Trip Moment Recommendations
Singapore Love of Hainanese Food
Hainanese cuisine, with its delicate flavors and rich history, holds a special place of Singapore’s culinary. Particularly Hainan Story, is dedicated to preserving the authentic flavors of Hainanese cuisine. Their dishes are prepared with care and precision to capture the essence of this culinary tradition.
The restaurant offers a diverse menu that includes signature dishes like Hainanese curry rice, chicken rice, pork chops, and other allowing diners to explore the richness of Hainanese flavors.
While staying true to tradition, Hainan Story also adds modern touches to its dishes, providing a unique and delightful dining experience that appeals to both purists and adventurous eaters.
#sgfoodies #singapore #foodie #food #hainan #localfood
Coconut Forest 🌴
Driving around Hainan took us to the coconut forest in Wenchang. I just love the view of coconut trees so this was the perfect spot to start the vacation. Summer is super warm in Hainan however it was manageable even for a Norwegian.
We stayed at Hilton and drove to different places during the day. I could totally recommend Wenchang chicken, it is a local delicacy that we tried on the first night. We also tried some local dimsum at a small restaurant by the sea.
We also had a morning walk to shitou park, from the parking you have to walk abit to come to the cool stones. we came early and got the place almost to ourselves.
#travel #hainan #wenchang
Yueliangwan in Wenchang with My Wife & Son 😌
At first glance, Wenchang seems like another normal remote location in Hainan, but when you look deeper you can see that it is an oasis for anyone looking for peace & quiet. Yueliangwan beach is about an hour taxi ride away from Wenchang train station and it where we found ourselves during the second half of our trip in Wenchang. The food there was great, especially the fish. They also specialize in chicken with their signature Wenchang Chicken dish. Yueliangwan is literally in the middle of nowhere, but it’s perfect for some like me. When you get to the water, the coast stretches for as long as the eyes can see. This beach is very different from other beaches in Hainan because the sand is completely flat, leading to a smooth walk on the beach. There are so many different types of little clams, crabs, and shell fish. You can literally see so many people casting nets in the water. The people are also very nice and happy people. You can tell that they really enjoy their lives. We spent hours there collecting shells, admiring the sky, and jumping into the water. If you are taking a long trip around Hainan, definitely take a side quest to Yueliangwan for a day or two. You’ll definitely enjoy yourself! #beachlife #china #hainan #summervacation
Sanya Serenity: Beach Bliss, Tropical.
In the sun-kissed paradise of Sanya, Hainan, travelers find solace in its serene beaches and tropical wonders. Yalong Bay beckons with its crystal-clear waters, while Tianya Haijiao captivates with its legendary love story. Houhai Bay and Baifu Bay enchant with their untamed beauty, while Dadonghai Beach offers a haven for relaxation. Amidst the breathtaking landscapes stands a colossal Buddha, meditating on the edge of the ocean and land, a symbol of tranquility. As night falls, Sanya's vibrant nightlife comes alive, pulsating with energy and excitement. And let's not forget the local cuisine, a tantalizing blend of fresh seafood and flavorsome delicacies that ignite the senses, completing the Sanya experience of pure beach bliss and tropical paradise. #hainan #sanya #beachlife #2023travelwish
The Guanyin Goddess, Nanshan Temple, Sanya
The Nanshan Buddhist Temple is a truly remarkable place that offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Upon arrival, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking natural surroundings, with lush greenery, rolling hills, and the beautiful South China Sea as a backdrop. The temple complex is vast and well-maintained, showcasing exquisite architecture and intricate Buddhist artwork.
One of the highlights of the Nanshan Buddhist Temple is the towering statue of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy, which stands at an impressive height of 108 meters. This majestic statue is an iconic symbol of the temple and a sight to behold. Visitors can climb to the top of the statue, where they are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Four Seasons Ocean Coutyard Hotel
The Four Seasons Ocean Courtyard Hotel Sanya is a nice destination for those seeking a convenient location in the city, a pleasant stay, reasonable prices and great amenities.
I have stayed at this hotel multiple times, and each stay has been wonderful. Whenever I visit Sanya, this hotel is always on my list.
The check-in process is smooth, the rooms are cozy and comfortable, and the balcony offers stunning panoramic views where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets.
One of the highlights of staying here is the breathtaking infinity pool, absolutely love the views! Additionally, the hotel provides a small playground for kids and a fish pool.
