Yalong Bay boasts unparalleled beauty. The 7.5-kilometer (4.7- mile) long, crescent-shaped bay with an area of 18.6 square kilometers (about 7.2 square miles) is one of the famous scenic spots in Hainan Province.
With the average temperature a pleasant 25.5C all year-round, Yalong Bay is situated in the southernmost part of Hainan Province, 25 kilometers (about 15.5 miles) away from the tropical seaside tourist city, Sanya. The scenery is amazing, with endless rolling hills, serene gulfs, clear blue sea and silvery sand beaches--three times as long as any in Hawaii. Home to several well-preserved coral reefs with tropical fish of varied kinds, colors and shapes, the ocean here is crystal clear, allowing visitors to view underwater sights up to 10 meters (33 feet) deep from the surface.
Features of Yalong Bay
Yalong Bay boasts the five essential elements of modern tourism: sea, sands, sunshine, lush green plants and fresh air. In 1992, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization once marked that this bay embraces the unique and unparalleled natural settings, sands, crystal sea water, endless seashore, unspoiled hills and pristine vegetation, making it a paradise for holiday travelers.
Because of the unbeatable environment, Yalong Bay Resort was authorized by the State Council in 1992. The unique state-level tourist resort is characterized by its tropical ambiance - the resort holds seaside parks, deluxe villas, conference centers, top-end hotels, golf-courses and so on. In recent years, with the perfection of facilities, thousands of travelers are attracted by its unique charm to swarm to this ideal place for vacation. And it is the first choice for people who conduct conferences and matches, including the New Silk Road Model Look China representing the top level model contests in China.
Yalong Bay Central Square:In the centre of Yalong Bay square stands a Totem Pole of 27 meters (about 88.6 feet), on which the God of Sun, and Gods of Wind, Rain, and Thunder as well as those legendary animals such as Dragon, Phoenix, Kylin and Fish are engraved. The design of this square embodies the Chinese civilization of 5,000 years and has received recognition in winning the Luban Prize - awarded to the top level design of architecture in China.
The Butterfly Park: Butterfly Park is a spectacular natural garden which merge the popular science, butterflies exhibition and shopping into an organic whole. In the Butterfly Park, an open air flight cage will ensure that visitors are able to interact closely with butterflies. In the large-scale exhibition hall, there are over 2000 kinds of specimens of butterflies and insects on display.
The Sea Shell Museum: Sea Shell Museum, covering an area of over 3,000 square meters, is the first comprehensive sea shell museum in China, merging the shellfish and shell products display and shell products sale into an integral whole. It is unique and novel in design, elegant and natural in decoration.
"Lots of hotels with a pretty beach"
There are 30 hotels in a row. We entered through the Ritz and had a lovely walk on the beach. There is little space between each of the hotels. The beach was very blue and clean.
This area has the best hotels on the best White Sand Beach, you have access on the beach to other hotels just for the beautiful views. I had a perfect stay in Hilton Resort & Spa.
We stayed in a room with ocean views Room was excellent Hotel had its own private beach just accross road Hotel staff ensured it was only used by guests and we got a beach lounge each day All staff were excellent Breakfast was great Staff brought breakfast to our room on a few days so we could have it on the balcony overlooking the ocean Hotel is not large with about 75 rooms but it is lovely I would happily stay in any of the rooms
How to get Tianya Haijiao
You can take the bus to Nanshan or Tianya from the West Station of Sanya City, the ticket price is CNY4.