Beautiful beaches, great weather, not crowded, no pollution, clean,
I don't know the bad thing in Sanya, maybe the only one is that the price of sight spot's ticket is a little high.
More than just Palm Trees and white sand beach
I can't find the official zoo name in English. I remembered that there are dolphins show, sea lions show, seals show in the zoo. The parrot show left me a deep impression. As long as you took the ten dollar ( less would not work) , parrots would fall into your hands and took the bill away.more
Been to Sanya a few times... recommend the following The Dolphin Sports Bar & Grill (formerly the Rainbow Bar & Grill), 99 Yuya Road, Dadonghai, (86) 898 88215700. Western restaurant and sports bar with a wide selection of western favorites such as soups, salads, pasta, tex-mex, sandwiches, burgers and much more. There are usually good specials on...more
Sanya is an relaxing island, things that worth to do is: Massage and medicure. becoz it rili CHEAP! there are one massage center - Guo Yi Tang in He Xi road (along the sanya river) is the best massage center here. it's clean and perfessional. try the body massage and sea salt food massage in one go. You will LOVE it.more
Please make time to take away from the beach for a day and head out to Yanoda Rainforest. Tickets can be purchases for around RMB128 p/p and it will include bus transportation to the park. Everything is included in the ticket price including a audio tour guide available in English and Chinese.more
The whole Nanshan park (150 RMB admission) was man made with traditional Chinese structures, including buildings and bridges, there were temples and other attractions, but the most impressive attraction was the 108 meters high Guanyin which extended out from shore to sea. I took pictures of the Guanyin from various angles and found that the...more
The best part bout my beachfront room was the shower and bathtub was right in front of the balcony....more
this hotel was opened in 2003, get famous becoz of holding Miss World Competition. The landscape in...more
The best thing about this hotel was that it was next to the Sheraton, which had much better...more
Newly-opened restaurant with a great choice of live seafood. Romantic setting on the riverside, best choice of freshest seafood in Haitang bay area Sanya. Prices range from very reasonable to cheap considering you will save the taxi fee if you are in Haitang Bay Great Choice of live and fresh seafoodsmore
Like everyone else is saying this is a great bar in a great location with excellent food.The main point of this review is to point out that they have a new website address.which is,www.dolphinbar.cntried one of the earlier posts addresses and it didn't work so I thought I'd update. Breakfast Burrito - because it's egg, cheese and refried beany...more
Dolphin bar is the place for people, who love making friends, who love sharing the travelling and life experiences and the what is most important – the place for people, who know what the good Western food is. Big variety of burgers, fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. If you are not into any of these – than you have to try home-made style lasagna...more
Dolphin Sports Bar & Steak House is the best place to enjoy delicious Western food, good grill steaks, good sports bar, great music and good company in a laid-back atmosphere in Forever Tropical Paradise Sanya! They'r large projection screen and satellite TV could rebroadcast sports event held in every quarter of the globe when you enjoy delicious...more
For consistently good service and good food, my husband and I during our week trip to Sanya, this place was IT!!The food was very tasty and the service with a smile..One thing, is we found the soda/pop very $$. This may sound bad, but it got to the point where we smuggled our own soda that we bought outside into the restaurant and just asked for...more
There is two locations, Da Dong Hai, near the main bus stops and one in the bar area. This is a great place to go for bargain drinks and great tasting western food. The prices were very reasonable. The one in the bar area had a great band at night as well. The have many flavors from Russia, Mexico, Italy, and many more that I forgot.The bar area...more
We all know it's not so convenient for staying in hotels in Yalong Bay. Because it's too far from downtown. If you don't want to have dinner in hotels, then have to go to Dadonghai, Sanya downtown or other places. From Yalong Bay to Dadonghai, it costs about RMB35 by taxi. If you don't want to spend much money on the transportation, you can...more
Free shuttle bus to Nantian Hot Spring schedule:Dadonghai (Pearl River Garden Hotel) to Nantian Hot Spring: 14:00PM, 16:00PM, 18:00PM, 20:00PM, 23:40PMNantian to Dadonghai: 13:00PM, 15:00PM, 17:00PM, 21:00PM, 23:00PMYalongbay (from Resort Horizon) to Nantian Hot Spring: 16:00PMNantian Hot Spring to Yalongbay: 20:00PMmore
It is well-known that there are beautiful pearl and crystal in Hainan. Now, i'd like introduce them to u. PearlIt is well-known that pearl has medicinal properties. It could eat or use as cosmetic. The pearl necklace, pearl ring and pearl bracelet are also the women's love. There are so many pearls in Hainan. Small shops or big stores, both of...more
