Number. We arrived at the hotel at about 23:00, settled us quickly, gave us a room with a balcony 307 (C). The room is large, bright and clean. He arranged for us, there are no special frills there. The room had: a kettle, dishes (cups, teaspoons, glasses), a refrigerator, a hair dryer, bath accessories, bathrobes, slippers. Air conditioning worked well, no issues at all. Cleaning in the rooms is good, they left money and valuables in the room, everything is safe and sound. The staff is smiling and polite.
Meals: breakfast + obligatory one dinner for $50 for two.
Breakfast buffet, we were very full, the food is good. Nobody left hungry. The food is more like European. Dinner is worth the money, there was a buffet of a variety of seafood. We ate too many shrimp, lobsters, oysters, various snails, etc. It was very tasty! : )
Beach and sea: walk 2 minutes. There are plenty of sun loungers on the beach from the hotel. We came to the beach at different times in the morning and after lunch, we always found free sun loungers for two. Beautiful beach, soft sand and clear warm sea. Maybe we were lucky, but almost the entire rest we had calm and clear water. There are no sand fleas on Dadonghai Beach. In general, there are no insects anywhere, everything is poisonous.
Tours. All vacationers are offered a free sightseeing tour of Sanya. This is not a bad option in order to determine the locations that you want to visit in the city.
But for us it was a tedious excursion, as we were taken to a shark farm, a snake farm, a silk factory, which in reality turn out to be commercial places where they sell you a placebo for all diseases for crazy money and our people, alas, take them. As usual, hotel guides offer various excursions at an inflated cost and frighten vacationers with the fact that they themselves go far or it’s not realistic without guides. We traveled by ourselves and were satisfied. Near the hotel there is a main street with a bus stop, from which buses leave for all known destinations.
We went to Tree Houses, looked at the pedestrian street, the drunken bridge, went up to the observation platform in the park near the tree houses, were in the Deer Turned His Head Park and visited the Nanshan Buddhism Center.
But I advise, preparing for such trips while still at home, print out all the important information, bus schedules and their routes, as you will encounter problems with the Internet.
All youtube bloggers tell us that the Internet is working and everything is OK. Guys, why carry such nonsense! It really does not work and did not work not only for us, but also for everyone we asked. VPN works correctly for one day, then a complete mess. The Chinese are blocking it. But Skype and Wechat work well. Download the latter at home for yourself and your family, with whom you plan to communicate, the connection is excellent and without problems.
Infrastructure near the hotel. Between the hotel and the beach across the bay there is a promenade with many cafes. Great place for evening walks. From the side of the main entrance of the hotel there are streets with various chifankas and shops, a choice of food for every taste and budget. We chose Lina's chifanka, there is very tasty food and you can take food to go.
Not far from the hotel is the well-known Zima-Leto shopping center and evening food courts there, a little further from the Pineapple shopping center, everything is within walking distance.
Nuances you need to know. We flew from UIA airlines. In Ukraine, online check-in is done 24 hours before departure and a boarding list is printed, since this service is paid at the airport ($ 15 per person). In Sanya, there is no online registration for the return trip, you can not waste your time on this. Our flight back was at 00:20 at night, so the hotel, when buying a tour, offers a late check-out with an additional surcharge. We used this service and are very happy about it. We didn't have to check out from the room at 12 and it's not clear where to wander until departure at 21:00. We had a great day and quietly gathered in the evening.
At customs at the airport, luggage is examined very carefully, especially for the presence of prohibited fruits and other prohibited items. Forbidden fruits: Durian, Jack fruit, watermelon, melon, coconut.
Prohibited items: lighters, matches (they will be taken from you), Powerbank in the luggage bag (you need to take it in your hand luggage), sea water, carals, sand. You can safely transport all other fruits, they will be sealed in a box upon purchase, the main thing is to control the weight. You can take a box of fruit as hand luggage with a weight limit of 5+7 kg. Many people buy Chinese straw hats, they are large in size, but they are not forbidden to be taken on board. In general, you can bring a lot, the main thing is to follow the rules.
There is no Duty Free at Sanya Airport, this is the first time we have seen this. At the airport, after passing through customs control, you will meet a vending machine with drinks, a bottle of iced tea is 5 yuan, so if you have yuan left, we recommend black tea : ) it helps a lot in a long flight.
It was a great vacation with a lot of impressions, positive emotions. Hainan is a magnificent tropical island that will remain in my heart forever.
The room has a perfectly working air conditioner, there is also a fan on the ceiling, but we did not understand what it was for. Air conditioning always works, because. there is a card that cannot be removed from the electrical socket. So, while you are away - and the air conditioner is working, and the phones are charging, it is very convenient.
Everything in the room is free, but if something has a price label on it (mini bar, bottle of water on the bedside table), then you will have to pay for it! There is a lot of space in the mini-bar, they kept their purchases (cola, mango) if necessary. Teas, coffee, dry cream, 4 bottles of water, a bathroom set were replenished every day, and for each (a comb, a shower cap, an elastic band for hair, a razor with shaving cream, a toothbrush with toothpaste, a sewing travel kit), well and there were always shampoo, conditioner, body balm, shower gel, soap on the shelf. The blue bag for the beach is for you, take and carry things in it, and you can take it home, and you can use the white one, but you can’t take it home. There are slippers for the beach, bathrobes. Everything is in the room, in the closet. There is a hair dryer. Not portable, in the bathroom.
