West Island 西岛
West Island is shaped like a hawksbill turtle. It is the largest of a series of small islands located off of Sanya. Home to fishing tribes for generations, the island’s idyllic surroundings of sandy beaches, rocky coves, and an interior filled with palm trees are now the perfect vacation getaway.
West Island is the number one destination in Hainan for diving and water sports. Located 8 miles off the coast, the island offers every kind of sport for those with an active lifestyle. Feel like diving? West Island boasts crystal clear waters with a wide array of marine life and extensive coral reefs to explore. Want an adrenaline rush? Para-sailing, jet-skiing, and four-wheeling on beach ATVs are all available to test your mettle. Just want to relax? Take a break in the shade of the coconut trees, enjoy the tropical breeze, and savor the freshest of seafood at one of the island's restaurants. West Island… something for everyone.
In addition to water sports, visitors to West Island can enjoy a salt-water pool, camping and barbecue facilities, or test their aim on an archery range. Diving instructors are internationally (PADI) certified, and offer a full range of equipment for rental. Scuba excursions are available from shore or by boat.
Speedboats for the 10 minutes trip to West Island depart regularly from Sanya Harbor and are available morning to evening.
West Island has a wide array of souvenirs to bring home for family and friends. Choose from exotic seashells, beautiful coral pieces or minority handicrafts.