Yalong Bay Tourism Zone

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Yalong Bay is situated on the southern coast of Hainan Island in a counter-clockwise direction from Sanya Bay, on whose coastal land strip the city of Sanya is nestled, with Dadonghai Bay, the southernmost bay belonging to Hainan Island, sandwiched in between Sanya Bay and Yalong Bay.

It radiates in a slightly southeasterly direction from the coastal land strip that is licked by its waters and known as the Hawaii of Hainan Island, and thus of China. In fact, the bay is also situated on the same latitude as Hawaii.

Yalong Bay Tourism Zone is a world-class tourist resort under continual development, with a planned total area of 18.6 square kilometers that either already encompasses or will encompass seaside parks, international-class hotels, holiday villages, conference centers, deluxe villas, an international-standard 36-hole golf course, yacht club, marine world, and water activity center, plus options for other compatible activities not yet finalized. 
 
Besides its justifiably famous 7 kilometer long, crescent-shaped sandy beach, Yalong Bay Tourism Zone comprises many spectacular attractions on its land side. There is a stretch of partially-forested rolling green hills that is popular with visitors in search of a good stroll in the purest of air, and which offers some excellent views of the beach below and the sea beyond. As well, Butterfly Valley with its butterfly museum in the shape of a – what else? – butterfly, and an adjacent, net-covered, outdoor butterfly garden. 

Yalong Bay

Yalong Bay

The garden is specially planted with flora that constitutes the ideal habitat for the selected butterfly varieties (which include varieties famous both in China as well as beyond, such as the Ornithoptera Goliath Oberth, the Brassolidae family of butterflies, and the Morpho family of butterflies. Last but not least, visitors can enjoy the Sea Shell Museum displaying incredible varieties of specimens found in waters from all over the world. 
 
On the sea side, Yalong Bay Tourism Zone offers not only a large, world-class harbor for yachters, complete with all the modern conveniences, but also several smaller islands interspersed between pristine coral reefs. All of this is surrounded by crystal-clear waters that are a scuba diver's dream come true.
 
The beach itself is warm, yet not baking hot, with an average year round temperature of 25.5°C (78°F), and with only slight variations from season to season. For example, during the coldest "winter" period, the temperature dips only 3.5°C, to about 22°C (71.5°F). Farther landward are palm trees and the peanut tree, common to tropical climates and which provides ample natural shade, as well as the ubiquitous Chinese red pine. There are also plenty of rare flowers and grasses here, not to mention other unusual tropical plants. Besides beaches perfect for swimming, there are also stretches of beach with odd rocks and unusual shoals for those who prefer a more contemplative seaside stroll.
 

Yalong Bay

So Beautiful and Peaceful

With its sunny white beaches, various exciting water sports activities, magnificent world-class golf course perched in the most idyllic of settings, rolling green hills that offer a cool, shady respite from the sunny beaches, environment as a yachter's paradise, many reefs and islands that dot its open waters, a multitude of national and international hotels (the Sheraton, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Holiday Inn chains are all represented here), and warm yet mild yearround climate and laidback tropical atmosphere, Yalong Bay Tourism Zone is truly the ideal vacation venue. Whatever the size or composition of your group, Yalong Bay simply has it all!
 
Tips:
1) Recommended time for visitors: 2-3 days.
 
2) If you are looking for a tranquil stay at Yalong Bay with undisturbed nights, then you are advised to secure lodgings accordingly, which generally means a pricier room in a pricier hotel.
 
3) If you plan to dive, make sure to check the gauge on your oxygen tanks to determine just how much time you can safely stay underwater – you may want to bring along extra tanks. And of course, you are advised to never dive alone!

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From Sanya, visitors may board the No.102 Taihe Tourism Bus to Yalong Bay, which will set you back the modest sum of 5 Yuan. The most convenient way to get there, however, is by taxi, a very comfortable 25 kilometer ride on a paved concrete road which will set you back the sum of 30-50 Yuan, depending on your point of departure and the precise spot along Yalong Bay where you choose to be dropped off.

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7:30 a.m. to 6:10 p.m., daily.

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There are 4 comments on this topic

posted by "Georgia Denton" at 11/14/2010 5:48:00 PM

Yalong bay is beautiful and the beach is awesome! Fine sand, clear water, blue sky and sea, it is suitable for all. Butterfly valley, shell museum and the beach are especially attractive to kids.

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posted by "lavender0108" at 5/4/2009 3:05:00 AM

Yalong Bay enjoys high reputation as the Orient Hawaii. The famous businessman in Hong Kong Huo Yingdong has ever said that you can’t find a beach which is as marvelous as that of Yalong Bay in Hong Kong or Japan; even Indonesian Bali Island is inferior to it. Only Hawaii and Yalong Bay both belong to the similar kind, but Yalong Bay’s tourism resource such as sunshine, beach, sea, mountain and air are better than those in Hawaii. This is my first time to see a sea. Looking at the boundless ocean under the just clearing up sky, impulse and happiness well up inside me. We are all excited to take photos forgetting the tiredness of traveling. At that moment, the weather is fine with azure sky, white cloud and bright sunshine. Our view instantly clears up when standing by the Yalong Bay. The dark blue sea stretches to the horizon and the whole bay is flat, long and narrow, about seven or eight kilometers long. Ringed by continuous and rugged mountains on three sides, its south side opens wide to the ocean. The sunshine, sea, wonderful beach, grotesque rock formations and idyllic surroundings compose the unique scenery of the Yalong Bay Tourism Zone. To look far into the distance, we can see two islets in front of it looking like two guards guarding the lovely bay.

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posted by "sunnycoco" at 10/5/2008 8:56:00 PM

What impress me most are the blue seawater, and the beautiful beach. If you take enough money with you, then I recommend you spend the holiday in Yalong Bay. Lie on the beach, look at the blue sky interspersed with white clouds, and listen to the sound of waves. How wonderful it is!

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posted by "cactus" at 4/10/2008 4:38:00 AM

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