Sanya Bay is very popular with beach goers due its central location.
Sanya Bay is huge, a 22 kilometre crescent of beach stretching west from Phoenix Island. The beach is lined with coconut palms and the eastern end is landscaped with footpaths and gardens, public toilets, changing rooms and showers are set at regular intervals.
Towards the western end of the bay it is quieter with a predominance of hotels, resorts and holiday apartments.
The beach in Sanya Bay attracts all manner of people from local fishermen fishing with hand nets, boat builders building traditional wooden fishing boats to tourists, elderly dancers, Tai Chi practitioners and the occasional beach cricket team.