Hainan Province (海南省)
Hit the beach all year round at China's tropical paradise Sanya. [Istock Photo]
To experience five-star luxury at its height, stay at one of the many international resorts along Yalong Bay in Sanya . Most have private beaches where you can enjoy a variety of water sports, such as surfing, jet-skiing and yachting. Last November, Mission Hills opened the world's largest spa complex in Haikou -- Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs. The whole complex covers nearly 89,000 square meters.
Nanwan Monkey Island, which is about an hour's drive northeast of Sanya, is also worth visiting for its state-protected macaques and its 2,000-meter transoceanic ropeway. At the centre of Hainan island, Wuzhi Mountain is known for its waterfalls and small villages of the Li and Miao minorities.