Yalong Bay, Sanya. The beach at Yalong Bay is one of the cleanest and least crowded. Photo: Scott Jagger

What to see and what to miss in Sanya, China’s top beach getaway

The main beach and centre can be packed with visitors and nearby Dadonghai offers tacky fun, but head out of town to Yalong and Haitang bays for clear waters and a more relaxing break

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Yalong Bay, Sanya. The beach at Yalong Bay is one of the cleanest and least crowded. Photo: Scott Jagger
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Valerie Teh

Valerie Teh

Raised in Hong Kong, Valerie Teh studied Anthropology at the University of Cambridge before joining Condé Nast International as an editor and content copywriter working with renowned media brands including Vogue, GQ and Tatler. With work experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai and London, she is currently a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, the Londonist and Elite Daily.