In the tourist areas of Sanya, and to some extent in Sanya city it is very difficult to buy things that are readily available in even small towns elsewhere in China.What is on sale everywhere is vast quantities of local produce and almost nothing else, so bag after bag of coffee-flavoured coconut and coconut-flavoured coffee, coconut sweets, coffee...more
Every shop and every street stand, hotel lobby shop and hawker touts coral and shells.I am wondering how this equates with Sanya's self-promotion as a "green" city?Has anyone thought of what happends when the shells simply run out? The coral is already very heavily damaged in the area (see separate review) and is supposed to be protected as a...more
The tourism information on the Internet and in the one English booklet we have discovered refers to the Li, Miao and Hui populations of the Sanya area, yet this underplays the uniqueness of Sanya's local Muslim population. In China, Asiatic Muslim peoples (as opposed to Turkic) are always referenced as Hui, yet this is an insignificant ethnographic...more
A word of warning to the weak like me. The beds in some of the hotels are very hard. We stayed in three and i nearly broke my back. I had to resort to putting three quilts under a sheet for cushioning. I am told hard beds are best for a warm climate.Amazing though you get used to the beds after a while though :)more
Although common across China, and in other countries, we have never been pestered as much as we have in Sanya.Taxi drivers hoot their horns incessantly when you appear by the roadside, will actually block your crossing the road just in case you are retarded and need a taxi, but can't hear the horn or visually identify a taxi at 3 metres...more
If you buy the fruit at local market, be ready for paying 1000g but only getting 500-800g. 800g is really lucky for you!If you buy any souvenirs from street vendors, do not offer your price easily,otherwise you will be followed until you pay for it even you are not willing to buy it anymore. Do not bargain too much for a price not reasonable, you...more
Paid RMB 580 for a 'boat dive' at Wuzhizhou Island (this excludes the RMB123 ferry ride). It was the worst diving experience ever.Firstly, it was not a boat dive. We were taken by boat to a floating platform 30 meters out where we waited about 30 minutes before we entered the water (there were insufficient instructors).Secondly, and more...more
This is, without doubt, the most revolting place I have visited in China - and that is saying something.The place is raking in money, with coachloads of visitors paying RMB68 per person for entry, yet the whole place is falling to pieces and the cruelty to the animals in intolerable.Dolphins and seals are kept in a shamefully small pool with murky...more
Bring any clothes or shoes you might need. There are no foreign brands available here, except for fake stuff mainly suited to middle-aged or elderly, short people.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We haven't specifically looked for anything, but judging by the poor availability of foreign and many mainstream Chinese brands in hotels and around the tourist areas, bring everything you might need.
Photo Equipment: Film choice seems very limited here. B&W forget it. I haven't seen any slide film. Kodak Gold 100 available everywhere if you call that film. Fuji seen also. Several out-of-date films seen!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring everything you might need. There is probably a camping shop in Sanya city, but don't depend on it.
Miscellaneous: If you need the following, we haven't seen it (or have seen it only rarely):
- Nescafe (even the Nescafe 2+1 sachets so ubiquitous elsewhere in China), Coffeemate
- foreign brand cigarettes and chocolates
Walk up the hill path and you are rewarded with a excellent view over the hills.On the path you pass by a tree covered in red ribbons and adorned with a cow skull. Imagine Indiana Jones and the temple of doom.Was exhausted after it in the heat of the day. I do not sadvise if you have a heart complaint. Plus I thought the sign on leeches was very...more
this village is one of the tourist attractions in Sanya but it's hardly to be found out from internet. i was just lucky enough to have a local driver (we rent his can) to show us around and bring us to this village. This village is not all those which having people acting as the inhabitants for showing, but they are REAL inhabitants in the forest....more
The sand here is very FINE... 8-D In the southernmost part of China, the sun can be felt easily... We lie down, with our whole body, feeling the charm of our mother earth... In this simple world, all annoyances disappeared. It is limitless happiness that springs forth in the remotest places, with the coast under our feet, and our true love...more
We visited the beautiful Butterfly Park during our last day in Sanya, where there are several big net houses for millions of butterflies, and a butterfly museum. Well, I can say this is a place for a romantic, beautiful dream, especially when you walk inside the net house, and millions of butterflies are flying around you in the multicoloured...more