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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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VROOM VROOM! You know you want to rent a Jet Ski and fly around Perfume Bay like you're in a Bond movie. And you can. Jet Ski rentals are available all over the place—just walk down the beach or ask at your hotel. When you get sick of jet-skiing—...
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Xiaomei Reservoir, Lingshui, China
Xiaomei Lake is located in the Diaoluo Mountain Nature Reserve. It's the perfect antidote to overly hot days on the beach. Located in the mountains, the temperature is sure to be cool and breezy. Large groups of tourists usually stick to the...
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Haitang, Sanya, Hainan, China
Nantian Hot Springs is a high-mineral, high-salinity hot springs resort on the edge of Clearwater Bay. There are a total of 34 hot springs pools, located in a natural coconut grove. There is a waterfall pool with water column to massage your back....
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Lingshui, Hainan, China
Blue Bay has some of the best wind in China for windsurfing and kitesurfing. If you're just learning the basics, rent a board from one of the luxury hotels in Clearwater Bay, like the Westin. For professionals, the best wind is off Boundary...
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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 Sheng, Wanning Shi, G98海南环线出口
If you're hoping for an authentic Hainan restaurant experience, this spot is worth a stop. The restaurant's name is 海南味道酒楼, and it's right before you get back on the highway from Boundary Island—ask the taxi driver to call for directions...
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23 Provincial Rd, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, Hainan Sheng, China, 572426
The Hainan yellow lantern chili—海南黄灯笼椒—is particular to the area, and grown in the farms off Perfume Bay. It's a seriously hot pepper, so don't start eating them off the bush. The vast majority of these chilies are processed into a hot sauce that...
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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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Lots of locals in Hainan chew betel nut, a red seed that turns your teeth red. The effect of chewing betel is compared to nicotine or caffeine, or maybe chugging a Red Bull. The cultivation of betel nuts is interesting—it grows on a creeper vine...
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Haitang Rd, Haitang Qu, Sanya Shi, Hainan Sheng, China
Shopping for luxury goods in China isn't usually much fun—a steep luxury tax normally sends Mainlanders overseas to get their fix. Happily, the largest duty-free shopping mall in the world opened in August 2014 near Perfume Bay. Thousands of...