I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in Sanya.
#sanyatrip #sanya #sanyatravel #sanyatrip #hainan #hainanisland #infinitypool #hotel #hotelstay #hotelexperience #hainanisland #staycation #hotelstaycation #hôtel #poolview
Outstanding Lunch Buffet🥂
📍Sofitel Hotel, Haikou city, Hainan island.
The Sofitel hotel is located in Longhua district, specifically in the commercial area of Haikou. The restaurant is situated on the 35th floor which hosts amazing panoramic views, facing Evergreen park and the ocean.
The buffet offers a large selection for all tastes from seafood, salads, delicious desserts, Chinese food to Western food. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best buffets that I have tried so far in Haikou, the quality is exceptional and the staff very professional.
💰Lunch from Monday to Friday: 168¥
💰Saturdays and Sundays: 198¥
The restaurant also offers buffet dinner, and the seafood section is particularly delicious.
I totally recommend this buffet for foodies!
#wecreate #foodie #food #foodies #foodieheaven #haikou #sofitel #triplocal #hotel #hotelexperience #hotelfood #buffet #deliciousfood #delicious #hainan #hainanisland #sofitelhotel
Bo’ao Buddhist Temple
This stunning buddhist temple is located in the town of Boao, Qionghai city, on Hainan island. It is a must-see attraction for those interested in Buddhism and Chinese culture.
The temple is situated in a beautiful natural spot, surrounded by mountains and facing the sea. The environment is so nice, peaceful and serene.
I was struck by the impressive statue of Guanyin, the goddess of mercy. Visitors can make offerings of incense, flowers, fruits…
I absolutely recommend a visit to Bo’ao Buddhist Temple for anyone living or visiting Hainan island. It is definitely a nice place to explore and learn about Chinese culture while enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings.
#wecreate #hainan #hainanisland #temple #temples #china #chinatravel #chinadestinations #explorechina #boao #qionghai #chineseculture #buddhism #exploresgtogether #awesomepic #scenicspotphotoguide #scenicspotguide
Howard Johnson Resort Sanya Bay 🇨🇳
What a lovely and massive hotel. We really enjoyed the massive pool and if you are coming as a family then there are kids pool available.
The hotel's buffet breakfast has a varied options so you don't have to worry because the options are international enough.
From the airport you can easily just reach the hotel by taxi or didi. The hotel is also available here on trip.com so you can easily book a room in this hotel through the app.
1. Rent an ebike because there's not a lot around this hotel. It is quiet here so it will be very convenient to drive to dadonghai for a better beach and also for a better vibe..
Enjoy your Sanya Trip
#beachlife #beachholiday #sanya #china #hainan #mytripvlog #tripblazers
Sanya is a tourist resort located on the south of the island with an international airport. There are a number of different resorts in Sanya ranging from sleepy fishing towns to busier resorts with pubs, restaurants and bars. A lot of the beaches in Sanya are privately owned by international hotel chains and are not accessible to the public. However, there is a public beach which is free to visit and easily accessible. #infinitypool #hainan #beachlife #sanya
Wanning - Hainan
Wanning is a resort on the east coast of Hainan and can be reached by train from either Haikou or Sanya. The train is cheap and the journey is fast with nice scenery too. The waves in Wanning are perfect for surfing and is a recommended place to go for those that are interested in water sports. Along the beach, there are a small number of western themed bars and restaurants with one bar that stays open quite late.
In terms of accommodation, there are plenty of options to choose from including cheap homestays all the way up to international branded hotel chains#infinitypool #awesomepic #beachlife #hainan #wanning
Haikou is the capital city on the island of Hainan and is coastal with various beaches. There is an old town that has a lot of culture and nice buildings which shouldn’t really take longer than a day to explore. The city is smaller than other Chinese cities but there are a lot of areas that have restaurants and bars catering to both expats and local people. In terms of accommodation, there is a wide variety of services to choose from (we stayed at the Holiday Inn which was very nice).#china #travel #haikou #hainan
West of Hainan
Location: Dongfang, Hainan island.
Getting there: Take the train from Sanya or Haikou and reach the western most part of Hainan island.
Name: Dongfang city. This is the less known west part of Hainan. Not too far from Haikou and Sanya, but not touristy. There is a nice beach or two near the city and you can enjoy sweeping views of the rocks and lighthouse.
Worth visiting to see a different China.
