On the southern coast of Hainan Island just south of Sanya sits Sanya Bay, one of three major beaches on the island. The most convenient beach to the city, coconut palm-lined Sanya Bay also enjoys superb views across the water to Western, Eastern and Phoenix Islands, and since it’s not as heavily commercialized as Yalong and Haitang Bays, it’s often a much quieter option for enjoying a day of sun, sea and sand.
A paved road, known as the Coconut Dream Corridor, runs alongside the 14 miles (20 kilometers) beach — a popular place for a sunset stroll. Calm waters make the bay safe for swimming as well.
If you’re in the market for budget-friendly restaurants and accommodations on the island, Sanya Bay is a great option.