Towels (for each three pieces + 1 under the feet in total) are changed every day, regardless of where you threw them. We changed beach towels from the maid, she always walks along the corridor somewhere nearby: you look where her cart is, you come up, you hold out towels, she immediately gives clean ones, without even asking what number.
Sometimes they put a plate of fruit in the room (just like that, for free, and they can give it repeatedly, they may not give it at all, it's like a present from the hotel). Tips, as we were told, are not taken, we took Alenka and Alpen Gold chocolates with us, left them on the table next to the kettle every other day.
The room has a safe, very convenient to use, but it is better not to leave the door open when you are in the room, because you can hit your head, unfortunately, it is located that way.
Food in the hotel is plentiful. There is everything. We only had breakfast (and once there was a barbecue dinner that came with the package), and you could come to breakfast at 7 in the morning (if you have an early excursion, we found that you can already go to eat at 6-40) and eat until 10, or until 10-30 (I don’t remember exactly). Well, this is for those who really want to get better))) They have very tasty noodles, hollandaise sauce. Delicious steamed rice buns, but didn't really like the sweet rice cakes. They took small empty bottles of water from the room, collected water at breakfast, no one said anything. They took boiled corn with them from breakfast, buns, no one said anything either. But we took a couple of times everything. Breakfast also included meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits, coffee, tea, cakes, i. e. for every taste. Barbecue dinner, that's a sip. Everything is beautiful, plentiful, live music. Decide what you will eat, especially a paradise for seafood lovers. Beer all you want, drinks too and any food straight from the grill, from the oven, etc.
About wi-fi in the hotel: it turns on immediately, by itself, without a password. Wi-fi there, in Hainan - everywhere, I didn’t strain with it. We did not connect any applications, we talked on VKontakte, where it works perfectly. They just downloaded the Maps Me program in Russia, and for the first days they looked at the road using it. It works without internet.
The beach is literally behind the gate (a convenient system - only you, as a hotel guest, can enter from the beach by applying a card, and the gate is closed for outsiders). There are plenty of sunbeds on the beach and by the pools. The pools always have sun loungers, clean, free mattresses, toys for children. And the beach is a little crowded, and there may not be sunbeds at rush hour. It is very convenient to lie by the pool, at the same time go to the sea to swim and lie by the pool again. By the way, in China you can smoke everywhere. It's the first time I meet this.
After the flight started, you hope that now they will dim the lights and let everyone sleep, but NO! At 3:30 a. m. , they wish everyone a bon appetit and start serving breakfast! How? We just took off...let's sleep!
And, as it turned out, this is not all: we will have refueling and replacement of the team of pilots and stewards in Alma-Ata. After landing (very soft) they don’t let you out of the plane, refueling and changing the crew lasts about an hour!
It's just a mockery! Set up a tent with coffee and tea next to the plane, let people take a walk near the plane.
Gift excursion to the park and to the volcano: a group of 96 people for 2 guides and three buses. Interesting, but too many people.
Hotel in Haikou Sunshine is located on the outskirts of the city and among the counter.
They are not allowed to swim in the pool without rubber caps, the thermal springs are dirty. There is a small pool with fish that exfoliate their feet, but it is also dirty!
The Chinese swim in the pool, blow their nose into the water, but in hats!
The breakfasts are good, there are also first courses, meat, potatoes, rice,
After a day transfer to the Sunshine Intaime Hotel in Sanya.
They gave a standard room without a balcony (as it turned out, all standards without a balcony! )
Room 902 with a city view and a side sea view, BUT the room is completely smoky and not cleaned at all! In the room everything is scattered on the floor, on the tables
Hotel guide Dima does not solve anything! You may not apply!
They asked to change to a standard room with a balcony, it turned out that there are none.
They offered to replace it with a room on the 8th floor with a view of the neighboring building or a room on the 3rd floor above the road. All rooms are small and without balcony. The cost of such a hotel room at the reception is 700 yuan per day.
The hotel is very old and always noisy and crowded.
The pool is thrown with bleach (balls) right in the afternoon at 14:30, when people swim and relax. They begin to whistle, drive out of the pool and scatter bleach from the bag with a spatula all over the pool. And then they begin to take revenge and clean up the garbage, the leaves right around the sun loungers (although YOU lie and rest on them)
Toilets throughout the hotel and near the reception on electronic keys and upon check-out you hand over the key at 12:00, but you can ask for the key at the reception every time.
They pick you up for a flight to the airport from the hotel in 5 and a half hours, go to the airport for 1 hour, and after that you sit at the airport on iron seats. It turns out that they pick up so early from the hotel because the same bus picks up people who have arrived on vacation.
China is not a country where you want to return again and do not want to advise her to visit at all.
Location. There are many shops and cafes around, close to bus stops from which you can go to see the sights of Sanya.