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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2012
trains on Hainan  (1 Answer)


We are off to Hainan in about 6 weeks and we have 5 nights/days in Yalong Bay/Sanya area. We are not particularly beachy people - well not for 5 days, so will be looking for some excursions.

The hot pools sound nice for one day and another will be looking around the shops I suspect, but I have also read that there is a high speed train to Haikou, do you think it would be safe (eg. have enough time) to do a day trip?

Also is there any shows/theatres shoowing traditional Chinese performances in Sayna?

Thanks for any hep you can provide.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2010
Information on Hainan  (1 Answer)



I am moving to Sanya Bay, Hainan, China in about a month. I have been looking for information about traveling to the island. For example, what sites to see, where to stay, where to eat, and where to travel. However, it seems difficult to find out a lot about the island. Could anyone help me find out where English speakers get most of their information about Hainan? References and wed sites would be a huge help.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 27, 2010
Jianfengling National Forest Park

Hello forum folks!

I'll be heading to Hainan in late March, but I'm not so much interested in the beaches as the forests and farms. I would like to visit the Jianfengling National Forest Park, but it seems no public buses go there. Does anyone know how I can visit the place? I will be travelling alone on a budget, so I don't want to hire a driver to take me around.

Perhaps there is a good reasonably priced day trip offered by a travel company? Any recommendations? Or do you think it's not worth visiting?

Many thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2009
hainan Dao looking for a place to stay

hi dear all,
we a re from Brazil, living in Beijing and need the beach and sun for this Xmas season! we are going to Hainan Island and want to find a place normal budget , avoid resorts and lots of turism concentration .. can you kindly recommend nice places to the way we will travel with our children in age of 5 and 7! THANKS A LOT !!! Great vacations for all of you!!! Rita

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2008
Do You Stay Here Before?

I found that all the below Hotels are at the same rating, does anyone stay there before, what is your comment pls:-

1. Sun City Hotel Haikou (seem the best and newest but a little out of the city)
2. Mingyang Hotel Haikou (city center)
3. Sea View Hotel Haikou (city center)

Pls advise me to which hotel should I book into? ( of course cleanliness is my main concern)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2008
Visa requirement  (3 Answers)

We (6 of us) are planning a trip to Hainan Island in early September. Heard that we may not need a China visa but am not sure about it. Do any of you Vters know anything about this ruling and how do we go about applying for it. Can we just fly in and apply for an entry pass? We will be there for 6 days.

What will the weather be like in September? Will it be easy to arrange for some transportation to take us around? Are there buses from Haikou to Sanya and othere points of interest? We are also looking for hostels in Haikou, Xinglong and Sanya.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2008
Any general Suggestions about Hainan welcomed  (3 Answers)

Hello VTs,

in May we (7 People) are planning a 5-day Holiday on Hainan Island/China. I would like to get a draft orientation of the Island. Which direction (North, South, East, West...) is recommended for a beautiful beach Holiday?

We are looking for places with less Western Toursits and Hotel prices at local level.

Our tour starts in Guanzhou Area. How can we get to Hainan from Guanzhou when NOT using Plan or Bus? We prefer either Train or Boat. Any recommendations?

Thanks for your suggestions and experiences.
By the way, I speak fluent Cantonese, so communication should not be a problem...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2007
Weather in January.  (4 Answers)

Hi there.
We're thinking of coming to Hainan in Late December.
Can someone give me an idea of what to expect weather wise?
Is it usually about the same temperature as Hong Kong?

Is it a very busy time of year?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2007
hk to hainan  (3 Answers)

H there.
What's the best / cheapest way to get from HK to Heinan by train, bus or ship.
Can someone give me some idea of prices and how long it would take.

Thanks, Andrew

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2007
Travel from Haikou to Nanning, Most Economical way?  (1 Answer)

Just wanting to find out the cheapest way to get from Haikou to Nanning.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2007
Any Hotels in Haikou to recommend?  (3 Answers)


I am going to Haikou on 28th Sep and be there for 2 nights. Any good hotels to recommend?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2006
Right Ancestral Village Name/Location  (2 Answers)

Hello All, need some help from those who been to Hainan island or from Hainan island. I plan to visit my ancestral village in Hainan island sometime early next year. Heard that my ancestral village name is "Bon Siow Qua" "Bei In See". It is the same village where the Soong QingLing (wife of Dr Sun Yat Sen) came from. I may not spell the name of the village correctly.

Can someone here in VT tell me the right village name, where is the exact location of the village and how do we get there by bus or taxi. What is the distance from the main city?

Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2006
Qionghai Condo  (5 Answers)

A friend like to buy a condo in Qionghai, Hainan. Good price, but small town. What is the area like for vacation? How would you describe the city and the surrounding area, countryside? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2006
How to get to Sanya from Haikou  (2 Answers)

We are planning to visit Sanya but our flight will arrive in Haikou. Can someone pls provide me with information on public bus services to Sanya. Are there public buses from Haikou Airport to Sanya. If not, which hotel is within walking distance to the bus terminal.

Any recommendations on hotel in Sanya and Haikou.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2006
Train or boat from HK ?  (4 Answers)


We are travelling to Hainan from Hong Kong on Tuesday August 8.

We are wondering what is the best way to get to Hainan from HK.

Regarding the train/ferry from GZ, how do we book ?

Is it usually booked out or can we just arrive and buy tickets to leave that day ?

