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Sanya is located in the south of the little known island of Hainan, a large tropical island off the southern coast of China. The city itself, although attractive, serves mainly as a starting point for those travelling on to the beaches.
The island has a tropical climate, and remains warm even when much of China up north is feezing! Average temperates are around 25 °C, and in the summer the weather becomes very hot and humid. Although a little more rainy during the winter months (December - February), it is possible to enjoy the ocean pretty much every day of the year. The summers (June - September) can get very hot and humid so make sure to spend plenty of time in the water in order to cool off when temperatures frequently hit 30 °C or more.
|Avg Max||26.1 °C||26.8 °C||28.6 °C||30.7 °C||32 °C||31.9 °C||31.7 °C||31.4 °C||31.2 °C||30.2 °C||28.5 °C||26.6 °C|
|Avg Min||18.5 °C||19.6 °C||21.9 °C||24.2 °C||25.6 °C||26.1 °C||25.9 °C||25.5 °C||24.7 °C||23.4 °C||21.3 °C||19 °C|
|Rainfall||8 mm||12.8 mm||19.2 mm||43.3 mm||142.3 mm||197.5 mm||192.6 mm||221.5 mm||251.4 mm||234.5 mm||58.3 mm||10.7 mm|
Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX) is about 18 kilometres north of Sanya, with domestic flights to destinations including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. There are also international flights to Hong Kong, Moscow and Seoul.
There are lots of restaurants in Sanya, although local delicacies are difficult to find.
|Sanya Blue Sky International Youth Hostel||NO.1 LanHai Alley, HaiYun Road Dadonghai District||HOSTEL||90|
|Sanya Eagle Backpackers Hostel||120B Haitianhuiyuan buiding,96 Yuya road, Dadonghai district||Hostel||-|
|Sanya Fourseasons Home||Binhai Blvd. (Sanya Bay Blvd.) 2nd Lanhai garden||Hostel||-|
|Sanya Lama Temple International Youth Hostel||No.7,Dazhenling Rd||Hostel||80|
|Songtaoge Inn||No.291, Wenming Road Sanya||HOSTEL||86|
|Sunny Sanya Family Inn||No.29, Haiyun Road Dadonghai||Hostel||-|
|Sanya Lost International Youth Hostel||No. 78 Haipo Village 8||Hostel||-|
|Golden Phoenix Seaview Apartment Sanya Bay||Sanya Bay Road||Apartment||-|
|Seal Inn Sanya||Rm19A23 Haichen Ge Bihailantian Sanya Bay Road||Hotel||64|
|Nanfeng Seaside Resort Sanya||B-9floor Richen property Haihua Road Da Dong Hai||Hotel||-|
|Sanya Backpackers||No. 1 Type 1 Villa Luming Community Haihua Road Dadonghai||Hostel||91|
|Pipiluo Bluehouse||No.160, Luhuitou Village Group 4||Hostel||-|
|Lover Bay Beach Cafe Hostel||No.175, Group 1, Luhuitou Village Hedong District, Sanya||Hostel||-|
|Thorn Bird Sanya Hostel||Sanya Bay Road Sanya City Danzhou Community No. 8, Lane||Hostel||-|
|Raintree Backpacker Hostel||4th floor, Shan Shun Yun Tian Tower He Dong Road||HOSTEL||73|
|LUMINN Hostel Sanya||#103 Haipo Estate, Sanya Bay Road Sanya||Hostel||-|
|Sanya Sunshine International Youth Hostel||8# Villa,Ke La Quay,close to Chen Guang Resort Sanya Bay Road||HOSTEL||86|
|Joe's Seaside Inn||No. 8 Jixiang street||HOSTEL||82|
|Sombrero Hostel||No.8 Haihua Road Dadonghai||HOSTEL||-|
|Simple Love Seaside Hostel||Room 502a, Huayu Resident, No.66 Yuya Road Dadonghai District||APARTMENT||-|
|Sanya Senior Leader International Youth Hostel||No.14 Jiande Alley Jixiang Street||HOSTEL||-|
|Lulu Beach Hostel Sanya||No.138,Group 4 Luhuitou Village||HOSTEL||-|
|Sanya Width Hostel||No. 62 Hong Jiao Wu Zu Hedong District||HOSTEL||79|
|My Sea Inn||168# LuHuiTou Village (close to Residents's commit||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Sanya Tianya International Youth Hostel||No. 7 NanQi Lane, fourth Lane YuCun Road||HOSTEL||79|
|Sanya Jia Cuo Hostel||No.79, Group 2 Lu Hui Tou Village||HOSTEL||-|
|See Sea Inn (Houhai)||Haitang Bay Sanya||HOSTEL||74|
|SanYa JiaCuo Hostel||Lover Bay||Hostel||-|
|Nanuna Beach Club||#80 Hou Hai Village East||HOSTEL||-|
|Captain's House||Opposite "Sanya Royal Garden Resort" Lu Ling lu(Rd), Da Dong Hai||HOSTEL||-|
|See Sea Inn Tianya||No.251 The Second East Malin Street||HOSTEL||-|
