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Wuzhizhou Island


Lying in Haitang Bay, around 40 km north to Sanya, has an area of 1.48 square km and looks primitive as mountain, sea and forest remaining their natural conditions.

Wuzhizhou Island was known as Guqizhou Island in ancient times and the earliest records date from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), when a temple was built to commemorate the originator of Chinese characters, Cang Jie. Following the Qing Government's fall from power, the villagers rebuilt the temple to honor the Goddess Matsu, who bestowed good fortune on the local fishermen. From 1949 Wuzhizhou Island became an important strategic defense zone. However, from the 1990s, the island began to enjoy a completely new role as a romantic place for holiday and leisure.


As the island is in a tropical marine zone, the climate is temperate and pleasant all year round. The Island is in irregular shape like a butterfly with clear water and white sand beach, there are well-preserved coral reefs on the seabed undersea. It is good for those who love scuba diving, winter swimming, as well as other water sports include surfing,gliding,sailing and canoeing. For relaxation there is sun bathing and sea water bathing. Wuzhizhou Island is famous for scuba diving as coral reefs and brightly colored tropical fish abound in the warm water.

There are 5 star standard of accommodations on the island. For those who want to spend a night on the island, Wuzhizhou Island Holiday Center offers 81 Guest Rooms with a choice of perfect facilities. Onshore Wooden Cabin and the Presidents' Villa on the southern seashore, and other rooms located in the inner island, such as Deluxe Mountain Room and Sea-view Wooden Building are all very pleasant. Furthermore, all the rooms have views of the fine scenery of the island. Please email us for rates and reservation.

30 minutes from Yalong Bay, 50 minutes from Sanya Bay, 40 minutes from Dadonghai or Sanya downtown. The ferries from the habour to the island are available from 7:40am till 6:00pm every 20 minutes to the island, and it takes 15 minutes to reach the island by ferry. No direct bus to reach the habour. You can take a taxi at around RMB150-200 for a round trip or rent a private car from us. Reservation is required.

Entrance Fee including the ferry fare: RMB168/person.

Jenny's Tips:

1. In order to avoid sunburn, sun-bloc, hats and sunglasses are necessary. Summer clothes are suitable at most times as the annual average temperature is 25C-30C. But from January to March, long-sleeved T-shirts or similar should be taken as the temperatures in the morning and evening are low.

2. As there is no direct bus available from Sanya city center to the island, the best options are a taxi or a self-drive hire car to the island. It takes about RMB150-200 for a round trip. There are ferries from 7:40 am to 6:00 pm every 20 minutes to the island. It takes 10 minutes to reach the island by ferry.