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“Limited appeal”
Review of Sanya Bay

Sanya Bay
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US$154.00*
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4-Hour Sanya Bay Evening Boat Trip and Fresh...
Ranked #14 of 90 things to do in Sanya
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Sanya is a holiday place for Chinese and also quite a few Russians. Very hard to find anyone speaking English and their ATMs don't accept mastercard. We had huge difficulties because we arrived assuming we could get local currency from an ATM at the airport....wrong. Eventually got a taxi to our hotel assuming we could exchange currency at the hotel....wrong. Paid taxi in HKD and managed to borrow some CNY from the hotel so we could take a taxi in to the city centre to find a bank. Found many banks, none of which would accept our cards. Finally came across ICBC and hit the jackpot! There is nothing to see in Sanya so it is a waste of time unless you just want to lie on the beach all day. The whole place seems fake...no atmosphere at all except maybe in the city itself. The resort areas are bland and none of the hotels get much of a rating for service or food.

1  Thank 780terryo
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"coconut trees"
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"great beach"
in 6 reviews
"clean white sand"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
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"west island"
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"scuba diving"
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"dancing"
in 9 reviews
"beaches"
in 17 reviews
"phoenix"
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"aerobics"
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The beach reminds me so much of Waikiki beach. It's on the edge of the city and like Waikiki it is normally very busy. The water isn't as clear though but the views are nice. You can get a nice view of Phoenix Island in the distance along with all the ships and tankers anchored in the bay. You'll also have a view of all the planes coming in to land and take-off.
There are lots of Palm trees for shelter, a few seats and a nice walk next to a very busy road. There's also the usual Jet skis zipping up and down close to shore.
There are a few shops close by in case you're hungry or thirsty. Worth a visit even just to relax.

1  Thank AJ&Keats
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

For being named after the city itself, very underwhelming walking down the promenade. Airplanes constantly flying over due to the airport being located at the North end of the bay. This bay out of all the other bays should represent the city in a proper way which it currently fails to do.

Thank Jochen S
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

There are nice beach and quiet water here! However , too many people ,too noisy
Fortunetly, there are 10 km beach with coconut trees! The locals call it YeShuChangLang!

Thank Ruo Z
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

From Dadong Bay we took #8 bus out along Sanya Bay and the Corridor of Coconut Trees then walked back. The beach was pleasant, beautiful sand and very clean. A few women on scooters driving along the water's edge selling trinkets - quite hilarious. We walked along the beach then up on the board walk to Haiyue Square where loads of people (mostly older) just hang out playing games of Chinese checkers (different from what I know), singing, dancing and what not. Very interesting and super fun people watching.

Thank Linda S
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