Great changes have taken place in Hainan since it was approved the special economic zone 20 years ago. Today Hainan is undergoing a new round of opening to the outside world at a wider scale, more extensive range and higher level. Construction of Hainan International Tourism Island is to make itself a world-class tropical island leisure destination with international standard service, soundly sustainable eco-environment, distinctive island features, high security and wide popularity among worldwide visitors.
Being the only tropical island-based province of China, Hainan features all-summer-like climate with average yearly temperature of 23.8℃. Hainan is the second largest island of China, continent area of which is 35,000 sqkm, covering over 2 million sqkm of marine space. The population of Hainan is 8.2 million. Haikou is the capital city of Hainan. In 1999, Hainan started to build itself into an ecological island, the first of its kind in China. Endowed with superior natural environment and exclusive tourist resources, Hainan is reputed by vacationers from home and abroad in general as an island of health, ecology and holidays. Up to date, a complete set of holiday and reception facilities are in full service, a team of well-trained service personnel are in full readiness to guarantee a receiving capacity of 25 million person times on a year. Hainan has become a base for a varieties of beachfront resorts including 20 5-star hotels and 65 4-star hotel such as Sheraton, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Sophia, Pullman and Kempinski. Today Hainan is marching towards its target of a worldly top tourist destination.
THE OPEN, CONVENIENT ENTRY POLICY
海南岛是中国最大的经济特区，享有中国大陆最优惠的入境政策，外国人士和港澳台同胞出入海南岛非常便利。Being the biggest special economic zone of China, Hainan has been granted with the most favorable entry polices of mainland China for foreign travelers, compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan alike.
Hainan enjoys “landing visa” policy. People from countries and regions with diplomatic or official trading relations with China are entitled to “landing visa” policy upon arriving. After the visas are processed in Hainan, travelers can leave China through any port of mainland China.
Tour group comprising 5 persons and above from 21 countries is free of visa within 15 days: Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Germany, England, France, Austria, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The visa-free procedures can be processed through Hainan International Travel Agency.
Residents of Hong Kong and Macao can visit Hainan by holding Home Return Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents or Pass of Hong Kong and Macao Residents for Traveling to and from Inland China, where visas are not necessary. Taiwan residents can apply for one-off Pass of Taiwan Residents for Traveling to and from Mainland China at Hainan port.
THE ALL-DIRECTIONAL TRAVEL TRANSPORTATION
Hainan is an experimental province for the opening of the 3rd, the 4th and the 5th freedom of access that allow foreign airlines to operate the international air routes to Hainan and any other city of China opened to international flights. The international fligths extending to Hainan are entitled with mid-way split-ranging rights.
Hainan can be accessed by two international airports, Haikou Meilan and Sanya Phoenix respectively. Currently, over 30 international flight courses and more than 100 domestic routes have been tapped. Cross-Qiongzhou-Strait railway and western expressway are ready for service; eastern light railway system is under construction; round-island expressway and the all-directional high-class highroads lead to all major tourist cities and attractions. You can take on a round-island tour through self-driving. All these make transportation easy in Hainan by “one step on accelerator leading to the destination”.
BEACHFRONT VACATION,AN EXPERIENCE OF PASSION AND ROMANCE
In Hainan Island the seawater temperature hangs at an average 26℃ throughout the seasons and a visibility up to 10 meters. With god-given tourism resources, Hainan is unquestionably an ideal land for vacationers and divers. Yalong Bay, Wuzhizhou Island, West Island, Dadonghai, Xiaodonghai, Haikou Holiday Beach. Lingshui Boundary Island, Xiangshui Bay… are all perfect locations for water amusement. Such water sports as motorboat, diving, paragliding etc. will surely light up your holidays.
SWINGING FOR GOLF FUN
Hainan is an all-seasonal golf playground, pleasant in all seasons with azure sky, fresh sea breeze and warm sunshine. You can swing the clubs in every season. International and national level golf-related events are launched every year.
On Hainan Island there are 20 international standard golf courses and a handful of driving ranges in full service. All courses characterize strong tropical island charms but each has its own distinctive features, either located on the islands, at the beachfront, in the suburbs, in mountainous regions or hot spring resorts, all courses serve purposes of leisure or business, traveling or holiday.
