If anything has the power to make one pause for a moment and consider that life didn’t turn out so bad, it’s a panoramic view accompanied by the carbonated nostril-tickle of a favorite beverage as it’s lifted above the horizon and drawn into the gullet.
For the best results, you need to select some rooftop bars.
Combining fantastic views, great mixes, of the quaffable and auditory kind, and above all experiences you want to tell your friends about, WOS has come up with a pretty good list.
Red Sun Bar at Pullman Oceanview Sanya Bay Resort & Spa三亚湾海居铂尔曼度假酒店栖霞阁行政酒廊
The Red Sun Bar is on the 17th floor of Pullman Oceanview Sanya Bay Resort & Spa, and has a solid drink and wine menu and a small seating area.
The terrace that wraps all the way around the bar gives spectacular views of of the South China Sea and Sanya City skyline at dusk or sundown that whip you away from the city-feel in an instant.
Red Sun Bar is a top spot for romantics, shutterbugs and those who just like to sit, sip and smile.
Opening hours: 1:00 a.m. to 12 midnight
Add: 17/F, Pullman Oceanview Sanya Bay Resort & Spa, Sanya三亚市三亚湾海居铂尔曼度假酒店17
Tel: 0898-8828 8888
The Lounge at Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, Sanya 三亚湾福朋喜来登酒店—海景酒廊


For some travelers, no night out in Sanya is complete with a couple of cocktails at The Lounge at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Sanya Bay.

Perched on the top of Four Points by Sheraton Sanya, 29 floors above the city streets, the Lounge boasts scenic views overlooking the Sanya Bay.
You can step inside for a sumptuous afternoon tea behind the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Frequented by those staying in the hotel as well as those searching for a touch of class, the lounge offers various beers, cocktails, and cigars along with a wide wine selection.
Opening hours: 2:00pm-24:00pm
Add: 29/F, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Sanya Bay, Sanya 三亚市三亚湾福朋喜来登酒店29
Tel: 0898-88888588
Cao Miao Café & Bar 早苗咖啡厅
Cao Miao Café & Bar is one of the top spots for enjoying the 180 degree views of Sanya Bay.
Located on the 11th floor of a residential building in Sanya Bay, this roof top bar is Taiwanese owned and managed.
On a sunny and clear day, this is a great place for sundowners
With a range of bottled beers in the fridge and red and white wines, 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 run by 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
Tel: +0898-38265003