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Best tropical islands to visit in Hainan for May Day holiday

ehainan.gov.cn | Updated: 2021-04-29

If you are hunting for top destinations for the upcoming May Day holiday, the following tropical islands in South China's Hainan province might be great choices:

West Island, Sanya

West Island enjoys the reputation for being a diving paradise and its surrounding waters belong to a national coral reef nature reserve. There is a special diving area by the island, where you can dive to the bottom of the sea and feel the fun of being surrounded by coral reefs and various fish. There are more than 20 marine sports, such as sailing and motorboats for visitors to enjoy.

In addition, visitors can also walk around at an ancient fishing village, with a history of more than 400 years. There, they can experience the lives of fishermen, the unique local customs as well as listen to folk songs and admire the local culture.

Sea fishing is also one of the best experiences that West Island has to offer with several sea fishing platforms set up in the eastern coast of the island, offering private boxes and music cafes.

Address: Xiaoqigang Wharf, Tianya district, Sanya


Visitors pose for a photo at a village on West Island, Sanya. [Photo/Hainan Daily]

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