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Blue Bay, also known as Clearwater Bay, is in Lingshui County, Hainan. It's a lesser-known slice of paradise that is mostly farmland and unspoiled beaches. Lots of development is expected over the next few years, so now is a good time to visit.
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Clearwater Bay, with its beautiful beaches, is a big magnet for wedding photographers on the weekends. Walking down the beach, you can see dozens of couples in all their finery taking photos. There's no need to worry about intruding, and,...
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Untouched by humans before the 1800s, Boundary Island wins my vote for most beautiful water on all of the Sanya coastline. It's still touristy, of course—and you should definitely skip the "submarine ride," which isn't worth the money—but the...
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Most people come to south Hainan for beaches and cocktails, which is fine. Actually, it's a blessing, because it means places like Diaoluo Mountain remain off the beaten track for the majority of visitors, and thus retain more of their unspoiled...
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Lingshui, Hainan, China, 572400
Coconut Island is still barely developed and largely uninhabited, but it is beautiful. It's easy to ask your hotel to help you rent a local boat for the day to take you out there. There's not much to do—just stare at the unimaginably clear water...
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Haitang, Sanya, Hainan, China
Fish spas are a fun experience, especially taking someone who has never been. Shenzhou First Hot Springs Resort has a nice fish spa, but also has a beer pool and a milk pool. Actually, it has dozens of different hot springs, including traditional...
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Lingshui, Hainan, China
Every village in China has a small temple or two. The ones in Xingcun, down by Clearwater Bay, are especially beautiful. It seems like everything is just a little more colorful and vivacious in this coastal town, and the temples are no exception....
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Lingshui, China
Riding on the cable cars to Monkey Island, you can look down and spot some colorful fishing rafts. One of these is the Monkey Island Raft Restaurant. The fish and seafood on this raft are not just freshly caught, they're still alive and swimming...
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Lingshui, Hainan, China
In Xincun Town, not too far from the Westin, there are a number of great local restaurants. Of course, you have to order Hainan chicken, also known as Wenchang chicken, which is probably the most famous Hainan dish. Fresh fish and seafood are also...
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Yinghai Ave, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, Hainan Sheng, China
Tea houses are as ubiquitous as Starbucks in China. The experience is generally the same: choose a slightly expensive, exotic Chinese tea, watch the elaborate pouring ceremony, then sit for an hour or two with a good book. Here's a little guide to...
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China, Hainan, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, 新村镇中行新村分理处 邮政编码: 572426
Of the first crop of luxury hotels being built in Blue Bay in Lingshui County, the Westin has by far the best place for cocktails. Kick back at the MIX and watch the sun set over Blue Bay with a fruity tropical drink and those super-tasty bar...
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Lingshui, Hainan, China
Hailing Pearl Cultivation Farm is an actual working pearl farm, so you can see the fascinating work up close. They haven't really gotten used to tourists, which means you can take your time without a hard sales pitch, and buy genuine pearls at low...