Wuzhizhou Coral Island

Wuzhizhou Coral Island, Sanya: Hours, Address, Wuzhizhou Coral Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Wuzhizhou Coral Island
4.5
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Rob R
Tredegar, UK1,274 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
I was a bit apprehensive after reading mixed reviews but enjoyed my visit.
Not a cheap day but far from extortionate, very much geared for Chinese tourists but we are in China after all.
It is very crowded in parts but generally organised very well, transfer by boats was about 20 minutes wait time both ways not bad considering the numbers needing to be transported. Tour of Island by electric buggy cost about £7 per person and drinks and snacks were in my opinion pretty reasonable. There are a lot of extras you can send your money on if you want.
Managed to take some nice photos despite the crowds and enjoyed my visit and found it very enjoyable even though it is very much geared to the domestic tourist market. Half a day would be plenty of time in my opinion.
Written November 3, 2019
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Goldmund65
Nijmegen, The Netherlands30 contributions
May 2016 • Business
Beautiful island with a lot of activities to explore. Strangely enough, you're not allowed to swim in the sea. "It's dangerous".
Written May 20, 2016
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alvincmc
Butterworth, Malaysia52 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
I like this island view so much.

Very expensive. We had to spend >RMB500 per person in order can get a VIP pass to access the boat to the island. If not we need to wait at least 2 hours to depart from the terminal to the island.

I will advise to get a full package of round tour car. You can access to all the places in the island with unlimited access. And also will get some souvenirs in different station.

No suggest to get the round island with boat. Not worthy.

You can get lunch package if you prefer to have a full lunch. Or you can just get all the finger food in the island.

Try to avoid the temple visitation. Just have a your by your own to pray the MAZU. The staff their will so helpful to provide you all the guidance but all is about money. They will ask you to do the donation. They have the very good technique to separate you and your friend who go along and force you to do donation.

This is a place must visit.
Written October 19, 2018
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Patrice F
Shenzhen, China54 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
I have been overall pleasantly surprised by Sanya as it has some pretty cool stuff to do besides a clean beach with nice hotels. So I went to Wuzhizhou with some level of expectation since it was reviewed so highly on CTrip. I now stand corrected and realize that, like the island, most of the reviews are likely manufactured. One reviewer who I thought was probably just grouchy said that it’s just designed for selfies, and he or she was totally right. With names for random spots like “the trenches of love” (it is literally a small pit in the ground lined with concrete) and the “pathway of shade” (it is a shady 20-second walk up some stairs) you know you’ve walked into a classic Chinese tourist trap. It seems like the best options are probably overpriced water sports, riding in a helicopter, or wind “flying”. It’s really popular with mainlanders, so if selfies and riding around in a little overpriced shuttle-bus with googly eyes is your thing, do it. If not, save yourself 300rmb plus an expensive cab ride to get there. One star because it was awful, an extra star because it is pretty and it looks like someone put a lot of work into it.
Written July 13, 2021
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Peter G
China49 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Return ticket to the island cost 144rmb, passports required, or photo of passport on phone.

20 minute ferry trip, fleet of 6 ferries shuttling back and forth between this small island. Last ferry off the island 18:00.

Only one swimming beach, and only allowed to swim in one small roped off area. Jellyfish in the area as my wife found out. Security guards with with loud whistles keeping people (influencer's?) from climbing on rocks for "that" selfie.

Limited (very) food option's for families with picky children. Everything charged for.

Been once would not bother to come again.

Rated 3 for the veiws

Written December 30, 2020
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robertgatti
Shanghai, China60 contributions
Oct 2020
This was a huge mistake! You are not allowed to swim anywhere besides one roped off area crammed with people. Try to relax on the beach and all you can hear is the security guards blasting their whistles telling people to get off the rocks or put of the water. Feels like an island prison. Not enjoyable at all. The beaches are perfect but no ones allowed to swim!!! What’s wrong here? Insanity. I’ve never been treated like a little child, not allowed to wade in the wade, why? Was told over and over too dangerous! There’s no waves, what’s the danger? Don’t ever come here unless you desperately need selfies of you standing on a beach in your street clothes and umbrella, face mask, and large hat.... also no one speaks English so prep your Chinese skills, 100% not for laowais.
Written October 3, 2020
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Rugby7
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
Firstly expensive ferry ticket to somewhere you cannot swim. Lovely swimming pool but it’s only for diving lessons and wedding photos. Lovely beaches with soft sand but you can only baked in the sun and you touch the sea, you will be chased away by security. Reminded me of a refugee camp where are lots of people sleeping in restaurants and queueing for the water sports. If you’re going there to queue then please go but you want a realizing day on the beach then don’t bother. You’re better off saving the expensive 20 mins ride on a boat on a nice Gordon Ramsey meal in the Atlantis Hotel.
Written August 3, 2020
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Buddingtraveller83
Penang Island, Malaysia142 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
An absolutely shocking place. There is barely any beach with shade, considering it hits temperatures of Thailand and Vietnam.

Only geared up for water sports. Cannot swim in the main pool because of Covid but they can hold diving lessons- go figure. They are also happy to cram ferries full of people. Oh, but the public pool is open, clearly because Covid has been told it cannot go in there so that’s OK.

Beach is inaccessible to swim throughout.

Waste of a ticket. Stay at your resort and save your time and money
Written August 3, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,088 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
Nice island retreat (especially for lovers, with the signs and statue of two lovers) with beautiful sandy beach. It was fairly windy during our visit. Not many tourists at this time of year and we saw no foreigners (at least not obviously evident).
Written November 19, 2019
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Kate W
Hong Kong, China78 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
I have been to Wuzhizhou island many many years ago. The beauty of this small island printed in my memory. Crystal water, peaceful, quiet, and you will see thousands of sea unchin, tons of fish if you swim around 100m away the beach. At that time, there's nothing on the island but a small temple. But when i went there this time, I almost cried. Later i know a chinese new money bought this island for 70 years. Apparently, he tries as much as he can, to make this island to a money making machine regardless how this island will be ruined. Thousands of tourist rush to this tiny island. Boat operates every few minutes. There's no place to swim. People squeeze in a tuna can. Speedboat, water moto bike are everywhere on the water of the front beach. If you pay RMB1399, you can do everything in the price list. Diving, speed boat, anything! As long as you pay! They also build a hotel, tons of food stands. They charge everything, shower RMB30, towel 20RMB, sun bench RMB150/hour. This place use to be so peaceful, natural. And now it's so ugly with buildings made of cheap material - plastic, thin wood... imagine after 70 years, what this island will turn to... I feel extremely sad. But the responsibilities is not just on the developer, but on us. As a tourist we are seeking for experience without knowing that how our behavior impact the environment. And in place like China, there's no sufficient mechanism for people to voice out, to protect their own home.
Written January 19, 2016
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