Yalong Bay

Visitors get in the swing

Among Sanya's rich collection of leisure activities, golf may well be the resort haven's crown jewel. More than a dozen premier golf courses are situated within 90 minutes of the city.

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am

Visitor numbers hit by diverse factors

Sanya's hospitality sector has had a relatively quiet few months, with hotels in Yalong Bay and downtown reacting to a number of key issues.

Mark Holmes, general manager of the Park Hyatt, which is under construction, has been keeping his ear to the ground.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

New resort and spa adds to area's attractions

With a 25km stretch of beach, Sanya Bay is the oldest resort area in Sanya, although in recent years it has been overshadowed by new hotel developments in Yalong Bay and Haitang Bay.

Like their counterparts at Yalong Bay and Haitang Bay, hotels in Sanya Bay have also seen a decline in visitors recently and are stepping up their promotional efforts in the coming months.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lines are drawn in battle for the coast

A 22km stretch of coastline along Haitang Bay is set to be the next battlefield for top-tier hotels in Sanya. This piece of real estate is poised to become a high-end leisure and resort area.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


St Regis to host Full Moon Beach Party

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Coastal attractions

Sanya has come a long way from the relaxing beachside town it was just a few years ago. In keeping with fast-paced development, the list of things to do while in Sanya is also quickly expanding. Chinese and foreign tourists are not always satisfied sitting around digging their bare feet into the sand. Sometimes they want to get out there and do something, and Sanya is beginning to accommodate.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sun, sea and sand

Sanya is China's most popular holiday destination and a welcome escape from breakneck development. Some of the country's best beaches line the southern coast of Hainan Island, stretching west and east from the city. The sands are yellow and fine, making for relaxing late night walks and cosy daytime digs under a parasol.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Island offers life of leisure

Luxury properties in Sanya remain attractive to buyers at home and abroad, with their resort-like lifestyle, beautiful surroundings and abundance of outdoor leisure activities.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya

What is it?

Arguably the ritziest (pun intended) of the resorts along the Yalong Bay beach strip, near Sanya, in the south of Hainan Island. The rooms and suites are large and the 33 one- to three-bedroom pool villas each come with a lush private garden. Decoration is understated and luxury oozes from the aesthetics and finish of materials used.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Firm says I.H.G. ran its hotel into red

A private mainland firm is suing the InterContinental Hotels Group for 200 million yuan (HK$245 million), claiming the world's biggest hotel operator by number of rooms mismanaged its hotel on Hainan Island.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tropical playground

Holidaymakers and event planners in search of luxury resorts in Sanya on Hainan Island have another two spots to choose from.

The Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya, the group's first beach resort in China, opened last week in a central area, directly opposite Wuzhizhou Island, which is touted as a divers' paradise.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

An ideal tropical paradise

Yalong Bay is known for the gentle surf and soft white sands that make morning and evening strolls along the coast enjoyable for those looking to relax and leave the workplace behind for a few days.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Transforming tourism

Sanya has accelerated the development of its tourism industry, taking advantage of the favourable conditions brought by the 'Hainan International Tourism Island' initiative, which was upgraded into a national policy last year.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Tropical delights thrill families

The first step off the plane in Sanya will let you know you're in the tropics. The second step will let you know that the beach is close by, and that's the key to the difference between 'tropical' and 'tropical paradise' - a constant, gentle ocean breeze.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A vacation wonder

No one can rattle off the history of tourism in Sanya better than Tang Sixian, deputy director of the Sanya Tourism Bureau. 'Last year, the Sheraton paid more than 100 million yuan [HK$120.32 million] in taxes,' he says. 'Not many people expected that type of success when the resort first came to Sanya.'

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am