So you are not up for a wild night in Sanya - how about checking some of the relaxing cafes! Sanya caters to every need, if your need isn’t to bounce up and down on the dance floor until 2:00 am, then there is a fun alternative just around the corner in the form of Sanya’s hip and trendy cafes.
Increasingly, travelers are following the local’s lead in heading to one of many excellent new cafes springing up in the city.
Sanya Bay No. 1 Café三亚湾一号咖啡屋
If you’re looking for a cozy place to relax, this is it.
Modern and hugely popular with the younger crowd, this café thrives on its location and ambiance. This cafe has an expansive rooftop with a sea view and there is seating available inside or outside.
The views across Sanya Bay are great and make for a perfect spot for watching the fireworks displays during the New Year holiday and for viewing the colorful Phoenix Island.
The café provides a wide selection of freshly squeezed juices, beers and cocktails. Most tourists don't make it here for their evening martini, but they crowd the bar to watch the sun set over Sanya Bay.
Add: 9F, Lan Yun Ge, Golden Bay Community, Binhai Road, Sanya三亚市滨海路金色港湾小区揽云阁9楼(近凤凰岛入口)
Rona Café 罗纳咖啡
Rona café, located at the top of Motel 168, is a trendy option for an afternoon coffee, tea or snack.
The venue offers a welcoming atmosphere, and it is a good option for people who want to catch up some reading while enjoying a coffee. Wi-Fi is available here to catch up on some of your reading online.
Add: 6, Tonghai 2nd Alley, Sanya Bay Road, Sanya (on the top floor of Motel 168) 三亚湾路通海二巷6号（莫泰酒店顶楼）
Opening hours: 10:00 am - 1:30 am
Coastline 11 海岸11号
If you aren't in the mood to party hard, this café is an excellent fallback.
When the sun sets, looking out into the sea through the coconut trees often brings guests to feel they are living in a house facing the sea.
Located on a quiet residential street, this is a cafe you could walk into in the afternoon and find yourself still enjoying late at night.
Tasty treats, meals and desserts to compliment your favorite beverage are also served in the café. Diners seated here can relax thoroughly while enjoying the colorful Phoenix Island when the sun goes down.
Add: Villa 9 and 10, Binhai Villa District, Sanya Bay Road Sanya 三亚市三亚湾路滨海别墅区9,10栋
Opening hours: 10am-1:30am
Cao Miao Café & Bar 早苗咖啡厅
Located on the 11th floor of a residential building in Sanya Bay, this rooftop bar is Taiwanese owned and managed.
This bar has a 180 degree view of Sanya Bay (25 miles long). On a sunny and clear day, this is a great place for watching the sun set.
With a range of bottled beers in the fridge and both red and white wines available, the bar has a simple menu offering BBQ snacks as well as cakes and pastries. There is little English spoken, but the service is welcoming, friendly and efficient.
If you’re still feeling hungry, check out the Tepanyaki restaurant on the floor below which is under the same management.
Add: 11F, Shengshi Xindi Building, corner of Jixiang Street and Sanya Bay Road, Sanya 三亚市吉祥街三亚湾路口盛世新地大楼11楼
Left Bank Cafe & Bar 左岸咖啡酒吧
Left Bank Cafe & Bar is located to the left side of Sanya Bay, and is near Sanya Phoenix Island. It is decorated with items from Hainan’s local culture such as ethnic handicraft, Li nationality and Miao nationality embroideries, wooden tables and desks, branch bar counters and wax print tablecloths.
At the Left Bank Cafe & Bar, there is a stage set up for live music. In addition, the usual beers, domestic wines and tea are featured on the menu along with some basic BBQ snacks.