HOTSPRING SPA FOR LEISURE AND REJUVENATION
Hainan Island also features various hot spring resources. Most of the hot springs enjoy moderate temperature at 40 — 78℃, catering to different demands. The hotels with hot spring setups are among the best of its kind in China, spreading along the beachfront, amongst the tropical rainforest or amid the downtown.
All hot spring spots uphold health as their dominant appeal, offering all kinds of products such as mountain hot spring, seaside hot spring, garden hot spring and hot spring Spa. Visitors are offered an array of services, like waterfall shower, muddy bath, bubble bath, massage bath, herbal bath, sentimental bath and other rejuvenating services.
THE UNIQUE AND DIVERSE ETHNIC CULTURE
Hainan is the only gathering place of Li nationality in China. Hainan boasts unique minority cultures and diversified festive galas, among which the most eventful ones are: Galas and festivals are launched on Hainan Island one after another, for every month, every season – Wengchang Lantern Farewell Festival in lunar January, Fucheng Flower Exchanging Festival in February, Haikou Madam Xian Cultural Festival in March, Lunar March 3 Li & Miao Cultural Festival, Wanning Xinglong Carnival, Dragon Water Festival in June, Jianfeng Mountain Tropical Rainforest Festival in July, Qixian Water Spraying Festival in August, Danzhou Singing Festival in September, Nanshan Longevity Cultural Festival in October, .Hainan Island Carnival, Sanya International Wedding Festival in December. Whenever you come to Hainan, you will enjoy a tour to its fullest.
THE WONDROUS TROPICAL RAINFOREST
Hainan Island is said to be one of the purest islands that remains unpolluted. Over 58.48% of the island area is covered by forest, reaching 92.66 in terms of ecological index that ranks No.1 nationwide. All kinds of eco-tourist products, tropical rainforest ventures and forest recreational services are popular among visitors from home and abroad. The fresh air of high negative ions and the greenness that spreads in all directions are the natural gifts Hainan has to offer.
SEDUCING YOUR TASTE BUDS
In the ecological Hainan, the famous four Hainan dishes namely Wenchang chicken, Jiaji duck, Hele crab and Dongshan mutton truly live up to their fames, let along the seafood supplies that will never stop luring your appetite. Wenchang chicken, seafood, fruit and melons have now found their diners beyond the country border. The local chefs can best interpret authenticity of the foodstuff and ensure you a wonderful experience to dine on this ” island of health “.
The Luxurious Cruiser
Hainan is an ocean-based province in the embrace of boundless waters, featuring exactly the same latitude and climate conditions as Florida, the largest cruiser destination in the world. Hainan and Sanya in general is one of the top 5 cruiser economic regions of China. Currently, the Sanya-based 100000-ton-capacity cruiser wharf has come into operation, cruisers have become another popular tool of access to Sanya. Therefore, you can choose Sanya and Haikou as your cruiser holiday destinations, enjoying your sea-based holidays and passion and romance of Hainan with your business partners, friends or families.
Superior Location for Exhibition and Conference
Hainan Island is a prime international destination for exhibition and conference for its favorable natural conditions, attracting more and more noted enterprises and non-governmental organizations. Exhibitions and conferences kicked off in Hainan will be entitled to tailored service and enjoyable environment.
The most famous place for exhibitions and conferences is Bo’ao Forum for Asia, where assembles consensus, standpoints and attitude of all Asian nations. In addition, all kinds of fairs and sales events are organized to establish trading channels for merchants from home and abroad, like China (Hainan) International Tropical Agricultural Products Winter Fair, China (Haikou) International Tourist Commodities Fair, Hainan International Automobile Fair, Hainan Real Estate Exposition, China (Sanya) International Orchid Show etc.
The cozy living Eden
Pleasant sunshine, gentle sea breeze, full eyes of azure water and blue sky and elegantly stretching sandy beaches are what Hainan has to offer. Relying on particular tropical climate, brilliant island scenes and all-seasonal fruits, house buyers from all directions are being increasingly attracted to Hainan.
At present, the East and West coasts of Haikou, Sanya Haitang Bay National Resort District, Wenchang, Qionghai and Lingshui are in the process to pack up quite a number of large and personalized real estate properties. So, spare some time for a holiday to Haikou or Sanya and look for your second home during the tour.