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“Basic Island Getaway”

Hebao Island of Zhuhai
Ranked #23 of 163 things to do in Zhuhai
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Macau, China
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“Basic Island Getaway”
Reviewed June 26, 2011

Pretty tough to get to, and not really for foreign travelers. Luckily I had Chinese speakers with me to make most of the arrangements and dealing with the staff. It required an hour taxi ride from downtown Zhuhai, a 20 minute search for the hidden ferry dock, a half hour ferry ride, and a 20 minute bus ride once on the island. So it ended up taking all morning to get there. They have a hotel (a concrete unattractive building), huts or tents for accommodations. The huts are really more of a large dog house on short legs, barely tall enough to sit up in and possibly not long enough for very tall people to sleep comfortably . The huts come with a thin straw mat, pillow and light cover for bedding. The huts are a little farther back from the beach than the tents, but the shade that the solid roofs provide may be worth it especially during the hottest days. There is only one restaurant, with a very limited menu and no decor and very greasy tables. There is a single little supply store providing chips and drinks and grooming supplies. The group toilets are squat only, and pretty dilapidated. Same for the showers. But the place is cheap, really cheap, and I live in China so I'm used to a lot of the above privations. There is a long deep beach and nice hiking. My biggest problem with the place was that the "swimming area" is only about 50 meters long and packed with people. Don't try and wade in the area outside the swimming area, the lifeguards will whistle until your ear drums bleed. The ocean was pretty rough, so we didn't swim so much as play "who will be bashed by the next big wave." Not exactly a fancy beach resort, but I enjoyed myself anyway, but that probably had to do with hanging out with good friends.

Visited June 2011
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