Sanya

China

Cruises to Sanya

Sanya boasts splendid beaches stretching for miles and offers water sports from snorkelling to jet skiing. Asian Dragon Bay is one of the most famously scenic spots on Hainan, a tropical Chinese island that has been called "China's Hawai`i." Other popular attractions include Nanwan Monkey Island, home to more than 1,800 endangered macaque monkeys, and the 354-feet-tall statue of the Buddhist goddess of mercy, Guanyin of the South Sea of Sanya, erected on its own island just off the coast.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Sanya
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    China Standard Time CST
    UTC/GMT +8 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Mandarin. Say hello in Mandarin: Ni Hao!
  • Currency & Shopping
    Chinese Yuan (CNY) or Renminbi (RMB) Be prepared to negotiate for pearls.
    • Famous For
      Popular attractions include Nanwan Monkey Island and the Guanyin Statue of Hainan, one of the tallest statues in the world.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Sanya has been called "China's Hawaii." Asian Dragon Bay is one of the most famously scenic spots.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Locally farmed pearls and other local goods and souvenirs can be found at markets, small shops and street vendors.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Try local delicacies such as abalone, sea cucumber and sea urchin.
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