How often does the train leave GZ...daily ?

And where does the train leave from ?

Also, is there a boat service of some kind that operates between HK and Hainan ?

Thanks for any help ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2006
Traveling to Hainan from Guilin  (2 Answers)

I will be visiting Guilin this coming weekend. I'm wondering that if i went from Guilin to Zhanjiang would I be able to catch a ferry from there to Hainan? I will have a week of free and I would prefer to travel overland rather than by air. I would love to visit Hainan if its possible and within my budget. Any advice would be greatly apreciated, thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2006
HongKong to Hainan  (3 Answers)

We plan to get to HK by Cathay Pacific and then from there to Hainan. is there any direct flight to Hainan from HK?
Also , any recommendation for a free and easy tour for family in Hainan, any nice family hotel anyone would recommend?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2006
Experiences of Hainan, esp. Sanya?  (6 Answers)

My husband and I are considering going to Sanya in Hainan for the Labour Day holiday (1-7 May). I've been reading up a bit on Sanya, and it seems that the price level (esp. for a holiday like the May holiday of course) and the aggressive sellers and taxi drivers are the main drawbacks of the place.

Being foreigners in China, we are used to getting attention and a lot of "hellos", but is it really very bad in Sanya? (I am a natural blonde...) if so, I might not want to go at all...

Let me know what your experiences have been of Sanya/Hainan! Good and bad :)

Thanks a million,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2006
Start with Hainan or end with Hainan  (4 Answers)

I'm planning a 40 day backpack around southern parts of China around April and May.

Will definately visit Hainan Dao, as I want to visit/find my ancestor's village, etc. At this stage planning to spend at least a week in Hainan. On the mainland, I plan to visit quite a few places Emei Shan, Tiger L.G., Lijiang, Dali, Guilin/Yangshuo. (May be over ambitious on my trip planning)

Should I start with Hainan or end with Hainan on my trip?
Anyone can comment on the diving there? Any special sites, etc?

Planning to fly into Haikou from S'pore and leave China via Haikou to S'pore. It is hard to book flights online from S'pore to Haikou. Tiger Airways has new flights to Haikou, but all booked out at this stage.

I am in New Zealand which makes it harder to find out who else flys direct from S'pore to Haikou. Any other airlines you may suggest would be great.

Suggestions/comments welcome


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2005
how to get there from HK?  (2 Answers)

i was wondering if there were any direct route from HK to hainan. i know i could travel over land to guangzhou then onward to hainan. could i take a train to hainan? i heard that the train ride inculdes a ferry ride to the island, but i'm not too sure. if i were to take the bus, from where do i board it? is the bus station near the train station? cos i'll probably be taking train from HK to guangzhou. but still trying to find a more direct (ie ferry other than airplane) to get there. the airfare seems to be rather costly. thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2005
getting to hainan dao? from Hanoi

hey there anyone know how to get to hainan dao from hanoi and if so the easiest or cheapest way thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2005
Need travel partners to China in May

I am thinking of going to Sanya, China in May. (If you are not familiar with Sanya you can find info here ) Anyone interested in exploring the place together? It's a very nice tropical paradise. I have never been there myself, but I am originally from China so I can speak the language well. I am male in my 30's living in Chicago area. e-mail: [email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2005
Accommodation, Hainan Dao  (2 Answers)

Hi everyone, Does anyone know of any cheap (but reasonable) hotels/accommodation in Hainan? I will be going to Wenchang and Sanya definitely...and possibly Haikou. Thanks Jane

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2005
Train to Highnan from Deyang  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone Hows it going? My name is Andrew and I am from New Zealand and I teaching in Deyang, Sichuan which is about 1 hour north of Chengdu. Anyone on this list from New Zealand or anyone on this list living close to me in China? I have been here a little over 2 months I am on holiday now , I know at this time of year it is probably very difficult to go places cause chinese new year will be soon. I want to go to Highnan to meet my friends there on about the 18th of Febuary. I might leave a bit before that and go to Gulin depending on costs Anyone have any idea how much it would cost to catch the train from here to Highnan and how long it will take? I will come back on feb 26th to deyang Thanks for your help Andrew

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2004
Want to know the name of a huge seafood open air restaurant in Sanya  (1 Answer)

I went there last summer and it was kind of "da pai dang" in chinese with literally hundreds of tables, it was also a seafood market within so ppl went there to pick whatever they want and bring them to a group of ppl who serve some particular area for cook. Can't really remember the name of that place or if it dose has a name. In my memory it is not far from the beach (not a popular beach). The seafood there was really nice and cheap so I am definitely once I get the name and the location so thanks for your help in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2004
Hainan Airlines  (1 Answer)

Doe anybody have any experience or advice about Hainan Airlines? I want to fly from Guilin to Haikou and then from Sanya to Guangzhou at end of May/early June. I have found their website but I can't seem to buy tickets online and the phone numbers don't work. Is it easy and reliable to buy tickets out there? I will be on a tight schedule with my mum so don't really want to leave anything to chance. Any help/ideas/advice would be brilliant! Thanks a lot

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 31, 2004
Scuba Diving in Hainan Dao  (1 Answer)

Where can i find information on scuba diving in Hainan Dao? What are the names of companies running scuba dive tours and where are some cheap but safe places to stay close to the scuba dive locations? Email me at [email] thanks

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