Sanya Li and Miao village
Nice park to meet the culture of the first people living in Hainan.
Different kinds of tickets that include different activities and a show about their culture.
In that place should try rice cooked in bamboo, it’s their traditional food. Also fruits there are so yummy and not as expensive as near the beach 🥰
Nice place to visit for fun if the weather is not good enough for the beach. #sanya #hainan
Brunch Babe brunching at Brunch 😋
This is a nice cozy spot located in Dadonghai Tourism Area. The environment is clean and the customer service is A1. The menu consists of western dishes and there is plenty to choose from. I’m not sure of the fixed opening hours but try getting there from 10am. To get there, just type ‘brunch’ in your DiDi app or maps and it will pop up #yearofrabbit #MyTripVlog #brunch #sanya #hainan
LNY in paradise 🌴🏖️☀️👙
City 3/3 during our #lunarnewyear travels: Sanya.
Sanya is a paradise in every way. Bright blue water, coconuts galore, and captivating sunsets nearly every day.
I started nearly every morning during our stay here with a yoga session on the beach, a perfectly blissful way to start each morning on the island.
There are too many wonderful food options here. A favorite place of ours is in Dadonghai, called Marco Polo. Their blue cheese pizza is my favorite!! 🍕 Pineapple burgers, coconut milk bowls, and other island treats await after a long day of enjoying the waters, soaking in the equatorial sun beams, and just allowing our bodies to rest after all of the travels we did in the ten days prior to arriving at Sanya. 🍔🍍🥥
On the evening of January 21st, we went to the top floor of our hotel, and from that spot 36 floors up, waited for the countdown for the Lunar New Year. 🎉🎊🧧The excitement was tangible as apartments from top floor to bottom in the building across from us filled with people coming out into their balconies, yelling New Year’s wishes in the minutes leading up to midnight, then counting down in unison as the clock neared midnight. 🕕
Immediately, we were surrounded with fireworks filling the skies of the city as far as we could see. Whether small curbside poppers or massive, sky-reaching bursts, eager residents lit the skies and streets with sparkling, popping beauty. 🎆🎇🧨Shouts of “新年快乐!” resounded during the following minutes. People were jubilant; 2023 holds hope of new adventures. There could not have been a better place to ring in the Year of the Rabbit than here, with so many other joyful humans, in Sanya. 🐇🧧🎊🥳🎉#china #newyearadventure #lunarnewyear #tripblazers #beachlife #foodie #mytripvlog #yearoftherabbit #chinesenewyear #hainan #sanya #dadonghai
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Xiaodonghai Paddle Surf ☀️
Amazing place to rent a paddle board and enjoy the beach. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they speak Russian, English and Chinese. The paddle board costs 100¥. The guys also provide you a plastic cover for the phone, water shoes and a life vest in case you need it.
After finishing your session, you can buy some drinks there and chill for a bit, it is a nice place for sunset!
#Newyearadventure #sanya #triplocal #watersports #china #chinalife #hainan #beachlife #sanyatravel
Haikou MixC Market
📍MixC shopping mall, Guomao, Haikou.
Nice market to visit at night in Haikou. The market provides a large variety of stands where you can try delicious food, buy some toys or accessories, sweets, pets…It is really cool, the only thing is that the market is not always there, they just do it for a week to promote some shops, so if you are interested of visiting it you need to pay attention to the specific date.
#Newyearadventure #haikou #hainan #china #chinalife #market #tripmoments #triplocal
Fancy restaurant on the 43th floor🌃
📍The Langham hotel, Haikou. 朗廷酒店.
Great restaurant on the 43th floor with wonderful views. It’s perfect for special occasions. The service is nice and the food is amazing, also the staff is friendly although they don’t speak English but the menu is still in English. Highly recommended!
#Newyearadventure #hainan #haikou #restaurant #restaurantweek #foodie #Foodie #china #chinalife #hotel #romanticrestaurant
Wanning -a little Bali away from Indonesia ✨
I’ve seen some pictures of this place before and thought it’s Canggu,Bali,but nope.So nice to be here while still being in China.A must-go spot when heading to Hainan :)Surfer,coffee,skateboard,pet-friendly 🤩The hidden gem is to get to these rocks near Shaka beach spot ,worth climbing up there #2023travelwish #beachlife #foodie #hainan #wanning #awesomepic #byebye2022
JW Marriott Sanya Dadonghai ✨
Outstanding experience at JW Marriot Sanya Dadonghai. The hotel’s decoration is pretty impressive, the bedroom was perfectly cleaned with many facilities and the bathtub was the best. Also, the breakfast buffet has a large variety of food, very delicious. Furthermore, the staff can speak very good English and the service is fantastic. Highly recommended!
