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Blue Bay for Families

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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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Yingchi Rd, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, Hainan Sheng, China
Clearwater Bay is also called Qingshui Bay in Chinese. The beach was created from scratch to support a number of new luxury resorts, including the Westin. Since the developments are so recent, the beach remains pretty much empty—for now! Many of...
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Baoting, Hainan, China
For people with children or who are unwilling or unable to take a rigorous rainforest hike, Yanoda Rainforest Park is the place to go. On the one hand, there's a bit of a theme park feeling to it—especially if you visit during a school holiday,...
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Lingshui, Hainan, China
The Nanwan Monkey Island Ecological Park is the only tropical island nature reserve for macaques, a kind of monkey native to south China. To get to the island, you can take the longest cable car in the world. When wandering the park, watch out—...
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Qiongzhong, Hainan, China
As you walk down the beach of Perfume Bay, you can see a number of rice farms just off the coast. They will probably be relocated as development continues in the area, so now is a great time to wander through and check out a farm. Take care not to...
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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
This was one of the first restaurants in the new Clearwater Bay area, and it is a little pricier than the hole-in-the-wall seafood spots. However, the quality and ambiance are much nicer, so I think it's a good choice. Plus the boss and waiters...
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China, Hainan, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, 新村镇中行新村分理处 邮政编码: 572426
One of the coolest things about staying out in Blue Bay is all the fruit trees. No exaggeration, you can literally walk around and pluck fresh mangoes, litchis, star fruit, and more right off the tree. As someone raised in Minnesota, I never even...
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23 Provincial Rd, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, Hainan Sheng, China
Every bar, restaurant, cafe, stall, and shack in Blue Bay sells fresh coconuts to drink. They are super-refreshing, sweet without being sickly, and cost next to nothing—your whole group might get addicted.
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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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Lingshui, Hainan, China
The Li and Miao people live in Lingshui County. They're a protected minority in China, and many of them still practice cultural traditions such as weaving. Actually, their weaving is so popular that it's quite cheap to buy a simple blanket-sized...