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“Awesome - relaxation heaven. A must do in Xiamen”

Riyuegu Aquatic Park
Ranked #24 of 260 things to do in Xiamen
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Hong Kong, China
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528 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Awesome - relaxation heaven. A must do in Xiamen”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

This was pure bliss and much needed to recharge the body (from the walking up Nanputuo Temple and trek around Gulangyu Island).

If you come to Xiamen, do not miss this.
This should really be higher on the attraction list in Xiamen as it beats the other places hands down.

Tips:
- If possible get a Chinese friend/local to purchase the tickets on Taobao (an online market) which has reduced prices. Not sure if there were cheaper deals but I paid RMB 238 per ticket which included the return shuttle bus (normally RMB 30), entrance fee and buffet dinner (normally RMB 138)
- Even if you do not manage to buy this on taobao, still try and take the shuttle bus to the resort as the ride is around 40mins and will cost at least RMB 100 each way (I'm guessing but was told it was around RMB 150 - 200). Regardless, the shuttle bus is cheap and convenient
- Shuttle Bus is on the same side of the road as Lundu Ferry Pier (about 50m further up). Best landmark which others have mentioned is the two tall buildings on the other side of the road, one is CCB (China Construction Bank) with a big CCB sign at the top and the next one along is brownish in colour (no sign that I could see at the top) with ABC (Agricultural Bank of China) branch at the bottom.
- If you get a bus here (various buses from my hotel - Tegoo Hotel, next to Millennium Harbour View Hotel) you can get off at the ferry stop. Walk towards the two buildings above (you can't miss them as they are the tallest buildings around) and you will see an underpassage to go opposite the road. The shuttle bus leaves every hour on the hour and is gold in colour - Riyuegu Hotel Resorts is on the side. Just in case, it will be parked outside a seafood restaurant called "Lucky Full City Seafood Ltd".
- Either show the SMS to verify the bus is included in your deal or pay (I assume it is RMB 30 as everyone has said this)
- Once you get there, just try out all the springs, pools and saunas - if you want to splash out/pay extra try the fish spa and the various spas/massages. You are given a bracelet that acts as your credit - you swipe your bracelet to pay for food, massages etc
- Bring swimming costume and cap (you will need to wear a cap in a number of pools/springs)
- Bring a waterproof zip bag (to carry your valuables) - otherwise, use the lockers
- On leaving, your total cost is calculated from your bracelet - they will give you a card to exit the resort as well as a pass for the shuttle bus back to town

Positives:
- Very professional throughout (from boarding the shuttle bus, arriving at reception and leaving the resort) - I speak ok Chinese so I'm not sure the staffs level of English
- Clean: I was actually surprised had well kept this was
- Free fruit (10am - 12pm) - didn't try as went to the Moonlight Pavilion restaurant to have breakfast as I was starving - food was okay and not expensive
- The hot springs/pools - had various pools with different 'ingredients' from beer, wine, lavender, roses etc - just try them all!
- Very good buffet dinner - fresh seafood (oysters and prawns), good selection of Chinese food and also had turkey and roast pork (not sure the norm but I guess as it was Christmas)
- Safe for the whole family, young and old


Negatives:
- Gowns require a fee of RMB 10 (whole day) - it was cold and the towels were not abundant (you had to go back to the changing rooms to replace your wet towels)
- Can see this place getting very crowded on weekends (I went on a Tuesday - Christmas Eve so it was not busy)
- A few guys were smoking in public areas (I didn't see any No Smoking signs so I didn't complain) but I guess expected in China. It didn't ruin the day at all so not a big issue - would be if more people were doing it though

Overall:
100% would go again if ever I go to Xiamen. I spent over 8hrs at the resort and enjoyed every minute. Not to be missed.

Visited December 2013
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Constanta, Romania
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“very relax and nice place!”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

you can take the bus near the ferry station, is including in the price and the trip to the hot springs is almost 45 minutes. they have there nice swimming pools, hot and crystal cave sauna, fish spa, and different pools with hot spring water infused with fruits, vegetables, coffee, beer, red and white wine, rose petals, flowers! very nice place!

Visited October 2013
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Edmonton
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“Best hot springs in China”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I stay at the hotel there occasionally, and love the resort.

The water is great for many ailments, and is constantly rated as the #1 hot springs in China.

Founded in the 15th century, the place is really authentic.

The hotel is a great value. It has a Thai theme, and is done up quite well.

The spa there is much smaller than the main facility across the street, but more private, and really upscale (by China standards).

The western restaurant at the hotel is really good, some true gourmet stuff, and a great hamburger!

Highly recommended

Visited September 2012
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Singapore
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“great”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

My friends from Xiamen told me about this place and we decided to try it out. Went on a weekday and not too crowded..loved the hot stone treatment, herbal sauna and different hot spring pools. The hot spring pools were interesting..a huge variety to choose from..there were different pools with hot spring water infused with coffee, beer, red wine, white wine, lavendar, rose petals, etc...we spent more than 2 hours there but if I were to go there again, would probably spend an entire day there..we felt refreshed after the trip. My two aunties ( they are in their 60s ) loved this place as they felt that the hot spring water relieved them of body aches...this place is suitable for young and old.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Riyuegu Aquatic Park”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Great place to try different types of hot springs. Very well organised and family friendly. Caters to the young and old. Good food at the cafe.

Visited April 2012
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