Located at the bottom tip of China’s Hainan province on the South China Sea, tropical Sanya is the country’s second most southern city and is quickly becoming a favored choice for luxury travelers in Asia, particularly since it’s just a short 1.5-hour flight away from Hong Kong. Once one of the best kept secrets in China and a destination that attracted mostly domestic vacationers, Sanya has in recent years begun luring more Western visitors, a fact reflected in a significant spike of newly opened hotels and resorts. It’s easy to see why interest in the city continues to grow: a stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, abundance of shopping opportunities and lavish luxury hotels are just a few of the many attractions in modern Sanya.