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Xiamen Riyuegu Hot Spring Resort Communities
Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was not sure to expect of a hot-spring in xiamen. This one is the first and only hot-spring i have visited in China, but i was pleasantly surprised. It is a very nice accommodation. Its quite a drive and taxi's will probably not bring you there, and if they would there would not be a taxi back. But if i you are looking for a relaxing, clean, and nice outdoor activity this is the one.

3  Thank Peter O
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

The variety of hot spring pools to try is enough to keep you busy all day. Hot pools, cold pools, scented pools, 2 large actual swimming pools, sauna, steam room, hot spring waterfall, and amazing restaurants). The guests appeared to be 100% Chinese and while normally very reserved everyone was in bikini's, except for a few in underwear and even one couple sporting nearly naked thongs. lol, very cute and refreshing to see modern style. This resort is a must visit if you are in the area. Just beware: if you are leaving around supper time when most others are leaving, there is a check-out line to wait in before you can leave!

4  Thank Giselle M
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Took the Riyuegu hot spring resort bus at the Lundu Ferry car park, while the bus ride is free, But the entrance ticket with buffet lunch is 298Rmb. The trip took 45 minutes. Although there is the actual resort hotel, but we went directly to the hot spring. The resort is modern and they anticipate your need. You are given an electronic band that controls your locker and any additional purchase while in the resort. All pool are within the entrance fee except the fish spa and the massage spa.The hot springs include the regular hot water and cold water pool, several hot springs using tea leaves for different purpose, several using flower petal for different fragrance, hot sand spa, pool with water fall, bamboo and herbal sauna, herbal steam, oxygen and cave type cool rooms. hot spring pool with jacuzzi jet and air bubble chair. My favorite is the fish spa, where many small fish nibbles on your body, eating dead skin, although it is tickling and sound yuk, but the results is refreshing and all your rough skin become soft. Suggest you return by the 4pm bus, because the next is 7 pm. All in all a good day to relax.

3  Thank jdchua521
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

The cost of the shuttle to Riyuegu Hotsprings resort has increased to 30 RMB. But you can purchase an entry ticket costing 188 RMB. This includes the return shuttle. The shuttle arrives about 15 minutes before the hourly departure time at the Lundu ferry car park. Being in Xiamen for the first time, we had to ask for the correct car park as there are no signs at all. The best landmark is the CCB building across the Lujiang Road.

The resort was not crowded on a Monday and has a number of hot spring pools with different flavours added like pineapple, lemon, cucumber - can't make out the difference though. Has a number of saunas, steam rooms and a "crystal cave" which is a cold room at about 1 degree C. Helps you to cool down after a session in a sauna or steam room. The steam room has a strong herbal smell which was interesting.

Free drinks at available at many locations around the resort to help re-hydration. Different flavours available - green tea and ginger flavour

Thank kwan3452
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We booked our tickets for the hot springs on Taobao.com. We paid RMB126 which included entry to the resort and entry to the fish pool. I think it is a bit more expensive if you buy tickets at the gate. We took the resort shuttle bus from the Lundu ferry terminal which leaves on the hour every hour. A return bus ticket (bought on the bus) costs a further RMB20. The bus leaves outside the ferry terminal on the opposite side of the road to the very tall Chinese Construction Bank (CCB) tower about 50 metres down from the main Gulangyu ferry terminal. The bus ride takes about 40 min. The resort has large clean dressing rooms. You are provided with a towel and slippers and you can hire a robe for a further RMB10. You can't exchange the robe for a dry one but you can get as many new towels as you want. Remember to bring a swimming cap if you want to go into the spa pool or swimming pool. It isn't necessary to wear one for the small hot spring pools. There are around 30 different small pools, some with flowers, other with tea, coffee, fruit etc. We went on a weekday when the resort wasn't too busy so we mostly had each pool to ourselves. The grounds surrounding the pools are pretty and the whole resort feels very pleasant. We didn't have any treatments but they did seem reasonably priced. There are hot stones which are very relaxing to lie on. We went in the fish pools. There are three different sizes of fish, very small (c.1cm), small (c. 2cm) and medium (c. 5cm). Being attacked by a lot of 5cm long fish wasn't for me but others seemed to enjoy it! Free fruit and soft drinks are provided on the second floor of the restaurant at several times each day. We went at 14.30 and ate a lot of watermelon, oranges and huolongguo. We also ate some food in the restaurant which was nice and not that expensive. We caught the shuttle bus back at 6pm but it runs until midnight. Overall we had a very relaxing and fun day and would highly recommend to others with some free time in Xiamen. Finally if you are interested the bus trip to the resort takes you over the Xiamen bridge which I see is listed as an attraction in its own right. However it is just a large bridge.

5  Thank JiaqiG
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