Hainan is a 250km x 200km tropical island in the South China Sea, at the same latitude as Hawaii. Just a few miles from the mainland yet surrounded by white beaches and azure waters, it’s hard to believe you’re in China. Hainan has long been a favourite Chinese holiday destination – even though they traditionally avoid the sun and rarely go to the beach. But foreigners don’t often visit, so until now it has lain uncharted for windsports despite a winter monsoon offering constant north-easterlies October to February and a warm, tropical climate. An exotic land of exploration and discovery, where every spot’s a secret spot.
Hainan copyright Christian Dietrich

Spots in Hainan

Sanya Bay
Yalong Bay
Wuzhizhou Island wharf
Monkey Island
Xiuying Beach
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