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Sanya, Hainan Island’s beach paradise, draws travelers from all over the globe every year.

Being sent to the island may have been the ultimate form of punishment in olden times, but it is now a dream destination on many a travel fan’s list.

Blessed with white sand beaches, tropical forests, and exotic wildlife, Sanya personifies a great beach destination. But it’s not only that that makes Sanya on Hainan island a top travel getaway.

Its proximity to China’s world class wonders and commercially developed cities attract both leisure and business travelers alike.

Sanya, Hainan Island, is probably most famous for its long stretch of white sand beach, Yalong Bay. And with the many 5 star luxury hotels that seem to crop up faster than a cheetah can sprint, Sanya could easily become China’s very own Bali.

Sanya Hainan Hotels

For Sanya Hainan hotels, we recommend Sheraton Sanya Resort for luxury and family travelers and Resort Horizon for romantic getaways. If you want to see our review of these hotels, Click Here.

For more on Sanya Hainan hotels, please refer to the list below.

Holiday Inn Sanya Bay Resort

If you’re looking for budget accommodation on Sanya’s Yalong Bay, the Holiday Inn Resort is a great option.

With room rates as low as $45 USD ( depending on the season ), this 3 star hotel is a good Sanya hotel to stay in for budget travelers.

Holiday Inn Sanya is an oceanfront hotel with a swimming pool and each of the rooms offer either an ocean or mountain view.

Recreational activities and centers include a sauna, spa and tanning beds, tennis courts, restaurants and executive floors...

Note: There is another Holiday Inn on the island – same chain- but not as good as the Sanya Bay Resort in terms of rooms facilities...

Sanya Marriott Resort ( Yalong Bay )

From $111 USD

One of Sanya’s luxury hotels, the Sanya Marriott Resort offers 5 star luxury amenities and facilities from it’s room décor to its world class spa. It also has a well maintained garden and a dreamy oceanfront pool.

This hotel in Sanya is large enough for big conference and conventions but it is also a good place to stay in for family retreats. It even has a kids club.

Other recreational opportunities for those who do not want to just laze on the beach include a nearby golf course, a health and fitness center, and tennis courts..

Sanya Pearl River Garden Hotel

From 880 RMB ( about $109 USD )

The Sanya Pearl River Garden Hotel is located on Dadong Hai, a stretch of white sand beach less famous than Yalong Bay but just as beautiful.If you want to get away from the tourist hub, go to Sanya Pearl River Garden Hotel.

This 4 star hotel has a well manicured lawn and idyllic swimming pools right by the beach.

It’s most unique feature is its escalator from the hotel to the beach for those who can’t be bothered to walk that VERY short distance to the white sand beach just in front of the hotel! ( Me, I prefer feeling the sand on my feet )..

We also recommend Resort Intime Sanya which is also on Dadong Hai.

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