world.
Sipping on a coconut cocktail while sitting under a palm tree as the sun slowly sets and the waves serenade us.
Scuba diving in the warm clear waters off Sanya's beaches and getting a close up look at the diverse colors of a living coral reef.
Munching on sea critters taken straight out of the nets.