China Hainan Tour
Bordered by clear sea, Hainan Island's Sanya is an ideal place for water entertainment.
Besides tasting fresh seafood and enjoying exotic natural beauties, you must try exciting
water sports, such as diving, walking on the seafloor, and surfing. Among them, the
various kinds of diving are most popular with visitors, since Sanya is the best diving
resort in the world. In addition, Wuzhizhou Island is the top zone for diving where water
visibility can reach 27 meters (88.6 feet). Various water entertainments include the
Skin diving: This kind of diving needs no air tank and the time you remain in water
depends on your lung stamina.
Shore diving: Training with an air tank is necessary before attempting shore diving.
Depending upon your physical condition, you can dive to a depth of from four meters (about
13 feet) to ten meters (about 32.8 feet). A mysterious underwater world is waiting for
Boat diving: Most of the facilities that you use are the same as with shore diving, but
you drop yourself into the water from a yacht. Assisted by a coach, you can dive to depths
of ten meters to eighteen meters (about 59 feet).
Night diving: Similar to shore diving, after dusk underwater scenes are totally different
from daytime. The sea is more mysterious at night.
Semi-diving sightseeing boat: Suitable for these who want to enjoy various corals,
tropical fishes and other sea denizens without getting wet. You simply sit in a cabin and
enjoy the view through specially designed windows.
Price: CNY160 per person for half an hour
Fishing: Offshore fishing from yacht and platform, bank fishing and night fishing are
Price: Yacht fishing is CNY300 per person for 2 hours; platform fishing is CNY140 per
person for 2 hours.
Bank fishing is CNY100 per person for 2 hours; night fishing is CNY300 per person.
Besides these designations, diving categories are divided according to water zones. In
addition, you can drive a motorboat, banana boat, luxury jetboat or a jalor by yourself.
Excellent year-round weather in Sanya lures golfers; eleven golf courses have been built
in Sanya, two of which are located in the famous Yalong Bay National Resort. Another
popular feature of Sanya is the hot springs resorts. Among them, the Nantian Hot Spring
Resort is praised as the 'No.1 Spring of China', incorporating a hot spring,
accommodations and entertainment.
Owning to Sanya's tropical climate, most of the locals' activities takes place after dusk.
Therefore, experiencing Sanya's nightlife is the best way for you to participate in the
local life. There are nightclubs where you could feel the vigor of this newly emerged
tourist city. Generally, these clubs are in star-rated hotels. For example, Lidu Night
Club of Sanya Maintint Hotel and Huangchao Night Club of Sanya Guoxi Hotel are two popular
places for nightlife. If you want a quiet place to enjoy the night beauty of Sanya, the
Coffee Time Western Food Restaurant is recommended. Located in the Lanhai Garden of Bin
Hai Road, it is a lovely place to enjoy the sea while sipping a cup of exotic coffee.
Besides these, some beachside hotels have charming barbecues.