|Sunny Sanya Family Inn- Yalong Bay||Yalong Bay National Resort Dis , 700 meters to Yalong Bay||Guesthouse||-|
|Pipiluo Bluehouse||No.160, Group 4 Luhuitou Village||HOSTEL||-|
|Sanya Clarity Bay Hostel||No.1 Huanglong Road, Tianya Town||HOSTEL||-|
Wangba (联网) means internet bar in Chinese. Almost every town will have an internet bar or gaming center. The best way to spot an internet bar is to look for the 网(ba) character, which means net, and large digitized images of computer game characters. Often, there will be a sign saying Green Power in English at the entrance. Most gaming centers cost about RMB3 an hour. You prepay at the main desk and are then given a plastic card or a piece of paper. Once you are done you return the card or piece of paper and get reimbursed for the money you didn't spend. Be prepared for a place that might be dingy, basic and messy. Internet bars in China tend to get crowded starting in the late afternoon to the late evenings.
Some hotels provide access from the rooms that may or may not be free; others may provide a wireless service or a few desktops in the lounge area.
Also, quite a few cafes provide free wireless Internet service. Some cafes, even provide a machine for customer use.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The country calling code to China is 86. To make an international call from China, the code is 00.
When making international phone calls it is best to buy an IP card. They typically have a value of ¥100 but sometimes can be had for as little as ¥25. The cards have printed Chinese instructions, but after dialing the number listed on the card English-spoken instructions are available. As a general indication of price, a call from China to Europe lasts around 22 minutes with a ¥100 card. Calls to the U.S. and Canada are advertised to be another 20% cheaper. There is no warning before the card runs out of minutes.
If you already have a GSM 900/1800 cellphone, you can roam onto Chinese networks, but calls will be very expensive (¥12-35/minute is typical). If you're staying for more than a few days, it will usually be cheaper to buy a prepaid Chinese SIM card; this gives you a Chinese phone number with a certain amount of money preloaded. Chinese tend to avoid phone numbers with the bad-luck digit '4', and vendors will often be happy to offload these "unsellable" SIM-cards to foreigners at a discount. If you need a phone as well, prices start around ¥100/200 used/new. Chinese phones, unlike those sold in many Western countries, are never "locked" and will work with any SIM card you put in them. China's two big operators are China Mobile and China Unicom. Most SIMs sold by the two work nationwide, with Unicom allowing Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan usage as well. There is usually a surcharge of about ¥1/min when roaming outside the province you bought the SIM, and there are some cards that work only in a single province, so check when buying.
China Post (中国邮政) is the official postal service of the People's Republic of China, operated by the State Postal Bureau of the People's Republic of China (website in Chinese only), and has more details about price to send letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. The Chinese postal service is very good. Remember that in more remote places usually only one post office in a city can handle sending international boxes or letters. Also many times it might be worth having the name of the country you are trying to send to in Chinese characters, because small town people might not know what Estonia is in English. Post offices have a striking green logo and can easily be found everywhere in the cities. They are mostly open every day (including weekends!) from 8:00am to 6:00pm, though small offices might have shorter opening times, while the bigger ones in central and touristic areas are sometimes open during evenings as well.
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