Can’t wait to come back again!✨
#resortstyle #marriott #sanya #hotel #hotelstay #hainan #beachlife #exploring #china #chinalife #summervacation #hotelstay #tripblazers #tripmoments #staycation #resort #stunning
Dolphin bar - Sanya🍕
Dolphin bar is absolutely the best western restaurant in Sanya. It has a large variety of food which is very delicious and prices are quite reasonable. There is a free billiards, live music, and parties every weekend. Definitely, it is a place to go in your trip to Sanya.
#2023travelwish #foodie #restaurant #food #deliciousfood #bar #china #sanya #hainan #tripblazers #tripmoments
Japanese Restaurant - Sanya
This Japanese restaurant is the best one in town. It is located next to Dolphin’s bar and is the same owner. The food is delicious and the environment takes you directly to Japan. Totally recommended!
#2023travelwish #chinalife #restaurant #exploring #japanese #food #foodie #food #china #sanya #hainan #yummy #deliciousfood #delicious
Haikou Clock Tower
The Haikou Clock Tower is one of the most important landmarks in the city. It is located on Changdi Road, very close to Renmin Bridge.
The scenery is quite beautiful, it is a good place to have a pleasant stroll.
#2023travelwish #haikou #hainan #hainanisland #tripmoments #urbanexplorer #china #chinalife #chinatravel #exploresgtogether #exploring
Sanya - Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Park
Getting There - You can easily ride a bus that will drop you off few minutes walk from the main entrance. (From Dadonghai area, it took about an hour or so).
Cost - Admission ticket is 108 (not including the bus ticket).
I recommend you buy the ticket called « Rainforest Challenge Tour » that includes all attractions + transportation for 386¥.
Attractions - Beautiful park, glass bridge, suspended bridge, magic cinema, and the slide.
My favorites were the glass bridge and the slide.
The rope bridge was very crowded even though I arrived fairly early.
Food & Restaurants - There are some shops on top of the mountain.
#sanya #vacation #hainan #yalongbay #sanyatravel #beautiful #solotravel #china
Interesting place to visit in Haikou
📍Hairui Former Residence, Haikou, Hainan.
The Former Residence of Hairui is located in Hongcheng Lake Road, Fucheng Street, in Qiongshan district. it is a historical and cultural place to visit and know more about Chinese History. There are different labels to read about Hairui’s life and why he became very famous. It is quite interesting and also it’s free!
#fallingforfall #haikou #hainan #hainanisland #triplocal #tripblazers #tripmoments #chinalife #culturalattractions #historicculture #china
Street food Market 🥟🍚
📍Tailongcheng, Dongtailong Food City, Haikou.
Great street food market with a large variety of snacks, beverages and dishes. It is a nice place to grab some food and walk around. There is also a shopping mall next to the market.
#fallingforfall #hainan #hainanisland #foodie #food #market #china #chinalife #urbanexplorer #haikou
Wennan Old Street at night🌜
Wennan Old Street is located in Wenchang, Hainan. It is an ancient, historical and cultural street with countless shops along the narrow street. It is an interesting place to visit in your trip in Wenchang. Totally recommended!
#fallingforfall #hainan #wenchang #street #ancient #ancientarchitecture #ancientlandmark #china #chinalife #urbanexplorer #triplocal
One of the best temples in Hainan💚
Wenbi Peak is located in Ding’An county, Hainan. It is a very famous scenic spot in Hainan province. The complex is wonderful, it has many stunning temples, caves, pavilions, pagodas, palm trees and greenery everywhere. The architecture is also impressive. Definitely it is a must see in Hainan.
#fallingforfall #scenicspotguide #china #chinalife #scenicspotphotoguide #hainan #naturalwonders #temple #architecture #urbanexplorer
Volcanoes from aerial view💚
The Haikou National Geological Volcano Park has more than 35 kinds of volcano and 30 lava caves. The video is recorded from outside of the park, the landscape is stunning, full of greenery and massively dense rainforest.
#fallingforfall #volcano #nature #drone #haikou #hainan #hainanisland #urbanexplorer #nationalpark
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