Due to its special geography, Sanya seafood is famous and a must-eat food when you come to this city. Many seafodd restaurants in Sanya also provide declicious dishes that made from these treasure materials. And added to this, there are two huge fisheries here, the Beibuwan Fishery and the South China Sea Fishery.
Take a visit to the seaport
Abalone, sea cucumber and other exotic foods are common dishes served in restaurants here, and a visit to the port area in the city center is testament to the incredible wealth and freshness of the food here. If you do wander down this direction however, make sure you take your boots and a clothes peg to hold your nose! The stench from the boats and fishing nets can be unbearable!
Where to eat
There are numerous seafood restaurants in Sanya and the Chinese restaurant in the Gloria Resort in Yalong Bay is especially good. The Luhuitou Restaurant and Fuquan Restaurant are among the most famous in the area serving up some nice local specialties. In the city itself, Zhenmen Rd has some great little seafood joints, cooking up cheap yet tasty dishes.
A recommended seafood: Hele Crab
Hele Crab is a traditional dish originating from Hele Town, Wanning County in Hainan. Hele Crab is famous for its hard shell, rich meat and full crab roe, and can be cooked by steaming, boiling, frying or roasting, though steaming is considered the best method to bring out the full flavor of Hele Crab. Eating Hele Crab is considered to be beneficial to nourishing the bone marrow and liver, muscles and tendons, and promoting good blood circulation. A good place to eat Hele Crab is Lexin Hotel, located on Lesanjiao Road.
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Recommended Sanya Tours
- 6 Days Haikou & Sanya Sunny Tour
(Haikou-Sanya) ( Price from: US$921)
- 6 Days Sanya Leisure Vacation
(Luhuitou Park, Nanshan Buddhism Cultural Center, Yalong Bay, Monkey Island) ( Price from: US$862)
- 10 Days Relaxing Coastal City Exploration
(Hong Kong-Xiamen-Sanya-Hong Kong) ( Price from: US$1914)
- 18 Days China Honeymoon Tour to Sanya
(Shanghai-Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Sanya-Hong Kong) ( Price from: on request )