Author: Source:Haikou Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office
Lying in Haitang Bay, around 40 km north of Sanya, Wuzhizhou Island has an area of 1.48 square km and looks primitive as mountains, sea and forest remain their natural conditions.
Wuzhizhou Island was known as Guqizhou Island in ancient times and the earliest records date from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), when a temple was built there to commemorate the originator of Chinese characters, Cang Jie. Following the Qing Government's fall from power, the villagers rebuilt the temple to honor the Goddess Matsu, who bestowed good fortune on the local fishermen. From 1949 Wuzhizhou Island became an important strategic defense zone. However, from the 1990s, the island began to enjoy a completely new role as a romantic place for holiday and leisure.
As the island is in the tropical marine zone, the climate is temperate and pleasant all year round. The Island is irregular in shape, like a butterfly, with clear water and a white sand beach; there are well-preserved coral reefs on the seabed. It is great for those who love scuba diving, winter swimming, as well as other water sports including surfing,para-gliding,sailing and canoeing. For relaxation there is sun bathing and sea water bathing. Wuzhizhou Island is famous for scuba diving as coral reefs and brightly colored tropical fish abound in the warm water.
There is 5 star standard accommodation on the island. For those who want to spend a night on the island, Wuzhizhou Island Holiday Center offers 81 Guest Rooms with a choice of perfect facilities. Onshore Wooden Cabin and the Presidents' Villa on the southern seashore, and other rooms located in the inner island, such as Deluxe Mountain Room and Sea-view Wooden Building are all very pleasant. Furthermore, all the rooms have views of the fine scenery of the island. Please email us for rates and reservation.
30 minutes from Yalong Bay, 50 minutes from Sanya Bay, 40 minutes from Dadonghai or Sanya downtown. The ferries from the harbour to the island are available from 7:40am till 6:00pm every 20 minutes to the island, and it takes 15 minutes to reach the island by ferry. No direct bus to reach the harbour. You can take a taxi for around RMB150-200 for the round trip or rent a private car.
Reservation is required.
Entrance Fee including the ferry fare: RMB123/person.