Situated where the natural spring waters flowing down from nearby Xiangshui Hill run into the sea, Xiangshui Bay Tourism Development Zone offers visitors a brilliant combination of coconut palms, silvery beach and ocean views.
Sanya is alive and kicking the whole year round with a festivals and gala events celebrating life and nature. These include:
Human habitation of the Sanya area dates back 10,000 years. Sanya's earliest name is Yazhou and ancient relics have been found in and around Luobi Cave in Lizhigou Town near Sanya City. In addition, groups of ancient Persian tombs are located along the coast.