Route 1: Round Hainan Seven Day Tour
Day 1: Haikou Historic Qilou Street – Holiday Beach
1. Historic Qilou Street 海口骑楼老街
Take a walk into Hainan’s past at the Haikou Historic Qilou Streets, where you will see the overhanging second story of the “qilou” or arcade style buildings. This architectural style shows a strong South Sea influence, and some of the buildings here are 700+ years old.
Drink an old fashioned salt lemonade in the shady back gardens of Zhongshan Rd’s many cafes, shop for Hainan souvenirs, and see both restored and untouched qilou buildings, where life goes on much as it has for the last several hundred years.
Address: Deshengsha Rd., Zhongshan Rd., Bo’ai Rd., Xinhua Rd., Jiefang Rd., Changdi Rd., Haikou 海口得胜沙路、中山路、博爱路、新华路、解放路、长堤路等老街区。
2. Holiday Beach 假日海滩
Holiday Beach is Haikou's most popular beach. The 6 km. long beach enjoys a wonderful climate (average temperature of 75.2ºF), with sparkling waters, waving palm trees, and plenty of sunshine and blue skies. Swimming, beach volleyball, boating, and many other water sports are all popular here. Other nearby attractions include hot springs, swimming pools, running/biking trails, and a roller skating rink. There are several hotels and seafood restaurants along the beach. One great feature of this beach is the large BBQ area, where you can make your own fire, and cook your own food! This is very popular, and you can meet a lot of people out enjoying a seaside BBQ. Charcoal, skewers, and food can all be bought here, or bring your own!
Address: Holiday Beach, Binhai Ave, Haikou 海口市滨海大道
Day 2: Dongshan Peak – Shimei Bay, Wanning
1. Dongshan Peak 东山岭
Journey to Dongshan Ridge to experience ancient Hainan culture. Buddhist Temples have been built here since the Tang and Song Dynasties, and the Huafeng Temple, Chaoyin Temple, and Dongling Temple in particular are worth seeing. Literati have been inscribing lines of poetry upon the boulders of Dongshan Ridge since the Jin Dynasty, and even if you don’t read Chinese, the beauty of the calligraphy is striking. Dongshan Ridge is well known for having tasty eats, and Dongshan goat has been named the second of Hainan's four signature dishes. Here, you will be able to savor the unique flavors of the locally produced, fresh food.
Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
2. Shimei Bay 石梅湾
Shimei Bay Beach, located in Wanning, is home to Le Meridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort and Spa. Relax in the beach chairs, sip a cold coconut, and bask in the sunshine on this pristine white sandy beach. Explore the rocky shoreline and dip your toes in the refreshingly cool, clean, and clear waters of breathtakingly beautiful Shimei Bay.
Hours: Open 24 hours a day
Address: Shimei Bay, Wanning 万宁石梅湾
Day 3: Boundary Island – Yalong Bay
1. Boundary Island 分界洲岛
Boundary Island is full of beauty everywhere you look, from the dramatic rocky cliffs to the clear blue waters off shore. Divers at Boundary Island will be treated to unparalleled views of vibrant sea life, including living corals, brightly colored shoals of tropical fish, and even dolphins.
2. Yalong Bay 亚龙湾
Relax on the 7km. long shining white crescent beach of Yalong Bay. Diving, swimming, boating, and other water sports are popular here, or just spend the day relaxing on a beach chair sipping on a coconut. Nice!
Day 4: Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Rainforest Park – Dadonghai Beach
1. Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Rainforest Park 亚龙湾热带天堂森林公园
Enjoy sweeping views of scenic Yalong Bay, swaying rope bridges, picturesque sculptures, and a white wedding chapel here, right in the middle of a lush tropical rainforest.
Tickets: 175 RMB/ person
Hours: 08:00 - 17:30
Phone number: +86 898 38238888
Address: Yalong Bay National Resort Area, Sanya 亚龙湾国家旅游度假区内
2. Dadonghai Beach 大东海
Dadonghai Beach, located in the heart of Sanya, has clean white sands and beautiful water, as well as plenty of shopping, restaurant options, and entertainment.
Hours: All Day
Address: Dadonghai Beach, Sanya 三亚大东海
Recommended Stay: 3 - 4 hours
Day 5: Wuzhizhou Island – Daxiao Dongtian Cave Park
1. Wuzhizhou Island 蜈支洲岛
This island is a water fun paradise for all ages. Go swimming or diving in the crystal clear waters, or try one of the other fun water sports, like parasailing or diving!
Admission Fee: 168 RMB/ person (includes round trip ferry tickets)
Phone: +86 400 114 6666
2. Daxiao Dongtian Cave Park 大小洞天景区
Daxiao Dongtian is a large mountain park, with plenty of hiking trails through the forest or along the rocky beach. Explore the cave, visit the Daoist temples and monuments, and wander through the Fossil Museum, where you will see fossilized dinosaur bones and eggs.
Hours: 07:00 – 18:00
Phone: +86 898 88830188
Address: Daxiao Dongtian Cave Park, Yacheng Town, Sanya 三亚市崖城镇大小洞天景区
Day 6: Yanoda – Betel Nut Valley
1. Yanoda 呀诺达
Yanoda Tropical Rainforest Park is the perfect place for nature lovers. Walk on winding trails through the jungle, or fly over it on the longest zip line in Hainan! Hike up the waterfall, or play paintball with a few of your friends and family.
Hours: 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of stay: 3 - 4 hours
Tickets: 165 RMB/person (Other activities may require additional fees)
Address: Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County, Hainan, China 保亭县，呀诺达雨林文化区
2. Betel Nut Valley 槟榔谷
Betel Nut Valley is a living fossil of Hainan minority culture where Li culture has been completely preserved. There are a total of 20 national intangible cultural heritage sites located in Hainan Province, and Betel Nut Valley alone boasts 10 of them. Step into beautiful scenery, listen to the beautiful melodies of the Li people played on their handmade traditional instruments, and learn how to do the Bamboo Dance!
Address: Ganzaling Natural Reserve, Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County, Hainan Province 海南省保亭黎族自治县甘什岭自然保护区
Phone: +86 898 38661116
Day 7: Houhai Beach
Houhai Beach 皇后湾
Head out to Houhai Beach for a little laid back R&R. This is the favorite surfing spot of many locals, and here you will find a blossoming beach culture, whimsically decorated B&B’s, and great waves.