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China's Tropical Province: Hainan

The vast lands of China are renowned for ancient wonders and traditional regions alongside high-tech industrial hubs and sprawling urban cityscapes, but have you heard of its tropical island, Hainan?

Picture palm trees, coral reefs, sandy beaches and tropical vibes - it’s no surprise why China's Hainan Province is one of the world’s hottest vacation destinations in 2020.

A total escape from the bustling urban centres, Hainan is best explored with a cocktail in hand. Here are our top 5 reasons why you need to pay a visit to the ‘Hawaii of China’ ASAP.

  • Luxury beachfront vibes

    China and beachfront aren’t usually two words that go together, but Hainan is the happy exception. In Sanya, soak up the sun and sand in China’s only true tropical seaside city. Swim in the calm, clear waters of the South China Sea and explore the 40km of premium beaches and bays (with the occasional temple thrown in, of course).

  • There’s a giant statue

    Yep. We’re talking 108 metres (or 354 ft) into the sky. The Guanyin of Nanshan is a Buddhist monument that can be found just outside the main town of Sanya. Officially the twelfth tallest statue in the world, it’s a sight to behold. We’ll bow to that!

  • It’s not all about the beaches

    Don’t get us wrong, we love a coastal vaycay, but when you’ve had your fill of sand between the toes, Hainan offers so much more. Escape to the central highlands where you can hike through healthy rainforest and soak in hot springs while taking in the incredible mountain views.

  • Coffee is big

    A little unexpected for China (where tea drinking reigns supreme), Hainan has a thriving coffee culture. Explore the streets of Downtown Xinglong where you’ll find strong coffee served up at cafes and coffee shops that specialise in local brews.

  • You can explore an extinct volcano

    Pretty cool, right? The Haikou Volcanic Cluster Geopark on the northern side of the island is where you can climb up (and then down) into the lush green interior of a now extinct volcano crater. The 360-degree views of the countryside and the ocean are also worth the climb.

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Sanya Hongzhou Eadry Resort Hotel

Sanya Hongzhou Eadry Resort Hotel

Sanya, Hainan, China

Sanya Hongzhou Eadry Resort Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel located at the foot of Luhuitou Hill, in easy walking distance of Sanya City. Sanya is the southernmost city on Hainan Island in south eastern China. The city is famous for its tropical climate and is a popular tourist destination. <br /><br />Boasting views of the mountain, river and sea, Sanya Hongzhou Eadry Resort Hotel provides free wifi and parking and features a fitness centre and large outdoor swimming pool, alongside enticing massage and spa facilities. The hotel restaurant offers a bounty of delicious culinary options from across Asia and around the world while business travellers are well looked after in the comprehensive business centre. <br /><br />Sanya is known as China's only tropical seaside tourism city. Aside from swimming in the calm, clear water of the South China Sea, activities in the area include golf tours, driving tours, tropical hot springs, cultural festivities &amp; activities and food &amp; shopping. Make sure you visit Yalong Bay, Dadonghai Beach, Luhuitou Park, The End of the Earth, Nanshan Temple, Wuzhizhou Island and Nanwan Monkey Island. <br /><br />With 40 km of idyllic coastline, there's bound to be space for you in China's premier beach destination, Sanya. And there's nowhere better to base yourself than the Sanya Hongzhou Eadry Resort Hotel.

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HNA @ Kangle Garden Hainan

HNA @ Kangle Garden Hainan

Hainan, China

HNA @ Kangle Garden Hainan is located in Xing Long, Hainan, a beautiful island province in the south of China.<br /><br />This is a European style resort infused with Spanish flair! The rooms are modern and well-appointed, tastefully decorated with Chinese decor celebrating the area's culture. Each room is equipped with walk-in shower, flat-screen television, wireless internet access, mini-bar and air-conditioning. Room service, concierge and daily cleaning services are also available.<br /><br />The resort has an onsite restaurant, bar and nightclub, as well as a swimming pool, fitness centre and golf course. There is even a business centre available for those who need to check in with work while travelling.<br /><br />The areas surrounding the resort boasts exquisite scenery - from beautiful beaches to lava rock villages, temples set amid mountains to sweeping water views from breathtaking cliffs. If you are a lover of wildlife, a trip to see the Spring Swallows at Swallow Bay is a must. If you enjoy hiking, visit Dongshan Ridge and enjoy trails leading to mountaintop views while enjoying cultural displays and attractions along the way. If you enjoy tempting your tastebuds with local cuisines, you will be thrilled by the selection of local flavours and fresh seafood on offer as you explore the island's villages.<br /><br />HNA @ Kangle Garden Hainan truly has something for everyone, the perfect destination for your next exchange adventure!

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Boao Island Forest Hotel

Boao Island Forest Hotel

Hainan, China

Located on the east coast of Hainan Island, China, this coastal resort is spread across 180 acres and 400 meters of private coast. Guests at Boao Island Forest Hotel can sit back and relax in one of Asia&rsquo;s most beautiful paradises. <br /><br />Well-suited for families and couples, all rooms at Boao Island Forest Hotel are designed with tropical d&eacute;cor to enhance guests&rsquo; stay. Some rooms include ocean views, and all feature complimentary WiFi, a television, a telephone, a bathroom courtesy kit and hairdryer, and safety equipment. <br /><br />Accompanied by calming amenities including a luxurious spa, a whirlpool and swimming pools for adults and children, guests find enjoyment in the resort&rsquo;s simple comforts. Nearby basketball courts, bike rentals and shopping provide entertainment during the day, and an on-site restaurant provides a convenient dining option when evening rolls around. Visitors to Qionghai City enjoy its pleasant, subtropical climate all year round. Conveniently-accessible by land or water, the city is made up of three parts plains, mounds and mountains. Nearby destinations include the city of Bo&rsquo;ao, permanent venue site of Bo&rsquo;ao Forum for Asia&rsquo;s (BFA) annual conference, where Asia&rsquo;s government, business and academia leaders unite to work toward various development goals. Other attractions include the world-famous Wanquan River estuary at Bo&rsquo;ao Jade Belt Beach. <br /><br />Comprised of three rivers, three islands and two harbors, the naturally-preserved land is filled with marvelous peaks, flourishing coconut palm trees and charming water scenery.

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