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Sanya Naked Sunbathers Defy Ban: Two Detained HOT

Sanya local authorities’ recent crackdown on nudity on the beach didn’t deter the city’s naked sunbathers over the Labor Day holiday. May 1 saw several beach-goers defiantly bare all and then pay the price for it. ... Read More>>

Passengers at Sanya Pheonix Airport Seized for Carrying Flares HOT

Security is continuing to get stricter as passengers who recently caused a disturbance at Sanya Airport found out when they tried to travel with flares in their check in luggage. According to the security personnel the offending passenger’s luggage was ...... Read More>>

The Fifth Sanya international Food Carnival From December 27 to January 3 HOT

The more than 100 booths will give visitors a chance to experience food from all over China and its surrounds; including Hainan, Hong Kong and Macao.... Read More>>

Hotels in Sanya Get Nightly Price Limit Over Spring Festival HOT

The Tourist Board in Sanya has again sent out a notice about hotel prices during Spring Festival, stating that even for high end villa the price can’t exceed 5000 RMB a night. ... Read More>>

Fare Changes for All Sanya Public Buses to Take Effect October 1 HOT

Fare changes are planned for all Sanya public buses on October 1. ... Read More>>

World’s Biggest Duty Free Mall to Open in Sanya at End of Year HOT

The Sanya Haiting Bay International Shopping Center is set to open at the end of the year, and will be the largest duty free shopping center in the world. ... Read More>>

Beijing Indie/Electro Band Nova Heart Perform in Sanya Mar 13 HOT

Beijing indie-electro band Nova Heart are set to play a gig at Sanya’s Fisherman Bar on March 13. ... Read More>>

First Mainland “Casino Concept” Opens in Sanya Resort HOT

A “Casino Bar” recently opened at the Mangrove Tree Resort in Sanya Bay. ... Read More>>

Book Taxis in Sanya by Phone from Feb 5 HOT

From February 5, taxis in Sanya will be bookable by phone.... Read More>>

Seafood Restaurants Caught Cheating Customers Fined up to 100,000 RMB HOT

On January 16, Sanya released new provisions for seafood restaurants who cheat customers. ... Read More>>

List of Expected Taxi Fares in Sanya Released HOT

To improve public service, Sanya recently announced the expected taxi rates from Sanya Phoenix International Airport to several different scenic spots in the area. ... Read More>>

Art • Sanya Festival Opens Dec 28 HOT

The “Art · Sanya” festival will be held Sanya’s Baihuagu Shopping Center from December 28 to March 31. The festival will cover 30,000 sq. m and feature more than 400 paintings, sculptures, installations and videos.When: Dec 28-Mar 31 Where: Baihuagu ...... Read More>>

Sanya Airport’s Annual Passenger Throughput Breaks 10 Million HOT

On November 29, Sanya Phoenix International Airport’s passenger throughput topped 10 million passengers for the second straight year—23 days earlier than in 2011. The airport is expecting to see a total passenger throughput of about 11.3 million ...... Read More>>

Sanya Music Festival to be Held Nov 23-25 HOT

The 2012 Sanya International Beach Music Festival will be held at Haitang Bay from November 23-25. This year’s festival will feature pop, jazz, folk and electronic music stages, as well as a catwalk (for fashion shows). Musicians from Hong Kong, ...... Read More>>

Sanya-Seoul Direct Flight Route Opens on Nov 14 HOT

A Sanya-Seoul direct flight route will open on November 14. Scheduled for every Wednesday and Saturday, the flight departs Sanya at 00:50 and arrives in Seoul at 05:30. The return flight departs Seoul at 20:30 and arrives in Sanya at 01:00. Total flight ...... Read More>>

Hainan’s Tax Policy Relaxed; Shopping Limit Raised to 8,000 RMB HOT

The Ministry of Finance recently announced adjustments to Hainan Island’s unique tax policy. Among the changes approved are the expansion of “duty-free” to include 21 types of goods and a raised tax-free shopping limit to 8,000 RMB per ...... Read More>>

Sanya Passes Regulations to Protect Customers from Unscrupulous Restaurants HOT

The Sanya government recently passed the "Sanya Restaurant Industry Pricing Regulations", a set of regulations meant to protect consumers from the unscrupulous practices of local restaurant owners. Among other things, the bill stipulates that ...... Read More>>

Big Holiday Discounts at Sanya Duty-Free Store Incite Shopping Frenzy HOT

Major discounts and prize drawings at Sanya's Duty-Free Store caused quite a shopping frenzy during the Mid-Autumn and National Day holiday week. According to reports, the store's attendance routinely surpassed 10,000 customers in recent days. Even more ...... Read More>>

Tennis Mercedes-Benz Cup Held in Sanya from Oct 21-28 HOT

The China Tennis Mercedes-Benz Cup will take place in the Sanya Sports Center from October 21-28. The competition will feature men’s and women’s singles and doubles, divided into challenge (Oct 21-23) and championship (Oct 25-28) matches. ...... Read More>>

China’s First Anantara Resort Opens in Sanya on Sept 15 HOT

China's first Anantara Resort (a Thailand-based resort operator), the Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa (三亚安纳塔拉度假酒店) will officially open in Sanya on September 15. The five-star luxury hotel features 122 standard rooms and suites, as well as luxury ...... Read More>>

Mangrove Tree Resort in Sanya Bay to Open on Sept 19 HOT

The Mangrove Tree Resort in Sanya Bay is set to open on September19. The resort is set to become the largest in China and it’s the first “life-concept” resort in the country, merging vacationing, aquatic facilities and entertainment. It ...... Read More>>

Sanya Hotel Stripped of 5-Star Status for Food Poisoning HOT

Howard Johnson Resort Sanya Bay was stripped of its 5-Star rating following a food poisoning case that affected over 120 hotel guests, according to an online statement by the State Food and Drug Administration on August 27. The Center for Disease Control ...... Read More>>

Food Poisoning at Howard Johnson Resort Sends 120 to Hospital in Sanya HOT

On August 12, the Sanya Municipal Government reported that the 120 hotel guests at the Howard Johnson Resort Sanya Bay had been admitted to the hospital for suspected food poisoning. That morning, visitors to the hotel had been seen running out of the hotel ...... Read More>>

Sanya Driver Convicted of Raping 10 Women Receives Death Penalty HOT

Mr. Zhang, a 21-year-old motorcyclist from Baoting County in Sanya, was sentenced to death after being found guilty for the rape of 10 women. Mr. Zhang, who would offer rides to travelers on his motorbike, took his victims to remote areas before using ...... Read More>>

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