Located at the very southern part of Hainan Island, and resting calmly in the warm waters of the South China Sea, Sanya is the only tropical city of China and the highlight of Hainan Island Holiday. Sanya stands between 18°09′ and 18°37′ latitude almost the same as Hawaii. Thus, it’s often called “the Hawaii of China” or “orient Hawaii”.
Sanya Hainan enjoys a tropical climate with annual average temperatures ranging between 18°C (65°F) and 28°C (82°F) and annual rainfall between 1,500 mm and 2,000 mm. An average of about 12 hours per day have daylight and more than 300 days of a year on average, are sunny. The average annual temperatures of Sanya Hainan hover at a beautiful 22-28 °C Celsius. Caddie’s personal summery on Sanya’s Climate.
Sanya now is the center of Hainan Island, but historically speaking, Sanya was just a small fishing village, fishing port and one of the most important navy bases of China. The center of Southern Hainan Island was Yanzhou in ancient times with a recorded long-lasting history.
With the approval of Hainan as the youngest province of China, Sanya saw a great progress in tourism since 1988. Today Sanya Hainan is the best choice for a southern China beach holiday after your trip on Mainland China. If you come for holiday in Sanya, don’t just decide which hotel, but on which beach to stay: Yalong Bay, Dadonghai, Sanya Bay and Haitang Bay.