Searching the internet for logistical information about Sanya, China’s tropical beach destination comes up with very few results. Having been there myself, it is not that Sanya lacks things like Western Grocery Stores, it is simply the fact that few English speakers have been there and even fewer have posted information. Sanya is full of great seafood restaurants, western style restaurants, high-end hotel chains, golf courses, luxury and tax free shopping too.
For those westerners looking for some familiar foods an excellent grocery store is called Corner’s Deli. It has a vast inventory of imported goods from around the world. The store is spotlessly clean, well organized and it may be expensive for Chinese standards but surprisingly affordable for what you are getting. Here one will find fresh and organic products, deli meats and cheeses, wines, beers, liquors and all sorts of dried and canned foodstuffs as well as favorite snacks. Products are even marked and categorized by the country of their origin.
Corner’s Deli is found on the top floor of the Raihai Shopping Center. This excellent mall boasts all kinds of designer clothing (this s not cheap at all) and import products and is right in front of the beach in the upscale Yalong Bay.