Best bars and clubs in Sanya
When daytime outings and excursions come to an end in Sanya, the city comes alive at night and is truly buzzing. A mix of bars, clubs, KTV lounges, live music and cultural shows means that there is something for everyone.
Livewire revelers in Sanya can find their places of entertainments in plenty of nightclubs where they can drink and dance until morning.
Since Sanya has so many nightlife options to choose from it can be hard to know where to start. WOS has recommendations of some of the best bars and clubs in the city for drinks with a view of the beautiful Sanya Bay, clubbing on the classic Chinese style, enjoying a quiet cocktail at a local popular beach or heading out for some good food.
For a view
On the 29th floor of the new Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, the terrace from Flair has one of the best views in town, overlooking Sanya Bay. Given the location, it is frequented by those searching for a touch of class. It also has a great, spacious outdoor terrace which is perfect for relaxing at in the evening in Sanya’s warmer months.
For a view without making such a dent in your wallet, try the Lounge at the hotel. The Lounge offers various beers, cocktails, and cigars along with a large wine selection.
The Lounge at Four Points by Sheraton Hainan
Opening hours: 2:00 pm – midnight
Add: 29F, Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, Sanya Bay, Sanya
For a beachfront night out
If you happen to visit Dadonghai and are looking for a cool place to start the night out at during the summer, you simply cannot miss the WOS Beach Bar.
This small hole-in-the-wall bar is right on the beach and can get crowded with an interesting and friendly mix of locals, expats and tourists.
The bar offers a mix of burgers, pizzas, wraps and sandwiches. Beverages include reasonably priced smoothies and fruit juices, cold beers and cocktails.
Service is friendly and relaxed and the workers have excellent English.
WOS Beach Bar
Add: Shop 30, Dadonghai Beach, Sanya, Hainan (right on the beach)
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
For a good western place
A trip to Sanya Dolphin Bar is worth the trek for quality drinks and tasty eats. It is one of few western-style bars in Sanya that consistently has a good mix of locals and foreigners.
In the evenings it can get pretty busy, the various nightly specials keep the punters coming in. This is currently the only place in Sanya showing regular live sports – most major matches and games are shown including rugby, soccer, baseball, NFL, NBL and various tennis tournaments.
Sanya Dolphin Bar
Opening hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Add: No 95, Yuya Road, Dadonghai, Sanya (across City Link Hotel)
For a classic Sanya clubbing experience
88 Bar is a classic Chinese club gone a bit crazy, and makes for an entertaining evening. To a pumping soundtrack, you’ll see erratic dancing, typical Chinese dice games, and other rituals peculiar to clubbing in China.
Add: Shop 101, Building 1, Time Coast Bar Street, Yuya Avenue, Sanya
SOURCE: WOS Team
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