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Sanya Holidays

A port town, the ocean, jungles… Sanya is different from what you’d expect from a holiday to China. Located within Hainan Province, the ‘South Gate of China’, you’ll be introduced to Buddhist statues, tropical forests and the cleanest air in the country.

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Travel Guide

A port city often referred to as the ‘South Gate of China’, a holiday to Sanya invariably involves a close relationship with the sea. On the southernmost point of the island of the Hainan Province, it is actually situated not far from the coast of Vietnam to the west. It’s harbours and river have played important roles in China’s economy throughout history and play their part again nowadays through Sanya’s tourist trade.

The tropical beachfront setting is quite different from anywhere else in China, and Sanya is somewhat of a cultural melting pot. Its beaches are widely considered the finest in China, and its beautiful bays draw many visitors.

Luxury Holidays to Sanya

Luxury Sanya holidays have only been commonplace during the 21st century, as the first international luxury hotel was opened in 1999. Since then, however, the tourist trade began to boom as more and more people chose Sanya as their destination of choice in China. You will now find some of China’s best resorts in Sanya, with more constantly in development.

10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Sanya

  • See the Guanyin Statue of Hainan, a Buddhist icon
  • Visit Asian Dragon Bay (Yalong Bay), a tropical paradise of sun, crystal clear sea, unspoilt tropical forest and the freshest air in China
  • Visit the Asian Dragon Bay Butterfly Valley, with some very rare and precious species
  • See beautiful Nanwan Monkey Island – a state-protected nature reserve for macaques and over 2000 other monkeys
  • Explore tropical beaches, the Goddess Matsu Temple and Sunrise Rock on gorgeous Wuzhizhou Island, in Haitang Bay
  • Learn about local history and culture at Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone
  • Take in the views from Maling Mountain, Tianya Haijiao – west of Sanya
  • Tianya Haijiao is also one of China’s most romantic spots, celebrating the annual international wedding festival, and Lantern Festival in mid-Autumn
  • Climb 280m Luhuitou Hill, on the Luhuitou Peninsula, south of Sanya
  • Go diving in the waters all around Sanya and see starfish, crabs, sea cucumbers and jellyfish

Interesting Facts About Sanya

  • Sanya was occupied by Japan from 1941-1945, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. From here was launched the Japanese invasion of Thailand and Malaya.
  • More than 20 ethic groups call Sanya home, including Han, Li, Miao and Hui, making this a unique insight into the diversity of Chinese culture.
  • At 108m, the Guanyin Statue of Hainan is the second tallest statue in the world.
  • At the spectacular Asian Dragon Bay, the ocean is so crystal clear that one can see up to 10 metres below the surface.

Weather in Sanya

Often known as ‘Oriental Hawaii’, sharing the same latitudinal coordinates as the mid-Pacific island, the weather is summery most of the year. Annual average temperature is 25 degrees Celsius, and the tropical climate barely lets up. June experiences the highest temperatures and typhoons can sometimes occur between May and September. Best time to visit Sanya is between November and April.

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With over 30 years of experience in booking luxury holidays we're perfectly placed to tailor your incredible Sanya adventure. Why not call one of Kenwood Travel’s luxury holiday experts today to see what kind of package we can deliver for the perfect holiday in Sanya.

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