Which area to stay to enjoy the best of sanya? Going in nov!
If you want 5 star hotels away from the city then its yalong wan
If you want big crowds close to restaurants
Then dadong hai
If you want close to the airport / not a lot of people / 20 mins to the city n lots of restaurants then sanya bay
I personally like to be in the city itself, and so I have never stayed at Yalong Bay.
Da Dong Hai is probably best if you want to be in the city and hang out at the beach or dine overlooking the water. It is more touristy than the Sanya Bay side.
I usually stay on Sanya Bay and recommend the Four Points by Sheraton if you want to be right in the city, in the heart (most crowded part) of the Sanya Bay side. It is across the street from the beach. The beach doesn't have as much as Da Dong Hai or Yalong Bay, however. (No recliners or parasols for rent. No restaurants right ON the beach.) There are nice resorts with huge pools further out on the Sanya Bay side. The beach tends to get narrower and more deserted the further out you go.
Da Dong Hai and Yalong Bay get more foreign tourists, and Sanya Bay gets more Chinese retirees who stay for the winter.
I suggest you read Trip Advisor hotel reviews and look at the reviewers' photos carefully to help you decide.
How many days? You can easily stay in 2 locations and get the best of both. I prefer Yalong wan since 2004 as the beach where I swim, relax and take sunshine.
If you have little bit patience you can also get to city from Yalong wan on daily basis (used to do that for dinners and cheaper groceries).
Hello.. I will be there for 4d3n... So which one should I go first?