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Tropical Hainan Island, China's largest island yet smallest province located at China's southern tip, has earned the nickname from some visitors as the Oriental Hawaii.

It is roughly on the same latitude as Hawaii so enjoys warm temperatures year round and has China's best beaches, the main attraction for most visitors.


Yalong Bay, Hainan IslandYalong Bay has the best hotels spread along a long sandy beach. As well as lazing on beaches there are walking options in the Central Highlands or you could visit the macaque monkeys on Monkey Island.

Several minority groups inhabit Hainan including the Li and Miao who live in the forests while the Han Chinese mainly populate the coasts.

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    Accommodation choices for Hainan Island

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Hainan Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Deluxe ocean view room

      Narada Resort & Spa Sanya


      The Narada Resort & Spa is located on Marina Beach on Hainan Islands south shore. Its rooms are well appointed, with each room having a private balcony and plunge pool.

    • Mandarin Oriental, Sanya, Hainan Island

      Mandarin Oriental, Sanya


      The Mandarin Oriental Sanya resort, located on the southern tip of Hainan Island, is one of the most recent additions to China's growing selection of luxury resorts.