Translating to “the edge of the sky and the end of the sea”, Tianya Haijiao was considered to be the most remote corner of the earth and is home to a few romantic legends that draw couples from across the globe to declare their forever vows to each other within a poetic natural setting. Tianya Haijao is located in China’s only “tropical” landscape of Sanya, which sees a flood of annual sun-chasers seeking a vitamin D dose, and a quality Sanya resort is the ideal host for a romantic getaway or a fun beach foray with family and friends. Consider a stay at the Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa as its gracious hospitality and luxury amenities make it the perfect Sanya hotel from which to soak up the sun, sand, surf and the sightsa dotting this unique region. With its stunning beaches and the exquisite view of the open ocean, Tianya Haijiao evokes profound poetic allusion from its colourful past. The beach is home to an ancient rock formation bearing the Chinese characters of “the edge of the earth” and another rock nearby marks the “end of the sea”, which are the oldest stone inscriptions to be found in the area. These two stones are apparently the heart of a romantic tale, which saw two young lovers, pursued by their parents, embrace each other and jump into sea, instantly transforming into these two eternal landmarks of love. The legend is the signature draw of many young modern lovers, who choose to marry here in honour of the beautiful tale. But families and groups of friends will also enjoy the serene waves and the golden beaches, which afford some prime spots for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.