Sanya Tourist Attractions
On the clean white beaches of Sanya, for example in Yalong Bay, bathing is possible throughout the year.
There are several natural attractions in the Sanya surrounding area.
Cave of the Fallen Paintbrush
The over 3m/10ft deep Cave of the Fallen Paintbrush (Luobi Dong) lies 10km/6mi to the west of the city on the southwestern slope of a mountain. Here can be seen a stalactite which looks like a giant paint brush. Underneath a bulging stone catches the lime drops which fall from its roof. Before the local residents send their children to school for the first time they put them to a little test in this grotto: If the child succeeds in catching a falling drop in the palm of his hand then he will achieve good marks and a successful journey through life; otherwise other possibilities must be explored.
Cape at the End of the World
The Cape at the End of the World (Tianyahaijiao), some 24km/15mi to the west of Sanya, was once renowned as ''the most remote spot in the world''.On the rocks which lie around the cape numerous ideograms can be identified; they were carved in 1733 by the provincial governor and other civil servants of the time. The inscriptions repeatedly concern the remote geography of this stretch of land: ''Absolute End of the World'', ''Beginning of the Sea'', ''Pillars of the Southern Firmament'', etc.
Stag Cape (Lu Huitou) is the southern tip of Hainan Island 6km/4mi south of Sanya. Its shape is reminiscent of a deer with its head facing backwards. The rocky beach is rich in coral-reefs.