Holiday Beach in Haikou City of Hainan

Holiday Beach in Haikou City

Holiday Beach (假日海滩) (officially Holiday Beachside Resort) is beach and visitor attraction located along Binhai Road, Haikou, Hainan, China. The 7-kilometre-long, 33 hectare beach area was officially established in 1995. It is essentially an extension of Xixiu Park, which is directly to the east of Holiday Beach. Since then, it has undergone development with the establishment of visitor attractions such as restaurants, swimming pools, and an amphitheatre. The land beside the beach has been landscaped and pathways created. The entire shoreline is maintained by workers who remove rubbish. The beach itself is roughly twenty metres from seawall to waterline, and is visited by tourists and locals alike. The waters are used by swimmers, sailboaters, windsurfers, and occasionally kitesurfers. The beach has also been the site of major competitions for such sports as kitesurfing and volleyball.

Background Information of Holiday Beach

The beach suffered damage from Typhoon Rammasun in 2014. Around May 2015, coastal reinforcements are being installed. By 2017 the reinforcements were completed and no damage from the typhoon remained.

Shaokao area

The shaokao area consists of several hundred stone tables and benches, each with a barbecue area in the centre. Patrons pay 180 RMB to use the table, which includes 6 kg of charcoal. Groups bring their own food, typically chuanr and soft drinks or beer. It is well-known and popular among residents of Haikou, in particular, young people. Each evening crowds arrive, and on weekends, this area is commonly filled to capacity.

Introduction of Holiday Beach

  • Sea Sports
    Here, one can enjoy swimming, sail-boarding, kayaking, or just lazing on the beach. Just whatever takes your fancy.
  • Food and Culture
    The Guanjingtai Plaza provides excellent sightseeing and a wide variety of restaurants and bars to satisfy every palate. The International Fishing Club offers high-tech fishing tools and makes you enjoy the happiness of fishing.
  • The Fun Section
    This offers a wide range of family entertainment: the Music Square, a roller-skating course, a Children’s Movement Center, the Kingdom of Butterflies, and much more. Especially popular is the World above Water with its water ballet and diving presentations.
  • Relaxation
    This  beach provides accommodation in a relaxing environment: everything from villas and chalets to tents and hammocks is comfortable, clean and safe. An unusual feature of the Holiday Beach Resort is the ‘kissing fish’. These fish can live happily in 104 F water, and they will nibble at your body to provide delightful underwater skin-cleansing care. So weird!

How to Get to Holiday Beach in Haikou City

  • Take Bus 28, 35, 37, 40, 57, 57
  • Express, 78, 86, 86
  • Express, or Tourist Bus 6 to Jiari Haitan (Holiday Beach).

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Edited by  Lynette Fu/付云锐