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What to Do around The Westin Blue Bay Resort & Spa

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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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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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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 River, Lingshui, China
Until recently, Lingshui was a simple, working-class Chinese town that was far enough from Sanya not to get much tourism. Times are changing, however, and there are numerous luxury hotels opening or slated to open just a few miles away along the...
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This is an inspiring place in Hainan. Founder Frederick Yeh studied in the United States, coming back to his native Hainan to find the sea turtles missing. He started Sea Turtles 911 as a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of these...
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Jianshe Rd, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, Hainan Sheng, China, 572400
The Double Sail Stone can be spotted off the coast of Perfume Bay. It's a gorgeous outcropping, thick with coral and swarming with fish. It's a bit hot these days, in disputed waters, so you can only gaze upon its forbidden outline, jutting from...
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Jiyang, Sanya, Hainan, China
There's a little-known charter plane service that offers private air tours of the coast. They run some pre-set tours, or you can rent a plane to do whatever you like. You will need to pay by flight kilometer/time, waiting time, and some additional...
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Jiefang Rd, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, Hainan Sheng, China
In 1927, the people of Lingshui rose up in a Soviet revolution. This museum commemorates that event and contains other historical items of interest to the the area. The museum is a beautiful building, a shrine-style compound with three main...
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Jianshe Rd, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, Hainan Sheng, China, 572400
Qiongya (琼崖) is the historical name for Hainan Island, and this village/compound is an amazing representation of Qiongya architecture. The residence of a feudal lord's family, the collection of buildings was initially built in the late Qing...
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23 Provincial Rd, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, Hainan Sheng, China, 572426
Xincun is not a common tourist destination, which makes it a must-visit for anyone interested in having a genuine experience in China. The vast majority of Xincun residents work as fishermen, even living on their boats with their families. It's on...
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Xincun Harbor, Lingshui, China
Hainan Island is unusual in China for playing host to a number of minorities. More than 90 percent of China's population is Han Chinese. In fact, almost 20 percent of the world's population is Han Chinese! One of the smaller minority groups in...
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China, Hainan Sheng, Lingshui Lizuzizhixian, 清水湾新村镇 邮政编码: 572426
Yoga has taken China by storm, and nowhere is that more apparent than in Sanya, home to gorgeous beaches and five-star hotels as far as the eye can see. If you're looking for a peaceful inside to match the idyllic outside, yoga on the beach is a...
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Tufu Bay, Sanya, China
A few locals have started offering horseback rides on the beach. This outing was by Tufu Bay, but you can spot horseback riders on most of the public beaches around Sanya. The horses are small Chinese work horses, not the tall stallions you might...
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Niuchewan, Haitang, Sanya, Hainan, China
It's hard to say why Niuche doesn't attract as many tourists as other spots. My guess is because it's quite rocky. This makes it great fun for jumping in the water but also better-suited for stronger swimmers and those who feel confident in the...