National Coast Haitang Bay will definitely strike you with its unique beauty. It is located near Haitangwan town, which is in the east gate of Sanya and around 28km away from Sanya, Compared with the developed resort zones like Yalong Bay and Dadonghai Bay, Haitang Bay is still a virgin land retaining its unspoiled pristine beauty. With the verdant mountain as the background in the north, the East River and West River run through the bay area and then go down to the South Sea. The bay area has a coastline of 21.8 kilometers, among with 18.7 kilometers are of gorgeous sandy beach which is 3 times longer than Yalong bay. Haitang Bay covers a planning area of 98.78sq.km, gifted with a kaleidoscope of transcendent graces, it is the natural ecosystem that makes this place special. The 21.8 km-long coastline is lined with seductive sceneries, the beach as wide as 60 metres on average, serpentines like a picture of the dream. Haitang Bay has been positioned as world-class vacation paradise with developments to include Top international brands coastal hotel zone, World-class yacht leisure community and National medical and marine research, education and expo center. Seven-star hotels will cling to the emerald beaches of this area. There will also be a mangrove protection zone, natural wetland protection zone, state-of-the-art ocean-tech research center along the bay area.
If you visit Wuzhizhou Island, you will have a chance to view the beautiful bay on the yacht to Wuzhizhou Island. Nantian Hot Spring Spa Center is also relatively near to Haitang Bay area. You can also visit theCoconut Island, which is very new to public. It is located on the Tengqiao River Estuary close to Tufu Bay in Lingshui County, Coconut Island consists of 18 islets with a total area of over 3 square kilometers.There are over 10,000 coconut trees on the island, from which the island takes its name. It is one of Hainan’s most pristine natural islands. The island is accessed by small boat, and the trip to and from the island is also a popular photo spot with a clear view of coconut island and a good place to look for tropical fish in the water below. Shade from the boat makes them easy to spot here.The island is also a fun place to bring children have a picnic, take incredible photos of the coconut trees and pick up the coconuts. Its beauty is in its simplicity.
Following the huge success of the Sanya Duty-free Store, the Haitang Bay International Shopping Center (Duty Free Shop), the world’s largest duty-free mall, will open for trial run at the end of year 2013. Located in the Haitang Bay area, close to The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort (open in Jul. 2013), Haitang Bay International Shopping Center will be built into a world-class luxury complex combining shopping, leisure, and tourism.On November 19, 2011, the parent company of CDFG, together with the CITS Group Corporation, has signed a co-operative development agreement with the Sanya Municipal Government on the construction of the Haitang Bay Duty-free Complex (later it was changed to "Haitang Bay Int’l Shopping Center"). The project belongs to the parent company, CDFG, and the China International Travel Service (CITS) Group. CDFG is responsible for the retail. Covering a total land area of about 552,000 square meters (828 mu), the whole project is divided into three phases. Phase one, the duty-free shopping center, covers a construction area of 192,600 square meters with an investment of about RMB5 billion, including 70,000 square meters dedicated to commercial services, which will be constructed on June 9th of 2013. Phase two and three include a luxury brand exhibition area, a cultural and entertainment center, a designer hotel and a major food & beverage offer. The duty-free products will include hundreds of international first-tier brands and international 2nd and 3rd tier fashion brands, with prices about 30% lower than department stores in mainland China. Currently, China is the second largest market for luxury goods. After completion, Sanya will bask in the glow of a duty-free shopping spree and Hainan will take another large step towards becoming a top international tourism destination.
Duty Free Shop Haitang Bay
Facilities are not finished yet. Right now there are some 5 star hotels there, and the best cinema in Hainan there. To provide a world-class shopping experience for top-end consumers, Asia’s largest duty-free center, Haitang Bay Int'l Shopping Complex, with a land area of 190,000 square meters, is set for a trial opening in December 2013.
Beach Resorts on Haitang Bay can be found here including international chains and local resorts.According to the plans, a total of 32 high-end hotel brands will be laid out along the 21.8-kilometers-long coastline of Haitang Bay including the Atlantis project, with an investment of over RMB10 billion. During the first ten months of 2011, six new lavish hotels and resorts threw open their doors along the beach of Hainan, including InterContinental Haitang Bay Resort, Conrad, Sheraton,
Renaissance and Doubletree by Hilton and Kempinski. The coming up will be Shangrila (2013), Fairmont (2013), Hyatt (2013), Westin (2013),etc. Please click here for hotel recommendation on Haitang Bay.
How to get here:
Haitang Bay is 28km from Sanya. To get here, there is only private transfer or by taxi. This should cost around RMB150+ one way from Sanya downtown; RMB200+ from Sanya Phoenix Airport or Sanya Railway station; RMB400+ from Haikou Meilan Airport or Haikou railway station.