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Review of Yalong Bay

Yalong Bay
Ranked #1 of 86 things to do in Sanya
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very nice beach. Area is lovely. Surrounding hills pittoresque. Lots of resorts to choose, but food is of ordinary quality and very expensive.

2  Thank Antony W
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Let me say straight away I had a most enjoyable holiday on Hainan Island however to say that Yalong Bay is China's number I beach destination does not say a lot a lot for the rest of the country's coastline.I felt totally let down by my visit.The place is nothing but a strip of (fine) sand boarded by a string of characterless modern hotels.The infrastructure is diabolical.The Shell Museum was an empty hulk looking ready for demolition and the building of yet another 20 storey hotel complex.The Butterfly Valley was boarded up and looked as though the last butterfly had packed it's bags years ago.The staff at the main booking area for the sea excursions were (untypically) unfriendly and spoke no English (not that I expect it always but this was the main tourist site in the bay)!When I eventually managed to inform them that I was interested in an advertised boat trip to view the coral beds they just shook their heads and said no!!
The catering district was totally devoid of any atmosphere (very untypical for China).
The holiday souvenir photographer on the beach seemed to be pestering young mainland females ... perhaps he wasn't Chinese as again this is very untypical.
The shore line was not well kept.There were very few public WC'S .... what may you ask was good ... only the excellent and frequent bus service out of the place!
Hainan Island tourist authorities if you are reading this you need to get your act together.Where has all the money gone from the building of all these big multinational hotels??
Sorry but I can only award one star and that is for the bus service out.I really rate Trip Advisor but for once you have got your ratings completely wrong there are far better destinations on the Island!!

9  Thank SteveBraddick
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Simply where you can find the best beach, best hotels and best restaurants in Sanya. Here is the landmark which you cannot miss. Also close to the Tropical Forest Park where you can have the best panoramic view of Yalong Bay on the mountain top.

Thank J T
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

After all the hype about Yalong Bay, I was disappointed in what I saw. Having said that, this is probably the best beach in China, with water that's clean enough to swim in. I've been here several times and if one chooses the right time, it's possible to avoid hoards of people. Usually Chinese avoid strong sun like the plague, so if one goes there mid week between 10:00 and 16:00 it's odds on that there would hardly be any of the annoying locals, spitting and smoking on the beach.

Food sold in the area is severely over priced, so I'd advise anyone going there to take food along. For those who are looking for solitude, turn right as you enter the beach and keep walking for about 45 min to 1 hr, depending on your walking speed. The further you walk, the quieter it gets and you may even be able to tan in the buff.

2  Thank Chessmover
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nice and clean with fishes swimming with. Better stay in a resort with their own private area in the beach. Beautiful blue sea.

1  Thank HamishB L
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