Over the years, the island of Hainan has been transformed into a world-class yachting destination, organising and staging several events which attract crowds of overseas visitors.
It has seen the opening of at least five international yacht marinas, including the Serenity Marina and Shimei Bay.
Among the events helping to put the city on the sailing map is a wedding festival and a yacht forum.
Yachting has a natural fit in Hainan, thanks to the stunning environmental conditions, including plentyful coastline and all-year-round tropical weather.
Even if owning a yacht is beyond your means, a visit to one of Haikou’s marinas will still give you an unforgettable experience as you admire the vessels on show.
Sailing off the coast of Haikou is something unique, getting a taste of the highlife while under the warming sun and with a gentle sea breeze on your face. The crystal-clear waters will have you captivated as you take in this spectacular coastal destination.
Haikou has invested heavily in yachting, creating and enviable travel brand which has become a focus for those living in and visiting Hainan’s capital city. Be sure to bring your hat and sunglasses to get a taste of the yachting world that rivals other well-known coastal destinations.
If you’re looking for some of the best yachting around head for the beautiful Xinbu island, which enjoys year-round warm sea breezes.
Located at the mouth of the Nandu River, it became a trendy Haikou spot thanks to the exquisite Hainan Xinbu Island International Yacht Club, where you can see plenty of luxurious yachts on show.
If you would like to venture out a bit further, why not organise a yacht tour seeing all this island has to offer from the water. After taking to the waves, you can enjoy some delicious food in one of the nearby restaurants close to the yacht club or simply have a couple of refreshing drinks.
If you want to taste Haikou’s yachting culture, then another great place to head to is the Longhua District. Here, at the heart of the Meiyuan Bay you will find the Meiyuan International Yacht Club, which has become a popular and trendy Haikou hotspot for lovers of all things nautical.
You’ll find the club amidst the Evergreen Park and the iconic cable-stayed Century Bridge, in what resembles a stunning ribbon.
At the yacht club, you will it is a place that brings together sport, leisure and business all under one roof. Be sure to put this on your bucket list when you’re visiting Hainan.
In the Meilan discrict of Haikou, you can discover the Huacai Jiepeng Yacht Club.
It's easy to spot the Club, as it covers an area of more than 3,600 square-metres and is located next to the iconic Hualuxe Hotel.
It's the kind of place where you can pass several hours admiring the beautiful yachts arriving and leaving on a regular basis during the course of the day. Why not pull up a seat and take in the beautiful views and relax to the sound of the sea.
The club boasts a one-of-a-kind layout and pier, with 68 exclusive berths and facilities for registered members.