Sanya's remote position as the "tail of the dragon" has historically made it difficult to reach. Only one large road connects Sanya to the mainland and the traffic can become very heavy in peak hours. The construction of a railway station has eased the journey for many visitors, who can skip the traffic by arriving by train.
Once inside the city, the area is easy to negotiate on foot and bicycle, but the comprehensive bus network and a good fleet of taxis are also available.
Due to its popularity Sanya is potentially full of scams. For those coming to Sanya for the first time, here are some tips and pointers, written by those who have trodden the path before you, to help you avoid unnecessary trouble.
Sanya has just opened the world’s largest duty-free store, offering both national and international famous luxury goods.
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.
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 seized when the X Ray machine showed up ...
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.
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.
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