Holiday on the unspoiled white-sand beaches of tropical Sanya
Situated at the southernmost tip of China’s Hainan island, Sanya is an unspoiled tropical playground that lies far off the path of the majority of holidaymakers. The friendly coastal town offers easy access to the island’s 200km uninterrupted stretch of white-sand beaches. A cruise around Sanya takes you out into the crystal-clear waters that are sheltered by towering palm trees. Bask in the sun and enjoy the heavenly backdrop of the Wuzhi mountain range.
There are plenty of diving and snorkelling opportunities on your Sanya holiday, such as taking a trip to Wuzhizhou Island to experience its fantastic, unspoiled coral reefs.
The tropical local cuisine is also a Sanya highlight. Try the exotic fruit at Sanya’s vibrant market and enjoy Hainan specialities such as Hele crab at your choice of the excellent restaurants. At Haipo beach you can even watch the fishermen bringing in the fresh daily catch.
Our accommodation of choice is the Mandarin Oriental in Sanya, set in 12 hectares of tropical gardens with its own private beach. You will love the pampering options at the superb spa and wellness centre, which places an accent on traditional Chinese treatments.