In addition to being a famous holiday destination, Sanya is also a major fishing port, so visitors coming to Sanya must include seafood in their diet. At a moderate price you can sample many different varieties, such as lobster, shrimp, crab, red snapper, mackerel, squid, sea cucumber, abalone, various types clams and mussels, etc. Dining in the many seaside restaurants with excellent ocean views is an experience you will not forget. 

Dining on Fishing Boat

The fishing boats are located near Sanya Red Sand Wharf, about 20 minutes from the city centre, and serve the freshest seafood. Patrons are ferried to the boats by small sampans and can enjoy their meals cooked and served in the middle of the ocean.

Sanya Marine Aquatic Restaurant

The Sanya Marine Aquatic Restaurant at Sanya Red Sand Wharf is one of the biggest and most romantic dining establishments in Sanya. The dining areas with panoramic sea views can seat up to 800. Guests can chat to local fishermen, while enjoying the fresh catch in a wonderful marine environment. Low prices and excellent food make this an ideal choice for leisure, entertainment and dining.

Spring Garden Seafood Market

The Spring Garden Seafood Market is Sanya’s most famous seafood market, with attractive prices, an excellent selection and a lively atmosphere. This is the most popular place for seafood in Sanya, with literally thousands of people coming here everyday. There are 90 different food stalls, all known for their reasonable prices and service. You just pick what you like from the market and take it to one of the cooking stalls, where they prepare the food in accordance with your instructions. Cooking a popular Chinese hot-pot, steaming or pan-frying all cost RMB 2 per lb (plus the fish!). Business hours start from 6:00 pm in the evening, everyday.





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