Sanya is a tropical resort city which boasts the best of both worlds when it comes to shopping, with the finest luxury international offerings available alongside fascinating and beautiful local crafts and arts. There are innumerable fantastic souvenirs waiting to be found, with pearl jewelries, sea shell ornaments, coconut-shell knick-knacks and other handicrafts with a similarly Hainanese twist amongst the most popular.
Sanya is quickly establishing itself as the region’s most exciting shopping destination. Luxury brands are increasingly visible on the tree-lined boulevards and at the beachfront restaurants of the city. World-famous luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Todd’s and Coach are available in Sanya either at boutique shopping malls within the city’s luxury resorts or at its duty free stores.
Sanya has also become the capital of duty free shopping in China, thanks to the fact that the only duty free stores operating in mainland China are in Sanya and Haikou Meilan Airport. The Hainan offshore duty-free policy applies to domestic and foreign visitors including residents of Hainan province, who are at least 16 years old or above, and boarding flights, trains, or ships to leave Hainan Island.
Hainan Offshore Duty-free Policy
Sanya Haitang Bay International Duty-free Complex 三亚海棠湾免税购物中心
Located in the Haitang Bay area, close to The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, the Sanya Haitang Bay International Duty-free Complex is a world-class luxury complex combining shopping, leisure, and tourism.
The duty-free store offers many of the best watch brands in the world, fashionable clothes and adornments, jewelry, travel cases and bags, small household appliances and characteristic domestic products. More than 30 international luxury brands, including Omega, Montblanc, Chopard, Piaget, Cartier, Breitling and Rado are carried by the store.
Besides, many other types of entertainment and shopping opportunities will be able to be found here in the near future, including a luxury brand exhibition area, a cultural and entertainment center, a designer hotel and a major food & beverage store.
Besides, the second stage project of Sanya International Duty-free Complex in Haitang Bay opened on January 17th, 2020. The second stage project consists of shopping mall, restaurants, and other entertainment facilities. 37 restaurants have opened in the duty free shop so far including 4 Michelin starred restaurants.
The second phase project building is designed by Benoy, a British architecture design team and it looks like a shell on the beach.
As one of the highlights of the building, Yunjie bridge is designed by Dutton who has ever engaged in designing Louvre glass pyramid in France. The bridge connects the Sanya duty free shop and the second phase project building. In addition, the 3D fountain provides a dreamy experience for visitors.
The shop has a spacious and comfortable shopping area with plenty of exclusive products. The second stage project consists of four topic areas such as life area, international innovation area and international food fair. The building covers 64,000 square meters and numerous international brands have entered into it.
Address: 118, Haitang North Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya三亚市海棠湾海棠北路118号
Transport: Bus Route 34 or 35 and get off at Sanya International Duty-Free Complex Bus Stop (三亚国际免税购物城公交站)
Summer Mall in Dadonghai 大东海夏日百货
Located in the central business district of Dadonghai in Sanya, this 6-storey store occupies a floor area of 25,000 square meters. It is so far the only foreign-invested retailer in Hainan, enjoying investment from Singapore’s MAP Group, which also manages Sogo, Seibu in Indonesia, Marks & Spencer, Debenham’s, Harvey Nichols, Lafaye, Lutos and more than thirty shopping centers and modern department stores worldwide. It is also the first tax-refund-authorized store in Hainan.
The mall carries a huge collection of over 320 brands from both Europe and America and offers apparel, fashion accessories, home décor and even antiques.
The place is packed with dining options too, where shoppers can find a Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Macao hotpot, and the Jason Food Plaza (a mid-priced food square with a variety of dining options).
Address: 1, Haiyun Road, Dadonghai, Sanya 三亚市大东海海韵路1号
Transport: Bus Route 2, 4, 8, 17, 18, 24, 25 or 31 and get off at Summer Mall Bus Stop (夏日百货公交站)
Mangrove Luxuries Center 红树林国际奢侈品中心
Residents and tourists in Sanya can buy high quality products at the same retail prices that the global luxury market offers at the Mangrove Luxuries Center.
The center offers a collection of international brands featuring apparel, fashion accessories, home decor and even antiques.
Address: Located at the Hawaii Avenue, 1/F, King Palm Tower and Queen Palm Tower, 155, Fenghuang Road, Sanya 三亚市凤凰路155号三亚湾红树林度假世界的大王棕酒店和皇后棕酒店的底层-夏威夷风情街
Transport: Bus Route 4, 10, 20, 36, or 42, and get off at the Sanya Aviation and Tourism College Bus Stop (三亚海航学院公交站).
Dadonghai International Shopping Mall 大东海国际购物广场
The Dadonghai International Shopping Mall is the fourth newly added tax-refund-authorized store in Sanya, following Sanya Summer Mall, Yifang Shopping Mall and Sanya International Shopping Mall.
Located in the central business district of Dadonghai in Sanya, the four-story mall integrates an international cinema, great dining options, and an entertainment arcade, offers residents and tourists an all-in-one stop for leisure and recreational activities.
Applicable conditions for tax-refunded shopping:
Overseas visitors, including people from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan who have resided in mainland China for no more than 183 days continuously, while they make purchases of refund items up to RMB 500 on the day and the departure date is no more than 90 days away from the shopping day, as well as the goods must be carried by the passengers themselves when leaving the island by air, which can be tax refund and tax refund rate is 11%.
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: 136, Yuya Road, Sanya 三亚市榆亚路136号
Transport: Take buses No. 2, 4, 8, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24 or 25 and get off at the Dadonghai Square Stop.
Commercial Pedestrian Street in Jiefang Road 解放路步行街
A popular shopping destination located in Jiefang Road, the first to third floors of this shopping mall sell leather goods, food and drink, clothes, accessories, hair and beauty products and services, and more. There’s also an arts and crafts street which is great of visitors looking for souvenirs and gifts.
Address: Next to the Sanya Bus Station, Jiefang Road, Sanya 三亚市解放路汽车站旁
Transport: Bus Route 2,4,7,8,10,12,16,30 or 31 and get off at Qi Che Zong Zhan Bus Stop (汽车总站公交站)
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