Sanya Hainan Island Wuzhizhou Islet/Island Travel Guide, Travel Tips on Wuzhizhou Islet/Island Sanya Hainan Island
Wuzhizhou Islet/Island is a very tiny islet with a total area of 1.48 square kilometers located in the northeast of Sanya. The costal line of Sanya Wuzhizhou Islet is about 5.7 kilometers in an irregular butterfly shape. Sanya Wuzhizhou Islet is about approximately 30 kilometers northeast of Sanya in Haitang Bay, 5-10 minutes from hotels and resorts on Haitang Bay Sanya, around 30 minutes from Yalong Bay Sanya Hainan Island, 40 minutes from Dadonghai Beach and 50 minutes from Sanya Bay in the west of Sanya. Bus No. 28 runs daily from Downtown Sanya to Wuzhizhou Islet at every half an hour passing by Dadonghai Beach Sanya.
About 100 years ago, Wuzhizhou Islet was uninhabited around 100 years ago. The local government had a temple built for Mr. CANGJIE who created Chinese characters, but nobody really took good care of the temple. In the 1920s, local fisherman built a temple to worship Mazu who is believed the god of fisherman. In the 1950s, the People’s Army occupied the Wuzhizhou Islet as a military base. Soldiers who had stationed on Wuzhizhou Islet said they could see the US. Nave Fleet on the high seas by telescopes. The China Navy moved away from this islet in the 1990s. One local company saw great potential and started to promote it as a hot destination for tourists in Sanya.
The Sanya Wuzhizhou Islet is now known for its crystal clear water, sandy beach and water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, and the parachute sailing. The Islet is a must visit for almost all tourists to Sanya Hainan Island. Wuzhizhou Islet is also a paradise of wild tropical forest. There are over 2700 wild plants including Spindle Tree Fern and Dragon Tree, the oldest plant on the earth.
There is a pier where all tourists take speed boats to the Sanya Wuzhizhou Islet from 8 am, the last speed boat from Sanya Wuzhizhou Islet back to the pier is at 4 pm winter time and 5 pm summer time. The admission fee is CNY160/person including speed boat round trip transfers. The limit is up to 20000 tourists during peak season. So you can imagine how busy the small islet is during the day. But if you could stay one over night on the islet in the Coral Hotel on the Island, then it is your paradise as all tourists leave the islet after 5 pm.
So from Caddie’s point of view, Wuzhizhou Islet is not a good place for water sports, the only reason is the crowd of tourists daily. You have to queue a long time to board the speed boat or for one water sports. If you don’t have access to water sports from your hotel, then please book the water sports on Yalong Bay Beach.
If you wish to visit Wuzhizhou Islet for a day tour on your own, Sunny Sanya Destination Hotel Haitang Bay run by Caddie Lu, the owner of www.sunnyhainan.com is just 5 minutes drive from Wuzhizhou Islet, and the hotel offers free shuttle services to Wuzhizhou Islet.
Our Private Package tour to Wuzhizhou Islet costs CNY399/person (min. 4 persons/trip) with admission fees to Wuzhizhou Islet, and private round trip transfers with Chinese speaking driver.
Wuzhizhou Coral Resort located right on Wuzhizhou Islet
Questions on Hainan Island Private Land Tour to Wuzhizhou Islet:
Question: When do we start from our hotel?
Answer: It is a private tour, so you decide what time to start. Normally we recommend 9-10am.
Question: How do we make payment?
Answer: We accept credit card with 3% surcharge, PayPal with 3.8% surcharge, bank transfer (no extra charge), or you can guarantee the booking by your credit card and pay us cash on the departure day. We also accept payment by WeChat & Alipay.
Question: Where do you meet your guide/driver?
Answer: Pick up & drop off is always from your hotel in Sanya by private car or van.
Question: How long does the tour last?
Answer: It will take you around 6 hours.
Question: What shall we prepare?
Answer: Please bring your swimming suits and towels for the ocean. And please bring your umbrella or put sunscreen to protect your skin.
Sanya Hainan Wuzhizhou Islet/Island Travel Guide, Travel Tips on Wuzhizhou Islet/Island Sanya Hainan