3-Day Sanya Escape: Island Hops & Splashes

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by Audrey

May 7, 2024 · 2 min read

Sanya 3 Days Itinerary

Embark on a three-day adventure in Sanya, where the sun kisses the sea and history whispers through the trees. Day one begins with a full day at Wuzhizhou Island, a treasure trove of historic buildings set against the backdrop of azure waters. Immerse yourself in the island's rich heritage before splashing into the excitement at Aquaventure Waterpark, where thrills await for three exhilarating hours. Day two invites you to the serene Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, a sanctuary where temples and monuments nestle amidst verdant foliage. Spend the day wandering through this tropical haven before setting sail to West Island, an observation deck offering panoramic views of Sanya's majestic seascape. Your final day in Sanya takes you to the Luhuitou Scenic Area, a place of ancestral significance and breathtaking vistas, for a two-hour exploration. Conclude your journey with a four-hour visit to the Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone, a city park that blends natural beauty with cultural richness. This Sanya itinerary promises a blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural enlightenment, all under the warm embrace of the tropical sun.

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3 Days in Sanya Itinerary: Day 1

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Wuzhizhou Island

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Kickstart your Sanya adventure with a full day immersed in the tropical paradise of Wuzhizhou Island. Nestled in Haishuwan Town, this island is a treasure trove of historic buildings set against a backdrop of crystal-clear waters and lush greenery. Whether you're a history buff eager to explore the ancient architecture or a beach enthusiast looking to soak up the sun, Wuzhizhou Island offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle, promising a day well-spent amidst nature's finest.

Attraction Info

  • Wuzhizhou Island, Haishuwan Town, Haishu District, Sanya City
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 days
  • Open from 8:00am-6:00pm,Time to go to the island: 08:00-16:00; time to go off the island: 08:30-18:00; reception time for diving projects ends at 17:00; reception time for water sports ends at 17:40; reception time for luxury island tour ends at 17:00 30. (The business hours and the time for the passenger ship to and from the island may be temporarily adjusted due to special circumstances such as sea conditions and weather. In case of special circumstances, please call the scenic spot for consultation in advance. The actual time shall be subject to the business notice of the scenic spot on the day. We apologize for any inconvenience)

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Aquaventure Waterpark

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After a day of tranquility, it's time to amp up the excitement at Aquaventure Waterpark. Located within the majestic Sanya Atlantis in Haitang Bay, this water park is a thrilling oasis for families and thrill-seekers alike. With its heart-pumping slides, lazy rivers, and interactive play areas, you're in for three hours of non-stop fun. Dive into the aquatic adventure and let the water's embrace invigorate your spirit as you cap off the first day of your Sanya itinerary.

Attraction Info

  • Sanya Atlantis, Haishu North Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya City
  • Suggested tour duration: 3-6 hour
  • Open from 10:00am-8:00pm

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3 Days in Sanya Itinerary: Day 2

1

Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park

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Kickstart your second day in Sanya with an immersive experience at Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park. Nestled within the Yalong Bay National Tourism Resort, this lush sanctuary at No.665 Yalongwan Road offers a day's escape among temple ruins and monuments that whisper tales of a bygone era. As you traverse the verdant landscapes, the park's serene atmosphere and rich biodiversity provide a perfect backdrop for both adventure seekers and those looking to unwind in nature's embrace.

Attraction Info

  • No.665 Yalongwan Road, Yalong Bay National Tourism Resort, Sanya City
  • Suggested tour duration: 0.5-1 day
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West Island

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After a day surrounded by the dense foliage of Yalong Bay, continue your Sanya adventure with a visit to West Island. This tranquil oasis, located in the Xiaoyagang West Island Marine Cultural Tourism Zone of Tianya District, is a maritime marvel that awaits your discovery. With its observation deck offering panoramic views of the azure waters, West Island is an idyllic retreat for those looking to connect with the sea. Spend your day exploring the island's diverse marine life, basking in the sun, or simply enjoying the peaceful rhythm of the waves.

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  • Xiaoyagang West Island Marine Cultural Tourism Zone, Tianya District, Sanya
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3 Days in Sanya Itinerary: Day 3

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Luhuitou Scenic Area

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Starting the final day of our Sanya sojourn, we ascend to the peak of romance and legend at Luhuitou Scenic Area. Perched atop a hill with panoramic views of the city and sea, this park is a sanctuary of serenity and history. Spend a couple of hours wandering through the ancestral hall, where the story of a hunter and a deer unfolds, symbolizing everlasting love. The lush surroundings and the gentle sea breeze make Luhuitou not just a visual delight, but also a narrative treasure of Sanya's cultural heritage.

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Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone

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In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of Sanya at the Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. This sprawling city park is a testament to the region's devotion and artistic spirit. Allocate a generous four hours to explore the grandeur of its temples, statues, and gardens that seamlessly blend Buddhist culture with tropical nature. The centerpiece, a towering Guanyin statue, stands as a serene sentinel over the South China Sea, offering a moment of reflection and a perfect culmination to your Sanya adventure.

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  • Open from 8:00am-5:00pm,After 17:00, the indoor and temple landscapes of the scenic area will be closed

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Wuzhizhou Island
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Wuzhizhou Island is a neighbouring island close to downtown Sanya that has magnificent scenery.The sea water there is crystal clear and teeming with marine life. The island is a well-known diving spot and it is also a good place for water activities such as Jet Ski rides, parasailing, and a banana-boat cruise. Wuzhizhou Island is well-developed and well-equipped with resort villas, bars, and seafood restaurants. You can stay here for one night to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Sanya Atlantis Resort is located on the national coast of Haitang Bay in Sanya. It is themed with the mystery of the disappearing Atlantis continent and provides a variety of entertainment and recreation projects. The world enjoys sunshine, splashes and endless joy! The Lost Chambers Aquarium begins a magical adventure and discovers the mysteries of the deep ocean. The Atlantis Dolphin Bay is a habitat home for dolphins, sea lions and other marine mammals carefully built by an international professional design team.
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Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
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Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park is a park unique for its tropical rainforest. It is also the main filming location for the movie “If You Are the One 2”. Here, you can trek through the rainforest, enjoy the company of a variety of orchids, walk on the bridge where Shu Qi once walked, or climb up to the hill overlooking the Yalong Bay to enjoy the magnificent view.

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