West Island

West Island, Sanya: Hours, Address, West Island Reviews: 4/5

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Ian Anderson
Shanghai, China132 contributions
A pleasant excursion, if a little crowded
Dec 2020
The main attraction of Xi Dao is the adjoining small Niuwang Dao (island) sporting a massive eponymous golden bull on its summit. A pleasant excursion with some good views, fresh sea air and a busy open air food stall on the little island. The main island appears to lack much charm and promotes many activities which didn't seem to attract any punters. Ferry leaves just West of Sanya airport. Make sure to get there by mid-morning. When we returned at 3:00pm, the outbound ferries were heaving
Written December 22, 2020
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Pavel Erokhin
Sydney, Australia100 contributions
Crystal clear sea
Aug 2019
We wanted to spend at least one of the days during our vacation swimming in a clear sea. So we took a speed boat from the Xidao Wharf, which was 95 RMB for a round-trip, and spent the whole day there.
This place was really beautiful, water was turquoise and so clear, we could see mackerel snooping around the pier.
I would say it was the cleanest beach around Sanya, with sand basically of sea-ground corals and shells. It was gloomy and rainy on the opposite shore when we enjoyed sun baths on the West island beaches.
After that we took a ride (35 RMB for a round-trip) along the seaside with a destination point at the little adjacent island.
The whole place basically is more than just a touristic spot, it has its own history. During the WWII it was a military base of Chinese, then Japanese troops, so you would find catacombs and fortifications during your journey around the island. Most of them are closed nowadays, but we found an opened one right under the hill with a golden bull on the top.

I'd highly recommend this place if you got tired of the overcrowded beaches in Sanya. It's really worth visiting.
Written August 22, 2019
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James K
Chongqing, China34 contributions
Expensive, but a nice hot walk.
Jul 2019 • Couples
We did not buy any of the activities as they are expensive, but we did walk over the island and the adjoining mini-island where we took some beautiful pictures. This place is hot, hot, hot. Please wear a large brimmed hat, take a towel to wipe the sweat and use a sunbrella if you have one in the hotter months.

This is a very nice place to visit however. You will not be disappointed and if you have kids they will love all the things to do here as will adults who do not mind spending the money.
Written July 18, 2019
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Gabriella Putrino
Brussels, Belgium80 contributions
Beautiful but I felt " lost in translation"
Apr 2018 • Family
I was staying at Club Med Sanya and this excursion was proposed by the club, it is a beautiful Island although the sea has got mainstream which prevent to bath in some points. They do not speak any English.
Written April 16, 2018
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Sandy_TUS
Macau, China20 contributions
A Especial Place
Oct 2016 • Friends
West Island is called China's vacation spot. Most of people admire to come here in order see this famous place. Therefore, every year have many tourists to come here. Before I came to the place, I felt very expected. After I had come this place, I felt very disappointed because the environment was very dirty and the place full of local tourists. I know this place has lots of exciting activities, such as: skydiving, diving etc. However, I did not play anything. It was because these activities were very expensive. I thought that it was not worth to pay this price, so I just walked around the place and saw the views.

Most of people are local tourists. They are very enjoying in this place. It lacks of foreigners to go here. One of the reasons is insufficient publicity, so foreigners do not attract to go to this place. The government should do some promotion to increase the foreigners to go to West Island.
Written November 20, 2016
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HenriettaHo
Hong Kong, China83 contributions
Attraction too artificial suitable only for local tourist
Mar 2016 • Solo
Bus loads of local tourists. Boat ride is expensive and not worth the money to see the island. Need more creativity in its facilities and souvenir shops. restaurants have pooe hygience and caters only to locals. Poorly managed and maintained. Not suitable for international tourists.
Written April 2, 2016
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JKB75
Lillestrom, Norway19 contributions
Only for Chinese
Aug 2015 • Family
I went to West Island with hopes to swim and snorkel with the family, but this was not possible. When we got there only a very small part of the beach was open to swim in and no snorkeling was possible, only scuba diving. The island which could have been a pristine beauty was over commercialized with; jet ski, parasailing, banana boats and so fort. The boat trip is 144 RMB pr person and all water sports are over prized. Not worth the time or the money.
Written August 3, 2015
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Maggie L
Hong Kong, China19 contributions
fun games
Jun 2014 • Friends
Fun water games but crowded with chinese tourists, this is expected because of late more and more chinese tourists are travellling. We went with an orgazied tour for this part, they also supply fresh fruits while we were there
Written September 25, 2014
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labrangcowboy
Kathmandu, Nepal38 contributions
water rides
Jan 2014 • Family
The beach is nice, the water rides are there to be enjoyed but the prices are a little high. We managed to bargain the prices a bit.
Written September 1, 2014
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Smileyface101
Frankfurt, Germany31 contributions
water was clear, stuff expensive
we drove there by a 7 minute speedboat ride, hoping to have a good swim, maybe dive, snorkeling… turns out divinng was either closed or 200-500 yuan, it was extremely confusing and we rented a spot on a beach, but it was pretty full so we could hardly snorkel… all in all the island wasnt a nice experience for me. If it were planned what u could do there, it eould be much better. u also have to take the train or rent bikes there to get around.
Written January 29, 2014
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