NO holiday would be complete without a bout of shopping. Hainan Island offers shoppers a unique experience with emporiums of every size from corner shops to hotel boutiques to large departments stores stocked with locally designed clothing and goods and a wide variety of Li, Miao and Hui nationality handicrafts.
Located in Sanya City just three km from the city centre, Dadonghai, which means Great East Sea, offers a fine crescent-shaped beach and an outstanding swimming and diving setting all within a short distance of first-class hotels and great dining and shopping facilities.
Located near Longtan Lakes near stunning Yalong Bay, Butterfly Valley is a 1.5-ha garden of vibrant colors and feathery winged delights.
Famed for the healing effects of its rich natural mineral waters, Xinglong Hot Spring Scenic Resort offers its guests quality hotel accommodations, fine restaurants and all the ingredients for a healthy holiday including massage, gymnasium and swimming pools. Water temperatures at the outdoor hot spring remain near 60º C 12 months of the year and are believed to have a curative effect on arthritis, skin disorders and other maladies.
With the erection of an ever-growing number of modern high-rise office and apartment towers in Haikou, officials have determined to preserve some of the city's precious and irreplaceable heritage found in the older buildings along Deshengsha, Boai and Zhongshan roads in the city's core area.