Known as the “Hawaii of the East,” Hainan Island is a tropical paradise situated just off the southern coast of China in the South China Sea. As China’s premier resort destination, Hainan offers visitors the delights of palm-fringed, white-sand beaches, clear waters, gentle winds, lush mountains, and year-round sunshine. Nestled along the exclusive resort community of Qingshui Bay, The Westin Blue Bay Resort & Spa is surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and a host of world-class facilities—including restaurants, bars, and a pedestrian shopping area.
For golf aficionados, there are many opportunities to challenge oneself on the island. Located just 500 meters from the resort, the stunning 18-hole Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course, is a perfect spot to hone your swing. This championship beachfront course was designated the fourth stop on the LPGA Asia Tour—offering a unique blend of beachfront setting and traditional links-style play. Take a quick ride on a golf cart or a pleasant five-minute walk to the golf club.
Hainan offers many thrilling options for nature lovers. Take an excursion to the center of the island for an invigorating trek up Wuzhi Mountain—also known as Five Finger Mountain. For a taste of adventure, travelers can paddle on a river raft down the exhilarating rapids of the 163-kilometer Wanquan River. Dive into a world of water sports and outdoor activities on beautiful Fenjiezhou Island. A 40-minute bus ride away, the island offers mountain hiking, deep sea diving, popular dolphin performances, and an exclusive submarine tour of the coral reefs.
Home to the Macaques monkey, Hainan boasts the only tropical island-type nature reserve for this state protected primate. Take advantage of a shuttle to the reserve for a firsthand look at the monkey's preferred habitat and endearing habits.
Guests interested in the region’s history will enjoy an enriching visit to the Buddhist Sanwei Temple, picturesque Tianya Haijiao, or the Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone. Of the three theme parks in Nanshan, one is entirely dedicated to Buddhist culture. For outstanding retail therapy, a visit to the CDF Mall in Haitang Bay is not to be missed. As the world’s largest duty-free shopping center, the 70,000 square-meter mall boasts tempts with a wide array of leading luxury brands. After a full day of activities, re-energize your body with Hainan’s famed fresh seafood, including the delectable crabs.