West Island, the "sea heaven" in Sanya

Sanya West Island, which is known as the “sea heaven”, has the raw and natural scenery. During the National Day holiday this year, the West Island celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China with various promotional activities, such as interactive performances of singing and dancing, and the National Day theme show.


West Island is shaped like a hawksbill turtle. It is the largest of a series of small islands located off of Sanya. Home to fishing tribes for generations, its idyllic surroundings of sandy beaches, rocky coves, and an interior filled with palm trees makes this the perfect island getaway. West Island is the number one destination in Hainan for diving and water sports. Located 8 miles off the coast, the island offers every kind of sport for those with an active lifestyle. Feel like diving? West Island boasts crystal clear waters with a wide array of marine life and extensive coral reefs to explore. Want an adrenaline rush? Para-sailing, jet-skiing, and four-wheeling on beach ATVs are all available to test your mettle. Just want to relax? Take a break in the shade of the coconut trees, enjoy the tropical breeze, and savor the freshest of seafood at one of the island's restaurants. West Island...something for everyone.'

The West Island Fishing Village is an ancient village with a history of more than 500 years. The old houses built with corals is the biggest feature of the fishing village. There are more than 100 buildings, which are still well preserved. With the convenience of being close to the West Island scenic spot, some houses in the fishing village have been developed and utilized. For example, the “Local Cultural Industry Pavilion”, which has been converted from a hundred-year-old ancestral home, telling people the hundred years' history of the fishing village. Here, holding a book, you can sit down and watch the tide for a whole relaxing afternoon.


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Cultural industry of West Island

In July this year, Korean artists and domestic artists came to the West Island in batches, and they worked in the village for more than half a month.

In addition to Korean artists, Polish artist Justyna used the discarded fabrics sent by the villagers to create a collection of extremely fashionable clothes. Canadian artist Craig led the villagers to recreate waste paper and plastic bottles to make decorative artwork. Hainan University art team created the coral baby mascot and the artistic re-creation of the eight abandoned fishing ships. Local artists Yuan Se and Qin Wanbao created a series of rural wall paintings with discarded wood, clay and other raw materials...



It is reported that in the past two years, West Island Fishing Village has been rated as the “most beautiful fishing village” in the country and the five-star beautiful rural demonstration village in Hainan Province. Old Houses B&B has been awarded the demonstration site of Hainan Province B&B, and one of the tenth best B&B in Hainan Province. The renovation of the sea library from the abandoned fishing boat was awarded the beautiful library in Hainan... Correspondingly, the young people of the village returned to their hometowns to start a business or a restaurant. The West Island fishing village, which has been transformed into a village due to the construction of a beautiful fishing village, has become a new highlight of Sanya tourism.



Watch the sunrise, enjoy the local B&B


In the morning, visitors may watch the sunrise at the West Island Pier with the wonderful music played by nature. At noon, visitors may enjoy the most pure and delicious seafood dinner in the restaurant on the island. At dusk, you can listen to the waves of the sea, and go to Niuwangling to watch the sunset. In the evening, you may chat with the owner of B&B in the yard...


Enjoy the surfing in the clear sea

The sea area around the West Island is a national-level coral reef nature reserve, which is very suitable for diving. Here the sea is clear, and the sand of beach is soft. Coconut trees here are luxuriant and green.

Sanya West Island offers visitors a pleasant trip.

Responsible editor: 丁昕
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